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My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

It goes without saying that the stock situation for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 has been pretty dire. Not only is stock very limited thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but when new consoles are listed, they sell out almost immediately. While that makes it very difficult to secure a console of your own, it isn't totally impossible, and the tips in this article might help give you an edge when it comes to not only competing with other consumers trying to get a console, but scalpers armed with bots as well.

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This new Nintendo Switch update is perfect for fans like me

This new Nintendo Switch update is perfect for fans like me

Overnight, Nintendo pushed a new firmware update to the Nintendo Switch, bringing the console to firmware version 11.0. While firmware updates aren't usually super exciting, this one is, because it includes a number of features Switch owners have been waiting on. It isn't often we see a Switch firmware update knock it out of the park like this, which makes things even more exciting.

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Your ears aren’t wrong – some PlayStation 5 may be louder than others

Your ears aren’t wrong – some PlayStation 5 may be louder than others

As we move into the next generation of gaming, a lot of people seem to be making a big deal about how quiet these new consoles are. Specifically, a number of PlayStation 5 reviews mentioned the lack of noise coming from the console as it was running games, which seems like a night and day difference following the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. For that, we have a massive fan inside the PlayStation 5 to thank, but as it turns out, not everyone is getting the same fan inside their console.

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PS5 photo scams force eBay to issue stern warning

PS5 photo scams force eBay to issue stern warning

History is full of examples of people ready to take advantage of their follows given the opportunity, even during times of crises and misfortune. The launch of new hot products is easily one such opportunity and the new PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles are no exception, with eager and desperate buyers becoming easy prey for scalpers and scammers. One odd scam even involves trying to dupe people into buying what turns out to be just photos or the PS5 on eBay. Unfortunately, the low price seems to have successfully conned not a few interested bidders.

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Super Mario Maker will lose support for course uploads next year

Super Mario Maker will lose support for course uploads next year

The original Super Mario Maker game is slowly coming to an end and the next big change will involve completely disabling course uploads. Nintendo revealed the change in an update on a Wii U support document, revealing that fans of the game only have a few months left before they'll start seeing an error message when trying to use the discontinued services.

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Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC delayed, but for a good reason

Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC delayed, but for a good reason

Hit retro-animated game Cuphead has been on the market for three years now and is as popular as ever, retaining a solid 10/10 score on Steam and high reviews from players. The company behind the game -- Studio MDHR -- plans to give players additional gameplay and a conclusion to the storyline with a DLC called 'The Delicious Last Course,' but it has been delayed without a clear release date in sight.

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Xbox Series X performance just a matter of optimization says Microsoft

Xbox Series X performance just a matter of optimization says Microsoft

Microsoft and Sony have been firing shots at each other before their new consoles launched, and now that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are out, the competition has just gotten even hotter. This time, however, it will be gamers and critics who will be the judges and some are already calling Microsoft out for falling very short of its "world's most powerful console" boast. Naturally, the Xbox maker is saying it didn't lie, it's just that developers weren't completely prepared for the awesomeness of the Xbox Series X's capabilities, or so it argues.

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Why PlayStation 5’s DualSense is the best controller ever made

Why PlayStation 5’s DualSense is the best controller ever made

I spend a not-insignificant amount of time thinking about game controllers. At this point, I might as well be a game controller collector. Not only do I have multiple controllers for each console I own (obviously), but I’ve also got a number of them that I’ve purchased for playing PC games throughout the years. If you count all of the 8bitdo controllers I’ve purchased for retro gaming, then I’ve definitely wrapped my mitts around a fair few gamepads.

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Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today: What you should know

Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today: What you should know

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles have been difficult to find, but we're expecting a number of retailers to have stock available for Black Friday later this week. Walmart, it seems, doesn't want to wait to sell more console, as it has announced that it will have both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X available later today. If you've been trying to pick up one of these consoles, you're definitely going to want to be at a computer tonight when Walmart's stock drops.

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PS5 restock roadmap stretches Sony’s biggest console launch

PS5 restock roadmap stretches Sony’s biggest console launch

By this point, it's pretty clear that a lot of people want a PlayStation 5 (or an Xbox Series X for that matter) but there aren't enough consoles to go around. The PS5 stock situation has been pretty dire since launch day - which was November 12th here in North America and November 19th in Europe - and it doesn't show any sign of getting better soon. Still, Sony indicated today that more stock is on the way, and it'll be here before the end of the year.

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Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer doesn’t forget your old console

Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer doesn’t forget your old console

Today the official Cyberpunk 2077 YouTube channel released a gameplay trailer that includes two consoles. One console was the Sony PlayStation 5, of course, the other was... PlayStation 4 Pro. The game will run on other platforms, but the important point here is the game makers' willingness to show how well the game performs, not only on the newest platform, but on the platform you (more than likely) already have sitting near your television at home.

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Sony PS5 restock news keeps getting worse

Sony PS5 restock news keeps getting worse

According to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan, "everything is sold." Ryan spoke of the Sony PlayStation 5, the company's latest gaming console, and the state of affairs the company and the public are now in. Ryan suggested that "of all the things" he learned this year, he said he "wouldn't plan on doing another big console launch in the midst of a global pandemic." He added that he "wouldn't recommend it to anybody else."

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