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Minecraft on consoles get Mini Game Heroes, continuing updates

Minecraft on consoles get Mini Game Heroes, continuing updates

While still waiting whether Minecraft will ever officially be on an augmented reality platform, Microsoft HoloLens or otherwise, console players can bid their time with some new features designed specifically for their largely unmovable (save for the Switch) boxes. From new skins to new UIs, the Mojang uses the update to reassure certain Console Edition owners that they won't be abandoned when being Better Together isn't exactly better for them.

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Nintendo Switch dock built from old Game Boy Advance SP

Nintendo Switch dock built from old Game Boy Advance SP

If you're a Nintendo Switch owner, you can count yourself among the lucky who no longer have to struggle with the ongoing console shortages. The trade-off, however, is that you now get to deal with expensive accessories, like the $90 price tag on an extra dock. But if you're need of connecting your Switch to more than one TV and are skilled at DIY experiments, you could just make your own dock out of an old Game Boy.

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XSTATION lets you have both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4

XSTATION lets you have both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4

The console wars are often drawn between the Xbox and PlayStation camps (sorry Nintendo), but, whether you'd like to admit it or not, there will always be games from the other side of the fence you wish you could play on your favorite console. The most obvious solution would be to get both consoles, but that would quickly become a management nightmare. Fortunately, console modder extraordinaire EdsJunk has come up with a cleaner and smarter solution. Meet the XSTATION, your Xbox One and PS4 in one gateway to gaming paradise.

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PS4 Gold Edition is ironically cheaper than normal PS4

PS4 Gold Edition is ironically cheaper than normal PS4

There is no scarcity of special editions for any console of any generation. Save for the Nintendo Switch perhaps, though it’s still far too early to tell. Many of those editions come with custom paint jobs, exclusive colors, bundled games, and higher price tags. So when you hear that Sony will be putting out a very limited edition golden PlayStation 4, you almost expect it to be, well, like gold. Reality, however, is strange than fiction and this aurum PS4 will actually be cheaper. At least for a week.

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Watch a Nintendo Switch fall from a height of 1,000 feet

Watch a Nintendo Switch fall from a height of 1,000 feet

Dozens if not hundreds of smartphones sacrificed on the altar of entertainment and "science", scratch, bent, and dropped from all heights. But how about gaming consoles? Sure, we've seen an NVIDIA SHIELD dropped from a cargo plane, but that marketing stunt was designed so that the SHIELD would land safely. How about a stunt that isn't as safe? That's exactly what the poor Nintendo Switch experienced at the hands of a drone which, controlled by cruel humans, was forced to drop its fellow machine from a thousand feet up in the air.

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Nintendo to increase Switch production to meet ongoing customer demand

Nintendo to increase Switch production to meet ongoing customer demand

In case you haven't already heard, Nintendo's new Switch console has been a very hot item over the last few months, and eager buyers have been facing stock shortages since its launch in early March. If you haven't been able to buy one online or from your favorite retailer each time they get a small shipment, you may feel like giving up. But there's new hope! You might finally be able to get a Switch of your own… before the end of 2017, that is.

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Nintendo PlayStation prototype restored to working condition

Nintendo PlayStation prototype restored to working condition

Gaming fans may remember back to 2015 when a prototype of the legendary "Nintendo PlayStation" was discovered in a box of junk — it was barely functional, but it was the first time the hardware was seen in the wild. The early '90s saw Nintendo and Sony collaborating on the system — a SNES updated with a CD-ROM drive, allowing it to play both cartridge and disc-based games — but the partnership fell apart, and Sony went on to release the original PlayStation as we know it. Jump to today, and modder/hacker Ben Heckendorn has managed to repair the prototype.

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Next PlayStation console to debut in 2018, predicts analyst

Next PlayStation console to debut in 2018, predicts analyst

The PS4 Pro has barely been out for six months, so it's hard to imagine another new game console from Sony in the near future. However, if the release of the PS4 Pro itself, along with the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio, has shown us anything, it's that Sony and Microsoft are no longer sticking to a 5 to 7 year lifespan for their systems. With this in mind, it should come as little surprise that there's a new report on the next PlayStation launching as early as 2018.

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PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

There's a new Dragon Quest game coming out this summer in Japan, number 11 to be specific, and as one of the country's single most popular game series, it's getting not one but two special edition hardware treatments. The Square Enix-developed RPG is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS handheld, so each system will be getting a Dragon Quest XI-themed design.

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Xbox Project Scorpio unveiling tipped with Forza 7, Red Dead Redemption 2

Xbox Project Scorpio unveiling tipped with Forza 7, Red Dead Redemption 2

Gamers eagerly anticipating news on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, the new, more powerful Xbox console, may not have much longer to wait. News has surfaced that the hardware will unveiled by Microsoft within the next few weeks — well ahead of this year's E3 in June — with several big-name games used to showcase the console's 4K capabilities, including the debut of Forza Motorsport 7.

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Minecraft gets some Mighty Power Rangers skins

Minecraft gets some Mighty Power Rangers skins

Minecraft isn't exactly one to directly endorse some other commercial franchise, but if it didn't do this, someone would have done it anyway. It probably doesn't hurt that there are a few Power Rangers fans inside the now Microsoft-owned Mojang. So, lo and behold, as of update 1.0.5, Minecraft players on consoles, mobile, and Windows 10 will be getting a dose of sentai action via the Miney, er, Mighty Morphing Power Rangers skin pack.

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Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Nintendo consoles, especially in recent years. While I grew up with consoles like the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and Gamecube, in the time since then my preference has shifted to Nintendo's handhelds like the DS and the 3DS. Now that the Nintendo Switch is on the scene, Nintendo is looking to bounce back from a horrible console cycle with the Wii U, while at the same time blending the worlds of console and handheld gaming. How successful is it in doing so?

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