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Razer Is Making Everything Pink Now, Including Laptops

Last year hardware maker Razer turned four of its peripherals pink. This year the company’s “Quartz” line of pink gaming gear expands by a microphone, wireless PlayStation 4 controller, headset stand, phone case and, best of all, a limited edition pink metal Razer Blade Stealth laptop. Pink metal. Mmmm.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Razer Nari Ultimate Head-Vibrating Haptic Gaming Headset: The Kotaku Review

For years, gamers have been seeking ways to feel more connected to their games. The games industry has met that desire with force feedback controllers, flashing lights that synch up with on-screen action and even fans that blow air to simulate movement. And now there’s Razer’s Nari Ultimate gaming headset, which…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here’s Razer’s Xbox One Keyboard And Mouse Combo

When Microsoft announced keyboard and mouse support were coming to the Xbox One, it also announced that green and black gaming hardware maker Razer was working on something special for the console. This is that—the $250 Razer Turret wireless mouse and keyboard combo for Xbox One.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Show Us Your Smash Bros. Ultimate Controller Setup

Smash Bros. players are often as particular about the controllers they use as they are which characters they pick to go into battle. With the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch, there are more ways to control the game than ever. What’s your Smash Ultimate controller setup? Fine, we’ll share ours…Read more… […]

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How To Fix Your Switch Pro Controller’s D-Pad

Over the last year, the Nintendo Switch has built up an impressive collection of 2D side-scrollers and classic arcade games. Unfortunately, those games rely heavily the D-Pad, and the D-Pad on the Switch Pro Controller can be frustratingly unreliable. Last weekend I fixed mine, and you can, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The NES Classic Returns Today But I’m More Excited About This Wireless Controller

When the NES Classic Edition was first released, we deemed the $40 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the NES Classic once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Deal With a Dead (or Dying) Power Supply

So you’re humming along on your Windows desktop, chatting with your friends on your social media service of choice or filling Chaos demons full of holes in Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (one of the most epic names for a game I’ve seen in awhile). And then, your system zoots off. Yes, zoots. Read more… Continue […]

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Microsoft One-Ups Sony And Nintendo By Allowing Game-Gifting On Xbox One

While it’s been possible to gift video games to people on digital PC storefronts like Steam for years, Xbox One is now the first modern console to offer it. Microsoft has offered the option to Xbox One Insiders since last fall, and later expanded it to more people for select games. Today, Microsoft is enabling…Read […]

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Nintendo And Sony Update Their Console Warranties, Making Them A Little Better

Last month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent letters to the three big console manufactures, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, telling them they had 30 days to update their warranties or face possible legal action. So far, both Sony and Nintendo have made changes in an effort to comply.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Nvidia And AMD Are At Each Other’s Throats Again

Late last Friday, Nvidia said it was cancelling its controversial GeForce Partner Program in the wake of criticism that it was anti-competitive and an attempt to increase the company’s hold on the graphics card market. It’s the latest development in the ongoing saga of Nvidia and rival manufacturer AMD waging dueling…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Angry Over Busted Switch, Guy Files Class-Action Suit Against Third-Party Dock Maker

Several Nintendo Switch owners who purchased a third-party dock from Nyko were furious last March when the dock apparently bricked their $300 console. On Friday, one brought a class action lawsuit against Nyko alleging that the company wasn’t vocal enough about the dock’s manufacturing defect.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Clever MacBook Touchscreen Hack Works Surprisingly Well Considering It Costs $1

To date, Apple’s mostly useless Touch Bar is the closest the company has ever come to selling a touchscreen Mac. But if you’ve got a spare dollar in your wallet, you could upgrade your MacBook with touchscreen-like functionality all by yourself using this wonderfully clever hack.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Brief History Of Steam Machines

Remember Steam Machines? Valve’s console-style gaming PC rigs meant for the living room felt like they might revolutionize gaming when they were first announced. A few years later, they’re mostly forgotten. Even Valve is ready to turn the page on that chapter: It recently removed them from the front page of Steam.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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