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Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega found a lot of success with its Sega Genesis Mini retro console, but back before the company was putting out home consoles, it was cutting its teeth in the arcade scene. Sega still makes arcade machines to this day, so its newest retro console comes as little surprise. Sega has revealed the Astro City Mini, a miniature arcade cabinet that will connect to your TV and let you play a collection of classic arcade games.

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Five things I need to see from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase

Five things I need to see from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase

After weeks of waiting, we finally have a date for Microsoft's Xbox Series X game reveal. The company will reveal a number of first-party games in development for the Xbox Series X in just a couple of weeks, on July 23rd at 9 AM PDT. While we wait for the 23rd to roll around, here are five things I need to see from the showcase.

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Xbox Games Showcase date and time revealed: What to expect

Xbox Games Showcase date and time revealed: What to expect

The Microsoft Xbox Series X main event - or the latest main event, that is - was revealed today with a final release date and time. This Xbox Games Showcase will show major Microsoft games aplenty - including such monsters as Halo Infinite. You'll find the event streaming from Xbox.com, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and, as ironically as possible, Twitch.

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Atari VCS console has a new and hopefully final launch date

Atari VCS console has a new and hopefully final launch date

Atari's recreation of its 80s home console is unique in many ways. It isn't a miniature version, for one, and it is also terribly late. In fact, it proudly celebrated the second anniversary of its Indiegogo crowdfunding last May. After setbacks, delays, drama, and even more delays, the Atari VCS may finally be ready to launch in the last quarter of the year, just in time for the gaming holidays.

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Nintendo game codes can no longer be sold by European retailers

Nintendo game codes can no longer be sold by European retailers

Digital distribution of games has definitely made it easier to acquire games without having to worry about physical media that may be damaged for good. It's a double-edged sword, though, as publishers and game companies can decide to remove access to digital titles and that's that. This greater control on the part of companies reared its head once again, this time in Europe where Nintendo is no longer allowing retailers to sell digital download codes for its first-party games.

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Nintendo president apologizes for your most pressing Switch issue

Nintendo president apologizes for your most pressing Switch issue

By this point, the issues with Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons have been well documented. The Joy-Cons, while perhaps more functional than a standard gamepad, are also more a fair bit more fragile. Ever since the Switch launched, players have been reporting issues with the thumbsticks on their Joy-Cons drifting - that is, registering input when players aren't making any.

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Xbox Series S reveal event details leak

Xbox Series S reveal event details leak

If you've been following next-generation rumors for a while, then you'll know that Microsoft's Xbox Series X reveal was missing something: a second console. Since the early days of Project Scarlett rumors and leaks, we've heard that the next generation will comprise multiple consoles for Microsoft, but when it came time to reveal its next-gen hardware, Microsoft only announced the Xbox Series X.

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Xbox Series X might have a second console in tow at launch

Xbox Series X might have a second console in tow at launch

In the lead up to the reveal of the Xbox Series X, there were numerous rumors that claimed Microsoft's next-generation console plans actually comprised two machines. Individually, these machines were called Anaconda and Lockhart, and together, they made up Project Scarlett. Project Scarlett was eventually revealed to be the singular Xbox Series X, with no sign of another console.

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DOOM Eternal players finally get a new Battle Mode multiplayer map

DOOM Eternal players finally get a new Battle Mode multiplayer map

The next major DOOM Eternal update has rolled out and with it, players are finally getting a new Battle Mode map. Update 2 is massive, including quality of life improvements for Battle Mode, as well as the addition of more frequent Empowered Demons, important bug fixes, and much more. The company has also detailed some upcoming game events, including the Castle Grayscale mini-event.

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Nintendo Switch back in stock at GameStop, but prepare to shell out some cash

Nintendo Switch back in stock at GameStop, but prepare to shell out some cash

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nintendo Switch has been very difficult - if not outright impossible - to find. If you've been looking for a Nintendo Switch and haven't had any luck, there's some good news today, as the console is back in stock at GameStop. The bad news? You're going to have to shell out a significant amount of cash to own one.

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PlayStation now has a bug bounty program for the PS4 and PSN

PlayStation now has a bug bounty program for the PS4 and PSN

Better late than never, as they say, and that applies especially for squashing software bugs. All non-trivial software have bugs and that's true both for games as well as the platforms that run these games. Although the PlayStation 5 is just around the corner, Sony is still giving its current PS4 console some much-needed attention by opening up its bug-hunting program to the public at large.

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As Mixer ends, Xbox streamers told to go to Twitch

As Mixer ends, Xbox streamers told to go to Twitch

According to Microsoft's FAQ on the matter, Xbox One users that have been using Mixer for live streaming can continue to stream "using the Twitch app." This is in stark contrast with the rest of the releases from Microsoft today on the sunsetting of Mixer and their push for Facebook Gaming. It would appear that Facebook Gaming is not immediately prepared to take on Mixer gamers that have been playing on Xbox One - for that, Microsoft doesn't mention Facebook at all.

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