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Unbelievable New Nintendo NX Release Rumors Arrive

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It’s no secret that Nintendo is hard at work on building a new video game console to take on the Xbox One and PS4, the company revealed as much in statements some time ago. What is surprising are the new Nintendo NX release rumors that indicate the company plans to release a NX handheld console and a traditional living room console that work in tandem.

Macquarie Capital Securities, a Japanese securities firm, discusses what it believes Nintendo has planned for its Xbox One and PS4 rival in a new report that’s being circulated this week by Nintendo Life. In the abstract, the Wii U is Nintendo’s alternative to the Xbox One and PS4. Unfortunately, it lacks the developer support needed to be anyone’s only gaming console. High-profile titles from third-party developers on the Wii U are very rare.

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The New Nintendo 3DS

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First Macquarie Capital believes that the Nintendo NX isn’t actually a single piece of hardware like a traditional console. The firm believes that Nintendo NX has two parts. Allegedly, there’ll be a Nintendo NX handheld that’ll cost around $200. Reportedly, this handheld will include augmented reality features, maybe even tying in with the Pokémon Go release this year that iPhone and Android users are excited over.

“We now assume a portable NX launch at a lower prime in 2016 and a console partner device launches in 2017. We think NX is a platform of two devices and may include AR. “ The firm points to a recent patent filing as indication that Nintendo won’t repeat the $250 purchase price of its last platform launch, the Nintendo 3DS.

That Nintendo would launch a handheld and console that works together is already a pretty interesting and thought-provoking assertion. The firm does even better though, saying that it believes Nintendo might have plans for this Nintendo NX handheld system to be compatible with the gaming systems of other companies. “We believe smartphone games will work with the NX and actually help drive sales.” “It’s possible the NX works with PS4 or PS4 which would be a major change for Nintendo and be a positive,” the report concludes.

To be absolutely clear, Nintendo has confirmed the existence of the Nintendo NX, but never discussed anything more than its name. Until this report surfaced, general consensus was that the Nintendo NX was a living room console set to bring robust processors and internals to the Nintendo ecosystem. Though innovative, the Wii U lacks the hardware necessary for third-party developers to deliver their games without significant modifications. The last major developer to try their hand at launching a title on all three current platforms was Ubisoft with Watch Dogs.

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The Nintendo Wii U.

Speculation aside, and this report offers nothing but that, such a console setup would play to Nintendo’s strengths. The company proved that it was ready to embrace new mobile gaming trends when it announced Pokémon Go and revealed it’d be investing in video game developer Niantic Labs. It’s also worth noting that portable game systems are the company’s core strength at this point, with the Wii U having mostly failed to catch on in the United States.

The Wii U comes in two parts today; the Wii U GamePad includes a touchscreen and dedicated controls.  That controller wirelessly connects to a console system that sits underneath user’s television sit. Most games use that second screen to provide a look at inventory items or a different camera angle than what’s available on user’s television sit.

Nintendo has kept quiet about everything related to the Nintendo NX except when we’ll learn more about it. We know that the company plans to talk about the console in detail sometime in 2016.

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Xbox Series X Deals: Save with Trade-Ins

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You can buy the Xbox Series X for $300 if you trade in an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. Here are the best Xbox Series X deals and Series S deals when you trade in your old console.

The Xbox Series X pre-orders start on Tuesday, September 22nd at 11 AM Eastern, 8 AM Pacific. Here are some Xbox Series X pre-order tips and tricks to help you get one.

GameStop offers a range of Xbox Series X deals when you trade in an old console. This works for the Xbox Series S as well.

  • $200 – Xbox One X or PS4 Pro
  • $175 – Nintendo Switch or PS4 1TB
  • $125 – Nintendo Switch Lite, Xbox One S, PS4 500GB
  • $100 – Xbox One 500GB

These trade in deals last until November 30th, so you have time to order and then bring your console in when you upgrade.

