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Nintendo Switch dock goes portable with SFANS adapter

Nintendo Switch dock goes portable with SFANS adapter

One of the major advantages of the Nintendo Switch is the fact that it's portable. Unfortunately, that portability factor only really applies when you're using the console in tablet - playing it in TV mode requires that you use its somewhat bulky dock. Up until now, there wasn't a very good way to play the Switch on a TV without using the dock, but SFANS is looking to change that with its new portable dock for the Switch.

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Sheikah Switch makes you feel like Link using a Sheikah Slate

Sheikah Switch makes you feel like Link using a Sheikah Slate

This Nintendo Switch mod gives you a taste of inception by making you feel like Link holding a Sheikah Slate to control Link holding a Sheikah Slate. Convoluted, confusing, and absolutely wonderful? Definitely! And expensive too. But if you're a die-hard Zelda fan and collector, this latest MakoMod creation will be too good to pass up. Especially if it's a one of a kind "skin" that trumps whatever Zelda-themed Switch Nintendo may or may not, and most likely won't, come up with.

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A beginner’s guide to video game speedrunning

A beginner’s guide to video game speedrunning

Summer Games Done Quick 2017 is officially underway! It's a week-long marathon that features some of the best video game speedrunners from around the world. “That's all well and good,” I can hear some of you say, “but what is speedrunning and why should I care about Summer Games Done Quick?” Both of those are excellent questions, and I will answer those and more in this, the Beginner's Guide to Video Game Speedrunning.

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Summer Games Done Quick 2017 starts week-long speedrunning marathon

Summer Games Done Quick 2017 starts week-long speedrunning marathon

Yesterday, Summer Games Done Quick 2017 went live on Twitch, kicking off a week-long marathon of video game speedruns. From now until sometime in the early morning hours of July 9, hundreds of speedrunners from around the world will be attempting to beat their favorite video games as fast as possible. They're not just attending this event to show off their skills (though that's a major part of it), but also to raise money for charity.

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GTA 5 gets new July 4th-themed content, Dawn Raid mode

GTA 5 gets new July 4th-themed content, Dawn Raid mode

With the US's Independence Day holiday only a couple of days away, Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar has announced a bunch of new content for the game's GTA Online mode on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, including some 4th of July-themed items and bonuses. The update is available starting today, with the focus on a new competitive mode called Dawn Raid, as well as a flashy new supercar.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

Mass Effect: Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

Fans of Mass Effect: Andromeda have been on a roller coaster of emotions for the last two days over news about future expansions with single-player content for the game. While it's already been made clear that developer BioWare and publisher EA have put the Mass Effect franchise on indefinite hold following Andromeda's mediocre reviews, it appears any hopes for single-player DLC have also been crushed.

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StarCraft Remastered in 4K arrives August 14: pre-orders are live

StarCraft Remastered in 4K arrives August 14: pre-orders are live

The remastered version of StarCraft first detailed back in March is now available for pre-order and an official availability date has been revealed: August 14. Once it arrives, StarCraft fans will be able to enjoy the classic game in overhauled 4K Ultra HD graphics alongside enhanced audio and more. Those who pre-order will get several exclusive perks, as well, including skins.

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New Pokemon GO Update with Anniversary Event! [APK download]

New Pokemon GO Update with Anniversary Event! [APK download]

This morning Niantic released the next app update for the game Pokemon GO, and with it, their 1-year anniversary code! This version of the app does not include anything that'll be seen in the game for the anniversary yet - or so we're to understand - but it does have some sneak peeks. The Pokemon that'll be coming - special and rare for the 1st birthday of Pokemon go - SHINY PIKACHU - this might be the code we needed to make it go live!

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You can now pre-purchase StarCraft: Remastered

You can now pre-purchase StarCraft: Remastered

While going retro is still a strong trend in the gaming industry, not all are willing to go back to the 8 and 16 bit games of their childhood. That, or their childhood never really wet back that far. Some of today's gamers, instead, grew up with games like Diablo and StarCraft. Sensing the potential cash cow, Blizzard announced last March that it would also be going retro in the way it best knows, giving StarCraft a 4K facelift. Those patiently waiting to relive their childhood, or live it for the first time, can now put in a pre-order for the game ahead of its August launch.

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SNES Classic Edition games list (and what’s missing)

SNES Classic Edition games list (and what’s missing)

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition to a lot of excitement and some apprehension. After the ridiculous success of the NES Classic Edition, we all knew that a follow up like this was coming. Now that it's here, we get a look at which games Nintendo considers worthy of the SNES Classic Edition, and while there are a lot of great games on the list, it could be so much better.

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Mark Cuban called Bitcoin a bubble, now he supports an ICO

Mark Cuban called Bitcoin a bubble, now he supports an ICO

Earlier this year Mark Cuban said that Bitcoin was a bubble - and the price of Bitcoin fell significantly immediately thereafter. The price of Bitcoin returned to basically the same price it'd been before Cuban spoke - then went higher. Since then, it seems, Cuban decided that cryptocurrency isn't as bad an idea as he recently thought - and is participating in his first ICO.

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July’s PlayStation Plus titles make us play the Game of Thrones

July’s PlayStation Plus titles make us play the Game of Thrones

As we close out one month and begin to enter another, we are greeted by a fresh batch of incoming PlayStation Plus games. This month, one of the selections coincides with a major event in the TV world: the return of Game of Thrones. Yes, after many months, Game of Thrones will be returning with a new season in just a few short weeks, and one of Sony's free offerings intends to get you excited.

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