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While many of us could tell the story of Nintendo vs Sega to our grandchildren as though it were an actual battle, sometimes it's best to look at things through another's more impartial eyes. Thankfully, author Blake J. Harris has documented the fight between Sega and Nintendo in his book Consol...

May 13th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Hollywood is turning the bitter battle of bits between Nintendo and Sega into a feature film. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, an upcoming book by Blake J. Harris, attempts to outline the biggest video game rivalry of the '90s. Through backchannels and behind...

February 24th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Picking your trench in the console wars used to be a much simpler affair. You could go with Nintendo and their pair of Italian plumbers, or you could side with Sega and their totally radical hedgehog with an attitude. It's been a while since that rivalry really mattered, but this installment of Ti...

December 22nd 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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It's going to be difficult to watch the new season of Game of Thrones without humming South Park's vocal variation of the theme song. We won't reprint it here, but it rhymes with "Meeners, ploppy Meeners." The third and final episode in South Park's Game of Thrones-style, next-gen console wars sto...

December 5th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Finally, the root of all console wars was revealed, thanks to Cartman in last night's episode of South Park: "You know why Kenny's doing this right? Because he wanted to be a princess and I wouldn't let him." Turns out extreme console fanboyism is just as immature as we all thought. South Park con...

November 21st 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Sony Pictures Entertainment, the film production arm of the Sony conglomerate, registered a batch of domains playing off "console war movie" through brand protection company MarkMonitor. Sony Computer Entertainment, the company's gaming branch, has no fingerprints on the registrations, suggesting t...

August 26th 2012 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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We really think Tommy Tallarico missed his calling in life by becoming a composer. If the first Gamer Warz and this followup are any indication, the man was meant for comedy. Gamer Warz 2 (watch it after the break) is a collaboration between Tallarico and lulz-factory Mega64 that really gets to the...

May 3rd 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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According to data collected by The Diffusion Group, there's one area of the console wars in which the PS3 has a notable lead: The percentage of users online in the U.S. According to the numbers posted by Gamasutra, 78 percent of PS3 owners have taken their consoles online, compared to 73 percent of...

April 13th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The initially Xbox 360-exclusive BioShock was one of the major salvos in the ongoing console wars, waged on message boards and comment sections everywhere (including right here on this very site). Speaking with Destructoid, BioShock 2 producer Jordan Thomas expressed hope that the multi-platform se...

February 9th 2010 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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Speaking to MCV, Microsoft EMEA VP Chris Lewis has proclaimed that Xbox 360's 9-million-plus European install base trumps PS3's recently projected 10-million-and-counting base. How is that possible, you ask? Simple. "We count installed base differently," Lewis explains. Of course!In fact, Lewis tak...

September 3rd 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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digg_url = 'http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/03/ps3-install-base-up-to-nearly-24-million/'; According to some recently released statistics from Sony, the worldwide install base for the PlayStation 3 is now 23.8 million strong. From a fact we learned earlier in June, we can extrapolate from these re...

August 3rd 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Ask your local pan-handling, barrel-wearing former CEO and he'll tell you: A million isn't what it used to be. But even though 1,000,000 with nearly any fiscal symbol in front of it is nowhere the fortune it was just 12 months ago, it still seems a pretty impressive figure when you're talking about...

February 16th 2009 at 4:40pm 0 Comments