Ouya Is a Compact Bundle of Fun, but Not a Be-All Game Console

For $100, Ouya gives indie game fans an inexpensive console option. But at launch, Ouya lacks oomph and comes with glitches.
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Nintendo Says TV Services Are Coming to Wii U December 20

I wonder how long this software update will take? A┬ámonth after launch,┬áNintendo is finally launching its TVii service, which lets customers access their TV guide from the GamePad controller. The TVii service is launching Dec. 20 in the U.S. and Canada, and will support various cable and satellite providers, as well as Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. Integration with Netflix and TiVo have been delayed to early 2013. (Answer: Nintendo says it won’t take any time at all since it was included in the original software update and just has to be turned on.)

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Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Drops the Price of the Original

No big surprise here — Nintendo is dropping the price of its Wii ahead of the Nov. 18 launch of its new gaming console. The Wii will now cost $130 and will come bundled with two games and two accessories. It currently sells for $150 and comes with only one game and one remote. The new Wii U, which launches in a month, costs between $300 to $350. Nintendo plans to sell the original as long as demand continues for the six-year-old device.

Ouya, a $99 Android Game Console, Plays the Kickstarter Game

A new, Yves Behar-designed video game console launches on Kickstarter today.
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Hands On With Wii U: AllThingsD Tackles Nintendo Land (Video)

Want to see how Nintendo Wii U works? Here’s a look from E3.
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Confirmed: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; “Accounting Types” Joining

Will a shake-up of the board of the daily deals company help its prospects?
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As Stock Continues Dive to All-Time Lows, Can Groupon Regain Investor Confidence?

How do you mend a broken stock?
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What Connects a PlayStation Vita to a Walkman? A Designer.

Sony’s upcoming handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, was developed in part by one of the original creators of one of the most successful consumer electronics devices of all time.
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Here’s How Microsoft Is Adding Voice Control and Gestures to the Xbox (Video)

Michael Suraci, Xbox’s director of marketing, demonstrates the new features, which will roll out in a massive free software update, available Tuesday.
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Three Key Takeaways From Nintendo’s Wii U (Plus Photos!)

Nintendo unveiled its next-generation console this morning at E3, shocking the industry with the first tablet-sized controller for gaming in the home. Here are the three major takeaways from today’s announcement.
The Wii U's touchscreen also has high-definition graphics.