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Hands On: The PS5’s Storage Upgrade Is Quick And Easy

Last month Sony finally upgraded the PlayStation 5 firmware with support for additional storage via NVMe M.2 solid-state drives (that is, the latest, fast models of SSDs). While not quite as simple as popping open the lid and slotting a chip, with the right hardware and a single small Phillips head screwdriver, the…Read more… Continue […]

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German Game Ban Just Screwed Over Switch Players On Several Other Continents

Dying Light: Platinum Edition launched on Nintendo Switch today, but due to an extremely peculiar Germany-specific ban, the digital version of the game is unavailable to players in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How To Move Your Animal Crossing Island Onto Your New Switch, OLED Or Not

In the liminal period between Animal Crossing: New Horizons offering nothing new to do and Animal Crossing: New Horizons offering arguably too much new stuff to do, Nintendo released a new Switch model complete with a bigger screen and a 0 percent increase to battery life. Perhaps you were lucky enough to snag one.…Read more… […]

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PS5 Accessory Makers Just Won’t Stop Taunting Sony’s Lawyers

Dbrand, a tech accessories brand that my roommate described to me as “being for dudes who like new iPhones,” has decided to wage a very loud legal war with Sony Entertainment regarding their totally fine PS5 plates and cases.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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PS5 Accessory Makers Just Won’t Stop Taunting Sony’s Lawyers

Dbrand, a tech accessories brand that my roommate described to me as “being for dudes who like new iPhones,” has decided to wage a very loud legal war with Sony Entertainment regarding their totally fine PS5 plates and cases.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Wow, Xbox Mini Fridge Preorders Sell Out Within 15 Minutes

Maybe it’s because I primarily play console games on PlayStation. Maybe it’s because I can’t fit anything into my New York shoebox apartment. Maybe it’s because I’m cynical about marketing that centers around the gamer identity. But wow. I was not expecting folks to be so hyped about the Xbox Series X mini fridge. Read […]

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Wow, Xbox Mini Fridge Preorders Sell Out Within 15 Minutes

Maybe it’s because I primarily play console games on PlayStation. Maybe it’s because I can’t fit anything into my New York shoebox apartment. Maybe it’s because I’m cynical about marketing that centers around the gamer identity. But wow. I was not expecting folks to be so hyped about the Xbox Series X mini fridge. Read […]

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October’s Rock Solid Xbox Game Pass Proves Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

I’m starting to wonder if Xbox Game Pass isn’t a potential pox on game sales. Full disclosure: Amid the deluge of stuff to play this year, I’ve demurred on picking up several interesting-looking games—like Backbone and The Forgotten City—holding my breath for the possibility that, some day, they may land on…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Supreme Customizability Is One Way Microsoft Makes Gaming More Accessible

The gaming industry isn’t typically concerned for the differently-abled, so when the Xbox Adaptive Controller hit the market in 2018, it made a huge splash. People all around the world were having more enjoyable times gaming thanks to the customizable buttons and thoughtful accessibility features the “XAC” brought to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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PlayStation 5 Ends Switch’s Three-Year Run As Best-Selling Console

After almost three years as the top-selling console in the U.S., the Nintendo Switch has been ousted by Sony’s PlayStation 5. According to Mat Piscatella, an NPD analyst, the PS5 was the best-selling gaming hardware platform in both units sold and overall dollars earned in September 2021. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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In Japan, The Xbox Series X/S Is Doing Better Than The Xbox One

After years of struggling in Japan, the Xbox Series X/S is showing more than signs of life in Japan. In comparison to previous efforts, it’s actually doing well. Famitsu reports that as of October 10, Microsoft has sold 64,284 Xbox Series X consoles and another 38,307 Xbox Series S consoles. That’s a total of 102,591…Read […]

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Sony Threatens Dbrand With Legal Action Over PS5 Plates

You might not remember since February 2021 was actually 19 years ago, but earlier this year phone and console skin makers Dbrand released a set of black PS5 faceplates. Not content with merely releasing them, though, the company also bizarrely baited Sony to sue them, and Sony is now obliging.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Should You Subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack?

For all of Nintendo’s awards and praise, one area the company consistently draws criticism is its online experience. Compared to competitors like Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has always been behind in letting people play games with friends and purchase digital content. The company is trying to improve, though, with a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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You’ll Have To Pay More Than Double For Switch Online If You Want N64 Games

In September, Nintendo announced that it would make N64 games available as part of its Nintendo Switch Online service. At the time, Nintendo withheld the pricing info, leading some to speculate about how steep it could be. Today, we get our answer. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (official name) will run you…Read more… Continue […]

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You’ll Have To Pay More Than Double For Switch Online If You Want N64 Games

In September, Nintendo announced that it would make N64 games available as part of its Nintendo Switch Online service. At the time, Nintendo withheld the pricing info, leading some to speculate about how steep it could be. Today, we get our answer. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (official name) will run you…Read more… Continue […]

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Apparently Walmart Is Now The Most Annoying Place To Buy A PS5

Recently, Kotaku’s emails have been inundated with tips from fans claiming Walmart is an egregiously horrible place to buy a PlayStation 5. And when we looked closer, it seemed like the wider internet beyond our inboxes agreed Walmart is a bad experience for next-gen consoles. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Now Lets You Line Up To Buy PS5s Directly From Them

The story of the PlayStation 5 hasn’t been about killer next-gen games or technological benchmarks, but about how, in the 11 months since it was released, it’s been maddeningly difficult to buy one. For some, that might be about to get a bit less difficult. Today, Sony put up a website that allows you to […]

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Lego Master Builds Incredible Transforming Super Nintendo Robots

Building a Lego model of a Super Nintendo console, with sliding buttons and a spring-loaded eject button, is pretty impressive. Building a Lego SNES, two corded controllers, and a game cartridge, each of which is capable of being transformed into a robot with no reassembly? That takes a Lego Master.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Make Your Retro Console Games Look Better on a Modern TV

CRT televisions are widely regarded as the best way to play old video games, and with good reason. Retro games look and play better on CRTs, since that’s the type of display they were designed for. But what if you don’t own a CRT, don’t have the space for one, or can’t find one?Read more… […]

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How to Make Your Retro Console Games Look Better on a Modern TV

CRT televisions are widely regarded as the best way to play old video games, and with good reason. Retro games look and play better on CRTs, since that’s the type of display they were designed for. But what if you don’t own a CRT, don’t have the space for one, or can’t find one?Read more… […]

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