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Nintendo partners with O2 for national wi-fi access

O2 is to offer free wi-fi access to 3DS and DS owners across the UK. Owners of the handhelds will now see their machines automatically connect to internet hotspots that use O2’s service. These include McDonalds, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee, House of Fraser, Toby Carvery, Bluewater and large parts …

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Xbox One DOES require a sort of permanent internet connection

Got your head around the pre-owned situation? Good. Now here’s the next confusion for you – does the Xbox One need a permanent internet connection? This is Microsoft’s official line: "Xbox One does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the internet." Right. …

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‘Always-on’ never considered for PS4, Sony claims

Sony never believed that an always-on was a viable option for the PlayStation 4. Did we consider it? No, we didn’t consider it," said Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuei Yoshida in a chat withGame Informer Magazine, asreported by Gamespot. "The main reason being that many countries don’t have robust Internet …

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Windows 8-based Next Xbox due out early November – report

We know, we know. ANOTHER next Xbox rumour story. But there’s reason to put weight in this one. It comes from tech blogger Paul Thurrott who earlier this month correctly named May 21st as the date for the new console’s reveal. So he clearly knows something. Or is a good …

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Nintendo illustrates the growing importance of online to its business model

It was once mocked for its reluctance to embrace online, but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has told investors that the company has well and truly embraced the internet revolution. Iwata confirmed that 80 per cent of Wii Us are now connected to the internet, making it the most connected Nintendo …

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Ubisoft Montreal CEO: Audience is ready for always-on consoles

Yannis Mallat, the CEO of developer Ubisoft Montreal, has claimed that the market IS ready for an always-on next-generation of consoles. That’s a question you should put to Microsoft and Sony,” he told The Guardian when asked if the world is ready for always-on consoles. I would say that a …

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Fresh rumours refute new Xbox ‘always-on’ claims; Xbox 360 mini touted once again

A new report now claims that the new Xbox WILL be able to play games when not connected to the internet. Instead, the often-reliable VGleaks claims the ‘always-on’ rumour stems from a second Xbox console that will be launched at the same time as the Durango-based machine. The site says …

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