Author: Tech Radar

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The Xbox Mini Fridge shouldn’t exist, but we’re thankful it does. It’s rare that a joke results in a genuine product idea in the video games industry, particularly when it’s made at a company’s expense. But that’s exactly what happened with the Xbox Mini Fridge, which is now available to buy.When the Xbox Series X was revealed to the world – with its towering, rectangular shape – users on social media quickly likened the console to a fridge. So rather than going back on design, Microsoft embraced the fun and went as far as to create a giant Xbox Series…

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With Atomic Heart’s release just a month away, developer Mundfish has detailed the game’s performance features. For the current-gen consoles to handle sci-fi shooter’s intense action, the team has set up different modes that keep the framerate high. I’ve had my eyes on Atomic Heart for a long time, considering it to be one of the best-looking upcoming games for several years. Developer Mundfish has recently confirmed via Twitter (opens in new tab) that you can expect the Russian answer to Fallout to run at a “solid 60fps, 4K in dungeons” but a “dynamic resolution, mostly 4K at 60fps in the…

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Of all my worries for 2023, being torn apart by a violent mob, angry that they didn’t have ready access to soap, wasn’t the top of my list. Then Ubisoft went and announced it’s bringing the strategy game Anno 1800 to consoles, letting you take control of a burgeoning empire, build supply chains and feed the growth of your population with luxury goods. Of course, fail to keep up with their demands, and your citizens will get awfully revolution-y.Released on PC in 2019, Anno 1800 is a wonderful strategy game that focuses on the building side of imperialism, rather than…

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The upcoming Dead Space remake will ship with two graphics modes, letting you choose between high frame rates or the best-looking experience on current-gen consoles. On both Xbox Series X and PS5, Dead Space will support either 30fps at 4K with ray tracing or 60fps in QHD (1440p) with the lighting and rendering technique disabled. Developer Motive Studios hasn’t detailed the extent of ray tracing available in the horror remake, but considering the high contrast between light and shadow in the original, I can’t wait to see it in action on my PS5. It’s been 15 years since the release of the…

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The Xbox Series X is a lot more powerful than the Series S. It utilizes its specs to significantly reduce load times and boost overall game performance and visual fidelity, while features such as Quick Resume, Smart Delivery, and backward compatibility give it the edge.  ForMuch faster loading timesDolby Vision + Atmos supportBackwards compatibility4K/60fps gameplay (4K/120Hz support)AgainstExclusive library is lackingMinimal UI improvementsCompatible TV required for full visual experience The Xbox Series S is a great option if you want to avoid the sizable financial outlay required to own a full-blown new-gen console, but it has significantly less storage, prioritizes 1440p…

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The Nintendo Switch OLED has a more pleasing design than the original LCD version, with a larger, more vibrant display, enhanced audio and double the internal storage – still no 4K though. ForLarger 7-inch screenPerfect blacks; accurate colorsSpeakers sound fantasticAgainstNo upgrades in TV modeInternal specs remain the sameDurability concerns still The most recent Nintendo Switch equals the OLED version on performance, screen resolution and battery life are equal. But you miss out on the larger screen and more immersive experience. ForCheaper than the OLEDBright, crisp, colorful screenSame performanceAgainstDisplay isn’t as vibrantLarger bezelsLooks a bit dated now The Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo…

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Ubisoft has revealed that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage will return to its roots to deliver a more focused experience that pays homage to the original games.  In an interview with GamesRadar (opens in new tab) about Assassin’s Creed Mirage, creative director Stephane Boudon explained that the developer has been listening to series fans who want to see the series return to a more streamlined experience. “Mirage’s creation has been the convergence of several inputs,” said Boundon. “We started hearing the desire for a character-driven story, focused on the core pillars of the first ACs on a more intimate scale.…

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From never before seen maps to various models, the latest Team Fortress 2 leak has given fans a lot to mull over. The biggest Valve has seen to date; the 61GB leak includes various unreleased maps, models, PSDs (photoshop source design), and VMFs (valve map format) for Team Fortress 2. The latter is a format that stores raw map data and is used to save production-stage maps and prefabs. While the exact source of the leak is unconfirmed at present, Richter Overtime has been sharing some of its contents on Twitter (opens in new tab), including what appears to be images of…

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It’s looking like the PSVR 2 may very well be the quality headset it’s priced to be, as Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has expressed glowing optimism for the new VR headset.In a Twitter reply to PlayStation’s head of indies, Shuhei Yoshida, Luckey stated he “was blown away” by the PSVR 2 headset, which was recently demoed at CES 2023. He added that he thinks the original PlayStation VR was “arguably the biggest success of the generation,” and looks to have high hopes for the PS5 peripheral which launches on February 22.While PSVR 2 has been getting plenty of positive…

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 Imagine it: a AAA experience gaming on a modest Chromebook or a mid-range smartphone. A few years ago, that idea was nearly inconceivable. It was generally accepted that high-performance gaming required powerful, local hardware. But, with consistent developments over the past few years, GeForce NOW has made the futuristic seeming potential of cloud gaming a modern day reality, and 2023 is shaping up to be the year of cloud gaming. Here’s how NVIDIA is making it happen:The graphics power your needA key element in being able to get a prime gaming experience is having the high-performance hardware that can make…

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