Cooper FX Arcades review: Plumbing the depths of lo-fi guitar effects

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Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: Yes, the main conceit of the $329 Cooper FX Arcades is a little gimmicky. It’s a guitar pedal into which you stick cards to apply different effects, kinda like a game console. But while the so…

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Microsoft confirms Xbox Series S supports storage expansion cards

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The Xbox Series S will arrive on November 10th and while that $299 price is compelling for a next-gen console, some of its specs are significantly lower than its big sibling, the Xbox Series X. One of the major differences is that it’ll have 5…

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The Xbox Series S and X will be available on monthly payment plans

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This morning, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Series X will officially arrive November 10th, with pre-orders beginning September 22nd. If you’re not ready to shell out $499 for new gaming hardware, you may be happy to learn that Microsoft wi…

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Someone squeezed a Nintendo Wii into a Game Boy Color-like case

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The Wii has a ton of great games that Nintendo hasn’t ported to the Switch, and it probably won’t do so in most cases. But there are ways you might be able to play Super Mario Galaxy on the go real soon instead of waiting for the rumored Switc…

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Xbox One test enables DTS:X spatial audio for headphones

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It took several months, but you can finally see what the fuss is about with DTS’ advanced headphone audio on Xbox One consoles — if you’re an early adopter. The latest Alpha Skip-Ahead test release (via Windows Central) for Xbox Insiders adds …

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Konami’s delayed TurboGrafx-16 mini arrives in the US May 22nd

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After missing its initial March 19th release date, Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini will finally make its way to North America on May 22nd. When it becomes available next Friday, you’ll be able to pick it up for $100. At the start of March, Konami delayed…

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Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini has been delayed due to coronavirus

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The TurboGrafx-16 is the latest system from the late ’80s and early ’90s to get a mini console revival and join the likes of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition and Sega Genesis Mini. Fans will have to wait, though, as production has been delayed indefi…

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Xbox Series X’s game resume feature even works after a reboot

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Microsoft has been gradually dropping nuggets of information about its next generation Xbox. The first Xbox Series X games will be cross-gen, the console with have a 12 teraflop GPU and — possibly — it will rely on one HDMI port instead of t…

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Nintendo unboxes the ‘Animal Crossing’ Switch you can’t buy yet

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Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Switch is still more than a month away, but that isn’t stopping the gaming giant from teasing would-be buyers. It recently posted an unboxing video that shows you what to expect if you pick up the special edition console….

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Microsoft made a Nike Air Max 90 Xbox but you can’t buy it

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The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so here come all the brand collabs. To celebrate Sunday’s showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Xbox, EA Sports and Nike have joined forces to create a limited-edition custom Xbox…

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Modder makes the GameCube Joy-Cons you’ve always wanted for your Switch

By av, console, controller, diy, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gamecube, gamepad, games, gaming, gear, joy-con, mod, mods, nintendo, switch, video, video games, wavebird

If you’re a veteran Nintendo gamer, you’ve likely dreamed of using a GameCube controller with the Switch — if just to recreate that 2001 vibe of playing Super Smash Bros. Melee in the family den. For mod creator Shank, that’s now a practical realit…

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PlayStation 4 Pro with ‘Modern Warfare’ drops to $300 before Black Friday

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If you were thinking of hopping aboard the PlayStation 4 bandwagon to enjoy some of its later-cycle games, now might be a good time to pick one up. Amazon has launched a deal that drops the cost of a PlayStation 4 Pro bundled with Call of Duty…

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The latest Xbox One update adds Google Assistant voice controls

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Xbox One’s November update is here, bringing with it a bunch of new features and tools designed, as always, to improve your gaming experience. First up, and probably most notable, is the roll-out of Google Assistant voice controls. We’ve known this w…

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8BitDo turns the NES gamepad into a mouse

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Many moons ago, Swedish designer Daniel Jansson brought us a cute concept mouse that took cues from the classic NES console, featuring its iconic red circular buttons, black D-pad and grey body. There was nothing ergonomic about this periphera…

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

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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 subscri…

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

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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 not…

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

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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 t…

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‘Call of Duty’ crossplay lands on October 25th

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If you and your pals have different games consoles you don’t really have a whole bunch of options when it comes to playing together — but now, Activision is switching things up. Following in the footsteps of Fortnite and Rocket League, Call of Duty…

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Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

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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 p…

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