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Here’s your first look at the Mad Box console

Here’s your first look at the Mad Box console

It's been an interesting couple of days for the gaming industry, and that's mostly thanks to one company: Slighty Mad Studios, the developers behind games like Project Cars and Need for Speed: Shift. On January 2nd, Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell created a Twitter account to announce not a new game, but a new console. Dubbed the Mad Box, Bell said that it will be the most powerful console ever made and will be priced competitively with the next Xbox and PlayStation.

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Mad Box aims to challenge PlayStation and Xbox

Mad Box aims to challenge PlayStation and Xbox

For years now, the competitors in the game console space have been pretty well defined. Since Sega's exit from the console business in the early 2000s, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have been the three major companies competing for market share. It may not be much longer until a new company enters the ring, though, as Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has announced that it's working on a new console.

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PlayStation Classic is at its lowest but who’s going to bite

PlayStation Classic is at its lowest but who’s going to bite

It is the age not just of retro gaming but retro gaming consoles as well. The success of the soon to be extremely rare NES Classic has inspired other console and even arcade cabinet makers to try and grab a piece of that pie before it gets cold. Unsurprisingly, Sony also came out with the PlayStation Classic a few months back. But while it now enjoys its lowest price ever on Amazon, it remains debatable whether, at least by itself, that mini console is worth even that reduced price.

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Nintendo Switch deal adds $25 gift card to best-seller

Nintendo Switch deal adds $25 gift card to best-seller

The Nintendo Switch has proved resolutely stubborn when it comes to holiday discounts, but a pre-Christmas promotion bundling a free gift card does help sweeten the deal. While December 25th is only a few days away, a new promo for the Switch pairs the best-selling console with a $25 gift card.

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Is this Intellivision Amico retro console teaser enough to make you wait?

Is this Intellivision Amico retro console teaser enough to make you wait?

Back in May, games industry veteran Tommy Tallarico announced that he has been plotting a comeback for the Intellivision. While our minds immediately jumped to retro consoles like the NES Classic, Tallarico was purposefully vague back when he revealed the project he's working on with his company, Intellivision Entertainment. At the time, he said that more information was coming in October, a month that we just so happen to be in the midst of at this very moment.

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PS4 owners: set your messages to private to avoid malicious system crash

PS4 owners: set your messages to private to avoid malicious system crash

In the past couple of years, we've seen a number of instances where mobile platforms, both iOS and Android, are hit with bugs where receiving a text message containing unique code or a specific character causes the app or even the whole device to crash. Now it's the PlayStation 4's turn. A growing number of owner are reporting this same problem, where a message is received and it forces the console to crash, in some cases even requiring a factory reset to fix.

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Xbox One keyboard, mouse support confirmed, Razer peripherals coming

Xbox One keyboard, mouse support confirmed, Razer peripherals coming

It's really been a long time coming and Xbox users are probably more surprised that it is taking Microsoft this long to roll out this feature. In fact, keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One isn't even rolling out yet except for a very select few Xbox Insiders. Microsoft may just be trying to do the implementation correctly and, perhaps more importantly, assure console gamers that it isn't the end of the world yet.

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Commodore 64 Mini release date finally gets some good news

Commodore 64 Mini release date finally gets some good news

Last year, Retro Games announced that it was reviving the Commodore 64. Following in Nintendo's footsteps with the NES and SNES Classic, the machine Retro Games revealed was a small-scale replica of the original Commodore 64 that came loaded with some of the most noteworthy games from the time. Now, some months later, Retro Games has announced when the mini console will make its way to North America.

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Genki dongle brings Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

Genki dongle brings Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

A new dongle called Genki promises to bring Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch, offering a wireless solution to the console's wired audio problem. The Switch does not itself support Bluetooth audio devices, forcing users to plug in a pair of earbuds or headphones for private listening. Genki offers to be the solution by connecting to the device's USB-C port.

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RPG Maker MV coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One

RPG Maker MV coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Gaming is such a big thing these days that almost every kid or grownup dreams of making their own best-selling game. Not every one of those, however, may have the knowledge or time to dig deep into game development. Fortunately, there are tools like the RPG Maker series that simplify that process and, by next year, console gamers will be able to experience that game-making process when RPG Maker MV lands on the Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One.

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Xbox One Minecraft and PUBG summer bundles arrive this week

Xbox One Minecraft and PUBG summer bundles arrive this week

Just in time for the hottest part of summer comes a great excuse to stay inside: two new Xbox One bundles. The two new sets, which Microsoft is calling its "summer bundles," are for two wildly popular games -- Minecraft and PUBG. Both bundles feature the Xbox One console in X and S variants, as well as copies of the games and more.

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NEOGEO mini launch details: what you need to know

NEOGEO mini launch details: what you need to know

Old consoles have been resurrected by they are only a fraction of their former selves. Literally too. Inspired by the success of Nintendo’s NES/SNES Classic (Famicom/Super Famicom mini, respectively, in Japan), SNK has decided to put out a mini arcade cabinet to celebrate its 40th birthday. Those who have been waiting for NEOGEO mini piece of nostalgia need not wait much longer. Unless you’re not in Japan, in which case the wait is a bit more indefinite.

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