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LeapFrog LeapTV: A Wii-Plus-Kinect Mashup For Kids

Video games aren’t always suitable for young kids — some decidedly so. But try explaining to a five-year-old why the Xbox is a grownup device and you’ll end up in an endless spiral of “but why?” LeapFrog’s new LeapTV aims to change that, with a gaming console built just for kids age three to eight.


A New Xbox Ad Is Turning On Consoles By Accident

The Xbox One has a new ad starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. Standard. But what is strange is that as he shouts “Xbox On” near its start, consoles around the world are firing up.


The PlayStation TV Is Coming To Australia

The PlayStation TV, released exclusively to Japan in late 2013 as the Vita TV, is coming to Australia this spring. The mini-console is basically a cross between a PlayStation 3 and a PlayStation Vita, letting you play handheld Vita games on the big screen with a PS3 controller.


China Finally Suspends Its Ban On Foreign Game Consoles

After 14 years of prohibition, the Chinese government has lifted a ban on the sale of foreign consoles inside the country’s border. This opens the door for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to tap in the multi-billion market — though the companies have already admitted it won’t be easy.


Here's Why Tom Clancy's: The Division Looks So Good

From the early trailers and gameplay footage, Tom Clancy’s: The Division is worth buying a next-gen console for. It’s a tale of a dystopian future where a virus is wiping out humanity and elite soldier units burst forth in order to keep the peace in the ruins of New York City. Those eye-popping visuals are thanks to the Snowdrop engine, and this development featurette gives us another short taste of what The Division will be like.


Gizmodo Awards 2013: Vote For The Best Console Of The Year!

Five consoles enter. Only one may leave. Welcome to the 2013 Gizmodo Awards, where today you vote for the best console that the year had to offer. Get in here and tell us what you love!


Gizmodo Awards 2013: Console Of The Year Nominations Now Open!

It’s almost time to deck the halls in the lead up to the end of the year and that means we have the business of finding the best tech that 2013 had to offer. We want your nominations for the best console of the year. Nominate your favourite now!


You Know What? I'm Getting A Wii U

In this corner, the Xbox One, with its (mostly) all-knowing Kinect. In the opposite, the PS4, with hardcore gamer cred to spare. If you listen to most pundits — including us! — that’s the full reckoning of the battle for your console dollars. Me? I’m buying a Wii U. And maybe you should too.


Xbox One Or PS4?

The next generation of gaming consoles is finally, finally here. The PS4 and the Xbox One are both lovely in their own lovely ways, but you’d be crazy to get both. So which one — if any — do you pick?


Xbox One Review: Absolutely Amazing (When It Works)

Eight years later, the Xbox 360′s successor — and Microsoft’s latest bid to take over your living room — is here. Somehow it’s both worth the wait and quite not fully baked.