The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It’s smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it’s not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It’s not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be.
Valve has offered up 300 beta kits of its forthcoming Steam Machine console for developers and the like to play around with. Fortunately, iFixit got its hands on one, too—and then ripped the sucker apart. Here's what's inside.
Steam is the most popular electronic desktop game distribution method in the planet. So popular that its developers think it will be a great idea to make a Steam Box, a custom gaming and media PC that will connect to your TV and compete with the Xbox One or the PS4.
Over at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, Sony just stated that they will incorporate both Skype and Foursquare into your new Playstation Vita come early 2012. They were cagey with specifics, but this is a good thing for the console.
Nielsen recently polled 12,000 netizens and asked them about Hulu and Netflix. The survey results suggest that Netflix users are movie-watching HDTV buffs, while Hulu users are TV show-watching computer geeks.
The prototype for Microsoft's Kinect camera and microphone famously cost $30,000. At midnight Thursday morning, you'll be able to buy it for $150 as an Xbox 360 peripheral. Let's take some time to think about how it all works.
A friend turned drunken thief. A couple looking for some on-camera action. A digital dater racked with shame. You seem guilty, this week, readers. But our consciences are filthy too—all aboard the empathy train. It's time for healing.
Most of us are familiar with the popular song "Fuck You" by Cee Lo, but I doubt many of us realized just how perfectly the tune could be applied to one of gaming's most torrid feuds: Nintendo vs Sega.
Even as someone not very prone to gaming, I'm attracted to the idea of the Mag Gun controller. It works with multiple consoles, has logical controls, and looks like it'd make a first-person shooter the highlight of an afternoon.
According to the WSJ, a Japanese wireless carrier called NTT DoCoMo is in talks with several gaming console makers to include 3G connectivity in future handheld devices. There aren't any specifics on which companies are attempting to make a deal, but apparently several videogame makers have mentioned that they're…
While earlier today we had a quick hands-on with the 3DS, I've now had the chance to play a number of actual games. My verdict? It's a clever, occasionally brilliant system. And no, you haven't seen anything quite like it.
This is the Nintendo 3DS. It has two screens: a 3.5-inch widescreen on top, and a standard screen on the bottom. It also has a Slide-Pad, and it has a two-tone color scheme. Best of all, no glasses.
While I might question the game of choice, I don't think anyone can argue with the delicious awesomeness of an 18-inch PSP cake. Or is that awesome deliciousness? Either way, me want.
This isn't the first portable GameCube mod that we've seen, but it might be the prettiest: a backlit LCD screen, perfectly integrated controls, fingerprint-less plastic, and a design with hints of original Game Boy. There's just one catch, though.
I'm often pretty sure nothing would be more cathartic than blasting holes in my console. Having Master Chief do the dirty work for me, like in this case mod? All the sweeter. Best of all: you can actually buy it.