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Samsung, Sony smartwatch failures don’t spell doom for wearable tech

A man tries a Samsung Galaxy Gear, right,

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Smartwatches have the tech world buzzing. These latest smart devices are worn on your wrist like any other watch, but they tell you more than just the date and time -- smartwatches can connect to the Internet and take pictures just like our smartphones. Tech companies have given us a glimpse of what the future of mobile computing could look like.

If the wristwatch isn't where you expected...

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force Tango

Earforce Tango Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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If you’re looking for a casual gamer’s headset this isn’t the product for you. You can save yourself a bunch of dough by opting for one of Logitech’s many amazing headsets. I’ve used several of them and they all work efficiently for the novice gamer.

But for hard-core gamers who eat, sleep and breathe headshots, and are willing to pay for that added experience, the Black Ops II Ear Force Tango...

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Gamers can direct live streams with PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is first game to enable direct

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and Twitch, the world's largest video platform and community for gamers, announced today a partnership that will allow for a first-of-its-kind experience that is sure to expand. The two have teamed up to allow gamers to stream their gaming sessions from the free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) PlanetSide 2 with just a click of...

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Sony delivers a headset ready to rumble

Sony's all new PULSE wireless stereo headset -

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"The audio quality and BassImpact should be experienced by PS3 owners and those wanting to be immersed in their entertainment."

- Warp Pipe

 

Tapping buttons on a gamepad has evolved into a physical interaction with what you do on the screen. When you see it happen, you feel it happening.  Prior to E3, Sony announced its plans to release the new PULSE wireless...

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Review: 'NHL 13' packs simulation but misses the 'Hitz'

NHL 13' is available now on Xbox 360

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EA Sports and their NHL franchise has be long praised as one of THE best sports games available ever since puck heads like myself were introduced to the 'Skill Stick'.  Yet each year somehow, the series has just kept getting better.  Now with Madden pulling their own wild cat offense and shaking their series up for the better does NHL 13 once again raise the bar?  

Don't expect...

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'Sleeping Dogs' is a eye-opening joy ride

"Sleeping Dogs" was developed by United Front Games

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Open-world gaming has a ton to offer yet some titles have found themselves lost within their own sprawling massive cities. The developers at United Front Games were up for the challenge and impressed publisher Square Enix with the original IP.

Players assume control of Wei Shen, crossing the line between federal agent and criminal. Wei is an officer of the San Francisco Police Department assigned...

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Don't run, fly in 'Hybrid' on Xbox Live

"Hybrid" was developed by 5th Cell and is

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Developer 5th Cell surprised the gaming world with a brand-new third-person shooter concept nearly a year ago, and now their vision is available exclusively on Xbox Live as part of the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade. The digital download costs 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), but does "Hybrid" have enough game life for gamers to pull the trigger for purchase?

The new approach "Hybrid"...

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Video games Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con

Ubisoft plans to offer a variety of experiences

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Comic book juggernaut Marvel reminded gamers that they will have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a superhero they can save the world with from the comfort of their own homes.

During a panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, much was discussed about creating succesful games based on their characters through compelling story-telling and true-to-character experiences.  

New...

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Kidsday previews FIFA 13

Pull off dynamic headers like French International footballer

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Whether you call it football or soccer, many can agree that no one brings you closer to the action like EA Sports' FIFA videogame franchise. On-field ability and performance has once again been improved, while EA's "Complete-Dribbling" borrows partly from FIFA Street, adding creativity with the ball while facing opponents.

FIFA 13 hits all major consoles, PC and mobile devices Sept....

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'Mass Effect 3' launches

"Mass Effect 3" launch trailer

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War for Earth has begun, and gamers who've been gearing up for the climactic battle can finally answer the call to arms against the Reapers. "Mass Effect 3" has become one of the most anticipated releases of the calendar year.

Longtime fans will continue their journey based upon their choices made in previous games. New recruits won't feel left out either, as Bioware states that...

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