An x86 PlayStation 4 could signal a sea-change in the console industry: The next-generation PlayStation 4 will use an AMD x86 processor and AMD's Southern Islands GPU according to rumors this week. The next-generation Xbox is also rumored to use Southern Islands. Both rumors are plausible—but if true, they mean that the next-generation console market is going to be very different from the current one.
What ever happened to the American arcade?: Why do video arcades continue to prosper and flourish in Japan while struggling on life support in most other countries? We talked to one of the men behind a new documentary about the Japanese arcade scene to find out.