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Microsoft tests content filters for Xbox messages

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The gaming community can be ruthless and often outright abusive. In an attempt to make Xbox more welcoming and inclusive, Microsoft is introducing new content filters. Beginning today, Xbox Insiders can select one of four filters that will automatically block abusive and offensive messages. The filters include four levels: friendly, […]

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Atari’s VCS will offer ‘thousands’ of retro games through a subscription

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Atari The Atari VCS is still months off (barring more delays), but it should at least have a healthy selection of retro games when it does arrive. Atari has forged a deal that will offer an optimized and expanded version of Antstream’s Arcade game subscription service exclusively on the VCS […]

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‘Death Stranding’ PS4 Pro includes a baby pod-inspired controller

Engadget RSS Feed Have you been so eager for Death Stranding that you’ve been saving a console purchase for it? You’re in luck. Sony has unveiled a limited edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle that will debut alongside the game on November 8th. As you might have noticed, the real centerpiece is that translucent yellow […]

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Microsoft invites more people to test very rough Xbox features

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Timothy J. Seppala/Engadget You’ve had to be part of a very exclusive club to try Xbox One features in their rawest form — so exclusive the criteria has been “closely guarded,” Microsoft said. Now, though, the company is loosening its restrictions ever so slightly. The Xbox Insider unit is inviting […]

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Neo Geo retro stick console includes ‘King of Fighters,’ ‘Samurai Shodown’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SNK SNK has detailed the full 20-game lineup for its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, and it’s mixed news for fans of the classic platform. The retro console and controller hybrid will focus on the best-known brawlers with six The King of Fighters games (’95 through 2002), four Samurai Shodown […]

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GameStop to close up to 200 stores

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images Just two months after GameStop announced ambitious plans to breathe new life into its stores, the company has announced that between 180 and 200 stores around the world will be closing their doors for good before the year is out — and more closures are coming. The […]

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Nintendo wins court case to block Switch piracy websites in the UK

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Nintendo just scored another win in its ongoing crusade against pirates, although the consequences are slightly unusual this time around. The gaming giant has won a UK injunction that will have five major providers in the country (BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin) block four sites that distribute […]

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Nintendo explores ‘bendable’ Switch controllers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nintendo/USPTO Nintendo is apparently concerned that the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers might not be flexible enough. The console maker recently applied for a US patent on Joy-Cons with hinges that would let the top half “bend” to provide a more ergonomic grip. This would work whether or not the controllers are […]

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Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links luza studios via Getty Images Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that Microsoft contractors also listened to audio picked up by Xbox consoles. The device was only supposed to […]

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Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget You might not want to buy a first-generation Switch with the assumption Nintendo will replace it with a new model. A Nintendo spokesperson has flatly denied that swaps are available, telling The Verge that “we do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program.” It’s not clear why customer […]

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