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The perfect handheld device for gaming and apps can mean the difference between pleasure and extreme boredom. Need help choosing the right one? Check out our buying guides, product reviews and hand-picked links to help you make the right buying decision.

Nyko PlayStation 4 Charge Base Review | About.com Gadgets
Nyko’s PlayStation 4 Charge Base adds convenience to charging your DualShock 4 controller.

Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.

Hear, Hear: The Gaming Headset Roundup
Does having a gaming headset sound good to you? From Turtle Beach and Astro to ROCCAT and PDP, here are options for consoles and PC at any budget.

That Was Cheap, Dude: The Budget Gaming Headset Roundup
Affordable doesn't have to mean terrible. A look at some budget gaming headset alternatives that still serve up pretty nice sound.

Review: EA Sports Football Club Official Wired Controller
PDPs EA Sports Football Club official controller is solid for a third-party device though a tad pricey for a wired gamepad.

How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery

Review: SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller for iPad and iPhone
The SteelSeries Stratus adds console-style precision to your iPhone and iPad games but at a price.

Review: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.

Tutorial: How to Play PS4 Games on PS Vita with Remote Play
A step-by-step guide on how to play PS4 games on the PS Vita.

Review: Pokemon X & Y Is The Very Best
Pokemon X & Y Review: First true Pokemon game of the 3DS generation just might be the best one yet.

Hold It! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies Review
Capcom’s popular legal series returns with revamped 3D graphics and a new addition to the Wright Anything Agency in "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies."

Review: Etrian Odyssey Untold

Hero Complex: Scribblenauts Unmasked Review
Scribblenauts Unmasked review for 3DS and Wii U.

Review: The Wonderful 101
Wonderful 101 serves up a refreshing experience for fans of technical beat-em-up games. The question now is, will gamers buy it?

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review
Final Fantasy XIV gets a mulligan with solid follow up, “A Realm Reborn.”

Review: Disney Princess Royal Salon App
‘Royal Salon’ app lets users get their princess on with hair styling and wardrobe changes.

Review: Pikmin 3 for Nintendo Wii U
Pikmin returns with some new helpers and a new cast as well as off-TV play via the Wii U tablet.

Review: Project X Zone
A review of the Namco-Bandai, Capcom and Sega tactical strategy RPG mashup Project X Zone.

Review: Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale
Game is a charming celebration of monsters, heroes and childhood.

Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV
Samurais battle demons in the latest installment of the Shin Megami Tensei series for the Nintendo 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Review: Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and Playstation Vita
Dungeons & Dragons meets glorious, hand-drawn 2D action in this old-school-style hack and slash game.

Review: Bloodmasque for iPad and iPhone
Touchy-feely vampire hunting strikes at the heart of iPhone and iPad gamers.

Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review
“Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers” resurrects colon use, classic ’90s role-playing.

Hit It Till It Dies: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Review
Monster Hunter enters the third dimension as popular Japanese franchise lands on 3DS in Western shores.

Review: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity
Nintendo’s popular creatures take their first stab at those mysterious dungeons on the 3DS.

Review: Brave Interactive Comic App
Brave Interactive Comic app has promise but is scuttled by issues.

If I Only Had a Brain: Brain Age Concentration Training Review
Latest Brain Age game goes beyond keeping brain active to improving concentration.

Review: Fire Emblem Awakening
Nintendo’s beloved RPG franchise enters the third dimension with “Fire Emblem: Awakening” for the Nintendo 3DS.

Review: Code of Princess
Classic hack-and-slash and beat-em-up action returns to form in Code of Princess for the Nintendo 3DS.

Review: Etrian Odyssey IV ‘Legends of the Titan’
Etrian Odyssey IV serves up classic dungeon crawling action.

Review: ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse
ROCCAT’s Lua mouse serves up basic gaming features on a budget.

Review: Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions
Namco Bandai brings six Pac-Man and Galaga games to 3DS in its latest collection.

Review: ThunderCats for Nintendo DS
The re-imagined Thundercats hit the Nintendo DS with an old-school hack and slash game.

Review: Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile
Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile brings arcade-style fighting to iPhone and iPad.

Review: Street Fighter X Mega Man
Blue Bomber returns for 25th anniversary in Street Fighter X Mega Man.

Review: Spy Hunter (2012)
Fast & Furious meets James Bond in latest iteration of spy car franchise.

Review: Fling Joystick Controller for iPad
A review of Ten One Design’s Fling Joystick for iPad.

Portable Gaming: Top 10 Portable Console Games of 2012
A look at the best games of 2012 for portable consoles such as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP and Sony PlayStation Vita.

Portable Gaming: Top 10 Portable Console Games of 2012
A look at the best games of 2012 for portable consoles such as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP and Sony PlayStation Vita.

Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Portable Gaming Review: Persona 4 Golden
“Persona 4 Golden” glitters on the PlayStation Vita.

Laptop Gaming: XCOM Enemy Unknown Review
Laptop gaming review: Old-school strategy and alien abduction hijinks return in "XCOM: Enemy Unknown."

Review: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition recorder adds HDMI, pass-through capabilities.

Review: Pokemon Black & White Version 2
Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 are most polished versions of franchise to date.

Laptop Gaming Review: Torchlight 2
Runic Game’s Torchlight 2 serves up a solid dungeon crawler that’s less of a solitary affair than its predecessor.

Laptop Gaming Review: Guild Wars 2
Dynamic fantasy reigns in Guild Wars 2.

