Entries in 'Hardware' (179)

There will be no Kinect-less Xbox One SKU, Microsoft says

There will be no Kinect-less Xbox One SKU, Microsoft says

Microsoft’s strategic shift regarding Xbox One and Kinect will only stretch so far.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 10:17AM in News
Xbox One will do more than just ramp up fans to keep itself from overheating

Xbox One will do more than just ramp up fans to keep itself from overheating

Microsoft has hinted at the possibility of Xbox One downclocking itself to protect itself from overheating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2013 at 9:38AM in News
Microsoft: Xbox One without Kinect "not going to happen"

Microsoft: Xbox One without Kinect "not going to happen"

Microsoft has ruled out the possibility of releasing the Xbox One console without the Kinect sensor bundled in.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 14th 2013 at 5:30AM in News
PC support for Xbox One controller confirmed

PC support for Xbox One controller confirmed

The Xbox 360 controller is one of the most popular pads used by PC gamers, and Microsoft has now confirmed that the Xbox One controller will also receive PC support.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 13th 2013 at 10:41AM in News

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Microsoft paves the way for a cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One SKU to combat PS4

Microsoft paves the way for a cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One SKU to combat PS4

While many of the now-rolled-back Xbox One policies had upset potential customers, the major distinguishing factor between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 was that the latter was $100 cheaper. ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 13th 2013 at 8:58AM in News
Xbox One won't require Kinect to function

Xbox One won't require Kinect to function

It’s time for another Microsoft u-turn on Xbox One policies.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 13th 2013 at 8:46AM in News
Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

The Wii U’s full retail price of between £250 and £300 is not the reason for its market struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 12:54PM in News
Is Amazon the next to enter the Android console market?

Is Amazon the next to enter the Android console market?

Word on the digital street this morning is that retail giant Amazon could be on the verge of a spectacular entry to the console market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2013 at 9:26AM in News

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Nintendo has sold 654.12 million consoles in the last 30 years

Nintendo has sold 654.12 million consoles in the last 30 years

654.12m. That amazingly high figure is the number of consoles that Nintendo has sold in the last 30 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 2:16PM in News
Mad Catz to release Mojo Android console by the end of the year

Mad Catz to release Mojo Android console by the end of the year

Another Android console is heading to market later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2013 at 3:20PM in News
Nvidia to bring Kepler to mobile; promises 3x better performance than iPad 4

Nvidia to bring Kepler to mobile; promises 3x better performance than iPad 4

Project Logan, Nvidia’s next-generation mobile GPU, will feature Kepler architecture, which the company says can outperform the PS3 and Xbox 360, with 3x better performance than the iPad 4.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 25th 2013 at 7:31AM in News
Self-publishing for Xbox One confirmed; retail units to double up as dev kits

Self-publishing for Xbox One confirmed; retail units to double up as dev kits

Microsoft has announced that it will allow developers to self-publish their games on Xbox One, and that all retail Xbox One units will also serve as dev units, removing the ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 25th 2013 at 6:51AM in News

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Rumour: Black 3DS XL model lands at US and Canada retail this week

Rumour: Black 3DS XL model lands at US and Canada retail this week

A black model of Nintendo’s 3DS XL line looks to be on its way to shelves in North America, according to an ad promoting the hardware.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 25th 2013 at 6:35AM in News
India tablet sales grew over 400 percent in 2012; PC sales flat

India tablet sales grew over 400 percent in 2012; PC sales flat

Tablet sales in India grew to 1.9 million units in 2012-13 from 360,000 the previous year, registering a growth of over 400 percent, the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 25th 2013 at 6:11AM in News
Nvidia's Shield gets new release date

Nvidia's Shield gets new release date

Android and PC streaming gaming handheld Shield has been given a new release date by Nvidia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 9:24AM in News
Snapdeal begins PS4 preorders with Rs 1,999 advance payment

Snapdeal begins PS4 preorders with Rs 1,999 advance payment

Snapdeal has begun accepting preorders for the PlayStation 4, and like Game4u before it, it’s asking customers to pay a small amount upfront.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 12th 2013 at 1:21PM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, the IGEA calls the sales reporting systems in Australia 'outdated', while banned games look for new avenues into the country.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 5th 2013 at 7:37AM in News
Is India now a 'Tier 3' launch country for Xbox One?

Is India now a 'Tier 3' launch country for Xbox One?

Yesterday, Microsoft Japan president Yasuyuki Higuchi said that the Xbox One would be delayed a little in Japan compared to North America, calling it a ‘Tier 2 country’ as far ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 4th 2013 at 8:01AM in News
Nvidia Shield delayed on eve of launch due to 'mechanical issue'

Nvidia Shield delayed on eve of launch due to 'mechanical issue'

The Nvidia Shield console won’t be hitting shelves this month as originally planned, thanks to a mechanical issue in the eleventh hour.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 27th 2013 at 6:59AM in News
Xbox One does not include a headset in the box

Xbox One does not include a headset in the box

Microsoft’s Xbox One headset will not be included with the Xbox One hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2013 at 2:51PM in News
AMD launches all-out attack on GPU rival Nvidia

AMD launches all-out attack on GPU rival Nvidia

The graphics card war looks like it’s getting ugly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2013 at 1:36PM in News
PS4 India launch confirmed for 2013

PS4 India launch confirmed for 2013

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will launch in India this year alongside Europe.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jun 24th 2013 at 4:45PM in News
Iwata: Wii U price cut is not an easy option to take

Iwata: Wii U price cut is not an easy option to take

Hopes that Wii U might increase its competitive position via a price cut in the run-up to Christmas have seemingly been dashed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2013 at 11:24AM in News
UPDATED: Anti-slavery campaign targets Nintendo

UPDATED: Anti-slavery campaign targets Nintendo

Human rights organisation Walk Free has launched a campaign targeting Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 9:47AM in News
Microsoft u-turns on Xbox One used game, always-on policies

Microsoft u-turns on Xbox One used game, always-on policies

‘Your feedback matters’, started a startling announcement by Don Mattrick on Xbox.com.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jun 19th 2013 at 10:10PM in News