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Xbox Series X features, specs revealed

Mar 17, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Microsoft reveals new details about their fastest and most powerful console yet

XBOX SERIES X. A shot of Microsoft's latest game console. Image from Microsoft.

PS2 turns 20: What were your favorite games for the console? Here are 5 of ours

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:57 PM

We’re taking a look back at some of our favorite games released on Sony’s top-selling console

Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Xbox head Phil Spencer puls back the curtain on 'Project Scarlett,' the creation of a successor to the Xbox One that will give game makers 'the power they need to bring their creative visions to life'

PROJECT SCARLETT. Microsoft Xbox head and executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer announces the new Xbox Project Scarlett console at their press event ahead of the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles on June 9, 2019. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Nintendo Game Boy turns 30: Here’s how people celebrated

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Happy birthday, Game Boy!

GAMEBOY. Shutterstock photo

'PS5' details emerge: AMD chips, SSD, 8K graphics, backwards compatibility

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Sony's next console is starting to take shape

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo appears at E3 2018 held in June in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Sony enables PlayStation Network ID changing

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:39 AM

By the end of April 11, PlayStation Network account holders will finally be able to change their usernames on the service

PSN ID CHANGES. You'll soon be able to switch your PlayStation Network ID! Image from Sony

Nintendo to release 2 new Switch models in 2019 – report

Mar 25, 2019 - 8:39 PM

One version is reportedly more powerful than the base Switch, while the other variant is said to be the next in line to the 3DS throne

NEW SWITCHES? People wait in line to play Nintendo Switch games at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California on on June 12, 2018.File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

Japan makes console modding, save editing software illegal

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Japan's amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act also bars the reselling of game serial codes or other software product keys


Alleged PlayStation 5 reveal, release dates surface on Reddit

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Reddit user RuthenicCookie, after correctly predicting that PlayStation won't be around at E3 2019, claims that the next PlayStation will be unveiled next year

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.

Nintendo first-half profit up 25% on Switch console sales

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'Nintendo Switch hardware continued to be quite popular, reaching 5.07 million units sold' in the April-September period, the company says

NINTENDO. Mario attends the Bloomingdale's launch of an exclusive collection with Nintendo on March 8, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's/AFP

Nintendo to make new version of Switch console for 2019 – report

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The new hardware is reportedly slated for a Summer 2019 outing

NINTENDO SWITCH. Kids enjoy playing tunes on a Toy-Con Piano as Nintendo of America hosts the ultimate family-fun battle where families compete in 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze' at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con at Marriott Marquis & Marina on July 22, 2018 in San Diego, California. File photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nintendo/AFP

Sony unveils PlayStation Classic retro console

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The console is approximately 45% smaller than the original and will retail for $99.99 in the US when it arrives on December 3

PS COMEBACK. The PlayStation that started it all returns. All photos from Sony

Sony reaches 500M PlayStations sold milestone

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:08 PM

A cultural force, Sony has now sold over 525 million PlayStation consoles since the debut of the original in 1994

ORIGINAL PS. The first PlayStation boasts a run of 104 million units sold. Screenshot from Sony

Microsoft reportedly working on next-gen, streaming-only Xbox

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The console is said to have just enough local computing power for controller input, image processing, and collision detection

Photo from Microsoft

Next-generation Xbox arriving in 2020 – report

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of devices, instead of just a single one

XBOX ONE X. A reported successor to the Xbox One line is coming in 2020. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

Sony's next PlayStation may be at least 3 years away

May 24, 2018 - 3:18 PM

'We want to use the next 3 years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future,' says PlayStation CEO John Kodera

PSX. Gamers wait outside the main show hall of PlayStation Experience 2017 held in Malaysia. Photo by Nadine Pacis

Global games market expected to hit $137.9 billion in 2018 – report

May 01, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Newzoo projects about 2.3 billion gamers worldwide in 2018, with around 51% of all gaming revenues – around $70.3 billion – coming from mobile

POKEMON GO. Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016. Hundreds of local gamers gathering at a local park to chtch the Pokemon Go. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Sega bringing back 16-bit days with new 'Mega Drive Mini'

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The tentatively-named 'Mega Drive Mini' comes packed with a number of classic games, and is scheduled to come out this year

16-BIT REVIVAL. The retro console is shown at Japanese game maker SEGA's SEGA FES 2018 in Japan. Photo from Twitter/SEGA

Nintendo announces new Mario Kart game for smartphones

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Nintendo also confirms that the Switch will be getting its online subscription service by September of this year

MARIO KART. Mario is getting his second game on mobile! Illustration from Nintendo

Nintendo Switch emulator, Yuzu, in development for PC

Jan 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

While the playing of copyrighted material on emulation software has legal implications, those looking for a way to play Switch games they own, on a PC, may want to keep a close eye on this

[OPINION] Why the Nintendo Switch is winning hearts

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:44 PM

A steady stream of good games packed into a relatively inexpensive and easy-to-use gaming machine makes Nintendo's Switch a winner

NINTENDO SWITCH. Photo by Evan Amos at Wikipedia.

Nintendo nearly doubles net profit forecast on Switch console

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:13 PM

The company now says it expects to sell around 14 million Switch consoles in the current business year, up from an earlier 10 million forecast

NINTENDO'S SUCCESS. Nintendo now expects profit of $748 billion for the fiscal year to March 2018. Screen shot from YouTube.

