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Sony on pace to sell 15 million PS3 consoles this year

December 22nd, 2010

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor may have stolen the show this holiday season, but it looks like Sony might have the last laugh. Kazuo Hirai, head of Sony’s games division, sat down with reporters on Wednesday to talk PlayStation. Hirai confirmed that Sony’s PlayStation 3 console sales are currently in line with the company’s expectations. In the …

PlayStation Phone to be named ‘Xperia Play’?

December 21st, 2010

A new trademark filing uncovered Tuesday suggests that the Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone may launch as the “Xperia Play.” One of the earliest sources of information surrounding the still-unannounced smartphone suggested that the device would launch with Xperia branding, and this is the first indication that the rumor could be true. The news is anything but …

68 iOS apps from EA reduced to 99¢ for the holidays

December 17th, 2010

‘Tis the season to spend money, and the countless sales that continue to pop up across the country make it oh so easy for us to part with our hard earned cash. One of the latest in a long line of enticing sales comes from Electronic Arts, which is offering a massive collection of iOS …

Official PlayStation app coming ‘very soon’ to iPhone, Android devices

December 16th, 2010

It’s not exactly the PlayStation Phone we’ve been anxiously awaiting, but Sony has announced the imminent release of its first official PlayStation app for the iOS and Android platforms. Before you get ahead of yourself… no, this is not the mobile gaming platform Sony is reportedly cooking up — but at least its a start. …

Nokia’s Ovi Store now serves 3 million downloads each day

November 18th, 2010

Nokia is certainly not the first cell phone company that comes to mind when the topic of App Stores is raised. Here in the U.S., it’s probably not even the second, third or fourth company that comes to mind. But as the market for mobile apps continues to explode globally, Nokia is quietly proving it …

Apple iOS platform has more than 4 generations of gaming combined

November 17th, 2010

The good boys and girls over at TUAW put together a fun little comparison visual for everyone, and it’s pretty interesting. They have compared the number of games available in Apple’s App Store with over 4 generations of game consoles, portable gaming systems, and more. The result is what you see visualized above. Yes, the …

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now home to 2,000 apps

November 8th, 2010

Following concerns that Windows Phone 7 wouldn’t have enough titles support to satisfy the new wave of app-hungry smartphone users, Microsoft confirmed Monday that developer support has exceeded expectations. In a post on The Windows Phone Developer Blog, Microsoft’s Todd Brix announced that the Windows Marketplace for Mobile is now home to approximately 2,000 apps …

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360: initial impressions

November 4th, 2010

We have played with Microsoft’s Kinect before, but now that we have it hooked up in our own living room, we dove a little deeper. Kinect launched today as we all know, and it’s destined to become one of the hottest buys this holiday season. The hype, to put it mildly, was absolutely off the …

Microsoft announces Kinect launch games, 17 available before the holidays

October 19th, 2010

If you’re an Xbox fan who’s got the Kinect high-up on their holiday wish-list, listen up. Microsoft has announced seventeen game titles that will be available for their motion-sensing gaming peripheral “before the holidays.” Without further ado, the titles are: Kinect Joy Ride, Adrenalin Misfits, Fighters Uncaged, Sonic Free Riders, Kinect Sports, MotionSports, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, …

Microsoft shows off first wave of Windows Phone 7 games

August 17th, 2010

Late yesterday, Microsoft decided to shed a little light on exactly what the Windows Phone 7 gaming scene would look like at launch time. And we have to say… it’s looking pretty healthy. Microsoft listed sixty two different titles that it described as the “first wave” of games coming to its new mobile operating system. The …