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Gamers who have been holing out for prices on the Xbox One X to go down before they jump into 4K gaming might want to take advantage now. Newegg has the Xbox One X bundle that includes a single controller and a copy of the maligned Fallout 76 game for $349.99, which is a $150 discount off the normal $499 price. That makes this Newegg deal significantly better than the best price we saw during Black Friday at Walmart for $399. The only caveat is you have to be able to live with paying Bethesda some loot for the stinker of a game that is Fallout 76. Bethesda is still working on the game, but so far no significant improvements have been seen. Bethesda has promised better communication with fans... Read more...
Earlier this week we talked about a new game console that the CEO of Slightly Mad Studios, Ian Bell, was teasing called the Mad Box. We came away from that teaser with a lot of questions and a promise from Bell that renders of the console would be coming in the next few weeks. With the buzz around the console, Bell and his crew wasted no time providing renders and they look very interesting. Two of the renders show a console with glowing lights running around the flared legs of the stand and "M" on top of the console. Bell notes that the internals are purposefully blurred because they are still in talks with hardware vendors. Bell has also tipped some more details of the console in his many tweets.... Read more...
If you are a fan of games like Project CARS 2 or Need for Speed: Shift, you are familiar with the work of Slightly Mad Studios from London. The studio was founded back in 2009 and is mostly known for racing and driving sim games along with its cross-platform Madness engine. The CEO of Slightly Mad Studios is Ian Bell, and he recently registered for a Twitter account and used that account to tease a new game console that his studio is working on. The new console is called The Mad Box, and Bell notes that it will be a stand-alone console along the lines of the PS4 or Xbox One. The launch of the console is very far away with Bell stating in his tweets that the console is about three years away from... Read more...
The C64 mini is a tiny, retro-console, in the same vein as devices like the NES and SNES Classic Editions and the Sony PlayStation Classic. The C64 mini, of course, is designed to mimic the beloved Commodore 64, which was the best-selling, single model personal computer, of all time – but in a much smaller package. After a couple of firmware updates, the C64 mini has generally been well received. The diminutive system includes a host of games and offers the ability to program or run your own as well. The keyboard on the mini is not functional, however, so you’re forced to plug in a USB keyboard, and figure out which keys are mapped to some of the original Commodore 64’s proprietary... Read more...
Retro gaming fans who have the Sony PlayStation Classic at the top of their Christmas wish list will be thrilled to learn that Sony has unveiled the full list of 20 games that will land with the console when it launches in the U.S. and Canada on December 3. When the console was initially announced, Sony revealed a handful of games that would be preinstalled including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The full list of games includes: Battle Arena Toshinden Cool Boarders 2 Destruction Derby Final Fantasy VII Grand Theft Auto Intelligent Qube Jumping Flash Metal Gear Solid Mr Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Rayman Resident Evil Director’s... Read more...
The first details of a new Intellivision game console came back in May when the pending unveil of the system was teased via a press release. Intellivision Entertainment has now announced that the Amico console, billed as a family friendly console that will have exclusive games, will launch on October 10, 2020. Pricing for the Amico console is pegged at somewhere between $150 and $180, and it will launch in North America and Europe. Since Intellivision Entertainment designed the console to be family friendly, there will be no hardcode M rated games that let you blast your way through waves of enemies; all Amico games will be rated E for everyone or E10+. The console will have no physical copies... Read more...
There are plenty of exciting games coming this fall, and one of the titles that gamers are looking forward to is the Rockstar-produced, western-themed game Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). Last month a brand-new gameplay trailer turned up for Red Dead getting the masses excited for its launch. A tidbit about RDR2 has surfaced that isn't good news; if you have lots of content on your console and storage space is at a premium this may be a huge problem. RDR2 will be the biggest game in terms of sheer storage space needed that has ever landed on the PS4. An image of the back of the PS4 Pro RDR2 bundle shows requirements for the game: 105GB is required for the install. Start planning what you can live... Read more...
