Videogame consoles

Phil Spencer Defends Future Of Halo Amid Cuts And Criticism

Image: 343 Industries / Microsoft Things haven’t been going great for Xbox recently. Microsoft is facing stiff resistance in its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. It released hardly any big exclusive blockbusters last year. And it just cut over 10,000 jobs last week, including many senior developers horse Halo Infinite studio 343 Industries. Microsoft Gaming …

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GoldenEye 007’s Finally On Xbox & Switch But It Needs Some Work

Image: Rare / Kotaku After years and years of rumors, whispers, fan outcry, and endless internet theories, Rare’s beloved Nintendo 64 first-person shooter, GoldenEye 007, is finally out on modern consoles. And while for many this is something to celebrate, these new ports aren’t quite as good as they could have been. First, the good …

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Republicans Are Outraged Over a ‘Green’ Xbox Update

A man holds a controller of the Xbox Series X gaming console.photo: Fabian Sommer/picture-alliance/dpa (AP) The right-wing outrage machine has moved on from gas stoves to a seemingly innocuous Xbox console update that focuses on power-saving features for lower energy consumption. In a statement released this month, tech giant Microsoft explained that Xbox consoles would …

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Rick And Morty Creator Leaves Studio Behind Huge Game Pass Hit

Image: Squanch Games Justin Roiland is leaving Squanch Games just a month after comedic shooter High on Life became 2022’s most popular Xbox Game Pass launch. The studio co-founder who voices many of High on Life‘s characters are currently facing two felony domestic abuse charges from 2020. Squanch Games announced the news late on Tuesday, …

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These Joystick Replacements Might Fix Your Joy-Con Drift for Good

photo: DionVideoProductions (Shutterstock) There is no doubt the Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular gaming consoles ever. its games are great, and the portability is a plus, but it’s controllers…well. Controller failure—dubbed “Joy-Con drift” for the way the problem will cause your controller to register movements you aren’t actually intending—has been a mark …

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PS5 DualSense Modular Controller Review: Luxe Game Changer

photo: Eric Schulkin I’ve spent about a dozen hours playing games with the new DualSense Edge. At first, all the modular PlayStation 5 controller’s new bells and whistles feel extremely superfluous to me. I’ve been playing video games on standard controllers all my life without issue, and even the settings the controller has doesn’t feel …

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Hall Effect Stick Upgrade Kit Will Solve Joy-Con Drift Forever

GuliKit, makers of the truly excellent KingKong Pro 2 wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch, which we reviewed last yearhas just released an upgrade/repair kit for the official Nintendo Joy-Cons that brings its drift-free Hall effect joysticks to the handheld console’s native controllers. It’s an unfortunate fact that if you own a Nintendo Switch and …

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