AMD builds a game console monopoly

AMD has quietly gained control of the game consoles currently shipping (with the exception of the PS3), and the company recently confirmed it will be providing the core technology for Sony's upcoming PS4.

Origin debuts PC-Xbox 360 hybrid

Origin has debuted the ultimate PC-Xbox 360 hybrid rig for hardcore gamers. 

The system - which is appropriately dubbed "The Big O" - features Intel Xeon X5680 processors overclocked to 4.3GHz, (up to) 24GBs of Corsair GT 2000MHz memory and multiple GeForce GTX 480 GPUs.