portable gaming

Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

The first day of public sales of the Panic Playdate is today, and it either went great or was a big giant mess, depending on how you see it. If you were an international customer and couldn't get past the order and shipping screens on the sale website, it probably wasn't a great day for you. If you were one of the first people to order a Playdate device, or you're one of the people that'll profit from the company racking up 20,000+ unit orders in under 20 minutes, you're probably having a fantastic day indeed.

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Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate was given a pre-order time and date and some more information on how and why you'd want to get a device. If you've made it this far, you probably already know what Playdate is, but just in case: It's a very strange piece of gaming equipment. You play games on it with hardware buttons and a crank - a hardware crank. It's just about the most unique attempt to make a bit of gaming hardware in the past decade, and it's about to become available to the masses.

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Pokemon Unite released for Nintendo Switch today, iOS and Android soon

Pokemon Unite released for Nintendo Switch today, iOS and Android soon

The game Pokemon Unite was released for Nintendo Switch today, available for download for free from the start. This game will eventually be cross-platform, with iterations appearing on Android and iOS devices in September of 2021. The game is a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, developed by TiMi Studio Group, and users can download the first release for Nintendo Switch devices right this minute.

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Five ways Valve’s Steam Deck seems too good to be true

Five ways Valve’s Steam Deck seems too good to be true

Today we're looking at the Valve Steam Deck, a gaming machine with built-in game controls that runs SteamOS. This device's industrial design owes to several machines that've found some measure of success in the past - the Sega Game Gear, Razer Project Fiona, and the most obviously similar recent powerhouse of a device like this: Nintendo Switch. But might this be a device that's too idyllic to make it to gamer hands in the real world?

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xScreen Xbox Series S screen add-on makes the case for portability

xScreen Xbox Series S screen add-on makes the case for portability

An accessory called xScreen was revealed this week by a 3rd-party creator aiming to turn the Xbox Series X into a portable gaming machine. The device is effectively a plug-in, flip-up display for the console, adding a new sort of way to play to the Microsoft-made video game console. After just a short period listed on Kickstarter, the campaign for this piece of hardware reached its initial goal several times over.

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Among Us physical game editions release dates tragically late for gifts

Among Us physical game editions release dates tragically late for gifts

If you know someone who loves Among Us and you're looking FAR in advance for the perfect holiday gift this year, InnerSloth has your back. They've created several versions of the game Among Us with discs and physical boxes and everything that'll make the entire situation a much more physically gift-friendly experience. The products are called "Among Us - Ejected Edition", "Among Us - Imposter Edition", and "Among Us - Crewmate Edition."

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Chromecast with Google TV owners see Stadia Controller code in email

Chromecast with Google TV owners see Stadia Controller code in email

Chromecast with Google TV is one of a set of devices that can now use Google Stadia for cloud gaming. Today is the day that Google TV device gain access to Google Stadia, the company's cloud gaming app and subscription service. To make gaining access to and using Google Stadia as simple a process as possible for Google TV users, Google sent out emails to Chromecast with Google TV users with a price cut on the official Google Stadia Controller.

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Bowser’s Nintendo Switch Pro clues and NVIDIA 4K too

Bowser’s Nintendo Switch Pro clues and NVIDIA 4K too

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser revealed just a tiny bit about the future of the Nintendo Switch in a simple set of comments. It is clear that Nintendo is aware of the "rumors" of the Nintendo Switch Pro, or whatever it'll be called - and officials (like Bowser) are getting to the point where they feel compelled to comment on said rumors. This is the device that's been reported to be in development with new NVIDIA technology inside and compatibility with the full collection of original Nintendo Switch games.

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Playdate gets preorder date, games, and a weird new accessory

Playdate gets preorder date, games, and a weird new accessory

If you thought the crank on this video game machine was weird, wait until you see the Stereo Dock. The Playdate is a handheld video game machine that has a black and white display, directional pad, A and B buttons, and a crank. As of today, the device has a pre-order date and a new "Playdate Stereo Dock" with Bluetooth audio and a pen holder, that holds a pen!

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Amazon Luna gets new titles to entice new cloud gamers

Amazon Luna gets new titles to entice new cloud gamers

Amazon Luna has a few new games in the mix in the month of June, 2021. The Luna+ channel will get games like Yakuza O, The Falconeer, and Killer Queen Black in June, joining games added in the month of May. Here in May, Luna+ added RAD, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos, The Wonderful 101, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV.

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Nintendo Switch “Pro” release tipped by Halloween

Nintendo Switch “Pro” release tipped by Halloween

The next Nintendo Switch was tipped for release in the year 2021, complete with a higher price and replacement plans for the original. The Nintendo Switch Lite is tipped to remain available at the same time as the new Nintendo Switch, while the original device is planned for retirement over an extended period of time.

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Verizon adds free Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass for gamer subscribers

Verizon adds free Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass for gamer subscribers

Verizon is throwing an Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass subscription in with its cellphone plans, with 6-12 months of mobile gaming service being added as a perk for new and existing subscribers. Just how long a free subscription you get will depend on which plan you're signed up to.

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