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VR Shoes Were Thankfully Not the Best Hardware We Saw At E3

There were rumours of a PlayStation 5 and news on the next generation of Xbox, but this E3 was ultimately pretty light on the cool hardware. We knew that was the case given the sheer amount of VR accessories most of us can’t or won’t use any time soon. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Super-Accessible Adaptive Controller Will Be Good For Cheaters, Too

The Microsoft Adaptive Controller might look like a drum machine, but it’s intended to be used by people with disabilities who cannot comfortably use the Xbox controllers currently available. However, the new controller could be a boon for cheaters, too. Read More >>

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What We Learned About The Future of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft’s Game Consoles From E3

E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year’s gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show’s biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing. Read More >>

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A Quick Guide to the Sinister Six, the Villainous Team-Up Menacing Spider-Man’s New Video Game

Early Tuesday morning at the E3 gaming expo, Sony and Insomniac Games gave us another amazing look at the PS4 Spider-Man game dropping this September, introducing us to a few of Peter Parker’s worst enemies... six of them, in fact. In the comics, six is a rather unlucky number for Spidey, because it’s the size of one of his most infamous villain teams, the aptly named Sinister Six. Read More >>

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Now You Can Play the Switch With Just the Most Adorable Controller Ever

Playing classic 8-bit side-scrollers with a touchscreen is awful, so 8BitDo’s releasing an updated version of its tiny, keychain-sized Zero gamepad with support for the Nintendo Switch, and motion controls, so it should be easier to be perpetually prepared for any retro gaming emergency. Read More >>

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You Can Link Switches Together In Nintendo’s Next Big Party Game

Details are scarce, but Super Mario Party, the next version of Nintendo’s popular party game series, is coming to the Switch, and it will enable you to pair at least two Switches together and play as though the screens were physically one. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Switch Doesn’t Need Netflix, or Any Other Streaming App

Earlier this afternoon (about an hour or two ago), Nintendo had their annual E3 showcase telling us lots of news about the things it's up to. It was expected that this news would include an announcement that Netflix and YouTube apps are coming to the Switch, thanks to a 'leak' from Best Buy, though Nintendo gave it no mention. They wouldn't the first streaming apps to come to the console (that honour goes to Hulu) but they are the most high profile, and ever since the rumours started spreading it's had me thinking about how it's completely unnecessary. The Switch does not need to try and validate itself by supporting streaming apps. Read More >>

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Retail Leak Claims Netflix and YouTube are Coming to Nintendo Switch

There are people out there who aren't happy about the fact Nintendo's Switch can play good games without needing to be plugged into a TV. They're annoyed because the Switch isn't like every generic tablet on the market, and filled with a store of useless apps nobody needs on a games console that lasts between 2.5 and six hours. It's these people that are likely to be overjoyed that a retail leak seemingly confirmed Netflix and YouTube apps are coming to the console. Read More >>

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Wait, Skyrim: Very Special Edition For Amazon’s Alexa is Kinda Real?

During Bethesda’s E3 show early this morning, there was a cute video starring Keegan-Michael Key about Skyrim coming to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. We all chuckled and got on with our lives, because Key is a comedian and that would be a stupid game. And yet here we are, a few hours later, and you can actually play Skyrim: Very Special Edition. Read More >>

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Xbox One is Getting New Seagate SSDs Made Specifically For The Console

There's a big old video game shindig going on right now in Los Angeles. This year's E3 kicked off in style last night, with EA showing a lot more of its eagerly anticipated MMO/shooter mash-up, Anthem. There was also some gadget-related news, with Seagate announcing a special SSD designed specifically for Xbox One. Read More >>

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Amazon Just Knocked 50% Off an Xbox Game Pass Subscription

Xbox One gamers will probably have heard of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription service that lets gamers play through a catalogue of games without actually having to physically buy them. It normally costs £8 a month, but if you head over to Amazon before midnight tonight, you'll be able to snag six months access for half price. That's £24 instead of £48. Read More >>

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Hyperkin’s Duke Xbox Controller is Every Bit As Ridiculous as the Original

My tiny hands remember the original, enormous Xbox controller with fondness. Not because it was ergonomic or a joy to use, but in the same way I remember other absurd and outdated technology—with absolute amusement. The original Xbox controller was a beast, and the tweaked and high tech £70 Duke from Hyperkin, that works with both PCs and the Xbox One, borrows that same portly profile to create one of the biggest and most ridiculous controllers out there. Read More >>

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Asus’ ROG Phone Looks Like the Wildest Gaming Phone Yet

What started as an experiment to bring gaming features to the mobile world has now become a full-on trend. Last year, Razer introduced a phone with flagship specs and a high refresh rate display. Then, Nubia upped the ante by adding RGB lighting to its Red Magic handset. And now Asus has topped them all with the wildly ambitious but simply named ROG Phone. Read More >>

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Nintendo Might be Bringing Official Gamecube Controllers to the Switch

Last year Nintendo released an update designed to support third party peripherals on Nintendo Switch, and in the process accidentally added support for Gamecube controllers via the USB adaptor released for the Wii U. Now it looks as though Nintendo might be releasing proper licensed Gamecube controllers for its hybrid console. Read More >>

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Your Xbox One May Soon Double as an Amazon Echo or Google Home

Microsoft is opening the door to more digital assistants you can chat with on your Xbox One, according to a report from Windows Central. That means the day may come when you can swap Cortana for Alexa, or tell Google to get your pad ready for game night through your console. Read More >>