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PS3s Running Linux Could Be Saved If Hacker Geohot Finds Cure

This Thursday PlayStation 3 owners who install a firmware update will find that the ability to run other operating systems – such as Linux – will be removed. Most people won’t even notice, but hacker Geohot is already working on a fix.


Netflix Is A Sad Experience On Both The Wii And The PS3

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This video shows the Wii streaming Netflix faster and prettier than the PS3, but it’s not much faster, and the Wii can’t support HD. Compared to Netflix on the Xbox 360, both implementations are downright pitiful.


Xbox 360 To Accept Any And All USB Storage Starting April 6

Last week, news leaked that the Xbox 360 would be adding support of mass storage devices for items like profiles and saved games. Today, Microsoft confirmed the update will arrive on April 6.


Nintendo 3DS Will Be At E3 2010

Oh hello! Looks like it won’t be long before someone gets their hands on a Nintendo 3DS because the device will apparently be shown off three months from now at E3 2010. [NYT via Kotaku]


Project Natal Needs 4 Metres Of Free Space

Obviously you’re going to need some space to flail your arms and legs about, but 4m? Seems like quite a bit just to play video games – even if Project Natal is the most anticipated gaming add-on this year.


Nintendo 3DS: The Details

Rumblings of a next-gen handheld started soon after Nintendo shrunk the DS and whacked a “Lite” behind it, but two portables later (the DSi and DSi XL) and Nintendo Japan is foretelling a June announcement for the 3DS.


What It's Like To PlayStation Move It

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If Se├▒or Chen’s impressions of PlayStation Move weren’t enough, I beat the crap out of this gladiator dude with my bare hands (holding the glowy stickballs) and in a new demo, stretched Kratos’s face like taffy. Mmm, taffy.


Apple Invades The Game Market

One year and – barely – nine months. That’s what it has taken Apple to invade 19 per cent of the total US portable game market, while the PSP sunk from 20 per cent to 11 per cent, and the Nintendo dropped 5 per cent. And that’s only revenue.


Kinda Obvious: Microsoft Already Researching Natal Successor

Microsoft Research Asia director Hsiao-Wuen Hon states the obvious: the company is already researching the “second version down the road”. Natal, like the first Xbox, is a big investment, so it’s unlikely that Microsoft would give up at one generation without giving it at least two, or maybe even three tries. So if the first Natal doesn’t succeed, you’ve got another one to look forward to on the next-gen Xbox. Hell, it probably will just ship with the console by default. [SMH via Geek]


The Only Suitable Resting Place For Your Red-Ringed Xbox 360

To serious gamers, the thought of just trashing a console – even if it’s an Xbox 360 that’s been claimed by the red ring of death – is just downright disrespectful. This coffin will let it rest in video game peace.


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