The Longish Goodbye: Highlights From AllThingsD Staffers Johnson, Del Rey and Cha

I don’t know why you say hello, we say goodbye.

Twitch Takes Up Cat Herding With Ban on PlayStation 4’s Playroom

Banning users who broke the rules, and delisting their game of choice worked — once. But what happens when this happens again? And again?

Xbox One Matches PS4’s First-Day Console Sales … And Reports of Defects

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Sony Sells More Than One Million PlayStation 4s on First Day, But Some Are Defective

A sales number that will please the analysts, but just how widespread are the hardware glitches being reported online?

Nintendo Confirms It Will Keep Selling the Original Wii in U.S., Despite Discontinuation in Japan

Seven years later, Wii would still like to play.

Microsoft Says Not All Windows 8 Apps Can Run on Xbox One

Redmond says Dell’s website has it wrong … but maybe not entirely wrong.

Sony’s First TV Ad for the PlayStation 4 Is Basically “Testosterone, the Musical!”

Sword fights! Car crashes! Explosions! Lou Reed!

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Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS Still Top-Sellers, Says NPD

The best-selling gaming consoles in the U.S. are still the Nintendo 3DS and the Xbox 360, according to the NPD research group. For Nintendo, it’s the fourth consecutive month of being the number one overall video game platform, with 6.47 million 3DSes sold so far in 2013, the company said in a press release. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is now in its 32nd consecutive month leading console sales, moving 96,000 units in August.

Viral Video: $300 Game Console Blown Up in Fireworks “Teardown” … And Then Again, in Slow Motion

“I guess I gotta go buy a new one.” Smooth!

Under Fire, Ouya Game Developers on Kickstarter Say They Did Nothing Wrong

The curious incident of the Ouya “free the games” project.