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PlayStation 5 SSD expansion will reportedly be unlocked this summer

81891370-7816-11eb-b6da-35c16896ece6Considering the bloated sizes of recent games like Call of Duty and Cyberpunk 2077 (250GB just for those two), the PlayStation 5’s 825GB internal SSD seems pretty miniscule. Now, there’s word that you’ll finally be able to put another dri…

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How to Download PS5 Games From Your Phone

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It’s no secret that it can take quite some time to download games onto your PlayStation 5 (PS5). Thankfully, you can jumpstart the process and start the download process using the PlayStation smartphone app. Here’s how.

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‘Crash Bandicoot 4’ is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Switch in March

57017230-6acb-11eb-afec-d8881a3fa57aFrom his glorious origins on the first PlayStation, beloved orange furball Crash Bandicoot has leapt to most major gaming platforms in a nostalgia-fueled revival that shows no signs of slowing down. Now in his 25th year, the zany marsupial is heading…

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How to Transfer Your Games and Save Files From PS4 to PS5

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The PlayStation 5 (PS5) will load and play your PlayStation 4 (PS4) games and save files, provided you import them from one console to the other. Here’s how to transfer all of your old data.

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The 5 Best TVs for Your Next-Gen Console

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The next generation of gaming consoles are here with incredibly impressive specs, and with such specs naturally comes the compulsion to upgrade your TV. Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 offer some impressive features only newer TVs fully support, so let’s see what they need and which TVs can handle the task.

What to Look for in Your New TV

These are the features next-gen consoles need to look and perform their best.

  • Resolution: One of the biggest draws of this generation is the promise of more consistent 4K resolution in games. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 target 4K in most games, so having a TV capable of taking advantage of that is a good idea. They can also support 8K technically, but it’s extremely limited and not worth chasing for most people.
  • Refresh Rate: Another major setup from the previous generation is higher frame rates, often time reaching up to 120 FPS—although sometimes at the cost of decreased resolution or graphical settings. Refresh rate (measured in “Hertz”) represents the max FPS a TV can display—so a120Hz TV will display up to 120 FPS. There are many TVs that will fake high refresh rates with terms like “motion rate,” but in this case, we’re looking for the real deal.
  • HDMI 2.1: This is the newest format of HDMI available and is what makes 4K and 120 Hz possible to use at the same time—TVs with HDMI 2.0 may require you to pick and choose between 1440p 120Hz and 4K 60Hz. On top of that, HDMI 2.1 also has some other nice features like the automatic gaming mode (which kicks in when a console is turned on for lower input lag) and variable refresh rate (which basically just makes the display look smoother during games). All of the TVs on this list except the budget pick, the TCL Series 6, have HDMI 2.1—but we’ll talk about that one more when we get to it. How many HDMI 2.1 ports each TV has is also important, especially if you’re looking to plug in other 4K devices, so we’ll be mentioning that in each TV’s section.
  • HDR Formats: HDR is an important feature for a 4K TVs—it’s a core part of why they look so great. But it’s not as simple as just getting a TV with 4K HDR, there are multiple HDR formats out there that different manufacturers will use. The main two we’ll be looking out for is HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Out of the two, Dolby Vision is typically considered superior (HDR10 is still very good though), but that doesn’t mean you just immediately purchase a Dolby Vision TV. While the Xbox Series X and S support both Dolby Vision and HDR10, the PlayStation 5 only supports HDR10. Because of that, we’ve included options for both formats and will be listing which ones each TV supports in their respective sections.
  • Smart Features: Chances are, you won’t be solely using this TV for gaming. Being able to view other media from standard cable to apps like Netflix and Hulu is important. And in the price range we’re looking at, you can safely expect to see smart TVs crop up with their own operating systems (OS) and means of browsing content.

Best Overall: LG NanoCell 90 Series

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Regardless of which console you have, the 90 series from LG will make it live up to its potential. The special “NanoCell” display is a step up from standard LED screens in terms of color accuracy, both Dolby Vision and HDR10 are supported, and it features a 4K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. You can also connect the TV to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple HomeKit for some smart features, along with using webOS for your general media needs. You’ll find four HDMI ports on the side of the TV, two of which are HDMI 2.1.

Best Overall

LG 65-inch Class NanoCell 90 Series


A high-end TV which supports everything your new consoles need it too.

Best QLED: SAMSUNG Q70T Series

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If you’re a fan of Samsung’s line of QLED TVs, then look no further than the Q70T series. While QLED displays come with their pros and cons when it comes to image display—as they are based on standard LED displays—they provide impressive imaging nonetheless. Besides that, the TV displays at 4K and 120Hz along with supporting HDR10. No Dolby Vision though, so if you’re on Xbox that is a downside. You also get to use the SmartTV OS for your general media browsing needs. There are four HDMI ports on this TV but only one is HDMI 2.1.

