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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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Pokemon GO update’s controversial Appraisals rolling out now

Pokemon GO update’s controversial Appraisals rolling out now

The latest Pokemon GO update is rolling out to iOS and Android gamers, and in among its changes and improvements is a big help to new players and those needing a little extra tutoring from their team leaders. Already out for Android as Pokemon GO version 0.35.0 - and in the pipeline as 1.5.0 for iPhone - the update includes a variety of bugfixes and tweaks, but there's one significant feature that's been added, even if it's not making every player happy.

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PlayStation Now PC launch confirmed, DualShock USB adapter revealed

PlayStation Now PC launch confirmed, DualShock USB adapter revealed

Earlier in the month, we heard that Sony might be plotting to bring its PlayStation Now service over to Windows. As it turns out, those rumors were true, with Sony confirming the jump to Windows PCs today. The company also revealed a new PS4 DualShock adapter, which will allow players to cut out the USB cord and use their controllers wirelessly with their PCs.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Onesie looks as ridiculous as it sounds

Microsoft’s Xbox Onesie looks as ridiculous as it sounds

Any gamer worth their salt is going to tell you that comfort is a paramount concern when it comes to long gaming sessions, and now Microsoft is giving those players the opportunity to experience the gaming comfort that only an Xbox-branded onesie can provide. Say hello to the Xbox Onesie, a truly ridiculous product that we nonetheless can't help but find intriguing.

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Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

For all of the records it's broken, it looks like the popularity of Pokemon GO may now be on the decline. That's according to new data from various app analytics firms, which say that the metrics such as Pokemon GO's daily active users, engagement, and downloads have been decreasing ever since the app peaked in popularity in July. It had to happen eventually, we suppose.

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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 leaked to have a new DualShock 4 controller

PS4 Slim leaked to have a new DualShock 4 controller

We saw leaked photos of what was allegedly a PlayStation 4 “Slim” variant before analysts chimed that, yes, there is such a slightly redesigned console coming along with the PS4 Neo. While details are still as slim as the console itself, that isn’t stopping others from jumping in to show their own unofficial take on the still unconfirmed console. Like this equally slightly redesigned DualShock 4 controller, whose most significant change is a new, or maybe even a second, location for a light bar.

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Pokemon GO Update makes Team Leaders useful, promises exciting features

Pokemon GO Update makes Team Leaders useful, promises exciting features

Niantic Labs has just announced what seems to be a very minor update to Pokemon GO, which could still pique people’s curiosities. For one, it finally gives a bit of character to the otherwise practically useless Team Leaders. It also very briefly mentions one of the most debated aspects of the game: bots (and cheating). But most importantly, it tells players to hold on to their seats because new and exciting features are coming. Which isn’t really that surprising, but is now actually more critical than ever before.

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PlayStation Plus price increase coming for US and Canada in September

PlayStation Plus price increase coming for US and Canada in September

We've got some sour news for you PlayStation Plus subscribers, as Sony has revealed that the cost of the service will be increasing next month. This is the first time Sony has bumped up the price on PlayStation Plus since it first introduced the service as an optional premium subscription way back in 2010, so perhaps something like this was only a matter of time.

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How do I get “free” Pokemon GO coins?

How do I get “free” Pokemon GO coins?

Pokemon GO players find an obvious (yet hidden) method for gaining "free" coins in this global phenomenon of a game. It's not meant to be a secret, but there it remains - many new players see the Pokemon GO items store and instantly assume that they'll have to pay actual cash to attain Pokemon Coins, which in turn will then allow them to purchase things like Lures and additional Pokeballs. It's just not true. The real key - or one of the real keys - is in plain sight.

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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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Pokemon GO down? No, I’m just banned

Pokemon GO down? No, I’m just banned

Soft bans and hard bans are popping up early today from Niantic as the company attempts to cut down a new wave of Pokemon GO cheaters. Of course not ALL of the users that the company has deemed less than on-the-level are actual cheaters - but quite a few (or most) of them are. I knew that my account was banned because I'd been keeping up on Pokemon IV levels with an IV checker - whoops!

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