Review: Rock Candy Xbox 360 Controller
Performance Designed Products Rock Candy Xbox 360 controller attempts to provide gamers with affordable alternative.

Dishonored: Rat Assassin App Review
Fruits are for sissies. According to “Dishonored: Rat Assassin,” real men &mdash and tough chicks — slice vermin.

Review: Nyko PS Vita Power Grip
A review of the Nyko Power Grip for the Playstation Vita.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Review for Nintendo 3DS
Review of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the Nintendo 3DS.

Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for Nintendo 3DS
Review of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for Nintendo 3DS.

Review: Minnie Bow Maker App
A review of Disney’s Minnie Bow Maker app for the iPad and iOS devices.

Review: Heroes of Ruin for Nintendo 3DS
A review of Heroes of Ruin for the Nintendo 3DS.

Review: SolaRola App for iOS and Android
A review of the SolaRola app for iOS devices.

Review: Elmo's Musical Monsterpiece for Nintendo DS
A review of Elmo's Musical Monsterpiece for the Nintendo DS.

Review: Comedy Central Indecision Game
Review of the Comedy Central Indecision Game App for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Review: Miss Spider’s Tea Party App
Review of Miss Spider’s Tea Party app for iPad, iPhone and iPod.

E3 2012 Portable Electronics Roundup
Notable portable electronics happenings from E3.

Laptop Gaming Review: Diablo 3
A review of Diablo III for PC and Mac.

Portable Gaming Review: Disgaea 3 Absence of Detention for PlayStation Vita
Review of “Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention” for the PlayStation Vita.

Review: Mario Tennis Open for 3DS
Review of Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS.

Nyko PlayStation Vita Speaker Stand Review
A review of the Nyko PlayStation Vita Speaker Stand.

Portable Gaming: Kid Icarus Uprising Review for 3DS
A review of “Kid Icarus: Uprising” for the Nintendo 3DS.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review
A review of "Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots."

Review: Dinosaur Train Camera Catch
Review of the Dinosaur Train Camera Catch app

Review: Zuma’s Revenge! for the Nintendo DS
A review of Zuma’s Revenge! for the Nintendo DS.

Marvel Reads: Avengers Origins: Assemble! App Review

Peter Pan Disney Classics App Review

Review: Tales of the Abyss 3DS
Review of Tales of the Abyss for the Nintendo 3DS.

App Review: Infinity Blade II
A review of Infinity Blade II for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Review: Midway Arcade App
A review of the Midway Arcade app for iOS devices such as iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Tekken 3D Prime Edition Review for Nintendo 3DS
A review of Tekken 3D Prime Edition for the Nintendo 3DS.

WWE WrestleFest Review
A review of the WWE WrestleFest arcade remake for iPod, iPhone and iPad

Review: Slide Pad (Circle Pad Pro) for Nintendo 3DS
A review of Nintendo’s Slide Pad/Circle Pad Pro peripheral.

Review: Nyko Power Grip Extended Battery for Nintendo 3DS
A review of Nyko's Power Grip battery extender for the Nintendo 3DS.

Review: Nyko Power Pak+ (Plus) for 3DS
A review of the Nyko Power Pak+ (Plus) replacement battery for the Nintendo 3DS.

Portable Gaming: Resident Evil Revelations Review
A review of Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS.

App Review: The Monster at the End of this Book
Review of the Sesame Street storybook app, “The Monster at the End of this Book.”

Review: Another Monster at the End of This Book App
Review of the Sesame Street storybook app, “Another Monster at the End of this Book.”

Review: Bizzy Bear on the Farm App
A review of the Bizzy Bear on the Farm app.

Review: ‘Cinderella’ Storybook App by Nosy Crow
Nosy Crow's Cinderella storybook app.

Review: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Storybook Deluxe App
A review of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Storybook Deluxe app.

First Look: Nintendo DS Lite
The Nintendo DS is an extremely popular portable gaming device. Nintendo has gone and updated the DS in the form of the new DS Lite. Capable of playing its own games as well as GameBoy Advance games and weigh less then its predecessor, the Nintendo DS Lite looks to be one cool competitor to the Sony PSP.

Top PlayStation Portable (PSP) Accessories
Does your Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) fully satisfy you? If not, perhaps you need a PSP accessory such as a case, portable speakers or headphones. To get the most out of your PSP, a PSP accessory is a must. For more on the some of the best PSP accessories out there, check out this list.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review
“Animal Crossing: New Leaf” layers in the charm in latest installment of slice-of-life game.

Sony Playstation Portable Launch
Sony's long awaited Playstation Portable hit the United States and Canada finally to much fanfare. This article details the March 24, 2005 North American release of Sony's Playstation Portable via information from Sony's press release.

Review: Black Rock Shooter for PSP
Black Rock Shooter game tries to bring kinetic action of anime to the PSP?

Review: Sofia the First Story Theater App
“Sofia the First: Story Theater App” serves up storybook and digital puppet theater.

Cell Phone Games from IGN
Those looking for something to do with their cell phones besides make calls will find a wealth of information on the latest and great video games for the small screen at IGN's cell phone gamer site.

Nokia
Nokia's N-Gage cell phone/video game combo device offers a lot to the truly on the go person. Top quality video games and multi-player capability coupled with an easy to use interface have made this device very popular.

Sony Playstation Portable
Sony's official Playstation Portable page.

Nintendo's Game Boy
This is the official homepage for Nintendo's Game Boy product line.

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