Major game makers are bringing the second-screen experience to gaming, with touch screens built into their latest consoles. The smaller screens can either duplicate what's on the big screen or carry images that complement the action. "Mobile apps and online gaming communities built up around the new consoles may very well drive interest in the new hardware. The real test will be whether tapping into complementary devices is merely a means of keeping mindshare away from emails, texts and those pesky mobile games, or if it will make the actual gaming experience better," Eric Johnson writes.

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