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Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox promise was trouble from the start

But can you lose a console war you’re not fighting in? by Aaron Souppouris via Engadget Microsoft has, since the launch of the Xbox One X in 2017, been able to claim that it sells “the most powerful console.” It’s a claim that will extend into the next generation, as the Xbox Series X’s CPU and GPU are, in terms of raw compute, stronger than the PlayStation 5’s. For the Xbox One X, this has meant that cross-platform games almost always look or run better than they do on the PlayStation 4 Pro. You’ll often find a game that runs at 1800p on Xbox One X only hits 1440p on PS4 Pro. In other titles, the Xbox One may better […]

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Help! This Gamer Dad Man-Child Won’t Do Laundry & We Have Run Out of Insults

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss via SheKnows How are all my fellow WFH parents doing today? Taking care of kids at home while working is just a walk in the part, isn’t it? We should probably all get second jobs just to fill our time when we’re not learning how to bake bread. Naturally, this dad who went on Reddit to complain about his wife nagging him […]

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Ready to pare down your game library? Here are the best ways to do it

by Steven Petite via Digital Trends Unless you are a serious collector, at some point, you’ve probably thought about getting rid of a few (or many) dusty old games. Whether you’re running out of shelf or closet space, getting ready to move, ready to acknowledge that you realistically won’t play them all, or want to fully embrace digital game libraries, there are […]

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‘Death Stranding’ Is the Best Video Game Movie Ever Made

Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, Lindsay Wagner, Margaret Qualley, and Norman Reedus star in a video game that doubles as one of the year’s best cinematic experiences. by David Ehrlich via IndieWire Hideo Kojima’s “Death Stranding” is massive, moody, and — as usual for the video game auteur — weird as hell. The open-world experience has enough contemplative moments to […]

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The Rise of MMOs is the Downfall of quality gaming!

by L.W. Barker aka ‘Sarge’, Founder/President, Gamer’s Outpost BioWare’s ANTHEM is the latest Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) focused game to arrive on the scene. It joins other games of its type: PubG, Fortnite, and Apex Legends, just to name a few. And even though nothing is wrong with this multiplayer approach to gameplay (i.e. I’m enjoying ANTHEM), it is getting […]

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The future is the new Xbox

by Navneet Alang via The Week Technology is inherently unpredictable. But tech analyst Benedict Evans has a good rule when it comes to predicting the future: Whatever people dismiss as just a toy is very often the next big thing. There are few areas in which that has been truer than in video games. While the gaming industry has been dismissed as […]

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Sony is shutting itself off to Xbox and Nintendo gamers — and it could totally blow PlayStation’s lead in the console wars

by Dave Smith via Business Insider The PlayStation 4 is the market leader in terms of game consoles sold this generation, by a long shot. With sales so gargantuan — 79 million PS4s sold, and 80 million monthly active users on the PlayStation Network — you’d think Sony would be confident about the PlayStation 4. But Sony’s stance on cross-play […]

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Xbox One’s ‘State of Decay 2’ Is Not Faring Much Better Than ‘Sea of Thieves’ With Critics

by Paul Tassi via Forbes Microsoft does not have all that many Xbox One (and now PC) exclusives out in 2018, but so far, two of its most high-profile ones would seem to be failing to impress critics. Sea of Thieves current sits at a 66 and 69 on Opencritic and Metacritic respectively, which Opencritic notes is in the bottom 30% of all releases on […]

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Rumored PlayStation 5 specs leak online: Zen CPU, Navi-based GPU

by Rob Thubron via TechSpot Could the PlayStation 5 be here sooner than expected? That’s what several reports are stating, including one from SemiAccurate, which also claims to have some details about Sony’s new console. The publication’s article is behind a $1000 paywall, but a summary has appeared on ResetEra. The report says the PlayStation 5, which might not be its final […]