Consoles

PS4 to support external hard drives in 4.50 software update

The PS4 will soon support external hard drives, Sony announced today. In the console’s next 4.50 software update (code-named Sasuke), Sony said PS4 users will be able to upgrade their machine’s storage even further by plugging in a USB 3.0 HDD. The update will allow for external HDDs up to …

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Star Trek Timelines dev Disruptor Beam raises $8.5m

Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam has raised $8.5m in Series B venture capital financing, the company has announced. The investment was led by GrandBanks Capital and Romulus Capital, with additional participation from other new and existing investors, the company said in a statement. Armed with these new funds, the …

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New Xbox One controller colours announced

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One controller designs. The Ocean Shadow Special Edition and the Winter Forces Special Edition will come to retailers worldwide next month, and will retail at 59.99 each. The Winter Forces Special Edition is launching on February 16th and has a light and dark grey …

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REPORT: Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

Nintendo released its financial report for the nine months ending December 2016earlier today, and confirmed that Super Mario Run has been downloaded over 40m times in just four days following its worldwide launch on December 15th. The overall sales figures are not included in the briefing, but Bloomberg tech journalist …

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Nintendo Switch pre-orders already account for 80% of the console’s shipment in Japan

Data firm Media Create has revealed pre-order figures for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, so players who haven’t secured Nintendo’s new console yet should do it quickly if they want to enjoy it at launch. The sales-tracking company reports that over 80 per cent of the country’s initial shipment has …

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LEGO Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch

The list of confirmed Switch games is getting bigger, as Traveller’s Tale has announced that LEGO Worlds will be releasing on Nintendo’s new console. Head of design Arthur Parsons announced it on Twitter, after he was asked by another user what were the LEGO plans for the Switch. Parsons answered: …

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Here’s your first look at Nintendo Switch’s touch screen

Despite reports doing the rounds prior to its reveal, and it being in fact confirmed by Nintendo, we still don’t know much about the touch screen functionality of Switch. But now we have had our first look at how this is handled thanks to footage captured by All Games Beta …

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Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 headline new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One consoles for the UK: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle. The latter comes in both 1TB and 500GB configurations. The Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle launches on February …

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Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t even launched yet, but franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is already teasing a new instalment in the series for the Nintendo Switch. Talking to IGN, Aonuma said this new game could happen in order to fully use the Switch’s potential. I haven’t …

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Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is ‘problematic’ and launch line-up is ‘underwhelming’

Video games analyst Michael Pachter echoes the industry’s reaction to the Nintendo Switch, with concerns regarding its price point and launch line-up. The Wedbush analyst believes the console is too expensive considering it’ll have only five games ready at launch and a lack of bundled titles. "Priced at $300, Switch …

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