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The Casual Gamer’s Guide to Video Gaming in 2017

The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don’t know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is—and that’s okay. Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About 4K Gaming

You want the very best in 4K gaming, so how do you go about getting it? Unfortunately the answer is not quite as simple as it should be, and all the available choices can be tremendously confusing. So let’s try to cut through all the marketing terms, hype, and numbers to get at what “4K” gaming really means. Read More >>

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You Can Now Design Your Own Xbox One Controller

Microsoft has allowed US gamers to design their own colour scheme for Xbox One controllers for some time now. The good news is that the UK, along with France, Germany and others to be added in the summer, will also get this option soon. The downer is that it's not especially cheap with the price adding a significant premium. So rather than focus first on the billion or so options, let's get cross about the price. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Xbox One X

After more than a year of rumours and teases and dorky Xtreme code names, Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One X, is finally here. It’s not actually here, here, the console will go on sale November 7th. But we now have all the details about this new console, which is officially the fastest console built to date. Read More >>

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Microsoft Tests Auto Refunds for Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft is testing a self-service refunds system on Xbox One that also applies to Windows 10 users, which lets people get their money back as long as they've not been hammering the game in question all weekend. Read More >>

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The Best Gear for Upgrading Your Video Game Console

Microsoft and Sony aren’t planning to upgrade their flagship consoles for a few months yet, but you can still improve your gaming experience with some well-chosen accessories—even if the hardware at the core of the system stays the same. Read More >>

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Xbox’s New Gaming Subscription is Just What the Struggling Console Needed

In this generation of console wars, the Xbox One has lagged behind the PS4 in both sales and consumer mindshare. In fact, a January report from games intelligence firm SuperData pegged Microsoft has selling half the number of consoles as Sony. To be frank, Microsoft is getting its ass kicked. Read More >>

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Microsoft is Launching its Own Game Subscription Service

Much like Sony and EA before it, Microsoft has decided it's not just content with selling games as a one-off purchase. Instead, it's doing its own subscription service that costs $10 a month. So expect that to be at least £10 a month if and when it gets launched in the UK. Read More >>

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All the New Features Coming to Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft just held a major event for Windows 10 in New York City today, where the company made a bunch of major hardware and software announcements. The event itself was jam-packed with exciting new technology and feature updates, but perhaps the most exciting was the sneak peak into the next major update for Windows 10 dubbed “Creators Update.” Read More >>

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Bugs Are Ruining the Movie Experience on Xbox One S

The Xbox One S makes a great 4K set top box. It’s a rare box capable of handling HDR, a part of the Ultra High Definition format that allows for better details in scenes of extreme brightness or darkness. But the HDR on the Xbox One S is currently experiencing some significant bugs that firmly drop the console from best in class. Read More >>

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How To Make Your PS4 or Xbox One Look Like a Retro NES

Let’s be real for a second: The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One designs are hideous. Both are great gaming consoles, but their cases employ the same look of every generic VCR from the 1980s. Thankfully, Etsy store-owner Decalgirl has a fix for that problem. Read More >>

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Xbox VR Games Expected to be Exclusive to Scorpio, Despite Cross-Platform Promise

Despite assuring consumers that there won't be any Project Scorpio-exclusive games, as all titles would also work with the original Xbox One, it looks like Microsoft’s ultra-powerful upcoming console will keep VR goodies all to itself. Read More >>

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Fanless PSU, SATA III Drive and Lovely Copper Pipes Top Xbox One S’ Internal Redesign Features

A take-apart of the new Xbox One S gives us all that look inside we crave, revealing how Microsoft broke physics by saving space while also slightly increasing the performance of its games machine. Read More >>

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Xbox One S Review: What the Xbox One Should Have Been

There were very few complaints when the original Xbox One was announced, despite it failing to handle 4K. In 2013 nobody really cared about HD’s successor. Not unless they’d spent thousands on one of the few 4K TV sets available at the time. Yes, the best consoles have a habit of being future-proof (see the PS2 playing DVDs and the PS3 playing Blu-ray), but in 2013, 4K seemed too far in the future for anyone to care. Read More >>

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Today Marks the Beginning of the End for Your Xbox 360 and PS3

There comes a time in every console cycle when even the most loyal of gamers has to start thinking about palliative care for their most-loved machines. For PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners, today is that day. Read More >>