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No matter where you live, you are probably aware that the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is dubbed Black Friday. Prices are slashed, early alarms are set, and it's a full day of shopping insanity. What you may not know is that retailers spend the previous week "accidentally" leaking their deals. Let's take a look at some of the biggest and best Black Friday deals of 2012.  Read More

How do the hottest gaming consoles stack up?

When opening gifts, there's nothing quite like receiving a gaming system. After peeling back the wrapping, visions of epic battles, bouncy plumbers, and buzzer-beating shots dance through your head. If you want to create that exhilaration this year, you have a couple of familiar options, and several new ones. Let's take a look at the top game consoles for the 2012 shopping season.  Read More

The new 250 GB model PS3 will be available in the U.S. from September 25, at US$269

At this year's Tokyo Game Show, Sony unveiled its latest iteration of PlayStation 3, which sports a new design and significantly smaller form factor. The console will be produced in three versions: a 500 GB hard drive model, a 250 GB hard drive model, and a budget-friendly 12 GB flash memory model, though the latter is initially slated for European consumers only.  Read More

Here are a few titles revealed at Gamescom 2012 that are poised to change the way games ar...

The largest annual video game trade show in Germany, Gamescom 2012, kicked off recently with dozens of publishers and developers presenting what they have in store for the coming year. Sadly, since it's only been two scant months since E3, most game companies in attendance don't have many surprises to reveal aside from additional features for some already-known titles. Luckily, that just gives some developers a chance to show off their projects that don't fit into the usual shooter, RPG, racing and dance categories. Here are a few titles revealed at Gamescom 2012 that are poised to change the way games are played.  Read More

The PS3's YouTube app has been designed for big screen TVs

It’s been a strangely long time coming, but the PS3 is finally getting a dedicated YouTube app. While PS3 owners have previously been forced to access their favorite LOLcats YouTube videos via the PS3’s included web browser, the new free app has been designed specifically for viewing on a big screen TV and optimized for use with PS3 controls to provide a more user-friendly experience.  Read More

GameKlip in action - with Samsung phone and PS3 controller

Handheld games consoles such as the impressive PS Vita, though still popular, are in danger of being sidelined by increasingly capable smartphones and the games that are available to play on them. There is one problem with this transition however: the control system on touchscreen phones and tablets leaves a lot to be desired. Which is where GameKlip enters in to the equation.  Read More

Competitors battle it out to secure a trip to Silverstone for the final phase of the compe...

Drawn from a pool of over 400,000 who had competed for a spot through Gran Turismo 5, 32 virtual racers battled it out this week at Jolt’n Joe’s Restaurant in San Diego in the GT Academy North American finals. The top 16 will now move onto the final phase of the competition at Silverstone racing circuit in the U.K., where they'll no doubt be looking to emulate the success of 2008 GT Academy winner Lucas Ordoñez.  Read More

Sony has unveiled its new Wonderbook Augmented Reality PlayStation 3 peripheral at E3, a f...

Sony has unveiled its new Wonderbook Augmented Reality PlayStation 3 peripheral at E3. The folding, book-like device is an Augmented Reality pad that works in conjunction with the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Eye and PlayStation Move motion controller to render superimposed computer graphics over the image of the Wonderbook and user on the TV. Targeted as an educational tool for children, the device will launch with J.K. Rowling's Book of Spells.  Read More

Game developer, Quantic Dream, showed off an impressive short film at GDC 2012 to demonstr...

The 2012 Game Developers Conference is in full swing right now, with video game companies clamoring to show off their newest tech. But while there are plenty of impressive demos of the latest in graphics software, none have stood out quite as much as Quantic Dream's short film showing off its innovative motion capture technology. Aside from an expertly crafted narrative, the seven-minute video, titled KARA, shows one of the most powerful performances from a virtual character to date, which is even more extraordinary given the fact that each jaw-dropping frame is rendered in real-time on a PlayStation 3.  Read More

Promoters have driven a Twisted Metal-style ice cream truck into the middle of the desert ...

This Valentine's Day won't just mark the time of year when people the world over scramble for heart-shaped candy and restaurant reservations – it's also the release date for the highly-anticipated Twisted Metal video game on the Playstation 3. The game features crazy vehicles decked out with weapons all trying to destroy each other, so what better way to promote the occasion than by unloading a machine gun into an ice cream truck like one featured in the game? Rather than just doing it themselves, however, the promoters of the game have set up ShootMyTruck.com, a website that will let users take a shot at the truck remotely using their computers.  Read More

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