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Sony Could Lose Ground in Gaming Wars With PS3 Delay

Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 3 gaming console may not reach the market on schedule, an analyst firm says, leading to speculation that the company could lose ground in the video game war brewing among Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. PS3 is slated to debut this spring in Japan with later launch...

Gifts for Gamers

The game lover on your holiday gift list can be the easiest person to shop for. Just pick the latest, greatest sequel game and you're set. Not so this season. That's because new releases of this generation's game consoles -- Microsoft's Xbox, Nintendo's GameCube and Sony's PlayStation 2 -- are on th...

Nintendo, McDonald’s to Offer WiFi Video Game Access

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun are some of what you'd expect from a trip to McDonald's. Now, fast food diners can also expect to play some of their favorite video games at the leading burger chain's restaurants. Nintendo has signed an agree...

Nintendo, McDonald’s Serve Up WiFi Video Game Access

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun are some of what you'd expect from a trip to McDonald's. Now, fast food diners can also expect to play some of their favorite video games at the leading burger chain's restaurants. Nintendo has signed an agree...

First Out May Not Mean Much for Xbox 360

Microsoft announced today that it would release the Xbox 360 in the United States on Nov. 22, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The European launch will follow on Dec. 2 and the Japanese launch on Dec. 10. The dates came as no surprise, as the company had been saying all along the next g...

Nintendo Nudges into Console Battle

Not to be left out of the furious technology tussle that has Sony and Microsoft gaming over their next-generation consoles, Nintendo touted the deep game support and backward compatibility of its own Revolution console this week. While Microsoft and Sony have touted improved power and graphics in th...

Nintendo Readies Wireless Revolution

Nintendo is looking to revisit its GameBoy days, when the Japanese company was practically the only player in the mobile hand-held market, by including WiFi wireless capabilities in both its next-generation Revolution console and its DS, a dual-screen handheld gaming device. Nintendo President Sator...

‘San Andreas’ Will Steer Holiday Game Sales

The holiday gaming season officially opened Tuesday with the release of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." The third in the immensely popular line of video games -- all of which have been both praised for innovative play environments and vilified for violence and their portrayal of minorities and wome...

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Hacking the Xbox

It seemed like a no-brainer for Microsoft: Use its massive software market share to win over game players to its Xbox console. It could sell a powerful, graphics-enhanced computer for about $180 and sit back as the dollars rolled in from royalties for every Xbox game sold. The plan to practically gi...

Microsoft To Invest $1B in Online Xbox Gaming

Although Microsoft had to cut the price of its Xbox console last week to keep pace with rival Sony in the gaming hardware market, the company is poised to announce a $1 billion investment in an online game service that could smoke the competition. "Microsoft is going to do a land grab here," Jupiter...

Nintendo Enters Price War with $50 GameCube Cut

Nintendo has announced it is slashing the U.S. price of its GameCube console to $149.95, a 25 percent reduction from the original list price of $199. The company implied that the cut was timed to coincide with the start of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), taking place in Los Angeles...

Microsoft Cuts Xbox Price To Match Sony PS2

Microsoft is slashing the price of its Xbox video game system from $299 to $199 in a move to compete with Sony's industry-leading PlayStation 2. The $100 price cut mirrors an identical reduction announced Monday by Sony. "Price reductions are part of being successful in this business," John O'Rourke...

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