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Xbox “Project Scorpio” has 4K all over it, internal PSU

Xbox “Project Scorpio” has 4K all over it, internal PSU

Goodbye power bricks! At least as far as the Xbox consoles are concerned. Or at least that is probably the trend that Microsoft is trying to set. The Xbox One S, though slimmer than its predecessor, managed to still squeeze in its power supply inside, doing away with the external, bulky PSUs of old. And, according to sources, that will be true with the still to be formally named “Project Scorpio” console as well. And hopefully for its future consoles, too.

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Nintendo Switch Reviews Round-up: pre-release, with some potential

Nintendo Switch Reviews Round-up: pre-release, with some potential

The Nintendo Switch is just about ready to launch, ready to roll with a setup that's both unique and highly user-friendly. Nintendo has been ramping up for this release for what feels like forever - having created the Wii and a new era in gaming all the way back in November of 2006. It's time for something new and something game-changing - and it appears that Nintendo may have it.

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PlayBook 4 S delivers your PS4 Slim laptop fix

PlayBook 4 S delivers your PS4 Slim laptop fix

Hardcore console fans, whether they come from the Xbox camp or the PlayStation side, will most likely be familiar with EdsJunk, a.k.a. Edward Zarick. Almost every console generation from Microsoft and Sony has gone under his knife and come out a different console. Specifically a "console-book", the ungodly, but much desired, offspring of a gaming console stuffed inside a laptop-like portable form factor. While Edward already gave the PS4 that treatment, the slightly new PS4 Slim was only begging to be similarly hacked. And so the PlayBook 4 S was born.

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Nintendo Switch’s simple specs shared: Pro Control or Just No?

Nintendo Switch’s simple specs shared: Pro Control or Just No?

Just after the launch of the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - out of nowhere - Nintendo delivered the full specs of the console. This was not an accident, but it certainly seems to have been done without coordination with any other Nintendo sect around the world. Our list of specifications comes directly from Nintendo dot CO dot UK, and can therefore be taken without any grains or pinches of salt whatsoever.

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5 games that’ll make Nintendo Switch a must-have

5 games that’ll make Nintendo Switch a must-have

The release of the Nintendo Switch brings with it the dawn of a new generation of Nintendo-friendly games - awesome games. What we're going to do today is pick out 5 of the best - or 5 of the most potential-filled games, as it were. Several of these games were released in one form or another on previous Nintendo devices and found immense success. We're going to go ahead and safely assume that they'll be back with a vengeance with the Nintendo Switch in 2017.

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Nintendo Switch Pre-orders up again at Walmart

Nintendo Switch Pre-orders up again at Walmart

While many stores have - seemingly - sold out of the Nintendo Switch well before its on-sale date, Walmart suggests they've got stock. They wont have the device in stores until the street date, just like every other store that we're aware of so far - but they've got numbers. Walmart's suggestion is that they have enough potential stock that they're able to continue offering the Nintendo Switch on pre-order with guarantee of a unit to every person that comes in and orders.

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Nintendo Switch issue may stop gamers in their tracks

Nintendo Switch issue may stop gamers in their tracks

Nintendo Switch recently made a stop at the FCC, and though we didn't glean a whole lot of new information from this filing, we did discover one important tidbit. As it turns out, the battery within the Nintendo Switch may not be easily removable. This could cause some problems for players in the later stages of the Switch's life, especially for those who buy at launch and play it for a number of years afterward.

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SNES Classic Edition teased with Famicon listing

SNES Classic Edition teased with Famicon listing

As Nintendo reveled in its success with the NES Classic Edition, a trademark for a Super Nintendo-age device was filed in Japan. This Super Famicon controller is the Japanese version of what was released in the United States as the Super NES. That's also known as the SNES, or Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Rumor has it that Nintendo's next big retro-console move will be to release an SNES Classic Edition to keep the retro love ball rolling into the future.

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Sega Genesis manufacturing begins again in Brazil

Sega Genesis manufacturing begins again in Brazil

The coolest cartridge-based gaming system that I ever played back in the day was the Sega Genesis. In countries other than the US that game system was called the Sega Mega Drive. Unless you live in Brazil you might not know just how popular this retro console is in that country. Word is that the Sega Mega Drive sell about 150,000 units per day in Brazil.

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Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

The Xbox One has its fair share of controllers now, both official and 3rd-party. What we're doing today is running down the best of the best - with a real oddity thrown in for good measure. This means both Microsoft-made and 3rd-party-made, since the dawn of the Xbox One. Here you'll find the controller you're looking for - or bust.

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CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

Not too long after launching an ad-free option, CBS All Access is now available for the PlayStation 4. The subscription service provides access to a slew of CBS content, including more than 8,500 on-demand episodes from a bunch of shows. Some users located in various U.S. cities are also given the option to stream their local CBS affiliate station live — according to CBS, this is available in places like Philadelphia, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago.

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Five ways Nintendo can win back old-school NES players

Five ways Nintendo can win back old-school NES players

There's no question that Nintendo is in a bad spot as far as the platform wars are concerned. While the 3DS may be selling well, the Wii U is a failure in nearly every regard – the games may be great, but that's a small consolation if no one is buying consoles to play them. With the Nintendo NX seemingly around the corner, Nintendo has an opportunity to redefine itself and show why this console is a must-buy even if you have a more powerful system or PC. There's no way around it: Nintendo needs to win back some of the players that made the company a household name, so with that in mind, here are five things Nintendo can do with NX to win back old-school NES fans.

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