If you’ve still got your childhood Super Nintendo hooked up and on active duty you’ve probably discovered that while the console is going strong, its original controllers have long since died. But since it’s 2016 and we’ve made so much progress on cutting cords, isn’t it about time for your SNES to go wireless too?
If you’re thinking of giving someone an Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, or iPad this Christmas, there’s something you can do to sweeten the deal even more for the recipient: download every update for the console first.
The Wii U had a tough 2015. Nintendo can boast that they’ve released some of the most excellent exclusives of the year, yes, but with their next console looming in the horizon, it’s hard not to feel like 2015 was a transitional period.
Our incredibly efficient pals at Lifehacker have posted a wonderfully-detailed comparison of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, to help people decide which to buy. Spoiler: They say you can’t go wrong with either.
You know how when you look at your consoles, you sometimes see some dust caked around the vents? That’s just the crap you can see on the outside.
Nintendo’s original Wii is as peculiar a video game console as it is a successful one. Its story has some understandably wacky bits as well. Such as: have you ever wondered where Miis came from?
Nintendo just surprised everybody with the announcement that its working on some new hardware, codenamed "NX." Pretty much everything about "NX" besides its codename remains a mystery, however.
Internal developer documentation for the Xbox One appears to have leaked on the Internet—and after scanning through the files, it appears that there are some interesting things we can learn from it.
Back when the Xbox One was announced for China, one thought came to mind: would it be region locked? When the console was released earlier this year, it was region locked and completely neutered. Now, it turns out, the region locking put into effect by Microsoft might have been self-imposed.
Ever since I started playing games on my PS4, one thing about the console's controller has always stood out to me. It makes a lot of noise. Audio feedback is nothing new or unique to the DualShock 4, but it's particularly...noticeable on the thing. Like the controller is nudging you and shouting, "Hey! I'm over here!"
It's official folks: in China, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be operated by the same conglomerate, Shanghai Media Group. How's that for friendly rivals?
Sony just published a list of additions it's bringing to the PS4 with the upcoming 2.0 system update. A few neat things stand out, such as the ability to add a PS Plus game "to a PS4 owner's library without downloading it." Or shout, "Find face!" at your console and have it respond. Read the full thing here.
Everything about this is small: the screen's less than an inch across, the resolution's 96 by 64 pixels and it costs $75. The whole thing's so cute if it was a dog it would wear a dress and live in a handbag.
The Xbox One, the first official video game console to launch in China in 14 years, has started its console life in the middle kingdom with a bang! According to Chinese news sources, the Xbox One sold over 100,000 units within the first week of sales.
Playing together is deeply embedded in video game culture. Long before Xbox Live, before the days of Unreal Tournament and Quake, arcades were filled with friends jostling to get further, score higher and win bigger.
If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the sharp chunky blocks of yesteryear. Luckily, there's a better way for purists to get a crystal clear image that doesn't involve buying an old CRT TV.
Sony really knocked it out of the park design-wise with the PlayStation 4. The console might not be perfect, but you have to admit that it's a real beauty—especially when compared to the monstrosity of the Xbox One and the...weirdness of the Wii U. And it looks better than ever with a new coat of (white) paint.
Ubisoft has been more supportive of Nintendo's Wii U than most of its peers, but the company has also remained wary of the console's weak commercial performance. In a recent interview, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sounded more doubtful than ever about the prospects of selling his hit Assassin's Creed games on the Wii U.
With the Xbox One dropping in China in September and the PlayStation 4 dropping some time later, Chinese news portal NetEase took the chance to survey netizens on their preferences. Turns out, Chinese users are more interested in the PS4.
Nothing like listening to a couple of original gamers reminisce and talk shop. Andrew House and Mark Cerny, two key players who helped bring the PS4 into existence with their respective expertise, sat down for a chat about all things PlayStation recently at the industry-focused Develop conference.