Nintendo's stock may have taken a beating of late but the company still has some of the coolest hardware and games on the market. One of the big successes for Nintendo has been the small retro consoles that it has been reissuing for nostalgic gamers to enjoy like the NES Classic Edition that recently came back in stock. Gamers wondering what the next retro goody might be from Nintendo will be glad to hear that a GameCube classic is a possibility according to a new rumor. Nintendo has filed for three separate trademarks that all have to do with the GameCube in Japan. The trademarks are for game software and video game hardware. None of the trademarks relate to merchandising. The trio of new trademarks... Read more...
Microsoft has announced the launch of a pair of special edition console bundles to celebrate two very popular video games. The first is the Xbox One X PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle. Microsoft says that the console celebrates the over 8 million players for PUBG since the game debuted as an exclusive for consoles in the Xbox Game Preview program. This bundle includes an Xbox One X with a 1TB HDD, Xbox wireless controller, full download of the PUBG game that is enhanced for the Xbox One X. The bundle also includes a month-long Xbox Game Pass trial and a one month trial of the Xbox Live Gold game service. The Xbox One X PUBG bundle will land later this week for $499 at most major retailers... Read more...
This is most definitely the era of the retro console with Nintendo, Atari (the Atari VCS is up for pre-order now) and others in on the retro console action. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is considering stepping into that retro console realm as well with a revival of the PlayStation One console. Word of the possibility of a retro console from Sony comes from a source that should have a very good idea of what's in the pipeline. That source is SIE president Takeshi Kodera. His translated tweet reads, "Our company is always digging up past assets, and I think there are various ways to do it. There have been discussions happening (in the company) on what kind of ways there are." A revival of... Read more...
Retro gaming has been a very big deal for the past few years with Nintendo really kicking things into high gear with the NES Classic Edition console. Nintendo followed that up with the SNES Classic Edition and the success of the consoles spurred other companies to make tiny versions of consoles from back in the day. We ended up with things like the Commodore 64 Mini and the Mega Drive Mini from Sega. Another small retro console is set to launch and this one is based on something that arcade gamers from the '90s might remember -- the NEOGEO. KOF World has announced on Facebook that the NEOGEO mini is in the works. The company won't say how much the console will cost or when it might launch, but... Read more...
Retro gaming is huge right now and the resurgence in tiny versions of classic consoles is mostly thanks to Nintendo starting it all with its NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition consoles that were huge successes last year. Sega now wants to get into the retro gaming action with a smaller version of its classic console the Mega Drive. Gamers in the U.S. who were lucky enough to have one of these back in the day will remember it as the Sega Genesis. During the SEGA FES 2018 stream Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini console to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the platform. Three decades -- that should make people that bought one of these back when they launched... Read more...
We have previously talked about the Nintendo Switch 5.0.0 software update, and it seemed to be a rather standard release adding parental controls and more social media hooks. What we didn’t know is that added code in the update appears to be bricking consoles that are using third-party accessories. Reports are coming in that after updating to the 5.0 update, some consoles are unable to charge and boot. It appears that the consoles unable to boot or charge are using unlicensed third-party accessories such as the Nyko Portable Docking Kit or the YockTek USB-C converter. The only comment that Nintendo has made about the bricked Switch consoles is "don't use unlicensed third-party accessories."... Read more...
The gaming industry has been doing quite well in recent months, with much of that strong performance coming thanks to the Nintendo Switch which is still dominating sales. The NPD Group keeps track of the industry and according to its numbers, hardware sales doubled year-over-year for January. While Nintendo might have the hottest console out there right now, NPD says that Sony and Microsoft also benefitted from the boom in hardware spending. "Hardware spending in January 2018 grew 119 percent when compared to a year ago, to $278 million," NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. "Spending gains were driven by Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 hardware sales growth." NPD says that this is a sign that... Read more...
With Christmas right around the corner, you might be sweating what to get the gamer in your life. If a SNES Classic Edition retro console might be the ticket to holiday happiness for someone on your list, Walmart will have more coming and could potentially deliver the goods. You will have a chance to order one starting at 11 am PST daily from November 15 through the 17th. It's not clear how many of the consoles will be available.What we do know is that you can hit the page here and see if they have stock. As of writing, there is no stock listed, but that can change so keep checking. Walmart is limiting people to one console per order, so scalpers can’t buy them all up and sell them at a markup.There... Read more...
