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              Canada Proves Fertile Ground For Amazon Drone Delivery Tests Postedby Darrell Etherington (@etherington)                     After being rebuffed by U.S. regulator reticence, Amazon is now engaged in testing its drone delivery services in British Columbia, just north of the U.S.[…]

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Amiibo vs. Skylanders vs. Disney Infinity – How do the NFC toys compare?

Toy story After months and months of teases, amiibo figures are finally in our hot little hands. The first dozen are all based on the cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, which makes for an eclectic group of Nintendo mascots in toy form. You can read all about how the toys use NFC to communicate[…]

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The 5 Best 3DS Games Right Now

Have a look at our essential video game checklist for new 3DS owners Nintendo’s 3DS currently prevails over the dedicated games handheld market, as have all Nintendo’s handheld since the original Game Boy in 1989. Smartphones may dominate mobile in general, but they lack a handheld’s deterministic nuance (read: buttons, triggers, and thumbsticks), to say[…]

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Dell’s new Venue 11 Pro tablet is thin and light enough to take on the Surface Pro 3

Nope, that’s not a Surface Pro up there. But it’s close. Dell just refreshed its 10.8-inch Venue 11 Pro tablet, and, much like Microsoft’s slate, it’s gone on a bit of a diet. Whereas the original Venue 11 Pro ran on a traditional, laptop-grade Core i5 processor, this one uses one of Intel’s new Core M chips, which allows it[…]

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You’ll Be Able to Buy Oculus Rift in ‘Months, Not Years,’ CEO Says

Coming soon to a forehead near you Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset, will be coming to consumers’ foreheads in the very foreseeable future,the company’s CEO Brendan Iribe said at Web Summit 2014 in Ireland on Tuesday. “We’re all hungry for it to happen,” Iribe said, The Next Web reports. “We’re getting very close. It’s months, not[…]

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Is Sony Being Far Too Overconfident With The PS 4 This Holiday Season

With over 13 million units sold of the Playstation 4 system and several impressive looking exclusives doing the early part of 2015, it may be easy to think that Sony is well poised to continue their enviable position as the top-selling of the next-generation consoles. Microsoft however is being more aggressive as the holiday shopping[…]

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Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep

Nintendo’s first entry into the “quality of life” business, which it plans to release by early 2016, is a device that tracks a user’s level of fatigue by monitoring sleep. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata detailed the device at a meeting for investors in Tokyo on Thursday, following the release of the company’s second-quarter financial report. “There is[…]

Nintendo Just Turned Profitable and Wii U Sales Are Past 7 Million

Wii U sales more than doubled between April and September 2014, bolstered by sales of Mario Kart 8. Surprise, Nintendo just made a pile of unexpected money: 14.3 billion yen in net income, or about $132 million, for the six month fiscal period that ended in September. For the same period last year, the company[…]

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The 5 Best Xbox One Games Right Now

Have a look at our essential video game checklist for new Xbox One owners So you just picked up an Xbox One, and you’re wondering what to buy. That’s something we can say now—the “after you bought it” thing—because with consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, every game is available through the console’s[…]

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APPLE’S IPAD AIR 2 AND RETINA IMAC EVENT ROUND-UP

As expected, Apple‘s press event on Thursday debuted more than a couple pieces of new hardware. Most notably, the previously leaked iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have been announced with release dates and pricing. And while there’s no news of an updated MacBook, the new 27-inch iMac has finally received a Retina display. iPad Air 2[…]

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Apple iPad event: what to expect from next Thursday’s announcement

iPads, iMacs, and OS X Yosemite are coming It’s barely even been a month since Apple last got up on stage to unveil new products, but it’s already time for another presentation. So what are we expecting this month? It’s looking like most of Apple’s biggest announcements for the year have already passed, meaning we’re expecting far more[…]

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Is This Video Game Collection Worth $164,000?

Forget all that mad money, where the heck do you stash over 5,700 video games? How do you value over 5,700 video games, more than 50 game systems, complete Nintendo and Sega game sets, and the ever-indefinite extension in such taglines “more”? I have no idea. I collect rare books and I still haven’t the[…]

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Sigourney Weaver: Why I Signed On for Alien: Isolation

This one was different from other game projects she’d been approached for, the actress tells TIME In the 35 years since Alien was released, the classic movie has been the source of inspiration for several video games — butAlien: Isolation, out Oct. 7, is the first one that snagged star Sigourney Weaver to voice the part of Ellen[…]

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS sells more than 2.8M globally

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in Australia, Europe and North America, sales for the game topped 2.8 million, Nintendo announced this morning. “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice[…]

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How Assassin’s Creed Unity Navigates the French Revolution’s Politics

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s creative director explains how the game engages with the French Revolution’s controversial, often lopsided-looking political ramifications. “[Just] as the French revolution … understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution,” said Scottish poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, in a December 2001 Jacket interview. Indeed, the French Revolution is[…]

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Why is Microsoft buying Minecraft?

by Ben Gilbert | on Engadget.com | September 19th 2014 at 10:30 am Microsoft announced this week that it’s buying hugely popular game franchise Minecraft for $2.5 billion. For that money, Microsoft gets rights to the game and ownership of its Stockholm, Sweden-based development studio, Mojang. It doesn’t retain the company’s founders or Minecraft‘s infamously outspoken creator, Markus “Notch” Persson. Does that sound like[…]