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Microsoft Project Scorpio might need an Xbox One emulator

Microsoft Project Scorpio might need an Xbox One emulator

Microsoft is no stranger to backwards compatibility. Windows owes much of its excess baggage to that. Recently, however, that trait become an asset when the Xbox One gained compatibility for Xbox 360 games. Even Sony, much to its embarrassment, was impressed and couldn’t follow suit. It seems that we might see a repeat of that, though for reasons still hard to fathom. Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s promised “monster” of a next gen console, might actually use an emulator to support Xbox One games, something implied from a job posting sighted online.

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Analogue Nt mini won’t limit you to 30 classic NES titles

Analogue Nt mini won’t limit you to 30 classic NES titles

In about three months, Nintendo will be unleashing the NES Classic, a smaller, and more limited, throwback to a console fan favorite. Naturally, NES “remakers” Analogue is following suit. But unlike Nintendo’s official mini, the Analogue Nt mini won’t be as limited, offering all the amenities of modern technology while still promising compatibility with the cartridges and accessories of old. That said, it won’t be as small or as cheap as the NES Classic either. You do, however, really get what you pay for.

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PS4 Slim leak may be Sony’s biggest – with price estimates

PS4 Slim leak may be Sony’s biggest – with price estimates

The smaller version of the PlayStation 4 - the PS4 Slim - appears to have leaked in full. This device appears in a video with full boot sequence and exterior hardware. The owner of this device and video suggests that he or she purchased the device via Gumtree - the Craigslist of the international oddities universe. This device would - unsurprisingly - be smaller and slightly less powerful than its predecessor.

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Sony has two new PS4’s coming next month

Sony has two new PS4’s coming next month

Well, that escalated rather quickly. Hot on the heels of leaks of a “PS4 Slim”, sources have come out to confirm that there will indeed be such a console. But more than that, it will actually be a separate console from the already expected PlayStation 4 Neo. While the double punch will undoubtedly confuse some buyers, analysts claim that it is exactly the strategy that Sony needs in order to stem the declining console sales and, at the same time, attract even more new adopters of the gaming device turned entertainment center.

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PlayStation 4 “slim” seen at auction site

PlayStation 4 “slim” seen at auction site

Most gamers, particularly PS fans, are expecting the impending arrival of the more or less confirmed PS4 Neo. Little did we know, however, that there was, or is, another PlayStation 4 model, one that would fall under the company’s usual “slim” category. Such a PS4 slim was apparently held for auction online. And while it isn’t really solid evidence, it might inspire hope that a smaller version of the PS4 might still be coming or, better yet, might be the PS4 Neo after all.

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Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

I'd wager that most gamers have sat playing their favorite game with controller in hand and wished that their controller were arranged differently. I know I have wished that there were a button here or there rather than a d-pad at times. A patent application has surfaced that shows Nintendo is thinking about a slick new controller that can be configured to some extent to how the player wants it.

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Xbox One sales beat PS4 in July, NPD reports

Xbox One sales beat PS4 in July, NPD reports

The Xbox One S may be the new hotness, but it looks as if the now-replaced older model went out with a bang. Microsoft's console managed to outsell Sony's PlayStation 4 in July, and though this news is part of an NPD report that won't be out until next week, Microsoft has decided to celebrate its good month a little early.

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Nintendo NX detailed in new leak as a portable, cartridge-based console

Nintendo NX detailed in new leak as a portable, cartridge-based console

Nintendo's NX is still a console shrouded in mystery, but today a massive new leak might is dishing a lot of details about what it will offer when it arrives next year. Falling in with previous rumors, this leak also tips the NX as a portable console, but Nintendo is taking a more daring approach to handhelds this time around. Apparently, the NX will feature its own screen and detachable controllers that are housed on the device itself.

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Nintendo NES Classic Edition revealed: super tiny!

Nintendo NES Classic Edition revealed: super tiny!

The newest gaming console from Nintendo is also the cutest - the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. This device looks very, very similar to the original NES, and indeed has many of the same features, but this time it's a whole lot smaller, and comes with games built-in. Not crappy games - good games. The games you remember playing. And the controllers are the same - it's basically everything you want and nothing you don't. You don't have to blow on any cartridges to make them work - unless you want to!

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Original Dead Rising titles will be re-released on Xbox One, PS4, PC

Original Dead Rising titles will be re-released on Xbox One, PS4, PC

We recently learned that Dead Rising 4 is in the works, but for those who are new to the series and want to see how it all began, Capcom has you covered. The developer confirmed today that the original Dead Rising will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC, while Dead Rising 2 and its spin off, Off the Record, will be getting the same treatment, only without a PC release. Capcom confirmed the existence of these re-releases after a PS4 trophy list for the original Dead Rising was leaked.

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Microsoft plots Project Scorpio trade-up programs for Xbox One owners

Microsoft plots Project Scorpio trade-up programs for Xbox One owners

One of the most exciting things Microsoft revealed at E3 2016 was its new console, which for now has the working name of Project Scorpio. This new machine promises to bridge the gap between consoles and PCs even further, offering up 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second and support for virtual reality. That's all well and good, but what about those who have already bought in to the Xbox One platform?

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How Summer Games Done Quick 2016 makes speedrunning a marathon

How Summer Games Done Quick 2016 makes speedrunning a marathon

As I write this, I'm watching a group of three guys sit on a couch as one plays through the Illusion of Gaia, an old SNES action RPG that was released way back in 1994. The person playing the game is a speedrunner by the name of Adam "puwexil" Dunn, and his goal is to do a 100% run of the game – which is defined as finding all of Illusion of Gaia's 50 collectible red gems in addition to completing the game itself – as quickly as possible.

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