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You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Your Nintendo Switch Thanks to This Dongle

If your smartphone of choice has forced you to upgrade to wireless headphones, you probably hate having to swap them out for a corded pair when you want to play your Nintendo Switch with a little privacy. The portable console doesn’t come with Bluetooth, but a tiny dongle called the Genki does, theoretically making it easy to upgrade your Switch so it plays nice with your wireless headphones. Read More >>

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A One-Letter Typo is (in Part) the Reason Aliens: Colonial Marines Sucked

When Aliens: Colonial Marines dropped in 2013, it had built up a tonne of hype that made it seem as though the game would transport players into the terror-filled and action-packed Alien universe. Instead, they got an absolute mess of a game that, as it turns out, may have been just one letter away from being good — or at least playable. Read More >>

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The New 15-inch Razer Blade Is a Gaming Workhorse in a Practical Package

The new redesigned Razer Blade laptop (now called the Razer Blade 15) is no longer a thin little outlier in the chunky landscape of portable gaming machines. When it was a 14-inch laptop, it was a powerhouse for its size—an incredible feat of engineering that managed to be an accomplished gaming machine and a laptop portable enough to be tossed in the bag. Over the last year the landscape of gaming laptops has radically altered course, and Razer is no longer the only company selling thin and light gaming laptops. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Classic Mini Returns Today But I’m More Excited About This Wireless Controller

When the  Nintendo Classic Mini: NES was first released, we deemed the £36 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the Nintendo Classic Mini once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a cheaper price tag and a dedicated ‘home’ button. Read More >>

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If Streaming Is the Future of Console Gaming, It Might Be Screwed

News of the next generation of consoles has slowly trickled out over the last couple of weeks. None of the news gives us a clear view of either Sony or Microsoft’s consoles—instead we’ve only gotten teases of each. And those teases have had wildly different focuses. On one hand, you have rumours of what Sony’s hardware will look like, and on the other hand, you have rumours of Microsoft distribution tactics. Read More >>

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Mouse and Keyboard Support May Finally Come to the Xbox One This Year

After years of promises, multiple reports claim that keyboard and mouse support is officially coming to Xbox One and could be a reality as soon as this autumn. Finally, your dreams of being endlessly sniped by a 14-year-old with god-like reflexes will come true. Read More >>

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Fortnite Is Bad But Sony’s Refusal to Play Nice Is Worse

Earlier this week, Nintendo delighted Fortnite fans by announcing that the game, which might just be the most popular game being played right now, was coming to the Switch immediately. Even better, Switch players would be able to compete with PC and Xbox players, too—instant digital distribution and multiplayer open to all! Nintendo’s announcement felt like a dream come true after years of console makers refusing to play nice. But it isn’t a dream, because Sony continues to flip the bird to its competitors and Fortnite players on the PS4 are being left out in the cold, unable to play with Xbox or Switch gamers. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Will Finally Let its Players Trade Monsters

When Pokémon Go first launched there was a lot missing from the game. The key feature that had seemingly been pulled was the ability to trade monsters with other players, something that would have made collecting all the region-exclusive Pokémon an awful lot easier. Well it's just been announced that trading is on the way. Read More >>

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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 >>