Nintendo returns to profit on the Switch

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Nintendo launches the Switch game console with a price tag of 300 It sold 2 7 million units by the end of the month and is now seen as a new pillar for the company s earnings

NINTENDO. This file photo taken on January 13, 2017 shows the logo of Japan's Nintendo Co. displayed at a presentation to unveil its new Switch game console in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Nintendo releasing SNES Classic console with 21 games

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The SNES Classic console will come out on September 29 and will cost 80

SNES CLASSIC. The Super Nintendo returns! Image from Nintendo.

[E3 2017] LOOK: The Microsoft Xbox One X, taken apart at E3

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Microsoft took apart their new console and displayed its components at the games show

SCORPIO UNPACKED. Microsoft showed what's inside their new console, the Xbox One X, at E3 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] LOOK: Microsoft's new Xbox One X on display at E3

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The Xbox One X will be launched worldwide November 7 and is priced at 499

IN PHOTOS: Tekken 7 fighters test their mettle at launch tourney

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Catch the action from the tournament here

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:39 AM

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Nintendo eyes sale of 10 million Switch consoles in 2018 fiscal year

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The creator of the iconic Super Mario character launched the Switch in March 2017 and said it sold 2 74 million of the consoles in that month alone

NINTENDO'S SWITCH. Will the Switch change Nintendo's outlook? Screen shot from

What to expect in Sony's upcoming PS4 Software Update 4.50

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The update – currently in beta testing – will bring external hard disk drive support for the console as well as a boost mode for the PS4 Pro

HDD SUPPORT. Sony's PlayStation software update 4.50 will allow users to extend the storage on the console. Image from Sony.

New Super Mario game confirmed for holiday 2017

Jan 13, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Watch the Super Mario Odyssey trailer here

PEEKABOO – The new Super Mario game surfaces. Screengrab from Nintendo/YouTube

Nintendo Switch pricing, games, release date detailed

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:12 PM

3rd UPDATE Nintendo s Switch has a 299 price point and is slated for a March 3 worldwide release Learn more about the console the Joycon controllers and some of the announced games and their trailers

2017's BIG SWITCH. A graphic of the Nintendo Switch. Screen shot from livestream.

Nintendo reboots with new Switch game console

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Nintendo would not comment on the price and only said it would be first announced at the Tokyo briefing scheduled to start at 1:00 pm 0400 GMT; 12:00 pm Manila time

NINTENDO'S SWITCH. Will the Switch change Nintendo's outlook? Screen shot from

Our final word on 'Final Fantasy XV'

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The epic RPG s combination of gameplay world and even appreciable characters has done a great job in compelling gamers to play

Here are the games that will be optimized for the PS4 Pro when it launches

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Sony says 44 titles will take advantage of the console s enhanced processing prowess at launch

Nintendo to end Wii U production on Friday – report

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:27 PM

UPDATED Nintendo which had shipped around 13 36 million Wii U consoles as of September 30 denies the report despite not knowing the particulars of the article

WII U. A customer plays a video game of Nintendo's Wii U at an electric shop in Tokyo on May 7, 2015. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

'The Last Guardian' demo made a believer out of me

Oct 29, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Sony invites a few select media to try out a demo of The Last Guardian originally shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2016

Nintendo gives sneak geek peak at new portable console

Oct 21, 2016 - 2:18 AM

Nintendo unveils a hybrid machine that can be played at home and on the go thanks to a removable screen like a tablet with the controllers attached

SWITCH TO THE SWITCH! Screen shot from

The cartridge might be returning to videogames – report

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The industry speculates that Nintendo s next console will be bringing back the bala

RETRO MOVE. The big N is rumored to be eyeing a return to cartridges. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Sony to debut redesigned standard PlayStation 4, high-end model – report

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The Japanese tech company makes their PlayStation plans public on September 7 at the PlayStation Theater in New York

READY FOR BATTLE. Sony's reloading for the next stretch of their console war against Microsoft. File photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

LOOK: Is this the PlayStation 4 slim?

Aug 22, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Images of what s supposedly the new PlayStation 4 console leak online

REFRESHER COURSE. Sony's Playstation line has had a long history of getting the slim treatment. Photo from

Xbox Play Anywhere to arrive September 13

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Windows 10 and Xbox One machines need to have specific updates installed before they can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere when it launches

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE. The new Xbox One S is presented at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 13, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Microsoft officially reveals the Xbox One S

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Xbox One S is a smaller souped up version of the Xbox One

XBOX ONE S. The smaller, souped-up version of the Xbox One is coming in August. Screen shot from Twitch Livestream.

Sony confirms PlayStation 4.5, says it won't be at E3

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Sony s Andrew House says the new console is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4

20 YEARS OF PLAYSTATION. Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 4 20th anniversary edition video game console is displayed at Sony's showroom in Tokyo on December 4, 2014. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

The evolution of gaming: Meet the new player

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Virtual Reality takes the gaming experience to a whole new level

Sony’s PlayStation 4 sales top 30.2M units worldwide

Nov 25, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Sony says the PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history

30.2 MILLION UNITS. Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 4 20th anniversary edition video game console is displayed at Sony's showroom in Tokyo on December 4, 2014. File Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

World of Tanks heading to the PS4

Sep 17, 2015 - 7:35 PM

While no PlayStation Plus membership is needed to play upon release those with PS Plus memberships will get some benefits


Sony’s PlayStation Now heads to PS3 on May 12

May 06, 2015 - 5:55 PM

PlayStation Now is a subscription cloud gaming service that allows players to stream specific video games on the PlayStation 4 and soon on the PS3

PLAYSTATION NOW. Image from PlayStation Blog.

Great video games for summer

Apr 05, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Here are some console video games you may want to check out

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair