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Kinect breaks sales record

Well, that was quick. The Kinect has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling consumer electronics device. The hands-free game controller, which went on sale in November, sold 8 million devices in its first 60 days on sale.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 10, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, raises $42 million from investors

Those Angry Birds are just unstoppable. News came out this morning that Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, has raised a whopping $42 million from investors.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 10, 2011; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gaming, Mobile  
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Angry Birds, Facebook to team up in May

Initial reports stated that Angry Birds would hit Facebook next month, but Rovio's Peter Vestabacka told the Next Web that the game will hit the site in May. Vestabacka, whose title at Rovio is the Mighty Eagle, said he wasn't sure rumors about an earlier launch date got started.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 8, 2011; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sony bumps PSPGo back to $200

The price hike is more than a little baffling.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Judge says Sony can see visitors to hacker's site

A judge has said its okay for Sony to get the IP address of every user who has visited a Web site containing a hack for the PlayStation 3.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Angry Birds coming to Facebook

Angry Birds, that highly addictive game from Finnish company Rovio, is coming to Facebook next month.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Nintendo brings Netflix, free hotspots to 3DS, Hayley Tsukayama , March 3, 2011
Valve offers Steam for the 'big picture', Hayley Tsukayama , February 28, 2011
Sony PSP price drops to $129.99, Hayley Tsukayama , February 25, 2011
Elder Scrolls V preview up on YouTube, Hayley Tsukayama , February 24, 2011
Gears of War 3 to drop Sept. 20, Hayley Tsukayama , February 23, 2011
Nintendo announces 3DS game lineup for U.S., Hayley Tsukayama , February 23, 2011
Microsoft announces developers kit due this spring, Hayley Tsukayama , February 23, 2011
Microsoft to make Xbox announcements this week?, Hayley Tsukayama , February 21, 2011
Sony: We will ban any PS3 hackers, Hayley Tsukayama , February 17, 2011
Angry Birds will be on Windows Phone 7 and in 3D, Hayley Tsukayama , February 16, 2011
Smithsonian video game exhibition voting is open, Hayley Tsukayama , February 15, 2011
Video game song wins a Grammy, Hayley Tsukayama , February 14, 2011
Xperia Play will be on Verizon, run Android 2.3, Hayley Tsukayama , February 14, 2011
Portal 2 Valentines available from Valve, Hayley Tsukayama , February 11, 2011
Super Bowl ads: Tech edition, Hayley Tsukayama , February 7, 2011
Xperia Play's first commercial leaked, Hayley Tsukayama , February 3, 2011
Sony reveals new portable, codenamed the NGP, Hayley Tsukayama , January 27, 2011
Duke Nukem Forever ships May 3, Rob Pegoraro , January 21, 2011
Nintendo 3DS will hit U.S. stores March 27 for $249.99, Hayley Tsukayama , January 19, 2011
Sony hits snag in case over PS3 hacks, Hayley Tsukayama , January 18, 2011
Sony takes legal action over PS3 hacks, Hayley Tsukayama , January 12, 2011
Weekly video: Packing for CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 4, 2011
Angry Birds hits PlayStation as a mini title, Hayley Tsukayama , January 3, 2011
Reminder: Don't play Frogger on real-life roads, Rob Pegoraro , December 29, 2010
Nintendo warns 3DS is not for younger gamers, Hayley Tsukayama , December 28, 2010
Kinect hacks that'll make your jaw drop, Hayley Tsukayama , December 27, 2010
The 'PlayStation phone' has a name: Xperia Play, Hayley Tsukayama , December 22, 2010
Games meet real life, Hayley Tsukayama , December 17, 2010
Google Chrome innovates to help charities, Hayley Tsukayama , December 17, 2010
Christmas gift ideas for all kinds of gamers, Hayley Tsukayama , December 15, 2010
Weekly video: Xbox Kinect, Rob Pegoraro , November 9, 2010
EA takes 'Taliban' out of Medal of Honor game, Rob Pegoraro , October 1, 2010
Playing with Sony's PlayStation Move controller, Rob Pegoraro , August 24, 2010
 
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