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Xbox One's controller pricing furthers the PlayStation 4 cost advantage

Microsoft put the Xbox One controller up for preorder. at the same price as what Sony is charging for the PlayStation 4—but it uses AA batteries. The company also Xbox One Chat headset.

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Zynga loses nearly half its daily users, says it's time for a 'reset'

Times are hard in Farmville as its owner, social games company Zynga reports that its user base has declined by almost a half in the past year.

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Microsoft Xbox services go down for some users

If you're having problems signing into your Microsoft Xbox console, playing games, or watching video, you're not alone.

Halo: Spartan Assault launches for Windows 8 and WP8 with a few 'gotchas'

The debut of the legendary Halo series on Microsoft's next-gen platforms looks fun, but be sure to read the fine print.

A Student's Guide to Gaming Systems

Kicking back with a great video game is a terrific way to give yourself a break from the pressures of school. Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when you’re choosing a gaming system.

Aggressive game advertising to children prohibited by German Federal Court

Aggressive advertising messages aimed at children urging them to purchase goods for the game "Runes of Magic" are not permitted, the German Federal Court ruled.

Xbox One's dead digital game sharing feature could be revived, says Microsoft exec

When Microsoft ditched the Xbox One's Internet connectivity requirement, it also ditched some useful features. At least one could make a comeback, however.

Using the Force: Angry Birds Star Wars II lands Sept. 19 with toys that teleport into the game

Angry Birds Star Wars II is set to land on September 19, complete with a set to 30-plus toys that can be scanned into the game.

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Ballmer outlines the road ahead for Microsoft Office, Skype, 'Bing Now'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft plans to reinvent the future of documents, collaboration, anticipatory data, and gaming.

Steam's wallet explosion

Steam's gargantuan summer game sale starts; prepare to empty your wallet

Here are our tips for making it through the much-anticipated 2013 Steam Summer Getaway games sale.

Konami

Konami follows Nintendo as victim of illicit login attacks in Japan

Game maker Konami said one of its online portals has been hit by a mass of illicit login attempts, with attackers gaining access to over 35,000 accounts, just days after Nintendo revealed a similar attack on one of its sites.

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L.A. company picks up Amiga Games Inc. for $500,000

A Los Angeles-based distribution company, Writers’ Group Film Corp., says it will acquire Amiga Games Inc. (AGI), which reportedly has the rights to distribute more than 300 classic games. But if the games are classic Amiga or if the best Amiga games will be in this clutch is unclear.

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Nintendo's fan site attacked, 24,000 accounts accessed

Nintendo said a main fan site was hit by a wave of illicit login attempts in Japan over the last month, with attackers gaining access to nearly 24,000 accounts containing users' real names, addresses, phone numbers and emails information.

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