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2TB Xbox One S was a special launch model, now sold out

2TB Xbox One S was a special launch model, now sold out

The new Xbox One S is now on sale, and while most reviews are in agreement about Microsoft's refreshed console not being much of an upgrade over the original, it does come highly recommended for first-time Xbox One buyers. If you're in this situation, and were hoping to pick up the model with a 2TB hard drive once its availability improves, we have some bad news for you.

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NES Classic Edition details: save points, “pixel perfect” mode

NES Classic Edition details: save points, “pixel perfect” mode

When Nintendo confirmed and revealed the teeny weeny NES Classic Edition, some might have seen it as an obvious money grab that appealed to the nostalgia factor alone, desperately trying to mask the company's inability to innovate in the gaming console market. While the nostalgia part may be true, the NES Classic Edition will apparently also have some modern amenities, aside from HDMI output, only seen in emulators. Apparently, the mini console will feature different display modes and, perhaps best of all, save points any time.

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Xbox One S 2TB, wireless controller now available for order

Xbox One S 2TB, wireless controller now available for order

This is definitely a busy week for Microsoft, good or bad. It has just recently started rolling out the promised Summer update for the Xbox One ahead of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. But while PC users are still waiting for that to take place, gamers, and perhaps those who want to give gifts to certain gamers, have something more to look forward to. Yes, the Xbox One S is finally here, at least in the US, and can now be ordered direct from Microsoft, along with the new Xbox Wireless Controller.

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PlayStation 4 was top selling U.S. console in June

PlayStation 4 was top selling U.S. console in June

Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the top selling game console in the United States in June, according to NPD Group, the same honor it had in May and months before it. Microsoft, meanwhile, has bragged that the Xbox One hit 1.2 billion gaming hours in June, a milestone of its own representing a doubling of gaming hours versus the same month last year. Finally, for its part, Nintendo says it saw sales across the 3DS family of devices jump in June versus the month before, as well as high game performance.

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“BATMAN – The Telltale Series” launch date announced

“BATMAN – The Telltale Series” launch date announced

There's a new bat in town, and it ain't your older brother's Batman. In development, and teased, for quite some time now, "BATMAN - The Telltale Series" is a video game that takes quite a different stab at the uber popular Dark Night. Because instead of mashing buttons to dish out pain, which you can't do anyway on mobile, you will instead be relying on your wits and decision making abilities to solve crime, beat the bad guys, and maybe catch a kitty by its tail in the process.

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Nintendo collector finds ultra-rare US version N64 Disk Drive

Nintendo collector finds ultra-rare US version N64 Disk Drive

Serious Nintendo fans from the N64-era might remember hearing about the N64DD, a disk-drive add-on for the console that promised to bring larger, improved games, as well as introduce rewritable features. While the device was intended for a US release, after several years of delay it came out in Japan in 1999 where it was poorly received, leading to a quick and quiet death and no overseas launch. Imagine the surprise, then, when one collector came across a working US-model 64DD in Seattle.

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Gears of War 4 adorns first special edition Xbox One S

Gears of War 4 adorns first special edition Xbox One S

The new Xbox One S, a smaller, redesigned version of Microsoft's game console, won't be available until August, and already there's a special edition model announced. As you'd expect, it's themed after Microsoft's biggest exclusive title for the upcoming holiday season: Gears of War 4. The console drops the One S's white shell for a dark red, adorned with the Gears logo and laser-etched claw marks.

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Sega Saturn cracked to load games from USB, after 20 years

Sega Saturn cracked to load games from USB, after 20 years

As of last week, the Sega Saturn turned 21 years old, at least if you start counting from its EU release. Although it enjoyed an initial surge of popularity, the Saturn was quickly left by the wayside in the console wars that left only three companies standing. Like any old, obsolete console, the Sega Saturn has its own share of loyal fans. Now those fans can take their consoles out of storage. At long last, the Sega Saturn's DRM has finally been cracked and the console can finally load and play games off a USB stick instead of a CD.

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Xbox One background music arrives August 2

Xbox One background music arrives August 2

In January, a tweet suggested that we’d see background music support arrive for the Xbox One this summer, and now we finally have a date: it’ll arrive on August 2 with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, according to Microsoft. The Anniversary Update will bring changes to both the Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10; in addition to the background music support, owners will see Language Region Independence and more.

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GameStop rolls Xbox 360, PS3, Wii into one mega bundle

GameStop rolls Xbox 360, PS3, Wii into one mega bundle

We're already well into the era of Xbox One and PS4, but if you somehow managed to miss out on the previous console generation entirely, GameStop has a new console bundle directly targeted at you. The massive games retailer has announced that it will bundle the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii together, putting a price tag of $160 on the package. Obviously, this is meant to help GameStop clear out its remaining stock of these increasingly obsolete consoles, but it's not a bad deal for someone looking to pick up these older consoles on the cheap.

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PlayStation Neo tipped to land this year to usher in 4K gaming

PlayStation Neo tipped to land this year to usher in 4K gaming

While Microsoft was only too happy to tease the E3 2016 crowd with its Project Scorpio console, noticeably missing from the showroom floor and news was the PlayStation Neo, a.k.a. the PlayStation 4.5. Even Nintendo name dropped its NX console in announcing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Fresh Air the Wild. Apparently, there is a reason for that. According to insider sources, Sony's "and a half" console might actually launch later this year, so Sony is merely reserving the PR for when that happens.

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This special edition Xbox One was customized by Iron Man

This special edition Xbox One was customized by Iron Man

Microsoft has released custom, limited edition Xbox One consoles to celebrate the releases of games like Forza 6 and Halo 5, but now they've let the one and only Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, have a turn at designing one. Just in time for the release of Captain America: Civil War in theaters, a white Stark Industries version of the console has debuted, complete with its own arc reactor.

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