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Xbox One To Drop In China This September

The Xbox One will finally be heading into China later this year. Microsoft’s home console, the first console officially announced for the Chinese market, will launch sometime this September.


The Sounds And Sights Of Blip-Fest 2012

“You guys might need some earplugs.”Nullsleep, Blip Fest 2012


PS3 Firmware Update Adds Cool New Features (For Some)

The newest PS3 firmware update (v3.70) adds auto-syncing trophies and an auto-upload function for online save data… but only for PlayStation Plus subscribers. A PlayStation Store “recommendations” feature, a “TV/Video Services” XMB section and Blu-ray 3D enhancements are for everybody.


Would You Like A New PS3 HDMI Cable?

Because that’s exactly what you’re getting! In Japan, Sony’s launching a new HDMI cable September 8. According to the official press release, the 2.0m high-speed HDMI cable is priced at ¥1,800 is ideal for 3D movie and gaming.


Japan Suddenly Wants Used 3DS Units

After clogging up shops for months, used 3DS units are suddenly become hot (well, hotter) with the 3DS now ¥4,000 cheaper and sales doubling. It’s thought the spike is because of the free games Nintendo’s offering. [Media Create]


EVO Delivers Its Biggest Viewership Eva

More than two million viewers tuned in for the Evo 2011 World Finals last weekend, tournament organisers declared today.


Prototype 2 Makes It A Date: April 24, 2012

Prototype 2 will release for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on April 24, 2012, Activision said today at San Diego Comic-Con.


Madden Demo Details Coming Tuesday

With Madden NFL 12 moving its release date to Aug. 30 to be closer to the league’s opening day (assuming that happens), the game’s demo likewise skips forward a couple of weeks. Tuesday, EA Sports will reveal the demo release date, the teams it will feature, and any other details about the demo.


Did Pokémon Beat Ghibli?

In its first weekend, anime Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie placed second at the Japanese box office, behind the new Harry Potter. Ghibli’s Kokurikozaka kara, co-written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, placed third. [Eiga.com via ANN]


Rumor: Gameloft Working Employees To The Bone

Mobile publishers Gameloft are known for making blatant, if high-quality rip-offs based on other people’s intellectual property. Might they also be known now for shitty work practices? [games.on.net]