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Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai For $380 Million
2012-07-03 05:44:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced on Monday that it has acquired cloud-based video gaming company Gaikai for $380 million. The deal officially closed on June 30, although rumors of the acquisition had been swirling for weeks. “By combining Gaikai´s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with Sony´s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, Sony will provide users...

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2012-06-12 07:41:23

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com With this fall´s launch of SmartGlass, Microsoft is hoping that more Xbox enthusiasts will pull their consoles out of the man cave and into the living room. The forthcoming mobile app was unveiled at the gaming super conference E3 with plans to bring it into full-force this fall. The concept behind SmartGlass is that it can extend gaming content or programming onto a smartphone or tablet. The demonstrations showed a user beginning a game on one´s...

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2012-06-03 07:10:35

The company's name has long been synonymous with video games, but with the largest U.S. industry trade show set to begin this week, experts say that the pressure is on Nintendo to perform with their next generation console, according to Reuters reports published Friday. The gaming giant's recent hardware products have produced mixed results. The Wii helped popularize motion-controlled gaming and sold a reported 95 million units, "making it one of the most successful videogame products in...

Google's April Fools Prank Features 8-bit Version Of Maps
2012-04-01 05:49:45

Google got April Fool's Day festivities off to an early start on Saturday, unveiling the new and improved 8-bit version of Google Maps as well as a promotional video announcing that the service would be coming to what Product Management Director Ken Tokusei calls "one of the most popular computer systems ever sold" -- the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). To try out this new-and-improved old-school style version of the web application, look for the "Quest" feature on the right side of...

Video Game Sales Drop 20 Percent For February
2012-03-09 10:25:16

Market research watcher, NPD Group, released a report today outlining a significant decline in the sale of traditional video games in February, plunging 20 percent to $1.06 billion, down from $1.33 billion in February 2011, reports Alex Pham for LA Times. Sales of consoles and games dropped 34 percent in January compared with a year earlier. However it was game software with the largest decline, dropping 24.4 percent to $464.4 million last month versus $601.4 million a year ago....


Latest History of video games Reference Libraries

800px-Gizmondo
2013-09-06 09:35:02

The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console released on March 19, 2005 by Tiger Telematics. The original device was called Gametrac and first published on its website in October 2003 regarding a new device being developed. In January 2004 it debuted as a concept product; it was renamed the Gizmondo in August 2004. It was released in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2005. An estimated 4,500 units were expected to sell in the first hour of release but only 1,000 were purchased. In Sweden,...

Nintendo Wii
2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

Xbox 360
2013-08-10 07:13:01

The Xbox 360 is the second generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and Canada, on December 2, 2005 in Europe, and December 10, 2005 in Japan. In the first year of the system’s release, it was sold in 36 countries; it has sold over 77 million units worldwide. Several versions of the Xbox 360 were released. The original Xbox 360 Premium 20 GB was released in November 2005 and discontinued July 13, 2008. The Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB...

Xbox
2013-08-10 06:56:18

The Xbox is a video game console developed by Microsoft and introduced on November 15, 2001 in North America. On February 22, 2002 it was released in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe. By May 10, 2006 over 24 million systems had been sold. The system was discontinued in Japan in 2007, and everywhere else in 2008. The Xbox was the first game console that was produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased sales in 1996. The Xbox 360 is its successor. A...

Zeebo
2013-08-06 15:42:46

The Zeebo is a 3G enabled system for entertainment and educational use. It allows the user to play video games, connect to the Internet, and run educational programs. The unit was developed by Zeebo Inc. and announced in November 2008 in Brazil. It went on sale in limited supply on June 1, 2009. The original price was dropped twice by November 2009, and was distributed nationwide in December 2009. By August 2010 around 40 games were released and on September 1, 2010 Zeebo was going to add...

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