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Since no one wants a Wii U, Nintendo offers classic NES as modern stocking stuffer

Since no one wants a Wii U, Nintendo offers classic NES as modern stocking stuffer The company has announced that it’s building an NES Classic console that can fit in the palm of your hand and comes preloaded with 30 classic titles.Here’s how Nintendo describes the hardware: The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console.

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price to $249 ahead of Xbox One S launch

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price to $249 ahead of Xbox One S launch Less than three years ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One at $500.I’m a PC gamer, not a console aficionado, but the original Xbox One is pretty darn attractive at just $250.

Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost

Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost When Microsoft announced the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio earlier this year, the company’s strategy raised more than a few eyebrows.Now that the refresh has dropped, does the Xbox One S pack enough improvements to justify its purchase?

Sony’s PlayStation Neo expected to debut September 7

Sony’s PlayStation Neo expected to debut September 7 This report, by French website Gameblog, confirms rumors we’ve heard concerning the PS4 Neo’s anticipated launch.The rumors we’ve heard to date suggest that Sony will rigidly enforce backwards compatibility requirements for this new PS4.

Sony may announce two new PS4 consoles, new slim design leaks on auction site

Sony may announce two new PS4 consoles, new slim design leaks on auction site This PS4 Slim will supposedly launch at a lower price than the PS4’s current list price of $350.Microsoft’s decision to push a new console, the Xbox One S, made a certain kind of sense.

Sony announces new Slim PS4, will bring HDR lighting to all platforms with software update

Sony announces new Slim PS4, will bring HDR lighting to all platforms with software update The big news at Sony’s PlayStation unveil was the PS4 Pro, but it’s not the only new console coming to market.It’s mostly been touted as a 4K feature, but the PS4 lacks a UHD Blu-ray player and Sony only mentioned 4K streaming support for the PS4 Pro, not the PS4.

How Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro does 4K without delivering 4K

How Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro does 4K without delivering 4K The GPU inside the PS4 Pro is widely believed to be a downclocked variant of AMD’s RX 480 running at 911MHz.Naughty Dog, for example, has promised that The Last of Us will run at 4K native resolution on the PS4 Pro.

Microsoft claims Xbox One Scorpio will deliver ‘native’ 4K

Microsoft claims Xbox One Scorpio will deliver ‘native’ 4K “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K.More important than TFLOPS, for our purposes, are render outputs (ROPS) and total memory bandwidth.

Nintendo confirms that footage of its next-gen games console was added in post-production

Nintendo confirms that footage of its next-gen games console was added in post-production Yesterday, a Nintendo UK representative confirmed to Eurogamer that the games shown during the video were all inserted in post-production, not native titles or gameplay.“This video is all about explaining how the Nintendo Switch works,” a UK spokesperson told Eurogamer.

The Witness, Nioh get PS4 Pro upgrades, show how developers can use Sony's updated console

The Witness, Nioh get PS4 Pro upgrades, show how developers can use Sony's updated console With the official launch of the PS4 Pro less than a week away, we’ve started to hear how developers will use the increased horsepower available to improve existing titles.Sony has released a list of all the games that’ll formally support the PS4 Pro at launch, but we’ve got some specific information about how indie hit The Witness and the samurai-themed title Nioh will change when the improved PS4 hits store shelves.

Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats

Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats After months of hype and online discussion, the PS4 Pro debuted this morning.(The PS4 Pro does use more power than the PS4 Slim released earlier this year, however).

It's official: Nintendo ends all Wii U production

It's official: Nintendo ends all Wii U production Sales for the Wii U have been falling for a while now, and Nintendo has finally announced it intends to end production of the system months before launching its follow-up, the Nintendo Switch.“We encourage anyone who wants Wii U to communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability.

Some games run faster on the original PS4 than Sony's more powerful PS4 Pro

Some games run faster on the original PS4 than Sony's more powerful PS4 Pro When Sony built the PS4 Pro, it prioritized backwards compatibility and capabilities above virtually any other feature.While the new PS4 Pro can offer improved performance or visual effects in a number of titles, Sony bent over backwards to ensure that games would always run at the same speed, no matter what, on classic PlayStation 4 hardware.

Nintendo Switch reportedly arrives with Super Mario Bros, Splatoon, but no Legend of Zelda

Nintendo Switch reportedly arrives with Super Mario Bros, Splatoon, but no Legend of Zelda I’ve been having some fun trying to model what kind of performance we might expect from the Switch relative to the Wii U.The CPU inside the Wii U was an absolutely archaic PowerPC 750CL core with very limited support for SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) a relatively low clock speed (1.

Report: Nintendo Switch is Maxwell-based, built on 20nm technology

Report: Nintendo Switch is Maxwell-based, built on 20nm technology This strategy has had decidedly mixed results, and with the Nintendo Switch, there was speculation that the company might have adopted a fundamentally different approach.Sources have stated that the SoC inside the Nintendo Switch is built on Maxwell, not Pascal, and uses 20nm technology, presumably from TSMC.

Nintendo Switch hits stores March 3 for $299.99

Nintendo Switch hits stores March 3 for $299.99 2-inch tablet with a game console inside.The Switch comes with the main tablet/console hardware, a dock, a left and right “Joy-Con” controller half, controller grip, controller straps, an HDMI cable, and the power adapter.

The Dwarves Receives Patch for PC and Consoles

The Dwarves Receives Patch for PC and Consoles The Dwarves, an action-RPG by KING Art Games, has received a new patch for PC and consoles.This update improves the overall performance and fixes a few bugs.

Nintendo says the Switch won't replace the 3DS

Nintendo says the Switch won't replace the 3DS Ever since Nintendo declared that the Switch would be a hybrid tablet/console that you can take on the go or play from home, there’s been chatter about what the new console would mean for Nintendo’s 3DS.Now that the Switch has formally been unveiled, general consensus has been that the tablet is an amazing improvement over the Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS, but only a modest step forward compared with the Wii U.

Nintendo confirms the Switch won't run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p

Nintendo confirms the Switch won't run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p Looking at the Switch, I suspect what we’ll see from Breath of the Wild will represent the best-case optimization for the Switch.During the Wii U run-up, in contrast, Nintendo was eager to talk about its customization and the design of the platform.

Sony's silence on PlayStation VR could spell trouble for the fledgling market

Sony's silence on PlayStation VR could spell trouble for the fledgling market A few months ago, Sony launched the PlayStation VR after several years of work.Next, there’s early evidence that the PSVR’s sales figures may not have been to the company’s liking.