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Piston Gaming Console Pre-Orders Now Being Taken, Xi3 Announced At SXSW
2013-03-10 10:27:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Valve, the company behind the soon-to-come Steam Box gaming console, is also lending its support to another startup looking to jump into the gaming market. Xi3 Corporation announced at the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas this weekend its new Piston Console is available for pre-order from the Xi3 website. Xi3 made the announcement during the Game Expo portion of the SXSW. Piston, which first...

PlayStation 4 Announced, But Not Seen
2013-02-21 09:43:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two hours, several game demos and lots of technical talk later, we´re left with nearly as many questions about the Sony PlayStation 4 than before the latest Sony event started. Sony did acknowledge the existence of the new console and even mentioned plans to sell it to the public. But little more was mentioned about the device itself. All that was given was a vague release date (holidays 2013), some internal specs and a...

Xbox 360 Console Sales Reach 76 Million Mark
2013-02-13 06:25:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft has sold 76 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide since launching the device in 2005, making it one of the company´s most successful products to date. Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, revealed the figures during an onstage interview at this week´s “Dive into Media” conference in California. The Xbox 360 is the best-selling gaming console in...

Xbox 720 Rumored To Be Unsupportive Of Older Games
2013-02-08 04:34:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A leading video game magazine is reporting that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 gaming console is not going to be compatible with your current Xbox games. Not only will the Xbox 720 outdate your older games from the Xbox 360 console, but an Internet connection will be required to play the forthcoming console as well. Edge reported, citing sources familiar with the next generation console, as saying that the Xbox 720 will feature...

$400 For PlayStation 4?
2013-02-07 19:44:35

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Details on the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 from Sony are imminent. Some in the US media have spotted details on pricing in Japan, which can indicate what the console could cost stateside. That price tag could be over $400 at the time of launch. A price in Japanese Yen was originally reported in the Ashai Shimbun. At the time of launch -- which is still unknown -- the PlayStation 4 is expected to exceed 40,000 yen. That...

Sony Event Invites Spark Rumors Of PlayStation 4 Announcement
2013-02-01 14:19:23

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sony sent invites for an event in New York later this month. The host of conversation for the event is not clear, which leads many to speculate the consumer electronics manufacturer will announce details about its PlayStation 4 video game console. The event is to talk "about the PlayStation business," a spokesman for Sony was quoted as saying by Reuters. If the event is to discuss the next generation console, the statement is...

Ban On Game Consoles Could Be Lifted In China
2013-01-28 08:35:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Currently, it is illegal to buy or sell a video game console (PlayStation, Wii, Xbox and the like) in China. Of course, just because something is illegal doesn´t keep people from doing what they shouldn´t. According to a new report in China Daily, authorities will begin reviewing a ban against these video games set in place in the year 2000. Console makers have been trying for years to enter the Chinese market...

2012 Technology Year In Review – How The Tablet Shaped The Year
2012-12-31 14:12:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2012 was supposed to be many things if you believed the predictions a year ago. It was supposed to be the year the PC made a comeback, especially with a new Windows operating system on the horizon. But instead it was truly the year of the tablet, which seemed to continue to shape numerous technology trends. By the end of 2012, PC sales actually fell for the first time in 11 years, and tablets continue to rise. But it...

Nintendo TVii Prepares For Launch This Week
2012-12-19 12:46:02

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video games often offer clever plot twists, and there are even games that try to challenge the intelligence of players. But this week Nintendo is looking to make a smart move with its new Wii U console which debuted last month. On Thursday the video game hardware manufacturer will introduce Nintendo TVii, a free and integrated service for the Wii U that will offer a second-screen experience via the Wii U GamePad controller....


Latest Video game console Reference Libraries

Nintendo Wii U
2013-08-10 09:31:20

The Wii U is a video game console released on November 18, 2012, in North America, November 30, 2012 in the PAL region, and December 8, 2012 in Japan. It is manufactured by Nintendo to compete against the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. As of March 31, 2013, 3.45 million Wii Us have been sold worldwide. In the US 400,000 units were sold in the first week of release. Over 40,000 units were sold on the first weekend in the UK, and in the month of December, over 600,000 were sold in...

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...

Ouya
2013-08-06 15:52:20

The Ouya is a video game console developed by OUYA Inc. and manufactured by Boxer8. It was announced on July 3, 2012 as a new home video game console. On July 10, 2012 a kickstarter campaign was released in an effort to see how many people there were interested in the system. During the kickstarter program the fundraising goal was reached within the first eight hours, and in the first 24 hours it attracted a backer every 5.59 seconds to become the record holder for the best first day...

Magnavox Odyssey 2
2013-08-06 15:34:13

The Magnavox Odyssey 2 is a video game console released in 1978 by Magnavox/Philips. It was sold under many different names -- in Europe it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and also as the Philips Odyssey 2. The original system, the Odyssey, produced by Magnavox, was the first video game system released in the early 1970s. The Odyssey 2 was noted for its ability to customize the game for the...

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