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Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro preloaded games and specs revealed

Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro preloaded games and specs revealed

A little over a week after the miniature console was first announced, SNK is back with an update on its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, revealing the 20 games that will be preloaded on the device. Though we still don't' know the launch dates or regional pricing for the console, SNK has revealed the model's hardware specs, giving future buyers a better idea of what to expect from the device.

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NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro is a console and fighting stick in one

NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro is a console and fighting stick in one

The retro mini console hype seems to have died down a bit now that almost all console makers old and new have put out their throwback consoles. SNK, however, seems to still have a few tricks up its sleeve. It has just announced a new console that gives a nod to a niche fighting stick market that's still thriving today. The NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro, however, is no mere arcade stick controller as it is its own standalone console as well.

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Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Those who have been playing PlayStation for years are familiar with the face buttons on the DualShock controller. There's square, circle, triangle, and then what? Is it "cross" or is it "X?" We're guessing that both camps have their share of adherents, but now Sony has finally put an end to the debate.

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That ugly PlayStation 5 is likely a dev kit, so you can breathe easy

That ugly PlayStation 5 is likely a dev kit, so you can breathe easy

Earlier this week, images from a certain Sony patent started making the rounds. Those images showed off a bulky looking console that some were worried was the PlayStation 5. Why would people be worried that it was the actual PlayStation 5? In short, it's because the console depicted in the image is a bit on the ugly side, with a deep V-shaped indent on the top and vents all over the place.

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Xbox One owners are not safe from contractors listening on them

Xbox One owners are not safe from contractors listening on them

The past weeks have been filled with news about smart assistants not just accidentally listening to conversations but those utterances being heard by complete strangers. That, however, it turns out wasn't just limited to the likes of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Even the likes of Microsoft Skype has been subjected to the same treatment so it's no surprise that even the Xbox One console is now reported to have been accidentally recording conversations for human ears to hear without the owner's knowledge.

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More Xbox exclusives on other consoles? Don’t get your hopes up

More Xbox exclusives on other consoles? Don’t get your hopes up

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to the Switch later this year. That was a particularly surprising announcement because up until it happened, Ori and the Blind Forest was an Xbox One console exclusive. If you thought that maybe this meant Microsoft would consider bringing other exclusives to platforms like the Switch and the PlayStation 4, you might want to pump the breaks, because Microsoft says that isn't happening.

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Nintendo Switch upgrade program rumor shot down by Nintendo

Nintendo Switch upgrade program rumor shot down by Nintendo

Despite the newfound prestige and popularity that Nintendo now enjoys because of the Switch, in some ways, it is still the same Nintendo that some have grown to love to hate. The company can be quite old-fashioned in its business practices, which may have benefits in terms of stability and predictability but not in keeping up with the times or blazing a new trail. Just when everyone thought that it will be leading a new trend of upgrading old consoles, it quickly and officially dashes all hope of trading in an old Switch for a new one.

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FIFA 20, Potentially a worthwhile upgrade

FIFA 20, Potentially a worthwhile upgrade

FIFA’s been a real guilty pleasure for soccer fans over the years. Every year, gamers complain about having to pay full prices for very few substantial changes. It’s basically the same game every year, yet so many of us pre-order it with unquestioning loyalty.

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Upgrading to the new Switch? Here’s how to transfer your data

Upgrading to the new Switch? Here’s how to transfer your data

Last month, Nintendo announced that the standard Switch is getting a little bit of an upgrade by way of a new model that boasts increased battery life. While the new Switch doesn't offer any increased performance over launch models, that bump up in battery life might be worth a swap for some people, given the console's emphasis on portability. If you're planning to jump to the new Switch model, here's how you'll transfer your user and save data over to the new console.

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Gamers are Xbox Project Scarlett’s first priority

Gamers are Xbox Project Scarlett’s first priority

E3 2019 was a pretty big show for the games industry. Even though Sony wasn't in attendance, Microsoft was, and it shared the first details about its next-generation console, which for now is called simply Project Scarlett. Microsoft made some big promises about Project Scarlett during an E3 sizzle video, but now Xbox chief Phil Spencer is getting a little more specific about his company's major goals with the console.

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Now is a good time to buy a Playstation 4 despite being in the final stage of its life cycle

Now is a good time to buy a Playstation 4 despite being in the final stage of its life cycle

If you’ve resisted forking out the cash for a PS4 till now, it may be a good time to finally give in. The fourth generation PlayStation may be six years old now – we are nearing the launch of a PS5 in a few years – but there’s plenty of shelf life left before it bids gamers farewell. Sony has well and truly dominated console gaming this generation, with countless of exclusive household titles that have cemented their place in the gaming hall of fame. You won’t want to miss these.

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Genki Covert Dock gives Switch the accessory Nintendo should’ve made

Genki Covert Dock gives Switch the accessory Nintendo should’ve made

As a portable gaming machine, the Switch is pretty solid. The Switch dock and adapter, on the other hand, add a considerable amount of bulk to the equation. We've seen a few companies try their hands at releasing smaller, more portable docks, but some users have reported that those docks bricked their consoles. That means that users need to choose between using the official Switch dock or potentially risking their hardware in using something more portable.

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