Tag Archive: Console


In theory, this new Atari console is going to be awesome

As nostalgia runs rampant through our consumer culture in 2018, the stewards of the Atari brand have come to GDC to show off early prototypes of a new system that looks and feels a whole lot like something you’d see on Radio Shack shelves 30 years ago. It’s called the Atari VCS, and if it delivers on even some of the promises being made about its capabilities this thing could be very, very cool.

VCS stands for Video  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Oculus Go, the game console you wear on your face

The right fit. The right quality. The right price. This is going to be a hit.

Great standalone VR experiences are quickly defined by how comfortable the headset is, the volume and quality of available games, and the price of the headset. Oculus has been working hard to make sure its upcoming Go headset ticks all of these boxes, and at GDC 2018 the Oculus booth puts this headset front and center to demonstrate how successful that  [Read More…]

Time to bust out your old NES/SNES cartridges with the $30 Hyperkin RetroN 2 gaming console

Go retro today.

The Hyperkin RetroN 2 Gaming Console for SNES/NES is down to $ 29.54 on Amazon. That price is the lowest it has ever been despite some recent fluctuations. It normally sells around $ 44 and has even gone as high as $ 48.

This is not a gaming emulator like those Raspberry Pi kits we’ve shared or the classic consoles Nintendo has released over the last couple years. This is hardware designed to play  [Read More…]

How to clean your PlayStation 4 console

Keeping your console clean is mandatory for the best gaming experience!

Your PlayStation 4 is a behemoth when it comes to delivering awesome games, movies, and even VR content. However, you may start to notice some slow down if you let dust build up over time, and nobody wants that. To keep your console running as efficiently as possible, you definitely need to keep it clean. Thankfully this is an easy task that should only take about  [Read More…]

Get a PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console with Star Wars Battlefront II for $50 off

Might make a good Christmas present!

This PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB gaming console is bundled with Star Wars Battlefront II for $ 249. This bundle normally sells for $ 300, and it has never had a direct price drop before.

The PlayStation 4 Slim is the mid-tier PlayStation 4. It came out earlier in 2016 and is a refreshed version of the original console that released in 2013. It’s the smallest design of the three available versions,  [Read More…]

Here’s how to get a PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB console for just $299, this week only

Grab the PlayStation 4 Pro console for its lowest price ever with a few simple steps.

This week only, PlayStation dropped the price of the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console down to just $ 349 at major retailers across the US. That deal is in-line with the price of the console back during Black Friday which is great, but Amazon has an offer allowing you to pick up the console for just $ 299.

Amazon is giving  [Read More…]

Android Things Console developer preview is available for those who like to tinker

Doing its part to make Android Things into a thing, Google gives its developers a dedicated control console.

Ready to sync more things together in your house to make the next, best smart home? Android Things now offers a console for developers to more easily interact and tinker with all the devices operating on the Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

The Things console essentially gives developers more control over what’s going with their connected Android Things-compatible devices.  [Read More…]

Xbox One X versus PlayStation 4 Pro: Which high-end console brings the better hardware?

Microsoft’s new Xbox One X brings some beefy specs.

Tonight at E3 in Los Angeles Microsoft introduced the new Xbox One X and it’s time to compare their best to Sonys.

The Xbox has become more than just a game console as Microsoft has focused on making it another part of the expansive Windows platform. Meanwhile, Sony has focused on adding features to the PlayStation to bolster the gaming experience as well, though they don’t have software  [Read More…]

Google’s Play Console Dashboards help developers pinpoint problems with their apps

Google is helping developers get a better grip on problems with their apps thanks to new Play Console Dashboards. Launched on stage at Google I/O 2017, Play Console Dashboards essentially provide developers with the vital signs of their apps, helping to pinpoint problems with specific analytics.

Play Console Dashboards pinpoint six issues that cause battery drain, crashes, and slow UI, Google says. Those include ANR rate, crash rate, slow rendering, frozen frames, stuck wake locks, and excessive wakeups.  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield continues console ambitions with new Tomb Raider release

The NVIDIA Shield is becoming an even more compelling product with each new major game release.

Tomb Raider — not the 1996 original but the 2013 reboot — is now available in its console-grade entirety on the NVIDIA Shield Android TV. Square Enix and NVIDIA worked together to optimize the game for the nascent set-top platform, and for $ 15 you get the entire experience, optimized for the company’s Tegra X1 processor  [Read More…]