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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.

E3 Gaming and Apple's iCloud in the News

In World Tech Update this week: Nintendo announces the Wii U, Sony shows off the PlayStation Vita, Microsoft adds voice commands to the Kinect system, and Apple launches the iCould service.