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New Nintendo Console Debuting At E3 This June, Launching In 2012, More Powerful Than Xbox 360 and PS3

Nintendo's next console will debut at E3 in June, moving the maker of Mario and Zelda into the HD era. The news, first reported by Game Informer today, confirms rumors that have been swirling for months in the wake of slowing game releases from Nintendo. Furthermore, we've heard that the machine will be more powerful than current-gen systems, meaning Nintendo, currently backing a Wii that is weaker in horsepower than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, will be showing a new console that is more powerful than those current competitors. More »


The Blindingly Obvious Improvements We Want in Wii 2

We can expect Nintendo to surprise us with its follow-up to the wildly successful Wii. But even if we're pleasantly surprised, we have a few wants and a few demands. Yes, we're about to make demands of the company that has already sold more than 80 million Wiis over the past four and a half years. So here are the blindingly obvious improvements we want from the Wii 2. More »


One Illuminating Hour Playing Street Fighter X Tekken

I recently had an opportunity to play Street Fighter X Tekken, the next big fighting game from Capcom. There was one problem with this opportunity: I stink at fighting games. If I played for one hour, I hoped, maybe I could improve and understand the game. Maybe I could take you, who is probably better at fighting games than I am, along for the ride. So I played the game for 60 minutes, and sort of live-blogged it. More »


Kinect for Netflix is a Catastrophe. Microsoft Has No Idea What to Do with Kinect

"Let's find out how long it takes to select and watch our favorite Netflix movie using Kinect instead of the Xbox 360 controller!" That was the simple metric we wanted to try to test the new Kinect support in the Xbox version of Netflix. I suspected that it'd take a little bit longer to use Kinect's motion controls, but that it'd be worth the extra time to forgo the controller entirely. I didn't suspect the time difference would be infinity. More »


Twisted Metal Hands-on, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Nuke' Mode

David Jaffe, co-creator of the 16-year-old Twisted Metal series, has an entertaining way of describing the things about his new game, a new Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3. He also says that this new Twisted Metal, due October 4, is the "distilled essence of Twisted Metal."More »


The Difference Between A Resident Evil Zombie And A Dead Rising Zombie

The video game zombies of Resident Evil and Dead Rising are equally undead and equally at ease with chewing on your neck. There are differences, though, in the shambling hordes of these two popular series from Capcom. I recently asked creators of each to define what makes their zombies different.More »

Ah, taxes. It's the homework that sends you to jail if you don't do it. Every day I tune into sports radio there's a bunch of lawyers flacking tax services, especially for those who owe $100,000 or more to the IRS. I had no idea sports fans were such deadbeats. –Owen Good


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