The 2TB Samsung T7 SSD Is on Sale, so Back Back Back It Up
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by Chris Neill
18h ago
If you’re on the hunt for a new portable SSD and aren’t keen on paying full price, you can currently nab one of the better drives out there with a fantastic discount. The Samsung T7 SSD (2TB) is currently going for $229, which is a pretty cracking discount, considering that its retail price is $379 (so you’ll save $150, all up). If you want something a bit cheaper, the 1TB version of the T7 Shield SSD is also on sale for $149, down from $229. This drive has the same specs as the standard T7 when it comes to performance but comes with water and dust-resistant external casing. In any case, you c ..read more
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Hackers Got PSP Games Running on a PlayStation Portal, Making It Almost Useful
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by Thomas Germain
18h ago
Sony’s $US200 PlayStation Portal is one step closer to being an actually fun device. Out of the box, the Portal can only stream games from a PS5, and users are barred from remotely accessing the company’s sizable cloud gaming library service. But now, thanks to two Google engineers, you may soon be able to hack the Portal to run games from a much more useful 20-year-old system: the cult favorite PlayStation Portable, better known as the PSP. “After more than a month of hard work, PPSSPP is running natively on PlayStation Portal,” Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher at Google wrote on ..read more
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Everything You Should Know About the PlayStation 5 ‘Pro’
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by Kyle Barr
18h ago
Are you disappointed that Nintendo may not release the Switch 2 in 2024? Well, Sony may have something to bandage your bleeding heart. The PlayStation 5 Pro, rumored as “Project Viola,” may be looking for space in consumer’s carts sometime later this year. Just as past upgraded PlayStation models of past console generations beefed up specs while keeping the same basic infrastructure, Sony seems to be looking for some moderate upgrades for its already expensive mainline gaming console. There’s certainly precedent for a new, more powerful PS5. For context, Sony released a “Pro” version of its Pl ..read more
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Xbox Boss Tells Staff It Will Continue to Make Consoles, Report Says
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by Zack Zwiezen
1w ago
A new report claims Xbox boss Phil Spencer told employees that Microsoft has no plans to exit the console business. This comes during a large online firestorm around Xbox and its future following rumours that some big exclusives might land on PlayStation 5. Over the February 3 weekend, reports and rumours began to circulate that Xbox was planning (or at least talking about) bringing some of its big exclusives to PlayStation. This included Bethesda’s latest RPG Starfield and third-person shooter franchise Gears of War. “Passionate” Xbox fans initially dismissed the reports, but as more folks co ..read more
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Nintendo Switch 2: Everything You Need to Know
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by Kyle Barr
1w ago
Nintendo Switch sequel speculation has hit a fever pitch despite just how little information there is about the long-expected update to Nintendo’s most popular console ever created. However, in recent months, the ocean of disconnected rumors has started to coagulate into something that could be considered more than a rumor. At this point, all hints and insider talk have indicated the Switch 2 will arrive this year. How and in what state? Well, that’s where things get a little more complicated. Will the Switch 2 Be More Powerful Than the First Switch? There’s little to say about how powerful th ..read more
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Legendary Industry Veterans Get Candid On Ageism In Gaming
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by Alyssa Mercante
2w ago
Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has been embroiled in controversy within the last few years, from allegations that a culture of sexual harassment was allowed to thrive to reports of union-busting by management. But in January 2024, when a new lawsuit was filed against the Call of Duty and Overwatch publisher, many were shocked to read what it was in reference to: A 57-year-old former ActiBlizz exec alleged that he left the company because of ageism. According to the lawsuit, then-CEO Bobby Kotick said that the company’s problem was that there were “too many old white guys” working the ..read more
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Nintendo Turned Gary Bowser Into a Real-Life Villain
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by Maxwell Zeff
2w ago
Gary Bowser loves video games, but Nintendo turned him into a villain. No, not just because he shares a name with Bowser, the actual villain of the Mario franchise. The human Bowser helped mod Nintendo’s gaming consoles so people could play free, pirated versions of its video games. Then one day, he woke up with three rifles pointed at his head and $US14.5 million in debt to Nintendo. Bowser was the subject of a Department of Justice sting operation and spent over a year in jail, all for essentially adding some dongles to Nintendo Switches. In a new interview with The Guardian, Bowser shared h ..read more
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AMD’s New CPU Seems to Run Games Brilliantly Without a Graphics Card
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by Zachariah Kelly
3w ago
AMD is releasing its new processors (CPUs) soon, as part of the Ryzen 8000 series – and the top-of-the-line model, the Ryzen 7 8700G, appears to be an absolute monster when it comes to playing games, without the need to install a separate GPU. Across the internet, early impressions and reviews of the Ryzen 7 8700G have been mostly positive. On the gaming and benchmarking front, the CPU appears to keep up with hardware configurations that include separate graphics units. Hardware Unboxed has a brilliant section dedicated to benchmarking the game against many modern titles. In their testing, the ..read more
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Nintendo ‘Switch 2’ With an 8-inch LCD Display Could be Coming Later This Year
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by Dua Rashid
3w ago
The next version of the Nintendo Switch might be released later this year and feature an 8-inch LCD display, based on reporting from Bloomberg. First, it’s been six years since the first Switch came out. Its hardware is fairly outdated now, and chances are we might see a Switch 2 this year. The reporting suggests it might be released during this year’s holiday season. Bloomberg says Omdia analyst Hiroshi Hayase says the new console will launch with an 8-inch LCD display. The last version of the Nintendo console was the Switch OLED, released in 2021, which featured a 7-inch OLED display. Other ..read more
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This DIY Kit Could Turn Your Game Boy Into a Mini Gaming PC
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by Kyle Barr
3w ago
Those who remember playing their Game Boys by the staccato glow of passing streetlights while sitting in the backseat of their parent’s cars sure have a bevy of retro handheld revivals to choose from. Though we’ve had plenty of strong contenders, nothing really beats the original Game Boy Color design with its perfectly pocket-shaped shell. So, if you happen to have one of your old Game Boy Colors lying around gathering dust, a London-based DIYer is offering the chance to transform it into a pure emulation engine. The ReBoi kit essentially replaces all the guts of your Game Boy Color and turns ..read more
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