Game consoles

Google Play now in second place for mobile gamer spending

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Gaming consoles are in the fight of their lives. Not only have smartphones and tablets become popular with casual gamers and those simply looking for a quick game while waiting for the bus but they are now powerful enough to play more advanced and graphic-intensive games. Apple’s iOS App Store already accounted for the largest slice of consumer spending on […]

Microsoft working on an Xbox Surface tablet?

Microsoft’s plans to build more hardware products appear to extend beyond its rumoured Surface smartphone. The Verge has learned that the company is also working on a 7-inch gaming tablet. Rumours of such an Xbox Surface tablet first surfaced back in June and appear to be accurate according to the report. Rather than a smaller version of the Surface tablet, […]

Summary of Apple iPhone 5 September 2012 press event

With the usual stratospherically high expectations, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook once again took to the stage today to kick things off. Here is a summary of the event, including the announcement of the Apple iPhone 5: Update on Apple’s retail stores and sales: Apple now has 380 stores in 12 countries, promising “best buying experience and the best customer service […]

Rumour: Microsoft to unveil Xbox Surface tablet rather than Nook tablet

With Barnes & Noble today having denyied that it is involved in the Microsoft event planned for later today, rumours now suggest that Microsoft could instead be unveiling a gaming tablet called the Xbox Surface. A leaked document obtained by Liveside has revealed a few technical specifications for a 7-inch tablet accompanied by a “stationary computing device.” The tablet will […]

E3: Microsoft announces Xbox SmartGlass

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 platform got a whole more integrated with other household devices today as Microsoft today announced Xbox SmartGlass at E3. The application will allow users to connect phones, PCs and tablets to their Xbox 360. With it, devices become remote controls and controllers as well as additional displays. Content can also be pushed two ways to and from […]

At the Sony Entertainment Network services media event

Sony Canada this week held a media event in Toronto to launch its Sony Entertainment Network which now spans music, movies, games and user created media. Essentially it is a “portal for all of your digital entertainment needs. Movies, music and games across multiple devices (Sony and non-Sony) from one convenient account.” It consists of four key services: Video Unlimited, […]

Sony Entertainment’s Music Unlimited service now available in Canada

Sony Entertainment Network this week announced that its Music Unlimited cloud-based digital music subscription service is now available in Canada and supports a variety of Sony devices. A single user account will provide access to devices such as PCs, Android smartphones (including the Sony Xperia handsets), Sony Bravia televisions (2010 models and up), the PlayStation 3 and even the just […]

Sony reveals PlayStation Vita Canada and U.S. launch game lineup

Sony PlayStation Vita

Sony last week announced what titles will be released when the PlayStation Vita launches in Canada and the U.S. on February 22nd. It promised it to be “the biggest and best lineup we’ve ever launched across the history of PlayStation platforms.” 25 games will be available on launch day with more than 100 to follow later. The following will be […]