Is This “The Last Console Generation”? And Nine Other Questions for Sony’s Jack Tretton.

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America talks about the launch of the PlayStation 4 and how it stacks up to competitors — both in the living room and in gamers’ pockets.
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Woojer Wants to Be Both a Gadget for Gamers and a Helpful Oomph for the Hearing Impaired

SanDisk founder and Woojer investor Eli Harari says the device could be a trojan horse for good — if it gets funded on Kickstarter.
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Twitch Snags $20 Million

Twitch, an online video network and gaming community, announced that it has raised a $20 million series C round of funding. The round was led by Thrive Capital, with participation from WestSummit Capital and Take-Two Interactive Software, as well as existing investors Alsop Louie Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company, which sees more than 45 million unique monthly visitors, will use the new capital to further scale its sales and infrastructure divisions.

Microsoft: We Had to Wait Until After E3 to Change Our DRM Policies

It seems reception from the all-important gamer audience at E3 forced Microsoft’s hand.
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At This Year’s E3, Smaller Companies Get a Chance to Stand Out

At this year’s E3, smaller hardware makers and indie game developers will be looking to grab a sliver of the spotlight.
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These Videogame Sites Are for “Mature” Audiences Only

Communities of graying gamers have sprouted up world-wide as generations reared on Pong and Pac-Man have become addicted to the latest iterations of Halo and Call of Duty, but are no longer as fast with their trigger fingers. So they are extending their playing days in virtual versions of the senior leagues.

Blip’s First Homegrown Web Show: Gamers vs. Gamers on “The Gauntlet”

Brought to you by Geico. No geckos here, though.
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Please, Sir, I Want Some More

One of the things that, on one hand, I love and, on the other hand, that troubles me tremendously about not only our fanbase but about the gaming community at large is that, whenever you share information, the perspective is, ‘Thank you, but I want more.’ ‘Thank you, but give me more.’ I mean, it is insatiable.

— Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, talking to Kotaku’s Stephen Totillo about hard-to-please gamers

Halo 4 Players Will Get Free Weekly “TV” Episodes on the Xbox

The hugely successful Halo series on the Xbox has spawned tons of other content, like comics and novels. Up next, the developers are experimenting with TV.
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That’s a Lot of Fruit Ninja: Tablet Gaming World Record Set at E3

They came, they played, they never slept and they walked away with their names etched in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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Apple to Sony, Nintendo: Game Over, Man