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Every Xbox One X has a mini Master Chief hidden inside

Every Xbox One X has a mini Master Chief hidden inside You might recall that the Xbox One X console was once known as “Project Scorpio” while in development, and Microsoft has paid homage to that legacy with a little surprise hidden inside each unit. Specifically, it’s a little drawing of Master Chief from Microsoft’s acclaimed Halo series riding a scorpion that’s etched directly into the circuit board. It also makes for a humorous visual pun that references “Scorpion” tanks the Chief sometimes drives. You normally won’t see it unless…

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Nintendo 64 Classic Mini: what we want to see

Nintendo 64 Classic Mini: what we want to see We’ve already had the NES Mini and the SNES Mini… are you not entertained? Can your lust for retro revivalism never be sated? Of course not, and so, if Nintendo loves money as much as the next business, then it’ll probably be carefully considering making an Nintendo 64 Classic Mini very soon. With the SNES Mini now on shelves and in homes, selling out faster than mushrooms at a Mario party, it’d make a lot of sense for Nintendo to turn…

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PlayStation 4’s next firmware update will be welcomed by Twitch streamers

PlayStation 4’s next firmware update will be welcomed by Twitch streamers Update: PlayStation’s previously leaked 5.00 software update has arrived and, as expected, it’s brought good news for Twitch streamers in the form of 1080p 60fps streaming.  There’s also some nice additions for fans of eSports, including Team Tournaments. This feature can be found in the events section of your main PS4 menu and allows you to put together teams (up to 60 of them) to compete for prizes and status.  At the moment the only games which support Team…

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The best gaming mouse deals in October 2017

The best gaming mouse deals in October 2017 Update:This article’s deals have been verified for the month of October, so save away! A proper gaming mouse is one of the most pivotal weapons in every PC gamer’s armory, and, luckily for you, most can be had for a serious deal. In fact, there are deals on some of the best gaming mice in the business. Whether you seek a mouse to make you a more reliable FPS shot or a master of MOBA cooldowns, or you just want a mouse…

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Bring your SNES Classic Edition into modernity with this wireless controller

Bring your SNES Classic Edition into modernity with this wireless controller So let’s say you’ve managed to get your hands on one of the highly coveted new SNES Classic Mini systems. First, good for you! But let’s also say you decide that traditional wired controller is a little too true to the original SNES experience for your decidedly modern tastes. The good news is that 8bitdo is releasing a wireless controller for the SNES Classic Edition, which looks almost like the native one but with a slightly grayer face. Just…

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Who wants an SNES Classic Edition when you can have a mini Commodore 64?

Who wants an SNES Classic Edition when you can have a mini Commodore 64? You’ve heard of the SNES Classic Edition; now get ready for the C64 Mini. The diminutive game console from Retro Games follows in Nintendo’s footsteps by offering an oh-so-appropriate 64 games from the Commodore 64 home computer that thrived in the 1980s. As someone who actually owned a Commodore 64 (and still has it stashed around here somewhere), I admit I’m more fascinated by this than Nintendo’s offerings. That’s partly because the C64 Mini isn’t just…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 has received its second trailer

Red Dead Redemption 2 has received its second trailer Rockstar promised brand new Red Dead Redemption news on September 28 and it delivered in a big way with the game’s second official trailer.  So, what have we learned about the game this time? Well, according to Rockstar the game will tell “the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.” Morgan certainly appears to be the game’s…

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New Assassin’s Creed Discovery mode offers an in-game stab-free history lesson

New Assassin’s Creed Discovery mode offers an in-game stab-free history lesson After taking a year off to find itself, the Assassin’s Creed franchise returns this October with a brand new title called Origins. Set in ancient Egypt, Origins takes players further back in time than any previous game AC title, with the game’s developers promising it’s a complete reinvention of the series. In Assassin’s Creed Origins players can expect overhauled combat, a completely open world and quest structure, and brand new RPG elements that give more freedom than we’ve seen…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date, trailers and news

Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date, trailers and news Update: Star Wars Battlefront II’s release date is almost here and EA has released a brand new trailer to whet your appetite. The trailer embedded below is just under 5 minutes long and is narrated by John Boyega, who goes over the game’s maps, modes, heroes, villains, vehicles and many more features besides.  Star Wars Battlefront 2 will apparently triple the number of locations, vehicles and characters that were in the first game and will feature 14 locations from across 3…

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Sea of Thieves trailer, release date, news and features

Sea of Thieves trailer, release date, news and features Update: Sea of Thieves wasn’t always going to be a pirate-themed adventure. When we spoke to design director, Mike Chapmen, at a recent Xbox One X preview event he told us that it could have revolved around vampires, zombies or even dinosaurs. Read the rest of our conversation with Mike right here. Original article continues below… It’s been a while since we’ve seen a game from Microsoft-owned, UK-based studio Rare that wasn’t Kinect-based. From 2009 to now, the studio has been…

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