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Sony to stream PlayStation games to non-consoles as part of turnaround

Sony will leverage its streaming technology to bring PlayStation games to devices other than dedicated consoles as part of its ongoing turnaround, but said gaming profits will still suffer and lowered sales targets for its smartphones and cameras.

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Microsoft Xbox One announcements at a glance

Microsoft Tuesday unveiled its newest generation of the Xbox, which aims to interactively unite every essential piece of your entertainment setup and create an inclusive media experience.

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Researchers find critical vulnerabilities in popular game engines

Security researchers found serious vulnerabilities in the engines of several popular first-person shooter video games that could allow attackers to compromise their online servers and the computers of players accessing them.

Unity adds free mobile game development for Android and iOS

Unity Technologies has added the ability to develop for Android and iOS games for free using its platform.

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What we do (and don't) know about the new Xbox

Rumors are swirling ahead of Microsoft's May 21 unveiling of the next Xbox. Here's what we know now, and what we expect to learn.

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Electronics deals are skimpy on the eve of Memorial Day sales

Memorial Day touts the start of summer sales, but bargain-hunters might do well to be patient and wait for a few upcoming events that will bring real deals.

Steam’s virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

Steam has announced a new virtual trading card program that turns playtime into prizes.

Google launches multiplayer Android gaming API

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Google has introduced new APIs to help developers build better games for its Android OS.

EA bringing Frostbite 3 gaming engine to mobile

Electronic Arts announced a mobile division for its Frostbite gaming engine that could conceivably give mobile gamers access to the same offerings available to consoles.

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At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of the city and ultimately the world.

'Google Play Games' leaks ahead of I/O signaling new social features

An APK teardown reveals matchmaking, in-game chat, achievements, leaderboards, invitations, and more

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Maxis announces The Sims 4

The Sims 4 has been announced with a release for PC and Mac in 2014.

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Kinect sensor modified for wheelchair gaming

By modifying a Microsoft Kinect sensor, a research project at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference demonstrated how gamers in a wheelchair could interact with motion games.

Intel lifts the veil on Haswell graphics

Intel's new CPUs will feature improved graphics—and a new brand at the end of the scale.

Electricity zaps gamers' muscles for force feedback

A research project on show at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris uses a small electrical current to give the sensation of force feedback while gaming.