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Sony follows Microsoft into Chinese game consoles market

China recently ended its ban on foreign-made gaming consoles, so Sony and Microsoft are hoping to reap the rewards of doing business in that country.

Next generation of gaming consoles could fit in your pocket

Advances in development tools and mobile hardware are making mobile devices a lot more attractive to game makers.

on techhive.com

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Why the Kinect-less Xbox One signals the death of Microsoft's grand console ambitions

The vision is gone, and Microsoft is left with Frankenstein of a console, pieced together from the putrid remains of an old Xbox 360 carcass and the shining vision-on-a-hill of what the Xbox One was intended to be.

on techhive.com

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With ban lifted, Microsoft plans Xbox One launch in China

But games will be subject to approval from local authorities, which means violent ones may not pass.

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Microsoft targets June 13 to launch original Xbox programming

Web-connected Xboxes will be able to receive a live stream of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival, followed by an unscripted reality TV series about street soccer. And that Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series is coming soon, too.

PlayStation 4 update adds video editor, strips HDCP

The PlayStation 4's new update is welcome news if you're a budding YouTube personality or just like uploading the occasional video.

on techhive.com

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Strong PlayStation sales create supply problems for Sony

PS4 sales topped 7 million units worldwide amid shortages.

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Xbox One update brings DVR functionality to SmartGlass

Microsoft's second-screen technology receives an update to allow DVR compatibility and some minor game improvements.

on techhive.com

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Developers give Sony's Morpheus headset an excited welcome

The new virtual-reality headset drew a line at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco

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Nintendo nostalgia takes a turn at Game Developers Conference

“The History of Nintendo” exhibit at GDC featured some of the company’s biggest milestones, including the Nintendo Entertainment System from 1985, and a mini arcade with classics like Donkey Kong, Tetris and Pac-Man.

Nintendo nostalgia at Game Developers Conference

“The History of Nintendo” exhibit at GDC featured some of the company’s biggest milestones, including the Nintendo Entertainment System from 1985, and a mini arcade with classics like Donkey Kong, Tetris and Pac-Man.