A Higher End Option: LG OLED65CXPUA

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When it comes to vibrant colors and deep black levels, OLED TVs are hard to beat. With a slick modern design, this LG CX OLED TV will grant deep blacks and accurate colors all at 4K, 120 FPS. But besides that, this TV is designed to be used for gaming; it has the natural advantages of its four HDMI 2.1 ports like variable refresh rates, along with having ultra-low input delay and a one ms response time. And you’re covered regardless of your console because it still supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10.

Smart features are also covered well with ThinQ AI acting as your voice assistant along with compatibility for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. webOS is also featured for media browsing as well.

A Higher End Option

LG OLED65CXPUA Alexa BuiltIn CX 65Inch 4K Smart OLED TV 2020


With a fantastic OLED display and multiple gaming-related features, this TV from LG is one of the best on the market.

Best Budget Option: TCL 6-Series

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While you’re not going to find a cheap TV with the features we’re after, the 6 Series from TCL is, at least, less expensive. Using a Mini-LED screen, you’re still getting a good-looking display with support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. While the TV is 4K and has a max refresh rate of 120Hz, it can only do 1440p at 120Hz or 60Hz at 4K—basically, you have to choose between high resolution or high frame rate. That’s not a huge deal (especially if you’re on an Xbox Series S as it’s typically limited to display 1440p in most games) as there will be many games that force that decision on you anyway, but something important to note all the same.

It’s a solid display for the money, and the 55-inch model is an especially impressive value. It only has HDMI 2.0 (of which it has four ports), but it still delivers on some of the benefits of HDMI 2.1 like variable refresh rates and an automatic gaming mode for lower input lag. You also get RokuTV included out of the box to enjoy when you’re not playing on your console.

The Overkill: LG NanoCell 99 Series

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Both the Series X and PlayStation 5 are technically capable of displaying 8K—it’s just extremely limited. For most games, it’s just not possible to run them at such a high resolution, but it is an option occasionally. And if we happen to get mid-generation updates akin to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X again, 8K will likely become more common at that point. So if you want to be prepared for 8K becoming the new norm, the 99 series from LG is your best bet.

The 99 Series sees the return of the NanoCell display for better color accuracy, can display 8K, 120 Hz, and supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. This TV will put out the highest quality image on this list, but you are paying a matchingly high price for it. You can also expect to see ThinQ AI and webOS installed for when you’re not gaming along with four HDMI 2.1 ports.

Bonus Pick: Optoma HD39HDR Projector

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To end off this list, let’s talk a bit about projectors. While these are typically far more limited in terms of resolution and refresh rate than TVs, models like the HD39HDR from Optoma still manage impressive results. If you want to cover an entire wall with your gameplay of Spiderman: Miles Moralesthen this projector is able to do so at 1080p, 120 FPS.

If you want true 4K, then Optoma can deliver with the more expensive Optoma UHD50X projector, which can display native 4K and 60 FPS at the same time along with HDR10—120 FPS is still limited to 1080p though.

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/66446/the-5-best-tvs-for-your-next-gen-console/
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GPD WIN 3 gaming handheld PC mixes old design with new hardware

The success of the Nintendo Switch revived interest in portable gaming consoles and gave birth to some devices and smartphone accessories that tried to capitalize on that. Even before the age of the Switch, however, GPD was already trying its luck with dedicated Android gaming handhelds before stumbling upon a niche yet profitable portable PC gaming market. Its latest attempt … Continue reading

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How to Factory Reset Your PS4

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How to Stop Kids from Talking to Strangers on Nintendo Switch

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If you have kids that use a Nintendo Switch, you might worry that they could potentially talk to strangers in online-connected games. Luckily, Nintendo provides an easy way to turn off communication with others in their Parental Controls app for smartphones. Here’s how to set it up.

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Netflix Won’t Work on Any Nintendo Consoles After June 30 (Unless It Comes to the Switch)

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Ten years ago, Netflix reported that 25% of its subscribers stream shows and movies on the Nintendo Wii. But the companies’ decade-long relationship could come to an end this year. According to a Nintendo support page, Netflix will stop working on the Wii U and 3DS after June 30, and the Nintendo Switch still lacks a dedicated Netflix app.

Nintendo removed Netflix from the 3DS and Wii U eShop on December 31, 2020. People with the app can enjoy it until June 30, and people who used it in the past can still re-download it from the eShop.

The end of Netflix support on 3DS and Wii U should come as no surprise. Anyone with a smartphone can access Netflix on the go, and the rise of cheap smart TVs and streaming sticks replaces the need to stream from a game console. Still, the absence of Netflix from the Switch is odd given that competitors like Hulu have Switch apps.

Netflix’s debut on Nintendo consoles began in 2010 through the use of a proprietary Netflix Wii disc. One year later, the company launched a Netflix app on the Wii Shop Channel and 3DS eShop. The Wii U got its official Netflix app with portable GamePad support in 2012. As of right now, only modified Nintendo Switch consoles can run Netflix.

Source: Nintendo via EuroGamer

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