What's that sound? Oh, it's just the collective sound of Fallout fans who'd rather not game on mobile platforms letting out a collective "Finally!". That's right: Bethesda's super-hot mobile game based on the Fallout universe, called Fallout Shelter, is coming to Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 PCs. Sorry, PlayStation fans. This is one of those times where you can hear about an announcement and not have to wait forever and a day for it to come to fruition. Microsoft says that Fallout Shelter will hit both of its platforms on February 8, and like the mobile game, it's going to be free to download, but will have in-game purchases to peruse (the Android version shows these prices can range from... Read more...
Retro gaming made a major resurgence this past holiday season, with the release of Nintendo’s ultra-hyped NES Classic, a scaled down clone of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Out of the box, the NES Classic has thirty preloaded game titles, though some recent hacks exposed a method for uploading more if you're willing to mess with it. That's all well and good, but if you weren’t able to get your hands on one this past holiday season -- like the majority of people -- getting your retro-gaming fix isn't happening any time soon, unless you fork out an unreasonable sum, paying hundreds to scalpers, for a product that retails for $60.But, why not roll your own? The Elusive NES Classic... Read more...
Gamers will have a new console to choose from in a couple of months. It is the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid gaming system that is built both for playing games on a big screen TV and for portable gameplay. Nintendo has not yet announced a price for its forthcoming system (along with a lot of other details), though according to Japanese-language news report, consumers should expect to pay around 25,000 yen (around $215 in U.S. currency). That is a roundabout estimation by Nikkei, the same Japanese-language paper that revealed key details about several of Nintendo's previous game consoles ahead of their official launch or unveiling, including the Nintendo DSi and 3DS handhelds, and the Wii U system.... Read more...
With just a few months to go before Nintendo releases its next generation game console, the Nintendo Switch, we still know very little about the system. Much of what has been gathered about the Switch has been the result of leaks and online detective work by savvy individuals who willing to comb the web for clues. One of the newest ones was found in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and it points to the Switch using a non-removable battery. "The battery is had (sic) built-in in the EUT, and the user can't remove the battery," reads a blurb in one of the documents Nintendo submitted to the FCC. Normally a non-removable battery on a game console would not warrant a second... Read more...
Nintendo is planning to launch a brand new game console in just a few months, one that will attempt to bridge the gap between stationary and mobile gaming, but do not expect the new system to be faster than current generation consoles. The Switch, as it is called, is said to sport a graphics chip based on NVIDIA's previous generation Maxwell architecture and will be slower the original PlayStation 4 that Sony launched three years ago.Building a game system around Pascal might seem like the obvious choice so why didn't Nintendo go that route? Since the Switch is a hybrid console that gamers can take with them, Nintendo opted to build around NVIDIA's Tegra platform, and Pascal has not yet been... Read more...
We have been hearing a lot about how well the Xbox One line has been selling, most recently with Microsoft bragging about four consecutive monthly sales victories over the PlayStation 4. Is interesting in the PS4 dwindling? Pshaw! Lest anyone thing the PS4 is old news, Sony today announced that its cumulative sales of its PS4 and recently introduced PlayStation 4 Pro just surpassed 50 million units. The last official update we heard from Sony was back at the end of May when it announced that PS4 sales had topped 40 million units worldwide. That achievement made the PS4 the fastest selling PlayStation console of all time, even besting the pace of the record setting PlayStation 2. In the six month... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition game console is this year's Tickle Me Elmo, only it's not just kids who have it on their wish lists, it's adults too. And just like the Sesame Street doll, Nintendo's retro-themed miniature game console is sold out everywhere, save for second-hand sellers who have gone and jacked up the price on places such as eBay and Craigslist. If you really want to grab one in time for Christmas, you can pay a grossly inflated price, or you can try your chance at Toys R Us tomorrow. Toys R Us is kicking off its Christmas sale bonanza on Sunday. It's a week long event featuring an assortment of toys and electronics, including the NES Classic Edition console and Hatchimals, another of... Read more...
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