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NIntendo’s newly (fully) revealed Switch is one of the more exciting things they’ve done in a while. And in late 2016/early 2017, we’ve even seen some strides towards Nintendo embracing mobile devices and apps with games such as Pokemon Go (yes, we know it’s more Niantic’s baby) and Mario Run. Yes. Excitement in Nintendo is higher than it has been in a while. That said, there is a new app in the pipeline set for release later this year that is perhaps more intriguing than the aforementioned goodies: a parental control iOS app. Now it may not seem very exciting…

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There will be many things unveiled at the Game Developers Conference. The most exciting of which, however, will most likely be Microsoft’s announcement: true, cross-network play. On the Xbox.com site, Director of ID@Xbox Chris Charla, teased that the company will announce true cross-platform and cross-network play. Xbox One to PC to Playstation hardware wise as well across multiple game networks (such as Xbox Live and Playstation Network). The barriers are coming down…finally. It’s extremely important to stress that the compatibility between networks is being released by Microsoft, but individual game developers will need to integrate said tech into their products…

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Media centers seem to fade in and out of popularity with mainstream users. As of right now, they’re seemingly picking up again. In addition to media centers, “4K” is all the rage these days, as is getting 4K content via smaller and smaller hardware boxes connected to your TV. On both fronts, traditional PC peripheral and PC manufacturers have been pushing into this mini/micro-sized world with a vengeance. But is a full-fledged PC really needed for a set-top box in the living room? Corsair hopes you think so as their new “Bulldog” case/bundle gets you on your way to not…

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Love it or hate it, the GTA series is a massive money maker for Rockstar and everyone in between them and you, the end user/customer. Each new version of the hit franchise seems to topple the last in regards to hype, revenue, and other number centric figures. GTA 5 is no different. Just a couple months after announcing 45 million units sold, the publisher behind the game (Take-Two Interactive) has updated their figures, announcing that over 52 million units of GTA 5 have been sold across the 5 platforms it’s available on (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC).…

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Of all the problems in the world, right up there at the top of a lot of Xbox One/PC gamers’ lists is the lack of a wireless adapter for the Xbox One controller. For certain games on PC it’s understandable that you just want a dammed controller. One example comes to mind: Grand Theft Auto. That game is absolute crap on keyboard only, especially driving. A familiar controller makes all the difference in the world. And on old-gen hardware with the 360, there has been a wireless option for years. But when Microsoft launched the Xbox One, they did so…

Happy Microsoft Day! Microsoft is starting off 2015 right. After you see the contents of their keynote from earlier today, you’ll understand why. Needless to say, if you’re a Microsoft/Windows/Windows Phone/Xbox fan, there’s a lot to be excited about. Shall we…? Windows 10 Ah, yes. Windows 10. If you haven’t been using the Windows 10 developer preview (that Microsoft released a few months back), most of today’s visual gloriousness is new to you. For starters, anyone from Windows 7 onward can get Windows 10 for free — for the first year. After the first year of availability, well, we’ll have…

Technology has helped make a lot of modern day processes and tasks more streamlined, easier and more fun. Take for example, the task of learning a new language. What used to be a very tedious, monotonous task full of flash cards, boring reading and books upon books full of text has blossomed into a very rich, engaging experience. Services online like Duolingo and Memrise are just two of countless examples of the barriers to learning another language being broken down. But as awesome as many of these now available tools are, sometimes you want/need translation help right now. You don’t…

Choosing between various different mice brings the astute gamer to a difficult fork in the road of life. If we assume there is no perfect mouse (because really, nothing is perfect) we then have to assume that at least one bullet point in your list of things your ideal mouse has will have to be dropped to the wayside. Is it comfort, the number of buttons, software, etc.? One thing most don’t consider when purchasing a mouse, however, is the surface it is on. For general desktop users, the desktop itself is good enough as is a piece of…

Mechanical keyboards are continuing to enjoy a nice little niche of success. While a good deal of people like slim style, quick keys and keyboards, there’s something about the meatier, heavier, clicky keyboards such as Func’s KB 460 that are continuing to make people join the mechanical gaming scene. That said, mechanical keyboards come in various designs, shapes and sizes. Everything from bare bones, simple options to more complex, feature loaded ones that approach or meet that of traditional non-gaming keyboards exist. Is Func’s KB 460 worth the $119.99 asking price? Hardware & Specs If you like the black and…

CoolerMaster is one of our favorite PC gaming hardware companies. So when the chance to check out their new Havoc gaming mouse came around we jumped at the chance. After a bit of a dry spell (in mice at least), CoolerMaster is back and ready to take your gaming (and comfort) to the next level. Can this new mouse unseat our current favorite, CoolerMaster’s older Sentinel II? Specs & Price At $54.99, those of you who do some pre-judging based on retail price will automatically start to discount the clout of the Havoc. But that would be the wrong thing…

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