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Culture & Gaming

Is older hardware in danger of being left behind by “pro” game consoles?

A Digital Foundry analysis shows how the standard PS4 version of The Last Guardian suffers considerably compared to the PS4 Pro version. Since at least this year’s E3, if not before, it has been clear that the usual market cycle of clearly delineated console generations is being upended . The new model—as exemplified by Sony’s…

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Playing Lemmings on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Almost Justifies the Upgrade

We’ve seen a lot of unorthodox uses for the MacBook Pro’s fancy new Touch Bar, including using it as a piano , or turning the whole machine into Kitt from Knight Rider . But playing a simple version of the classic puzzle game Lemmings might be the most brilliant use of the hardware upgrade yet….

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Best Buy Employees Play Santa, Buy Wii U For Teen Who Visited Store Daily To Play 'Super Smash Bros'

A teenager who would visit a Best Buy store nearly every day to play ‘Super Smash Bros.’ on the Wii U console on display just got a great surprise. As an early Christmas gift, some of the store employees chipped in and bought the teen his own Wii U console. Read full post on techtimes.com

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Super Nintendo World Theme Park Opening In Universal Studios Japan By 2020: Bowser Castle, Peach And Toad Mascots And More

The first Nintendo theme park has officially been given an opening date, hitting Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan by 2020. The theme parks headed for Orlando and Hollywood, however, have not been given specific schedules yet. Read full post on techtimes.com

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One-upping the NES Classic Edition with the Raspberry Pi 3 and RetroPie

Andrew Cunningham Against my better judgment, I’ve tried a couple of times to snag one of those adorable little $60 mini NES Classic Editions—once when Amazon put some of its limited stock online and crashed its own site, and once when Walmart was shipping out small quantities every day a couple of weeks ago. In…