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Nintendo Switch OLED iFixit teardown reveals the big changes inside

Nintendo Switch OLED iFixit teardown reveals the big changes inside

Those who have been patiently waiting for a substantial upgrade to the Nintendo Switch console may have been more than just miffed by the new OLED model. Although it might make some business sense for the gaming giant, the lack of significant hardware improvement on the four-year-old gaming console has fans continually frustrated. But while the new Nintendo Switch OLED seems like just a single step forward, iFixit proves there are many more changes than meets the eye, for better or for worse.

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PS5 restock registration list teased by Sony: How to sign up

PS5 restock registration list teased by Sony: How to sign up

If you've been trying to get a PlayStation 5 with no luck and you're in the United States, Sony made an announcement today that you're going to want to take note of. Sony has announced that it will open up PlayStation Direct sales for the holiday season, allowing prospective buyers to register ahead of time for a chance to purchase a console. Of course, there are a few caveats to consider before signing up, but this could be the best chance at buying a console many have this year.

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Analogue teases a mystery reveal – here’s my best guess

Analogue teases a mystery reveal – here’s my best guess

It's been something of a rough year for Analogue, but it seems the company is pressing on anyway. Today, Analogue started teasing a new announcement it will make later this week. Obviously, we have no idea what this announcement is and won't until the big day arrives, but Analogue's tease already has many fans guessing at what it could be.

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched last week to much fanfare from the platform fighter crowd. The game, which certainly seems to take a page out of the Super Smash Bros. playbook, has gained a lot of attention for its familiar cast of characters and features focused on competitive play. Now Microsoft has made two limited edition Xbox Series X consoles to celebrate the launch of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, but unfortunately, you won't be able to buy them.

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As Switch OLED launches, Nintendo talks improved Joy-Con thumbsticks

As Switch OLED launches, Nintendo talks improved Joy-Con thumbsticks

Today is a big day for Nintendo and its fans for more reasons than one. Not only is today release day for Metroid Dread - the first new 2D Metroid game in nearly 20 years - but it's also release day for the Switch OLED. With a new Switch on store shelves today, some are worried about thumbstick drift, a problem reported in Switch Joy-Cons from early on in the console's lifespan. Nintendo suggests that thumbstick construction has been improved just in time for the Switch OLED launch.

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PS3 and PS Vita stores will no longer accept credit cards and PayPal

PS3 and PS Vita stores will no longer accept credit cards and PayPal

With the launch of the PlayStation 5, it is expected that Sony would eventually try to push its older gaming systems out of the picture. That almost happened this year, but the company relented and allowed some venerable consoles to continue the status quo. That's not to say that it's willing to spend resources on maintaining those well-aged PlayStation systems. It seems that the company has discovered a strategy to push the PS3 and the PS Vita into obsolescence by making it extremely difficult to purchase games and DLCs moving forward.

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Alan Wake Remastered Review: Fighting darkness with flashlights in 4K

Alan Wake Remastered Review: Fighting darkness with flashlights in 4K

The anticipated remaster of 2010's hit Alan Wake has arrived and it brings with it a 4K version of the story many played years ago, offering the opportunity to experience the classic survival horror title on the latest gaming hardware (including the PlayStation this time around). Enough time has passed between the game's original launch and the arrival of Remedy's remastered version to usher in a new generation of players, ones who are entirely new to the Wake universe and the strange horror he has found himself trapped within.

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Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

As game consoles become more powerful, one particular aspect seems to have taken a small step backward instead. Internal storage naturally has to be a bit limited, but the latest PlayStation and Xbox generations have also made expanding that storage either more difficult or more expensive. While the Xbox Series X|S has long had storage expansion, the available choices aren't exactly accessible, making the sighting of this 512GB card from Seagate an early holiday treat for Xbox gamers.

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Microsoft Store for Xbox is adding accessibility feature tags for games

Microsoft Store for Xbox is adding accessibility feature tags for games

The latest Xbox Accessibility Showcase has revealed a major change coming to the Microsoft Store for Xbox. According to the company, Xbox gamers will be able to easily find the accessibility features offered by games directly in the Microsoft Store for Xbox. The details are provided in what Xbox calls game accessibility feature tags, which are rolling out to some Insiders now.

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Nintendo Switch Pro 4K rumor officially shot down again

Nintendo Switch Pro 4K rumor officially shot down again

The Nintendo Switch remains one of the most loved game consoles in recent years, but it is far from perfect. In fact, it might also be getting too old to compete with the current generation of consoles, at least as far as playing on a big screen is concerned. That has made desires and rumors of a 4K-capable Nintendo Switch only stronger, but, once again, the company officially refuted that it was handing out dev kits for developers to work on 4K-compatible games for a new Switch model.

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Dolby Vision support arrives on Xbox Series X/S: How to set it up

Dolby Vision support arrives on Xbox Series X/S: How to set it up

Earlier this year, Microsoft started testing Dolby Vision support for Xbox Series X/S with Xbox Insiders. Microsoft tested the feature throughout the summer, and now it seems that Dolby Vision is ready for prime time. Dolby Vision is rolling out to all Xbox Series X/S users, though of course, only those who have a TV that supports Dolby Vision will be able to tap into it.

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Razer Kaira X headset gives console gamers a wired option

Razer Kaira X headset gives console gamers a wired option

Razer has a rather massive catalog of gaming accessories across all device types, from keyboards to mice to controllers to headsets. For that last segment, its new Kaira family has become its headlining headset brand for both PCs and consoles. So far, however, those headsets leaned more towards the more expensive end of the spectrum, at least as far as their kind goes. Razer is now fixing that with the Razer Kaira X for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, though it can really be used for any device because of its signature feature.

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