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Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini launch details arrive

Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini launch details arrive

The latest entry to the retro mini console is just around the corner. Well, if that is a very big corner and you have no problem waiting for a year before you get your hands on one. If you do have that much faith in Konami, you'll be able to put in an order for the TurboGrafx-16 mini to play 50 classic titles next March. Actually half that many titles only unless you speak English and Japanese.

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GPD Win Max could be a mini laptop and gaming handheld mashup

GPD Win Max could be a mini laptop and gaming handheld mashup

The netbook renaissance is at hand, that is if you ask at least three Chinese manufacturers. GPD, Chuwi, and One Netbook are currently in a race for the 8-inch mini laptop market but GPD is quite happy to stretch its wings even further. It is already known to be working on a slight refresh of its GPD WIN 2 Windows-based gaming handheld but now it's rumored to be smashing those two worlds together into the GPD Win Max.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Sword and Shield special edition revealed

Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Sword and Shield special edition revealed

Following months of rumors, earlier today Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller version of the Switch that's meant to be played only as a handheld device. That means no docking the Switch Lite to play on a TV and no removable Joy-Cons. It's also priced lower than the standard Switch, running $199.99 to the Switch's $299.99.

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Nintendo Switch Lite goes all handheld later this year

Nintendo Switch Lite goes all handheld later this year

For months now, various reports have been claiming Nintendo's secret intention to release a cheaper, handheld-only Nintendo Switch. It turns out those reports were right, as today the company announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. The device, which is out this fall, is a smaller version of the standard Switch, and as a result, it's less expensive than the console we have now.

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Pro Fortnite players’ controller settings revealed: Here’s what works

Pro Fortnite players’ controller settings revealed: Here’s what works

It's a tiresome squabble found in any gaming forum: the endless debate over whether controllers are ultimately inferior to playing with a mouse and keyboard. There are a number of well-known advantages that come with the keyboard + mouse combo, but some gamers argue in favor of controllers, citing their compact size and ergonomics. A number of popular Fortnite streamers play with a controller instead of a mouse, and their settings shed light on what works best.

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Nintendo Switch Mini outed in accessory leak

Nintendo Switch Mini outed in accessory leak

For months now, some very interesting rumors surrounding the Switch have been making the rounds. Specifically, these rumors claim that Nintendo is gearing up to release a new Switch variant that's smaller and cheaper than the console that's currently on shelves. As the Switch makes its way through its third year, launching a less expensive model could certainly boost sales during the ever-important holiday shopping season.

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Don’t buy into PS5 and Project Scarlett hype yet

Don’t buy into PS5 and Project Scarlett hype yet

It’s a pretty exciting time for fans of video games. We’re coming off an E3 that was pretty successful despite the fact that a couple of major players - namely Sony - didn’t host press conferences this year. On top of that, we now know that the next generation of game consoles is nearly upon us, with both Sony and Microsoft sharing the first details about their next gaming machines.

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Microsoft’s Project Scarlett is only one console – for now at least

Microsoft’s Project Scarlett is only one console – for now at least

Microsoft has pulled the veil back on its next console ever so slightly, which means there's a lot we still don't know. The company has only talked about Project Scarlett in broad strokes at this point, leaving many questions unanswered. One of those questions is whether or not the Project Scarlett name refers to a single machine or multiple ones.

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Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

The Xbox Live service went down around 5PM ET for many players, resulting in reports and acknowledgement from the Xbox team. Via its Xbox Support account, the company said that engineers are working on addressing the issue, but that there's limited info to share. An hour later, the team said it is still investigating the matter involving error code 0x87DD0006.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is getting a slight but overdue refresh

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is getting a slight but overdue refresh

When you hear "Android TV", you might think smart TVs first and foremost or at least smart set-top boxes. The platform's real hero device, however, is actually a years old gaming console. Despite its age, the NVIDIA SHIELD continues to make wonders in the market. However, it seems that NVIDIA itself has decided it's time for an update but don't get your hopes too high for a generational jump to an NVIDIA SHIELD 2.

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Here’s how Atari VCS will run PC games

Here’s how Atari VCS will run PC games

As far as the Atari VCS is concerned, the biggest news to come out of E3 2019 was the launch of pre-orders for the machine. The console is still quite some time off - it isn't anticipated to begin shipping until sometime in March 2020 - but today, perhaps to tempt out some pre-orders from those who may be on the fence, Atari dished some more details on the console.

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Konami TurboGrafx-16 Mini is the latest entry to the retro console race

Konami TurboGrafx-16 Mini is the latest entry to the retro console race

Nintendo, Sony, Sega, SNK, and even Atari have all put out their attempts at reviving old, beloved consoles and making them new. While Atari's VCS is a full-sized modern version of its iconic entertainment system, the rest have opted to shrink their revivals down in both size and the games they can play. Konami, who is probably better known for making games than any actual console, is jumping on the latter bandwagon with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, a console that few might actually remember.

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