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For console games, downloads are approaching a tipping point

Any future for used games? View more stories On the PC, games distributed on discs in physical boxes have been a practical market rounding error for years now. Destiny 2‘s sales distribution highlights how the console game market may finally (and inexorably) be heading toward that point as well. In an earnings call this week, Activision revealed that more than 50 percent of Destiny 2‘s sales on consoles came via download rather than on a …

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The Xbox One X Is the Perfect Console for Lazy PC Gamers

Here’s a fact rarely discussed outside of super nerdy gaming circles. The guts of your video game console actually matter. Once upon a time games were designed to run the same on every console and, in some cases (like the massive multiplayer first person shooter Destiny 2), games are still designed that way. But most games have what is called a “dynamic resolution” with the resolution shifting on a spectrum from as 720p to 4K …

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Xbox One X update – New Microsoft console gets killer 4K app in time for release date | Gaming | Entertainment

Xbox One X has been given a boost ahead of release date, as another killer 4K app makes its debut on the console. Microsoft has just confirmed that the Amazon Prime Video app is now available on Xbox One and Xbox One X. Amazon Prime customers can now stream TV shows and movies on the Xbox One at no extra cost. Even better is that select Amazon Prime TV shows and films are available in 4K …

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Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console: vault of video game classics about to vanish | Entertainment

The Wii’s Virtual Console was amazing. Scratch that. The Wii’s Virtual Console is amazing. And it’s still waiting for you. Blurb Why does a nearly obsolete video game system more than a decade old matter? The Wii Shop Channel, which lets you purchase and download games to play on the Virtual Console, is shutting down. Nintendo announced in September that it will close the service and all its functions on Jan. 30, 2019. Wii owners …

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Xbox One X news – Microsoft just gave fans ANOTHER reason to invest in new console | Gaming | Entertainment

Microsoft has just given fans another reason to invest in a brand new Xbox One X. With the Xbox One X release date just a few weeks away, Microsoft has unveiled a new range of Xbox Design Lab custom controllers. The new designs have been created by YouTubers and Twitch streamers such as SeaPeeKay, MissEllaCronin, George Benson, Arekkz and the Xbox On team. The attractive Xbox One controllers can be purchased from the Microsoft website, where they are available …

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Xbox One X UK release date and price: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s 4K console

Just like PC gaming, the latest generation of 4K capable living-room games consoles revolves around the occasional hardware upgrade – so it’s more like upgrading your phone year on year than, say, buying a new house every year or so. Last year, Sony released the PS4 Pro, a supercharged console capable of upscaled 4K gaming, and Microsoft responded with the incredible Xbox One X. Rather than a slightly tweaked version of the original console, the …

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How does Destiny 2 on PC compare with console? Our hands-on impressions

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Destiny 2 is a PC game. I do not mean this only in the technical sense that it is finally out on PC, but in the deeper sense that our platform feels like its natural home, and is undoubtedly the best place to play it.  It could have gone either way. Bungie’s last PC game was 2001’s Oni. Later that year, they would release Halo, the game that made their …

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The great game debate: Gamers talk PC versus console gaming

 Recently, gaming has seen a surge in popularity with the rise in broadcasting of professional gaming competitions around the country. With the evolution of Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games and the continued success of first-person shooters among other game genres, both PC and console gaming offer a broad spectrum in how players can play. Many consider gamers as split into two categories: PC gamers and console gamers. PC gamers use large personal computers to play …

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The new Xbox One update gets you ready for Xbox One X – back up your console now, down load 4K stuff and more

The new Xbox One update is currently rolling out and basically gets you read for Xbox One X, letting you transfer your games and get 4K stuff ahead of launch. There’s also plenty of other little enhancements and improvements for the dashboard. As far as transferring your games and stuff to Xbox One X goes, once you have the update you’ll be able to copy your games, apps and settings to an external hard drive, …

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Xbox One Windows 10 update: THIS hidden feature boosts console speeds | Gaming | Entertainment

Xbox One has been given a huge new Windows 10 update for autumn. The Xbox One update lets you personalise your Home, features an improved Guide, more notifications and a performance boost. There’s even a hidden speed boost available to owners of the Xbox One with Kinect. As On MSFT points out, Xbox One no longer asks for further confirmation when you try to turn it off with your voice. It’s only a small update, …

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Console consolation: Gaming as self-care

I was standing in the bread aisle of Target, hunting for the illusive sourdough species. The fluorescent lights hovered above like a nagging parent. I blinked several times at the shelves in front of me, half-blinded, half-asleep. I didn’t want to be here. I didn’t even want to be awake. My stomach was sick with unease. I heard my heart pounding in the earbuds I wore, out of rhythm with whatever song Spotify’s algorithms had …

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PC and Console games that should be ported to Android

As an avid gamer who has become somewhat jaded with the state of the industry lately, the Nintendo Switch has been an absolute breath of fresh air. I love being able to boot up a console-quality game in seconds while on the go. When I say console-quality I’m not exaggerating either. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the exact same game it was on PS4 and Xbox One with only a slight frame rate dip and …

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The Ataribox Could Shake Up Console Gaming — The Motley Fool

Atari was once a big name in the video gaming industry, pioneering the home console market before hitting a rough patch. The company went bankrupt in 2013, but it is now looking to make a big splash in the console gaming market once again with a new piece of hardware. The company recently released details about its Ataribox gaming console that’s set to be launched at an attractive price point. But will gamers and consumers …

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Game Boy could be latest classic console to return, Nintendo trademark suggests

A new trademark application filed by Nintendo has ignited rumours of an impending Game Boy launch. The company recently released new mini versions of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, so the Game Boy speculation isn’t quite as farfetched as it might initially appear.  The application, which was submitted on 15 September, was accompanied by an image of the Game Boy. Nostalgic gadgets we would love to see make a comeback It was spotted by …

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PUBG Xbox One release date SHOCK – Is this proof that console launch is imminent? | Gaming | Entertainment

PUBG fans could be playing Battlegrounds on Xbox One very soon. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has just been classified by the Australian ratings board, which suggests the PUBG release date is imminent. PUBG was given an MA15+ rating in Australia, which as VG247 points out, is the second strongest classification a game can receive. Interestingly, the classification page reveals that PUBG will launch with a lengthy new title on Xbox One. The ratings page lists PUBG as …

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