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A casual's guide to console gaming

Popular Science

The Switch is different than the other consoles in that it's really two machines in one. The portable 7-inch touchscreen makes it into a full-on mobile gaming system in addition to a traditional console. The trickiest part of buying a Switch is actually finding any of them in stock. There's no "pro" version of the Switch, so $300 gets you a system in black or the more colorful red and blue.


Best Xbox One X games: what to play on the world's most powerful console

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Since the Xbox One X's release two years ago, the powerful console has changed the limits of gaming – improving graphics to a true 4K resolution. It offers the best you can get on a console, at least until next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett launches. We now know of over 250 Xbox One X enhanced games for the new-ish console, including new titles such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Forza Horizon 4. While we'd love to tell you all of these games are going to ooze visual fidelity when you pop them onto your TV, not all of them are going to look like they're fresh out of the developer's oven. You see, even though the Xbox One X is capable of 4K/HDR at 60 frames per second along with Dolby Atmos sound, not all games are guaranteed to have all of these improvements. Some will support all of them, while some will support HDR and nothing more.


Who will win the VR console war?

Mashable

Virtual Reality gaming is set to lay the groundwork for a next-generation console war. So who has the best shot at winning? Check out the video above to find out. Jeremy Clarkson struggling to assemble a cardboard box is funnier than you'd think Daredevil skateboarder takes on Edinburgh Castle's sky high walls


Nintendo to launch NX console in March 2017

Engadget

The next generation of #Nintendo is coming March 2017! What's crystal clear, however, is Nintendo's need for a new, successful console. The Wii U has been a disaster, despite offering high quality games like Splatoon, Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2. The GamePad never resonated with players and the console's reduced horsepower -- at least in comparison to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 -- means that third-party support is now almost non-existent. The 3DS, while successful, is also starting to show its age. To stay relevant and turn around its recently dismal financial earnings, Nintendo needs a new system to act as a foundation.


Why Nintendo's gamble on retro consoles paid off

FOX News

Nintendo is rebooting the Classic Edition of its NES and SNES consoles, which are 33 and 28 years old, respectively; they'll ship on June 29. But anyone who tries to revive two 8- and 16-bit consoles in a market dominated by the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is probably committing business suicide--right?