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  • Blog Post: Xbox Hardware Evolution Chart

    See how the Xbox console hardware has evolved across three generations with this handy chart. Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox One CPU 733 MHz x86 Intel Pentium III-based 3.2 GHz IBM PowerPC tri-core 8-Core AMD CPU (speed unknown) GPU 233 MHz Custom nVidia NV2A 500 MHz custom ATi design Custom-built AMD hardware RAM... More
  • Blog Post: Hands On With Nvidia Project Shield

    It’s not hard to get excited by Project Shield’s feature set, but I have to wonder who the system will be marketed towards. If you’re not familiar with Nvidia’s Project Shield, it’s an Android-driven mobile device that comes attached to a controller. Nvidia hopes it will... More
  • Blog Post: How Powerful Is Sony’s PlayStation 4 Hardware?

    Development of Sony’s PlayStation 4 started five years ago. The publishers wanted system to be powerful, but also wanted to evolve the systems UI as well to allow users to navigate their content more easily. What are the detailed specs? During Sony’s PS4 reveal event, lead system architect... More
  • Blog Post: Possible Microsoft Durango Hardware Specs Leaked

    A site has released what it says is a look at the technical specifications behind Microsoft's Xbox 360 successor, which is going by the code name Durango. If they're to be believed, the next generation will provide more than just an incremental upgrade. Site vgleaks.com has posted the specs,... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Doing More Hiring For Hardware

    The continuing speculation that Valve is going to create hardware just became more concrete with another job listing. This time it's for an industrial designer position, and Valve says it wants applicants to change everything. A job listing at Valve's official site is ambitious, if still vague... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Hiring Hardware Engineers For 'Whole New Gaming Experiences'

    Could your next home console be Steam powered? A job listing on Valve's site validates persistent comments and rumors that the company has plans to enter the hardware business. "For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences," says the job... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox Won't Have An Optical Drive

    Could game collections be a thing of the past? If reports about the Xbox 360's successor pan out, you may not need to clear up as much shelf space when next-gen hardware rolls out. MCV has some interesting things to say about Microsoft's next-generation hardware. Citing an anonymous source, MCV... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Would You Want From Valve Hardware?

    Valve boss Gabe Newell recently posited that the company would "make hardware if we have to." What's your dream scenario for hardware from the Steam/Half-Life/Portal studio? Would you want Valve to buy a service like Gaikai and make a cheap set-top box that streams the whole Steam catalog... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Xbox Will Not Be Released In 2012

    While not ruling out the possibility that a new Xbox console could be revealed at E3, a French Microsoft executive stated that the company will not release new hardware in 2012. When asked to respond to rumors that a new Microsoft console was going to be unveiled at E3, Microsoft France marketing director... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Still Believes In A 3D Future For PS3

    Sony isn’t giving up when the going gets tough. Despite poor market reception for 3D technology, Sony believes the PlayStation 3 is only “scratching the surface” when it comes to 3D gaming. “Looking at the future of 3D, I think we’ve really only just begun to realize its... More
  • Blog Post: The Original 3DS Design Didn't Include...3D?

    In an interview with the venerable Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu , 3DS group manager Hideki Konno revealed a very surprising fact: the hardware project that became the 3DS did not originally include 3D technology. Konno said, "The first time I heard from [Nintendo president Satoru] Iwata and... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Reaping Rewards of PS3 Software & Production Costs

    Sony reports that it has sold 6.3 million PS3 units, 57.6 million PS3 games, and even 16.5 million PSP titles in the last quarter (ending December 31) to bank a profit of $564 million during that time. The numbers are also bolstered by the fact that PS3 hardware manufacturing costs are down and that... More
  • Blog Post: Source Says PSP 2's Graphics On Par With PS3

    IGN is reporting that a source in the development community is saying that Sony's long-rumored PSP 2 is very much a reality, and that the handheld will feature amazing graphical power, rivaling some early PS3 games. This source also revealed some interesting details about the hardware itself. The... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Hardware Review: Wave Of The Future

    When Microsoft first announced its motion-based interface two years ago, the company pitched a grandiose vision of a controller-free future in gaming. Along with a launch game lineup aimed largely toward the casual crowd (read: Wii owners), the team showcased innovative features such as scanning real... More
  • Blog Post: New 320GB PS3 Now Available

    Sony is adding yet another PS3 version to the mix. You can now get a standalone 320GB PlayStation 3 for $349.99. The company says it is putting out the new jumbo-sized system because fans wanted the larger system, but didn't want to buy the Move bundle to get it. In August Sony announced a Move/PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Move Hardware Review: Motion Controls Evolved

    The Move motion controller is a strange-looking peripheral. Even in an era of gaming inundated with plastic musical instruments and exercise accessories, Move’s glowing sphere will probably make you feel like an idiot when you first start playing with it. Luckily, it also happens to be a responsive... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: Discounted 360s, Not Slims, Behind June’s Sales Spike

    Remember last week's reveal of the June NPD sales numbers, where Microsoft enjoyed its second-best hardware sales since the Xbox 360 launched? If you thought that sales surge was from the introduction of Microsoft's redesigned hardware, the Xbox 360 S , you're at least partially correct.... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Reports PS3 Shortages From Holiday Demand

    As a result of strong hardware sales over this past holiday, there have been reported shortages of PS3's making it tough for retailers to keep up with exceptional demand for the console. "We're working very hard with our retail partners to meet consumer interest, but the demand is tremendously... More
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