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After emerging as the latest in a long line of stunning Kickstarter success stories, the Android-powered OUYA console has just ended its designated round of funding. And it’s been pretty successful. But with some 63,000 backers now awaiting the console’s launch, can it live up to the hype? Read more

We live in scary times. Well, not scary, as such. More… exciting. See, the gaming world is in a right state, and it’s opening the door to a myriad of different solutions, alternatives and futuristic possibilities. And what’s more, it’s putting the power into the hands of underdogs, rather than the bigwigs.

This week the talk of the gaming town has been OUYA, an Android-powered, open source home console Kickstarter project that’s far outstripped its initial funding requirements. It proves that the one per cent can hold their own with the 99.

And that idea is going to change gaming forever… Read more

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Nintendo’s had a difficult time trying to explain to the world exactly what the Nintendo Wii U is, and what it’s capable of. It’s been especially sketchy – since day one – about its raw graphical power.

Sometimes honesty is the best policy, though. Especially when lead game developers start blabbing that the console’s engine room lags behind the competition… Read more

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A year on from the official announcement, and no one’s any the wiser on the Wii U. Nintendo’s next console is a complete oddity in an otherwise predictable market, but is that necessarily a good thing? Probably not: Nintendo’s in danger of launching a huge flop, because nobody – including Nintendo themselves – knows what it is. Here’s why the Wii U is the most confusing thing in gaming… Read more

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There’s a lot of hot gossip surrounding Sony’s plans for the next Playstation right now. It’s probably because E3 is just around the corner, but it’s also thanks to some fairly loose-lipped insiders dishing out secrets. The latest? The fact that, despite Sony’s cloud-streaming plans, the PS4 will still have an optical disc drive. But that almost wasn’t the case. Read more

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Keen to get a new console on the cheap? A new scheme being trialled in the US by Microsoft may be your answer. But then again, it’s probably not. We’ve run the numbers to figure out why the subscription-based Xbox 360 is a terrible waste of your hard-earned cash. Read more

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As you may or may not be aware, high street retailer GAME is facing its untimely demise. The company’s shares are in free-fall after a rocky year and the recent blow of being unable to stock key titles Mass Effect 3 and Mario Party 9. GAME Group is facing administration, but the ramifications of that could seriously impact every game you buy from now on. Read more

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Last week we were all buzzing about the launch of the PS Vita. The monstrously-powerful handheld console certainly knocks it out of the park in terms of specs, but is that enough to do what the PSP could never achieve: fight back against smartphone gaming? We asked you for your thoughts, and you duly responded. Read on for the full details. Read more

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