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Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo Switch Modding

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The Nintendo Switch is a neat bit of hardware, but what if it could do more? Some people mod and install custom firmware on their Switch consoles to install homebrew software. We don’t recommend it, but we’ll explain the process.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/670631/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nintendo-switch-modding/
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How to Zoom In on the Nintendo Switch While Playing Any Game

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While playing Nintendo Switch, you’ll sometimes find a game with text or interface elements that are too small for you to comfortably see. Luckily, the Switch includes a system-wide Zoom feature that lets you set the magnification level on any game while playing. Here’s how to use it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/674211/how-to-zoom-in-on-the-nintendo-switch-while-playing-any-game/
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8 Accessories to Improve Your Mobile Gaming Sessions

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Mobile games have come a long way, and there are now many substantial games available on our phones from competitive shooters to grand story-based experiences—especially with the recent wave of game streaming platforms. But if you want to fully take advantage of modern mobile games, you’re going to need some accessories to turn your phone into a proper gaming machine.

A Quality Controller: Rotor Riot Controller (iOS) and SteelSeries Stratus Duo (Android)

Every gamer needs a good controller handy, so we found one for both the iOS and Android camps.

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The Rotor Riot is what you would expect out of a normal console controller. Xbox or Switch owners will be familiar with the layout, and it allows you to click in the left and right joysticks as an input, which is a surprisingly rare feature in the world of iOS controllers—although those inputs only work in certain games. Currently, there are over 1,000 supported apps, and you’ll need the companion app, Luda Mapp, to get the joysticks working properly.

You can get 20+ hours of life out of its rechargeable battery and, thanks to the wired nature of the controller, you’ll experience zero latency issues. The controller also comes with a phone dock that can easily fit any iPhone.

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SteelSeries is pretty well-known for its gaming peripherals, so it makes sense that its Stratus Duo controller is top-notch. It’s a solid controller that’s comfortable to hold and lasts 20+ hours on its rechargeable battery. While it doesn’t have any mind-blowing features up its sleeve, if you’re on Android, this is the best controller to buy. You can also purchase SteelSeries’ SmartGrip attachment for $10 to dock your phone on the controller as well (supports phones 4 to 6.5 inches tall).

Get a Grip: SVIOOG Mobile Game Controller

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But what if you prefer your phone to be the controller? This grip from SVIOOG will allow that. The ergonomic shape makes it more comfortable to hold your phone for long sessions, and the added triggers and bumpers add in some needed functionality. It even has a modest 2,000 mAh battery pack built-in if things get really dire. This grip supports any phone 4 to 6.5 inches tall, which should cover the vast majority of phones today.

Keep Going: RAVPower 20000 mAh Portable Charger

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This compact battery pack from RAVPower packs in an impressive 20,000 mAh charge. With both USB-C and USB-A ports, you’ll be able to charge your phone and just about anything else. And, you can fully recharge this pack in less than three hours. Not much more you can ask for out of a battery pack than that.

A Long Cord: Anker Powerline III

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This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but having a good charging cable around is just plain useful (especially if you’re relying on the aforementioned battery pack). Anker makes some of the best cables on the market, and you can get with either USB-A to USB-C ($12.99), USB-C to USB-C ($17.99), or USB-C to lightning ($29.99) to match any device. The length depends on the model, but they all fall in the range of 1 to 10 feet.

Bang for Your Buck Audio: OnePlus Type-C Bullets

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If you’re playing around others or just want better audio than your phone’s speakers can muster, you’re going to want some good headphones. Without a doubt, the OnePlus Bullets offer some of the best bang-for-your-buck audio in the USB-C earbuds market. Despite being relatively cheap, the Bullets have solid construction, are comfortable to wear, and deliver on solid audio quality.

Besides that, the Bullets also feature an in-line three-button controller, which should prove useful for quickly adjusting audio levels.

Full-On Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 3

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If you take your mobile gaming very seriously, you need more than just good audio—you also want your headphones to pack some gaming-focused features. Detailed directional sound and a built-in microphone can give you an edge in the middle of a match and are exactly what the Arctis 3 delivers.

This is a full-on gaming headset, except it can connect to your phone via Bluetooth (or with the 3.5-mm jack if you don’t mind dongles). The audio quality won’t blow you away for media consumption, but it is tailored towards gaming. And, the microphone is more than enough for voice chat mid-match.

Versatile Dock: Lamicall Adjustable Phone Stand

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Holding your phone for long periods of time can get uncomfortable, so take a rest and set it down on this dock from Lamicall. This dock will fit any phone four to eight inches tall, can have its height adjusted to your liking, and folds up into a compact form factor for portability. The rubber padding helps ensure that your phone doesn’t get scratched—or slip out—and you can get it in black or silver.

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/43189/8-accessories-to-improve-your-mobile-gaming-sessions/
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Dell’s New G5 15 SE Laptop Could Give Us a Preview of the Sony PS5’s Power

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Four months after AMD announced SmartShift, we’re finally getting a taste of the new technology that will feature in a whole lot of gaming laptops going forward—as well as Sony’s PS5 later this year. Today, Dell launched the G5 15 SE, a new laptop equipped with the brand new Ryzen 4000 series CPU and the Radeon RX…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/dells-new-g5-15-se-laptop-could-give-us-a-preview-of-th-1843577932
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13 Games and Apps You Should Sideload onto Your Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is a great piece of tech—being able to play complicated VR games without needing to be tethered to a PC or console is, quite literally, freeing. But it can’t play everything. Oculus picks and chooses what games it allows on the Quest (mostly for performance reasons). However, you can sidestep that limitation with sideloading—a process that allows you to load any game you want onto your Quest.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/42728/13-games-and-apps-you-should-sideload-onto-your-oculus-quest/
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PlayStation 5 tech “ahead of anything you can buy on the PC”

An interview with Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney suggested the next-gen console PS5 will keep gaming consoles alive for at least another generation. Where devout PC gamers would seem to always have an edge on gaming consoles due to their ability to upgrade all parts at will, Sony appears to be keying in on storage optimization. This bit … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/playstation-5-tech-ahead-of-anything-you-can-buy-on-the-pc-18621101/
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The best video games to play during lockdown, from Animal Crossing to The Sims 4

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Louis Chilton picks 17 of the best games to help keep you entertained while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/games/feature/video-games-best-self-isolating-play-animal-crossing-death-stranding-last-of-us-a9424936.html
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How to Sideload Apps and Games on Your Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset that can render games and apps without a desktop PC. You normally install games and apps via the Oculus Store, but you can also sideload unofficial apps using a PC.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/673311/how-to-sideload-apps-and-games-on-your-oculus-quest/
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The Top 5 Classic Co-Op Games with Modern Remakes

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Video games were always meant to be shared. Now, some of those classic experiences from decades past have been remade into more accessible modern titles. Here are a few you can start playing with your friends, locally or globally.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/672096/the-top-5-remade-classic-co-op-games-and-where-to-play-them/
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