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PlayStation Games Under $20 sale is live until February 5

PlayStation Games Under $20 sale is live until February 5

Late last week, Sony kicked off its 'Games Under $20' sale offering a large number of PlayStation 4 games for less than twenty bucks. The sale will be live for two weeks, meaning you have until early February to get your favorite title before its price goes back to normal. Though there are some unknown games in the sale, Sony has also included many popular titles, including Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield V, several Call of Duty games, and more.

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Man hijacks airport TV to play video games: Here’s how he did it

Man hijacks airport TV to play video games: Here’s how he did it

A man decided to play a video game on a monitor at an airport in Portland yesterday, January 16, 2020. This was not a particularly forward-thinking idea, given the forever-volatile nature of airports in general here in the USA for the past couple of decades. But he did it anyway. He decided that his best course of action for staving off boredom at the airport at 4:40 AM was to "hijack" an official airport TV screen.

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Xbox Console Streaming preview expands to all Xbox One markets

Xbox Console Streaming preview expands to all Xbox One markets

The Xbox Console Streaming preview is now available in all countries where the Xbox One is available, Microsoft has announced. With this feature, Xbox One owners can play the games they already own using their Android mobile device, opening the door for a new type of mobile gameplay. The preview is available to Xbox Insiders at this time.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC: All confirmed new and retro Pokemon so far

Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC: All confirmed new and retro Pokemon so far

Today we're taking a peek at the latest news for Pokemon Sword and Shield with special regard for the DLC coming in 2020. Two different expansions are coming for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and both are set to bring on a unique set of new - and old - Pokemon to this region's ever-expanding Pokedex. It will be Galar, but so, so much more.

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Xbox One will live on after Xbox Series X launches

Xbox One will live on after Xbox Series X launches

The beginning of a new console generation is an exciting time, but it can also be a worrying one for owners of current-generation hardware. The temptation for console makers to throw all their weight behind a new machine must be pretty strong, but thankfully, they often keep supporting old-generation hardware for a while after a new console launches. That's particularly true when the old-gen hardware was a popular seller, like the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 2.

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Xbox One X gets a big discount at Amazon

Xbox One X gets a big discount at Amazon

With the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 both scheduled to launch at the end of this year, that means we're officially in the closing stages of this console generation. Gamers who have held off on buying a console will have their patience rewarded as we see prices drop on current-generation hardware, much like we see today with an Amazon sale on the Xbox One X.

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Xbox Series X ports leaked (and not by AMD)

Xbox Series X ports leaked (and not by AMD)

This week AMD's press conference showed an image of what appeared to be the ports on an early version of the Xbox Series X. The video which showed the image was put together by AMD - and the image in question was a pre-made render purchased from TurboSquid, a "3D Models for Professionals" site - you can buy 3D models of just about anything you want there, really. That render was not accurate, but a new bit of insider information from Brad Sams at Thurrott suggests we can get a real idea of what the actual ports may be.

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No, AMD didn’t just reveal the Xbox Series X ports

No, AMD didn’t just reveal the Xbox Series X ports

It isn't yet time for Microsoft to truly show off its next-gen console but, thanks to a few well-placed teasers, we now know a few details about the upcoming Xbox Series X. No, we still don't know for sure what Microsoft's naming and marketing strategy will be but we can at least confirm some of the hardware capabilities that will be included when the console does launch, at least based on unofficial information. And, like with any unofficial information, there's a big chance that someone gets it wrong.

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PS5 and Xbox Series X leaks hint at powerful and expensive consoles

PS5 and Xbox Series X leaks hint at powerful and expensive consoles

That there are new consoles coming is hardly a secret, especially with Microsoft's big reveal of the Xbox Series X. Much of the details about these consoles, however, are still shrouded in mystery. Now thanks to a series of leaks over the Internet and sleuthing by gaming sites, some of those details pertaining to the graphics capabilities of both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X consoles. While they do paint an impressive picture, they might also suggest price points that are above the average that gamers are used to paying.

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New PlayStation buttons official, accessory and potential PS5

New PlayStation buttons official, accessory and potential PS5

If you play games on Xbox One, you're likely familiar with the actions you can take with a nice pair of back buttons. If you're rolling with PlayStation 4, you might never have used back buttons at all. With the official DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment (from Sony, officially), there's a pair of back buttons you can attach to your DualShock 4 right now. Or, if you're looking to the future, you might want to take a peek at some design drawings made by Sony for a whole new controller.

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This brilliant console gift tip guarantees holiday gamer happiness

This brilliant console gift tip guarantees holiday gamer happiness

Are you giving a game console for the holidays this year? Consoles make very exciting gifts, and now that we're nearing the end of the generation, they're also fairly inexpensive - at least relative to what they cost at the start of the generation. While consoles make great gifts, there's something you should do before wrapping them that will make them the ultimate present: Update them.

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Microsoft commits to Xbox Series X backwards compatibility in a big way

Microsoft commits to Xbox Series X backwards compatibility in a big way

Throughout this console generation, Microsoft has put a heavy focus on backwards compatibility. These days, the Xbox One can play a lot of games from the Xbox 360 and even some from the original Xbox. All of that work into building out backwards compatibility won't be lost in the jump to the next generation, which is good news for those who have extensive legacy libraries.

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