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PS Vita cartridges just refuse to die

PS Vita cartridges just refuse to die

Earlier this week, Sony dealt a blow that we all knew was coming. The company revealed to developers that it will stop producing physical game cartridges for the PS Vita, a move that marks the beginning of the end for the handheld in a lot of ways. While Sony might be ready sunset the PS Vita in the US and Europe, it looks like the handheld is being saved from a similar fate in Japan.

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Sea of Thieves’ The Hungering Deep update dated in new trailer

Sea of Thieves’ The Hungering Deep update dated in new trailer

Last month, Rare detailed its plans to expand the rather light content offerings of Sea of Thieves throughout 2018. There will be a total of six content updates released over the rest of the year, the company said, and the first one is called The Hungering Deep. Rare has launched a new trailer for The Hungering Deep, which tells us when we can expect the new content to arrive.

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Fortnite’s Solo Showdown mode offers prizes to the best of the best

Fortnite’s Solo Showdown mode offers prizes to the best of the best

It's been just about eight months since Fortnite's Battle Royale mode launched, and in that time, plenty of players have become astoundingly good at the game. Fortnite doesn't offer anything like a ranked ladder for people who are looking to try hard in a competitive mode, but that all changes this week (at least temporarily). Epic today announced the next limited-time game mode for Fortnite, and it's called Solo Showdown.

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This Sense8 series finale trailer is making us angry at Netflix all over again

This Sense8 series finale trailer is making us angry at Netflix all over again

Today is an exciting day if you happen to be a fan of Netflix's Sense8. Netflix has delivered the trailer for the Sense8's season finale, giving fans a taste of what to expect when the two-hour movie launches on the streaming service next month. We're just a few weeks out from that premiere at this point, so it's definitely time to get hyped up.

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Nintendo Switch eShop has a huge week ahead of it

Nintendo Switch eShop has a huge week ahead of it

With the arrival of another Thursday comes a new batch of games for the Nintendo Switch eShop. In recent months, many of the weekly updates to the Switch eShop have been fairly tame, but this week's update definitely takes things to another level. There are a bunch of great games hitting the eShop this week, so let's dive into the Switch's new arrivals.

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SNES Classic Edition in stock at Amazon next week

SNES Classic Edition in stock at Amazon next week

If you haven't had any luck in finding an SNES Classic Edition, then here's a bit of good news: Amazon has announced that it will restock the popular mini console next week. There are already plenty of people selling SNES Classics through Amazon - in fact, at the time of this writing, there are more than 700 available - but if you want to get one that's new in box, you're looking at paying at least $100. That, of course, is a decent amount more expensive than the SNES Classic's list price.

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Xbox Adaptive Controller official, and it’s fascinating

Xbox Adaptive Controller official, and it’s fascinating

Earlier this week, an Xbox controller with a very interesting shape and design leaked. At the time of the leak, we were told it was an accessibility controller, meant for people who have a difficult time using a standard gamepad. Now, just a few days later, Microsoft has officially announced the device as the Xbox Adaptive Controller, and it's every bit as cool as Monday's leak suggested it would be.

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The US Senate just voted to save net neutrality

The US Senate just voted to save net neutrality

If you were a bit cynical about the US Senate's vote to save net neutrality today, we can't really blame you. With senators and representatives all too willing to vote along party lines, the odds are certainly stacked against this effort by Democrats in Congress to block the FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom Order." It appears, however, that your cynicism was misplaced, at least in this instance.

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Battlefield V announced, official reveal coming next week

Battlefield V announced, official reveal coming next week

As Battlefield 1 is turning two later this year, many people have been expecting the reveal of a new Battlefield game for late 2018. Rumors claiming that a new Battlefield game is in the works have popped up here and there in recent months, and now Electronic Arts has confirmed that one is on the way. We don't know much about the title just yet, but that air of mystery won't last for very long, as an official reveal is slated for next week.

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Shenmue 3 has been delayed because of course it has

Shenmue 3 has been delayed because of course it has

Over the years, Shenmue fans have proven they're nothing if not patient. It's been a long, long time since Shenmue 2 was released for the Sega Dreamcast, of all things, which means the wait for Shenmue 3 is quickly closing in on a whopping 17 years. Unfortunately, the wait got a little longer today, as Deep Silver has delayed Shenmue 3.

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Pokemon Nintendo Switch titles tipped with new web domains

Pokemon Nintendo Switch titles tipped with new web domains

With E3 on the horizon, rumors about the Pokemon titles coming to Nintendo Switch have kicked into high gear. Over the past few days, rumors have cropped up claiming that not only will the Switch's Pokemon titles be released this year, but also what their titles will be. Apparently, Nintendo and Game Freak have chosen Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go! Eevee as the names for this new pair of titles.

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Amazon Prime members get a cheaper Whole Foods basket

Amazon Prime members get a cheaper Whole Foods basket

Ever since Amazon bought Whole Foods in the middle of last year, it's been doing pretty much everything it can to get more people in the doors. Almost immediately, these efforts materialized as across-the-board price cuts, making Whole Foods much more competitive with other grocery stores. Amazon has also been rolling out a number of perks for Prime users who choose to do their shopping at Whole Foods, and today, it's adding another one to the list.

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