Consoles

Microsoft this evening has finally given their long-awaited next generation gaming console a name, announcing the Xbox Series X. The device, formerly known as Project Scarlett, is said to be four times more powerful than the current Xbox One X, and along with its new Xbox Wireless Controller will be available in the Holiday 2020 timeframe. Microsoft has been drip-feeding information about their forthcoming console for the better part of a year now, so today’s announcement of the name and revealing the final design is the latest element in that campaign. The black, monolith-shaped box is certainly unlike any previous Xbox console design, and while touching it probably won’t make you smarter, Microsoft has definitely evolved the design of their hardware. The same goes for...

NVIDIA Reveals New SHIELD TV: Tegra X1+, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos

NVIDIA has introduced new versions of its SHIELD TV set-top-boxes featuring an all-new design as well as based on an improved Tegra X1+ SoC. The new STBs support all...

80 by Anton Shilov on 10/29/2019

Sharp to Supply IGZO Displays to Nintendo

In a surprising move, one of Sharp’s top executives revealed that the company will supply its IGZO displays to Nintendo. Usage of IGZO screens promises to reduce power consumption...

25 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2019

Nintendo Announces New Version of Switch with Longer Battery Life

Nintendo has announced a new version of its Switch game console that features a considerably longer battery life than the first-generation model. The new console likely uses new components...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/17/2019

Update: Nintendo Reveals Handheld-Only Switch Lite, With a New NVIDIA SoC

Nintendo has announced a new version of its Switch game console that only works in handheld mode, yet it is considerably more compact, comes at a lower price point...

51 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: Xbox Project Scarlett Console Launching Holiday 2020

Today at E3 Phil Spencer of Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, which is their next generation console and brings some massive performance increases over even the already powerful Xbox One...

166 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Announced

Today at E3, Microsoft took the wraps off an updated version of their Elite controller for the Xbox, which addresses some of the issues of the original and adds...

19 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Valve Discontinues Steam Link Streaming Box

First launched mid-decade, Valve’s Steam Link was one of several local game streaming products to hit the market, allowing users to play PC games away from their PC by...

19 by Ryan Smith on 11/20/2018

Amazon Launches Fire TV Stick 4K: 4Kp60, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+

Amazon on Wednesday introduced its new Fire TV Stick 4K, a media streaming device. The new dongle is said to be 80% faster than its predecessor and brings support...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

A Quick Look at the Subor Z+ Console/PC Hybrid: A Custom AMD SoC Called FireFlight

One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million...

40 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2018

Sony's $100 PlayStation Classic: Available December 2018 with 20 Games

Sony’s PlayStation game console made a strong influence on the entertainment industry when it was launched in 1994. Having been sold in quantities of over 104 million units globally...

25 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2018

SHIELD TV Now Supports 120 Hz Refresh, Ups Wi-Fi Bandwidth for GeForce NOW

NVIDIA has released its SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.1, adding numerous new features and fixing bugs with their popular STB. Among the new capabilities are added support for a 120...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/17/2018

Microsoft Launches Xbox All Access

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new way to get into the Xbox ecosystem with Xbox All Access. For $21.99 per month for two years, you can get...

14 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2018

AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles

AMD has cornered the x86 console market with its handy semi-custom mix of processors and graphics. While we slowly await the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony...

58 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2018

NVIDIA Unifies GeForce NOW Service Across PCs and SHIELD TV STBs: 200+ Games Supported

NVIDIA this month is unifying its GeForce NOW service across all platforms that it supports, extending the latest iteration of the service for PCs and Macs to include NVIDIA's...

3 by Anton Shilov on 7/16/2018

Steam Link App to Bring Steam Games to iOS & Android-Based Phones, Tablets and TVs

Valve this week announced plans to enable streaming of games from Steam library to devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Separately, Valve plans to make Steam...

10 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2018

Microsoft Rolls Out Xbox April Update: FreeSync And More

Although we’ve not yet gotten an official launch date for the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft’s Xbox team has once again beat them to the punch with a...

14 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2018

Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation VR Headset to $299

As the VR headset market continues to grow and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been able to drive down costs over time...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

Microsoft and AMD to Bring FreeSync 2 Support to Xbox One S and Xbox One X This Spring

Over the weekend, Microsoft and AMD made a somewhat unexpected announcement on the debut of their new Inside Xbox show: AMD FreeSync 2 support will be coming to the...

27 by Nate Oh on 3/12/2018

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