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Xbox One

Take a look at our custom Xbox One S Destructoid controller

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, there are now three Xbox controllers -- the OG, the Elite, and the new model shipping with the Xbox One S. It kind of slipped under the radar, but yes, the new Xbox Design Lab program does...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S

This limited-edition Xbox One S is a bit much

I have no desire to get an Xbox One S -- not as a current Xbox owner and especially not with Microsoft's Project Scorpio coming down the line -- but I can't deny how sharp the system looks in white. This first limited-edition model themed a...   read

 
 
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Mini NES

Nintendo's mini NES will only ever support the 30 included games

Nintendo is cashing in on nostalgia this November with a cute miniature NES that plays 30 games. The company has since clarified what the $60 system can and can't do, and it's about what you'd expect. The NES Classic Edition is not compatib...   read

 
 
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Deals

Used Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 consoles on sale at GameStop starting at $30

Remember that GameStop used console bundle from a few weeks ago? The one with a used PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 for only $160? Well you can now buy these used consoles à la carte. Pre-owned units of the Wii and Xbox 360 are on sale for $...   read

 
 
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GTX 1060

Nvidia reveals GTX 1060, a mid-range card that's under $300

Nvidia isn't quite done with the reveal of its brand new 10-series of video cards. Following the recent release of both the 1070 and 1080, the hardware manufacturer just announced something a bit more mid-range: The GeForce GTX 1060. The ni...   read

 
 
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Review: Apex M800

Review: SteelSeries Apex M800 Keyboard

I've been using the SteelSeries Apex M800 keyboard next to the Rival 700 that I recently reviewed since getting home from E3 last month and I have to say I can see why many people would want this keyboard. As for myself? I'll be switching b...   read

 
 
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Review: Rival 700 mouse

Review: SteelSeries Rival 700 Mouse

As someone who has played first-person shooters on consoles the majority of my life, I've only recently attempted to make the switch to mouse and keyboard. This is largely thanks to many PC versions of games being generally better than thei...   read

 
 
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Deals

Giant Xbox One sale continues with free $50 gift code and controller

We can almost hear Microsoft at this point: "We'll give you anything you want, just help us clear out some of these Xbox One bundles from our warehouse." The Xbox One sale at the Microsoft Store is continuing in earnest, especially during t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo NX

Nintendo is keeping quiet about the NX because of 'an idea that we're working on'

The next Nintendo gaming platform, the NX, is supposed to release in March 2017. It's almost July, now, with E3 behind us. When are we going to hear anything substantive about the new system? Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, speaking to the Ass...   read

 
 
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SSD

Review: Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe SSD

When most people think of PC storage, they think of the jolly ol’ mechanical hard-drive. Whap it into your computer, save all your stuff on it, and have a grand time. Plenty of people also think of the faster, quieter, and currently m...   read

 
 
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Yoshida on Neo

Sony says Neo won't shorten PS4 lifecycle

Lots of folks are upset about incoming new hardware from Microsoft and Sony (and maybe even the Nintendo NX, to some extent) because it somehow invalidates their earlier purchases. Me, I feel like the more powerful consoles will be a stopga...   read

 
 
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Pokemon

Pokemon Sun & Moon is getting a special 3DS XL, and I want it

Nintendo of Europe announced a new, ahem, New 3DS XL model today, which is due in November. It features the legendary Pokemon from Sun & Moon, Solgaleo and Lunala, with a black and white design. I'm running out of room in my Pokemon col...   read

 
 
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Deals

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite bundle is now $100 off

We wrote about the Xbox One sale last Friday and apparently Microsoft isn't content with the rate at which the Xbox One Elite bundles are being sold at -- it has kicked up the discount by a further $50 to $349 (for a total of $100 off)...   read

 
 
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PS4 Nero still for 2017?

New PS4 hardware reportedly still coming this year

If the pearl of Microsoft's E3 event was actually showing lengthy sections of gameplay, the clam shell around it was two new hardware reveals: first, the Xbox One S, followed by Project Scorpio. Sony did not announce the PlayStation 4 "Neo"...   read

 
 
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Scorpio strong

Scorpio is '4.5 times' more powerful than Xbox One, but 4K isn't mandatory

One of the things that's been sold to us since the new PS4 hardware was first referred to as "PS4K" is that 4K is cool and good and part of some inevitable future. It's definitely been a talking point for Microsoft's newly announced "Projec...   read

 
 
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Cloud Revolver Headset
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Review: Hyper X Cloud Revolver headset

Are you an audiophile? If so, this review probably won't answer most of your questions. However, if you're a Regular Person and want to know the down-low on the Hyper X Cloud Revolver headset, I've got you covered. I'm here to answer the im...   read

 
 
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Steam Controller

The Steam Controller's Activator Update makes it even more customisable

Valve has released a beta build for its newest Steam Controller update, and somehow it’s managed to cram even more customisation options into an already almost overloaded pad. The Activator Update’s patch notes are slightly conf...   read

 
 
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Hardware

Here's all the hardware news out of E3 2016

While E3's generally all about the games, this year we saw a pretty big turnout for hardware too: video cards, new consoles, and of course more virtual reality than we really know what to do with. So here's a roundup of all things physical ...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Phil Spencer: Xbox One getting keyboard, mouse support in coming 'months'

Speaking to PCGamesN, Phil Spencer has responded to the age old question of "will they or won't they" for mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One. For the past year or so, Spencer has maintained that we will get it at some point. Now, he fin...   read

 
 
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Scorpio

Don't have a 4K TV? Xbox head suggests not upgrading to Scorpio

[Update: the full interview where Spencer's quote can be seen has now been published on Eurogamer. We have updated the information below to reflect this.] Microsoft threw us for a loop a bit when it announced not one, but two consoles at it...   read

 
 
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Microsoft E3 recap
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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

 
 
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AMD unveils its newest, Polaris-based graphics cards, new Zen CPU, and a VR backpack

At the PC Gaming Show at E3, AMD CEO Lisa Su has unveiled the company's initial range of hardware that runs on the new Polaris architecture. The Radeon RX480 is the flagship card of the range, with Su claiming it will offer a "premium VR" e...   read

 
 
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Project Scorpio

Microsoft unveils its new, more powerful Xbox One 'Project Scorpio'

Microsoft closed its E3 press conference with an announcement that's going to drive the future of Xbox for years to come. There's a new Xbox One coming and it's more powerful than the one that launched in 2013. Project Scorpio is the next s...   read

 
 
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Xbox One E3
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Microsoft officially announces the Xbox One S, starts at $299

The rumors were true. Today at E3 Microsoft announced the new Xbox One S model, which basically amounts to a slim. It's smaller, sports an "up to" 2TB HDD, has a new controller with a textured grip (like the Elite) and increased range, and ...   read

 
 
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Razer reviews

Review: Overwatch Razer BlackWidow, Deathadder Chroma, & Goliathus Speed

Overwatch is nearly here, and as is the case with any Blizzard game, a suite of hardware is coming along with it. While SteelSeries had the honors last time around with Heroes of the Storm, Razer is up with several new additions to the...   read

 
 
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