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Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller

Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller

One Chevy Volt owner has gotten creative with his car, using a variety of tech and a bit of know-how to turn the vehicle into a big, expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. The entire creation involves a Raspberry Pi connected to a laptop running an emulator, as well as to the car’s OBD-II port. Everything runs perfectly, though controlling the game involves using the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights.

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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda filled with poor animations, no day 1 patch

Mass Effect: Andromeda filled with poor animations, no day 1 patch

Mass Effect: Andromeda is now just a couple of days away from release, but early copies have already been given to reviewers and big-name streamers for promotion, not to mention playable previews via EA Access and Origin Access. Unfortunately for fans, it's becoming apparent the game has a couple of issues, namely poor animations when it comes to characters' movement and facial expressions.

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Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo's new Switch console is a unique gaming machine, and not just because of its hybrid status as a portable or the plethora of controller configurations. The system sees Nintendo return to using proprietary cartridges for physical copies of games, but it also has 32GB of built-in flash storage, and accepts microSD cards for expandability. There are different reasons for using each of these three storage options, but which one has the fastest load times?

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Mass Effect: Andromeda companion app debuts for iOS, Android

Mass Effect: Andromeda companion app debuts for iOS, Android

Mass Effect fans are now only days away from being able to dive into the latest entry in the sci-fi RPG series, Andromeda. And with the release date nearing, it's been revealed that the game is getting a companion app for smartphones, dubbed Apex HQ. Similar to the app for Mass Effect 3, and a growing number of other online-connected games these days, Apex HQ will allow players to stay connected and monitor their progress while away from their consoles.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

It has been snowy in parts of the U.S. this week, and the official South Park Twitter account recently pushed out a tweet in reference to that. In the tweet, viewers see a GIF of Cartman frozen with snow falling around him and the hashtag "#blizzard2017." That was all fine, but the tweet's text caused a bunch of confusion, reading, "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do."

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Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Yet another game has been added to the Xbox One's backward compatibility list: Street Fighter IV. The fan-favorite is now listed among the titles that support backward compatibility, giving the owners of Microsoft's latest-gen console a way to play the now-dated Street Fighter game. As well, the list now includes a couple lesser known arcade games like Luxor 2.

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PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

Sony recently released PlayStation 4 firmware update version 4.50, bringing a bunch of updates and some new very welcomed features, such as external hard drive support for storing games. Unfortunately, the update also brought with it a major networking issue that is affecting many console owners, resulting in an inability to use a WiFi network. While some users have come up with 'workarounds' to get around the issue, Sony still hasn't released a fix.

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Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Capcom, the company behind recently-released Resident Evil 7 biohazard, made a new announcement on Twitter today: it is bringing its previously launched game Resident Evil: Revelations to Microsoft and Sony’s latest-generation consoles. Fans in both Europe and North America can expect to get access to both digital and physical copies of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon.

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30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

As the anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda draws closer, developer BioWare is continuing to reveal more gameplay features and story tidbits. A panel for the game at this weekend's PAX event in Boston saw some team members present a whopping 30 minutes of footage containing the Loyalty Mission for Liam Kosta. Those looking to go into the game's story blind should turn away now, as there are a decent number of spoilers.

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No Man’s Sky Path Finder update adds vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support

No Man’s Sky Path Finder update adds vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support

No Man's Sky had a well-documented rough launch last summer, but the following months saw the release of the Foundation Update, showing that developer Hello Games was learning from its mistakes and adding value to the space exploration title. Now they're back with the Path Finder Update, released this week, which introduces a number of new features, including support for the PS4 Pro console.

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Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

This July will see the release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PlayStation 4. An HD remaster of the PS2's FF12, the game will feature updated graphics and the titular Zodiac Job system that was exclusive to the Japanese version, along with other small improvements that come with running on current-gen hardware. To celebrate the re-release of the acclaimed 2006 title, developer Square Enix has announced an exclusive, and pricey, collector's edition.

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