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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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Fortnite on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X side-by-side comparison

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X side-by-side comparison

Massively popular battle royale game Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch, and some frustrating news for PS4 users aside, it's a pretty exciting arrival. The game brings the full Fortnite experience, including fort building, of course, but some have expressed concerns over the quality. Turns out, it's not so bad.

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PlayStation 5 may use AMD hardware made specifically for Sony

PlayStation 5 may use AMD hardware made specifically for Sony

This week we're seeing another rumor claiming Sony is working closely with AMD on hardware for its upcoming PlayStation sequel, a console currently (and unofficially) being called the PlayStation 5. According to the cited sources, the PS5 may feature AMD's Zen and Navi architectures, the latter of which, the sources claim, was created specifically for Sony's console needs.

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Next-gen Xbox “Scarlet” said to be gaming device family

Next-gen Xbox “Scarlet” said to be gaming device family

The next-gen Xbox will be a family of new consoles, not just a single successor to the Xbox One X, as the rumor mill works its magic as the backdrop to E3 2018. Although Microsoft launched a new Xbox only last year, work is unsurprisingly underway on its replacement, with an aggressive roadmap for just when we could see fresh gaming hardware hit shelves.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate trailer has FULL roster

Super Smash Bros Ultimate trailer has FULL roster

There are so many characters in Nintendo Switch's Super Smash Bros Ultimate that your head will spin. Every single character from the original Super Smash Bros game series appears to be in this game. That's all the characters, N64, Wii, and so forth. That includes DLC characters, too - it's nuts!

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New Super Mario Party trailer uses more than one Nintendo Switch

New Super Mario Party trailer uses more than one Nintendo Switch

The primary reason for owning a Nintendo Switch just changed again, as a trailer for a new Mario Party was revealed at E3 2018. This game is set to challenge multiple players to the same game in the same living room - just as it was with previous Mario Party titles, but now there's a mobile element. And I don't mean mobile like "on your phone."

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