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Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is flying off store shelves, could match total Wii U shipments for the year

Nintendo’s Mini NES Classic Edition is one of the hottest tech items this Christmas and it’s been nearly impossible to find as a result. Now, thanks to a new report, we have an idea just how many consoles Nintendo has sold: Nearly 200,000 Classic NES systems thus far in America alone. The Wii U is estimated to have sold just 220,000 ...

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Newegg is offering a heck of a deal on AMD’s Fury X

Christmas is a great time for finding deals on various bits of equipment, and Newegg is offering an AMD Fury X at rock-bottom pricing. There’s an XFX version of the GPU for $ 319 at Newegg right now, and while we don’t normally recommend cards based on rebates, you can pull the total price down to $ 299 if you’re ...

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Report: Nintendo Switch is Maxwell-based, built on 20nm technology

For well over a decade, Nintendo has pursued a console strategy that put an emphasis on new and emerging gameplay as opposed to pushing graphics and CPU horsepower. This strategy has had decidedly mixed results, and with the Nintendo Switch, there was speculation that the company might have adopted a fundamentally different approach. Unlike the Wii and Wii U, Switch ...

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AMD’s new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness

Last week, AMD took the wraps off its annual major driver refresh, dubbed Radeon ReLive this time around. While the company releases periodic driver updates with support for new games and various bug fixes, it launches a significant platform update for new features and capabilities roughly once a year. The new release brings the usual assortment of bug fixes and ...

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Some AMD RX 460s can be modded to unlock missing cores, additional performance

From time to time, AMD and Nvidia release a GPU that can be modded to function like a different class of card. In the old days, there were so-called “soft mods” that could identify consumer GPUs as workstation equivalents to improve compatibility with various applications, and there’ve been a number of GPUs that could be modded via BIOS replacement. These ...

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With Arcade Saga, HTC’s Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming

Somehow playing VR games with an Xbox controller seems wrong. Even playing them sitting down isn’t ideal. The whole notion of virtual reality is to mimic reality. Finally this year the platform pieces have started to arrive — room-scale movement, reasonable-resolution headsets with a long tether, and versatile touch controllers. Now, HTC has put them all together in a compelling new ...

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The Last Guardian performs poorly on the base PS4

2016 has already seen dozens of big games, but it’s not finished just yet. This week, PS4 players finally get an opportunity to play The Last Guardian – the third game to be led by famed auteur Fumito Ueda. It’s been a long nine years since development began, but it’s better late than never. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, ...

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