Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics/Game Systems & Consoles

March 2019 NPD: The Division 2 jumps over Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to lead sales chart

The Division 2 shows that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice isn’t too hard to beat — at least on the sales charts. But for the industry overall, March 2018 trumps March 2019, as total industry spend is down 11% compared to this time last year in the United States, market research firm The NPD Group reported […]

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UploadVR announces E3 VR Showcase, a Nintendo Direct for virtual reality

PlayStation VR is the biggest virtual reality platform in gaming, but with Sony being a no-show at the important Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow this June, someone needs to step in to fill the void. Enter UploadVR. GamesBeat’s syndication partner announced today the E3 VR Showcase, a prerecorded show that will reveal new games and trailers and […]

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Days Gone: Video capture from our first play session with the PS4 exclusive

Days Gone, Sonys’ big exclusive for the PlayStation 4, debuts on April 26. We’ve got a copy of it and are playing through the game right now. Check out some of the gameplay from my first session with Bend Studio’s full game. In this play session, I happened to emerge from Copeland’s Camp — about […]

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This Nintendo Labo Zelda mod is worthy of the Triforce

Thought you were excited about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR? Us too, but probably not as much as Jeramey Polcyn. He’ll be playing it like this: Above: Modder Jeramey Polcyn gives Nintendo Labo VR a comfy Zelda makeover. Image Credit: UploadVR In less than a week since the launch of the Nintendo […]

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Nintendo gets nearly a quarter of gaming’s 1.5 million TV ad impressions between March 16 and April 15

Nintendo’s been busy promoting the Switch hybrid console, and it shows: The publisher is in first place when it comes to the most-seen gaming industry TV ads, while Xbox lingers behind, followed by Respawn Entertainment. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a monthly report on TV […]

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Sony nuked PlayStation VR’s biggest problem by promising PS5 support

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the best-selling consumer electronics products aren’t necessarily a company’s latest or highest-end products; mass-market customers often gravitate instead towards affordable models with good enough performance. That’s the reason console makers keep last-generation models around after launching superior sequels: as long as there’s a promise of at least token continued support, “old” hardware […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds Persona 5’s Joker, stage builder, and video editing on April 17

Nintendo revealed today that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s 3.0 update will launch on April 17. This includes the downloadable character Joker from Persona 5. This is the first character of Ultimate’s $25 DLC character bundle. Joker was a surprising announcement, as Persona 5 is not even available on a Nintendo console. But that could change […]

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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is real and will cost $250

Microsoft confirmed the existence of a disc-less Xbox One today — the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition — during its Inside Xbox presentation today. The All-Digital system will be available starting on May 7 for $250. That is $50 less that the normal Xbox One S, with the disc drive being the only hardware difference […]

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Xbox Game Ultimate Pass bundles Games Pass and Live Gold for $15 a month

Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Ultimate Pass today during its Inside Xbox presentation. The new subscription service bundles Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Games Pass. Xbox Live Gold gives users access to online gaming and monthly free downloads of games. Xbox Game Pass has a library of over 100 downloadable games, including new Xbox exclusives […]

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PlayStation 5 first details: SSD, ray tracing, 8K, and 3D audio

Sony has revealed the first details of its next video game console to Wired. While the machine does not have a name yet, the company will likely dub it the PlayStation 5. Mark Cerny, who was the lead system architect for the PlayStation 4 and is now working on the new console, told Wired that […]

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Sony: PlayStation VR will be compatible with PlayStation 5

Well ahead of Sony’s introduction of a next-generation console, likely to be called PlayStation 5, the company’s lead system architect has confirmed that the current PlayStation VR headset will remain compatible with the new machine. The revelation came from Mark Cerny, who has spearheaded development of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro for Sony, in […]

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Xbox Game Pass adding Monster Hunter: World, Prey, and more

Microsoft announced a new batch of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass throughout April, including some third-party heavy hitters like Monster Hunter: World and Prey. Game Pass gives subscribers access to download a growing library of games. Sony has a similar service with for PlayStation 4 called PlayStation Now, but Xbox Game Pass is outclassing […]

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Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild will work with Nintendo Labo VR

OK, someone may need to pinch me. It appears I’m dreaming. Nintendo just announced that two of its biggest Switch games will get support for its Labo VR headset later this month. One is Super Mario Odyssey, and the other is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This can’t be right, can it? […]

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Punch-Out and Mario’s Lost Levels coming to Switch’s NES library

Nintendo announced today that Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, and Star Soldier will be joining Nintendo Switch Online‘s digital offerings of classic NES games. They will be available on April 10. The NES games are available to all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, a service that costs $20 a year. The […]

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Sony’s PlayStation Store update adds refunds for preorders

Sony has updated its refund policy for its digital gaming store. The PlayStation Store will now offer refunds for preordered digital games. In addition, you can also get a refund for a digital game that you have bought but not downloaded yet up to 14 days after payment. Refunds for digital games can become a […]

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Rec Room is coming to Oculus Quest

Another much-anticipated VR app is on its way to the Oculus Quest headset. Against Gravity’s social VR platform, Rec Room, will come to the device this spring. Rec Room is a free-to-play platform that allows friends to meet up, play a variety of games and create content together as customized avatars. Players can either meet […]

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Razer launches first Xbox One wireless keyboard and mouse

Razer is launching the Razer Turret, a wireless keyboard and mouse for the Xbox One video game console. That means that console gamers won’t necessarily be at a disadvantage in the world of cross play, where PC gamers with mice and keyboards square off against console gamers in shooter games such as Fortnite. “We’re extremely […]

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Twitch Prime members can get 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo is partnering with Amazon to provide some bonus extras to Twitch Prime members. If you have an Amazon Prime account connected to your Twitch, you can get up to 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online at no additional cost. “We’ve teamed up with Nintendo to bring members up to a full year of great […]

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Analogue Mega SG review – An excellent console for old Sega games

If you want to play some old Sega games, you have no shortage of options. You can get the Genesis Classics collection on PC and consoles. You can grab the classic hardware and physical games. Or maybe you could use a downloadable emulator. But in 2019, all of those options either come with compromises or […]

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Yoshi’s Crafted World review — cute, but dull

I don’t take notes when I’m reviewing games. I used to, right when I got started, but I soon found I never used them. It turns out that if something about a game is especially good or bad, I’ll remember it. And then I write my reviews based on those things. For Yoshi’s Crafted World, […]

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