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Microsoft won't force Xbox One and Scorpio games to run at the same framerate

While Microsoft has been mostly mum on its souped up new Xbox One, Project Scorpio, ahead of E3 next month (except to say that there are "no issues" and it's coming this year), Twitter has granted us one tidbit: Microsoft won't mandate game...   read

 
 
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Europe is getting a Splatoon 2 Switch bundle and accessories

As mentioned in the UK version of today's Nintendo Direct presentation for Arms, several Splatoon-themed Nintendo Switch accessories and a system bundle are coming to Europe in the near future. While I already ended up nabbing a second P...   read

 
 

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You won't need a PC or phone for Vive's new standalone VR headset

Standalone VR headsets that don't require a PC, a phone, or a whole mess of wires are going to make virtual reality so much more approachable. Pricing is one thing, but there really is something to be said about ease of use and setup. Googl...   read

 
 
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Review: SteelSeries Arctis 7

I've been pretty consistent about my feelings regarding SteelSeries headsets for the past four years or so. They're on the expensive side, but they more often than not end up being my headset of choice on various platforms. I'm probably goi...   read

 
 
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Hori finally confirms its Pro V arcade stick for the Nintendo Switch

For weeks we've known of the existence of an arcade stick for the Switch by way of Hori, but now we have official confirmation. Hori tweeted out a picture of the final design of the Real Arcade Pro V, which is expected to come at some point...   read

 
 
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Free PS Camera in new PlayStation VR bundles at GameStop

It looks like PlayStation VR is becoming more plentiful in stock because today GameStop launched three new PlayStation VR Bundles on its store catalog. The best deal boils down to a free PlayStation Camera with a purchase of a PSVR headset....   read

 
 
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Three Nintendo Switch Bundles available on eBay at uninflated prices

The going rate for a Nintendo Switch on eBay is about $390, and on Amazon, around $384. That's just for the standard $299 console, but you can now pick up a Switch in a bundle with a game, headset, or extra Joy-Con controller for near list ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is eating costs to ship more Switch units by plane

While Nintendo was enjoying a surge in popularity with the Switch compared to their last console, they were eating a hefty amount of cost shipping it out to get it into the hands of its end users. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ninte...   read

 
 
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Nintendo talks NES Classic discontinuation: 'we don't have unlimited resources'

The NES Classic has sold 2.3 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo. And now the nostalgic little device -- which was originally meant to be "a product for last holiday" -- is discontinued. Were you able to get your hands on one? I ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is launching the New 2DS XL this July

With the Switch out and high-profile 3DS game releases starting to wind down, it hadn't even crossed my mind that Nintendo would come out with another model, but here we are. Enter the New Nintendo 2DS XL, which will sit right in between th...   read

 
 


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Genyo Takeda, creator of Punch-Out!!, retires from Nintendo

Veteran hardware developer Genyo Takeda, one of the longest tenured employees of Nintendo, has decided to retire after 45 years. The open position will be filled by Ko Shiota. On top of developing consoles like the Wii, Takeda created hit g...   read

 
 
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There's a PS4 bundle deal with a PSVR headset for $599

  Back in December, PlayStation VR headsets were quite difficult to find depending on where you live as the stock wasn't consistent across the supply chain. This looks to be a thing of the past now that we're approaching the middle of ...   read

 
 
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Rumor: The SNES Mini is on the way, hopefully they make more than 10

According to Eurogamer, who has had fairly solid sources on Nintendo happenings in the past, there will be an SNES Mini (to follow the NES Classic) later this year. This news comes directly after Nintendo has begun to halt production of the...   read

 
 
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PS4 Slims will have a 1TB hard drive in North America going foward

500GB of storage space can only get you so far these days, so it's nice to hear that Sony will begin including 1TB hard drives with PlayStation 4 Slim consoles in North America. The system's suggested retail price will remain at $300, and t...   read

 
 
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Review: Logitech Pro G Keyboard

When Logitech started their G Pro Gaming line with a mouse, I found it to be a simplistic but efficient device that would work well for eSports. Well, at least, I think it would. I'm not good enough for tournaments. I'm happy just to finish...   read

 
 
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Hoard of cheap Xbox One games and laptops in the Microsoft Spring Sale

The bread and butter of the Microsoft Store online are its Surface tablets and the occasionally hot Xbox One console offers. We're not getting great offers in those areas this year in the Microsoft Store Spring Sale, but instead, a ton of X...   read

 
 
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How much is too much for Xbox Scorpio in terms of price?

Well, we're one step closer to knowing what Project Scorpio will entail when it hits later this year, but there's still a fair few unanswered questions -- most notably, the price. Although Microsoft quickly folded into PR speak by saying "a...   read

 
 
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The newest Switch defect scare? Warped tablets

In addition to some of the issues plaguing the launch of the Switch (none of which, thankfully, I've had an issue with yet), another one has popped up for several people based on this Reddit thread -- warped systems. Users are alleging that...   read

 
 
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Today-only deal: first discount on the PlayStation VR headset

Here's a quick Tuesday trivia question: Which online retailer would be the first to discount the PlayStation VR headset? Amazon, GameStop, Target, perhaps Walmart? Nope. The answer is Monoprice. The value-oriented generic brand electronics ...   read

 
 
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The PS4 Pro will never support 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, but it has 4K media support today

The PS4 Pro already allowed users to stream 4K video from various media providers like Netflix, but now you can use your own media on the system in 4K. As of today, the media app will be updated for Pro owners to accomodate 4K videos in mp4...   read

 
 
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Review: Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

For the last couple of months, my fingers have been spoiled by using the Razer Ornata Chroma. The low-profile keycaps and satisfying tactility led to it being my keyboard of choice. But now Razer has released the BlackWidow Chroma V2, the n...   read

 
 
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A good old fashioned Nintendo Switch accessory review roundup

[Update: More accessory reviews have been added.] Now that the shiny new Nintendo Switch is out, it's time to put a bunch of accessories to the test. If you're curious how some third-party (sanctioned or non-sanctioned) peripherals measure ...   read

 
 
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If we ever get a GameCube Virtual Console, Nintendo needs to make this Joy-Con

Man, if only I had a disposable amount of income that would allow me to paint over an $80 Joy Con set, I would give experiments like this a go. The folks over at Boss Fight Props took the plunge, and managed to craft an amazing looking Game...   read

 
 
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New pictures reveal Nintendo's Joy-Con fix: A piece of foam?

Although I still haven't experienced any left Joy-Con issues since my Switch review unit pre-launch, many others have. A lot of folks have narrowed it down to defective units and "incompatible rooms," which is a not-great experience if you ...   read

 
 
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This is the first of the Xbox One 'Tech Series' controllers

Microsoft has a fancy new Xbox One gamepad coming out next month. Aside from the "military technology"-inspired design, this Recon Tech Special Edition controller has a textured diamond rubberized grip on its backside. It'll be out on April...   read

 
 


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