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Sources close to Inner Bits reportedly tell them that Sony unsurprisingly has been working for the past few months on engineering the Sixaxis controller to shake and rattle (it already rolls). The problem currently lies with battery life. "Between the rumble and the wireless support, the batteries ...

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The Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player has been dropped $100 in price to $499, putting it below the price of the PlayStation 3. Sony, who once touted the PS3 as the cheapest Blu-ray player on the market, has appeared to have crossed off its own talking point. But if priced the same, the BDP-S300 would be...

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Forget United States or Japan, the fate of the console war will largely be determined by how well each console maker can conquer the European market, according to Electronic Arts' international publishing head Gerhard Florin. "I believe the biggest fight will be in Europe," said Florin, speaking at ...

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For audiophiles, this may hurt. For everyone else, this may induce yawning. The Xbox 360 Elite will ship with HDMI version 1.2, as opposed to the latest version 1.3. What do you lose with such a monstrous degradation? HDMI 1.3 adds support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams; this can ...

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Remember that crazy Wii laptop Engadget commissioned from mod extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn? Well, Ben Heck was kind enough to write up a thorough how-to guide so that we can emulate his work. The third and final part of his instructional guide has been posted onto Engadget so that you can now get...

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In a short but sweet news post, Xbox Zone revealed new details on the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive it discovered from Xbox Australia. The most pertinent news is that Oz will get its chance to pick up the add-on peripheral on March 29 for $249 AUD, which translates to approximately the $200 price tag for th...

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Is Dell looking to take on the DS and PSP in the portable console front? Not likely, but it sounds like they might have found another option. Dell's Global Gaming Chief Abizar Vakharia, at a European Innovation event in Marbella, Spain, was quoted as saying "you know, [a future gaming handheld is] d...

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Some PlayStation 3 users who play on Westinghouse 1080p screens might have noticed a blinking problem when loading up their games, wherein no sound comes up and the screen's imagery blinks off and on. Popular Mechanics has been following the story and trying to deduce the culprit of this problem. Th...

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According to sources speaking to Dreamcast-Scene, Sega may cease production of the GD-ROM disc format this February. The GD-ROM is the Dreamcast's only official format, so this revelation would essentially be Sega pulling the life support from its final console, which has managed to retain developer...

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A rumor has been circulating that using 3rd party component cables will void the warranty of your PlayStation 3. The origins of this rumor stem from AVS forum poster ragedogg69 who tells this tale but fails to mention what exactly was wrong with his console. Our phone call to Sony tech support...

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If you've been looking to watch cave-diving girls chased by evil, flesh-eating Gollums in high definition, then you better have a PlayStation 3. According to IMDB news, the Blu-ray version of The Descent is confirmed to not work on Pioneer Elite and Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray players but functions perfect...

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A word of caution: you might need to reconsider where you position your Christmas tree. One Joystiq reader -- some call him Tim -- has tipped us off to some trouble he has been having playing Twilight Princess while a light-laden Christmas tree laid lovingly next to his TV. Turns out, his cursor was...

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In an interview with Business Week (we've blogged it before), Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto explained that he had wanted the Wii to cost only $100 (likely he means manufacturing cost, though the retail price would shrink accordingly). Miyamoto then admitted that, had they not used NAND flash memo...

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Terra Soft has confirmed on its website that Yellow Dog Linux will be compatible with the PlayStation 3. Few other details are given, though video demonstrations are promised as coming soon. Sony has as recently as August shown interest in bringing Linux or OS X to the console. Terra Soft's confirma...

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The Nintendo of Japan website has a new page showing off all the not-so-extravagant Wii accessories; namely, the power cord, input cables, and "official" Nintendo SD cards. The accessories and prices revealed: Power adapter* (¥3,000) Ethernet adapter (¥2,800) 512MB SD card (¥3,80...

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