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Donkey Kong Oddities

It's the 30th-anniversary celebration of the arcade game the world went ape over.

Poor Prospects for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

EA's video game tie-in to the final Potter flick may be worst of the lot, say reviewers.

The 10 Best Nintendo 3DS Games

Nintendo's 3DS line-up is finally starting to show some teeth, as Zelda 3D and Dead or Alive sky-rocket to the front of our countdown. Let's count down to Number 1.

Skype Sale Approved, PS Vita Delayed, and Wii U Specs

On this week's World Tech Update: Microsoft's Skype purchase is approved, Playstation Vita will ship later than promised, Nintendo's Wii U won't be much more powerful, and more.


Bronx Mother Fatally Beats Son Over Wii

A Bronx mother has been charged with the murder of her five-year-old son, whom she beat after he broke the television while playing Nintendo Wii.

The Evolution of E3: A Decade in Games

For your viewing pleasure, we've put together a rough outline of the notable games, tech, and genres present at the last ten shows.

Wii U, Playstation Vita, What Specs Matter, and Facebook Facial Recognition on PCWorld Podcast #117

The gang discusses the new hardware from the Electronic Entertainment Expo last week, Facebook's sometimes-working sometimes-not facial recognition feature, and gives advice about what specs matter and what specs don't when buying a laptop or desktop PC.

Claim: Wii U Games Now Shown at E3 Because of 'Underclocked' Hardware

Consulting firm claims Wii U third-party games weren't shown at E3 2011 because the hardware wasn't up to snuff.

Analyst: Wii U Half Again as Powerful as PlayStation 3

An industry analyst passes along word from developers who claim the Wii U is 50% more powerful than Sony's PlayStation 3.

Analyst Calls Wii U 'Impactful', but 'Two Years Too Late'

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter assesses Nintendo's new console in the wake of E3 2011 and comes away disappointed.