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PS4 update 5.0 features officially detailed: VR, friends, broadcasting and more

PS4 update 5.0 features officially detailed: VR, friends, broadcasting and more

Following a recent leak, Sony has officially detailed the features PlayStation 4 owners can expect to get in the upcoming system update 5.0. The firmware is currently in beta testing, and it brings a wide variety of changes, not the least of which is a redesigned master and sub-account system that makes it easier for families to manage their accounts. Changes are also coming for VR, managing friends, and more.

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BioShock Remastered arrives on Mac next week

BioShock Remastered arrives on Mac next week

The remastered edition of BioShock will be available to play on Mac starting next week, it has been revealed. The remastered edition will arrive in two different digital download stores, expanding the new release's initial launch on consoles and PC last year. The arrival comes alongside the iconic game's 10th anniversary, and is the first time the enhanced version has been available on Apple computers.

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Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters has created a version of the Nintendo 64 controller designed for a new generation, as odd as that sounds considering the N64 console's retired nature, and it arguably features a better design than the original controller. The controller is targeted at diehard N64 fans who still play on their original console, not emulators. As such, this model has an N64 cable rather than USB, though the company says there are adapters available for using the controller with a PC emulator if you want that functionality.

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PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

Details about the PlayStation's upcoming firmware version 5.0 have leaked ahead of the software's actual launch, tipping console owners about the features and tweaks they can expect in the near future. This newest firmware will reportedly, first and foremost, bring Twitch streaming at 1080p / 60fps to the most powerful PS4 console, the PlayStation 4 Pro. There will also be some features for non-Pro owners.

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UFO 50 project will launch collection of new 8-bit games in 2018

UFO 50 project will launch collection of new 8-bit games in 2018

Can't get enough classically-designed 8-bit games? Then the team behind UFO 50 has good news for you. The collective, which is comprised of five people, plan to create a collection of 50 individual multiplayer and single-player games, all of them in the 8-bit style of classic games, but with what the team describes as being 'new ideas and modern game design sensibilities.' The team is behind existing things like Spelunky, Madhouse, Skorpulac, and more.

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Rime on Switch release date revealed for North America and Europe

Rime on Switch release date revealed for North America and Europe

The adventure game Rime will be available on the Nintendo Switch soon, and Greybox, the company behind it, just gave us the release dates for both North America and Europe. The game is already available for PC gamers to download from Steam, and starting this upcoming November, it'll also be available for Switch owners. Cost will depend on region.

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Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Episode 2 arrives this month

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Episode 2 arrives this month

Telltale Games has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two's second episode will be available starting this month. The company made the announcement earlier today, also saying that it will be launching Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure for the Nintendo Switch the end of this month, doing so as both a physical cartridge and as a digital download.

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Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designs

Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designs

Following a day after Sony unveiled a specially designed Dualshock 4 controller comes a similar announcement from Microsoft: it has three new Xbox One controller designs in the pipeline, and they'll be joined by a new slimmer Xbox Wireless Adapter for using the controllers with a Windows 10 PC. The new products will be available starting on August 3.

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Xbox One X bundles arrive at Taco Bell as special meal prizes

Xbox One X bundles arrive at Taco Bell as special meal prizes

Taco Bell may make your dreams come true, at least if those dreams involve buying cheap Mexican food and winning an Xbox One X bundle in the process. The fast food chain has teamed up with Microsoft to offer the latest Xbox console as a prize for some lucky customers, but only for one particular meal item. This isn't the first time Taco Bell has promoted Microsoft's console; it did the same back with the original model's release.

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Dualshock 4 Destiny 2 limited edition controller sports gold

Dualshock 4 Destiny 2 limited edition controller sports gold

PlayStation 4 owners will soon have a new Dualshock 4 option, one with a special limited edition design based on Destiny 2. The controller was recently unveiled by Sony alongside a couple of bundles, but take note: getting your hands on this item may be tricky if you're not located in Europe where it is being launched. The controller arrives in September.

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CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone hits PC and Xbox One

CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone hits PC and Xbox One

When Infinite Warfare arrived, it came in a bundle with a remastered version of Modern Warfare, the fourth game in the franchise's lineup. That bundling was disappointing to some, but such disappointment was eradicated late last month with the announcement of a standalone copy. While that standalone copy went live on June 27, it was only the for the PlayStation 4, leaving everyone else to wait.

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Walmart SNES Classic preorders will all be cancelled

Walmart SNES Classic preorders will all be cancelled

Earlier this week we reported that customers who had preordered the SNES Classic from Walmart were experiencing order cancellations. Though the company hadn't said anything official about the issue, emails were going out to customers advising them of the cancellation, and customer service reps were giving explanations that basically amounted to 'the website glitched.'

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