Save with Xbox Series X deals when you trade-in an old console.

You can start the process online, or you can go into a local GameStop. If you are trying to pre-order the Xbox Series X at GameStop, you can do it in store when the online pre-orders open. Keep in mind that there may be lines.

Given the time frame of this deal, your best bet is to wait until you get your Xbox Series X from GameStop and trade in at pickup and put the $200 towards the console.

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PS5 Pre-Order Problems: What You Need To Know

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If you are running into PS5 pre-order problems you are not alone. We experienced a collection of pre-order problems last night and some continue through today.

This is what you need to know about the PS5 pre-order problems and errors, plus what you can do about some of them.

PS5 Pre-Order Errors

What you need to know about PS5 pre-order problems.

Retailer websites broke under the string of PS5 pre-orders this week. These problems included error pages and some checkout systems going completely offline.

This appears to be better right now, but as the PS5 is in stock again at retailers this could flare up over the coming weeks.

There is nothing for you to do since this is on the retailer end. Simply try again.

PS5 Out of Stock

The PS5 is out of stock at most retailers, which is a problem in itself. Supply of the PS5 is low, likely in part to COVID and standard console launch constraints, so it is inevitable.

We have a guide on how you can find the PS5 in stock. We have direct links to check stock and a way to get notifications.

PS5 Removed from Cart and Checkout Problems

The most annoying PS5 pre-order problem we experienced was not being able to checkout with the PS5 Digital Edition in our cart.

This happened to us at Target because we had to add a new payment method.

If you ran into this on day one, you can make sure that your accounts are up to date and ready for when the PS5 is back in stock.

PS5 Accessories Out of Stock

Another major issue that we are seeing, and that will be a big problem near Christmas, is that the accessories will be out of stock.

Controllers, cameras, and other accessories are already tough to find. If you see one in stock, snap it up. You can always cancel the order if you find a different one that you want.

PS5 Pre-Order Not Coming on Release Day

A frustrating PS5 pre-order problem arrived by email last week.

Amazon sent out warnings to PS5 pre-order holders to let them know that they might not actually get their PS5 on November 12th.

There is still a good chance that Amazon will be able to deliver on time, especially with the recent promise of more pre-orders, but you should temper your expectations.

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5 Xbox Series X Pre-Order Tips & Tricks

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Do you want to make sure that you get an Xbox Series X pre-order? Or the Xbox Series S? We have a collection of tips that will help you avoid pre-order problems and increase the chances that you get a new console on release day.

The Xbox Series S is $299 and the Xbox Series X is $499. Pre-orders start at 11 AM Eastern, 8 AM Pacific on September 22nd.

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Check Account Passwords Now

When the Xbox Series X pre-orders start you need to be ready to go. This is not the time to be resetting a Best Buy or Walmart password or creating an account.

Spend 10 minutes this weekend making sure that you can log in to Microsoft, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

This can mean the difference between getting a new Xbox on day one and waiting months.

Update Payment Information

While you are logged in make sure that your credit card is up to date and that shipping and billing information is updated.

The time that you spend updating any of this, could be long enough to miss out on getting the Xbox Series X or Series S in November.

Be Ready to Checkout

Now that you can log in and your credit card is up to date, you need to be prepared to checkout as soon as the console is in your cart.

Some links to Amazon may even put the Xbox Series X directly into your cart.

Don’t wonder about tax, warranties, or look for coupon codes. Check out and get a confirmation. The console can disappear from your cart. This is not like a ticket checkout process where you are holding an item for a few minutes.

Use Websites Not Apps

Websites tend to offer a better chance to get a console this year. The PS5 pre-orders worked best on websites, with some apps just showing the landing pages while other people were ordering.

It’s a good idea to have apps available as a backup, but start on the website and be on the lookout for links directly to the products on social media.

You Can Always Cancel Later

If you really want the Xbox Series S, but it is out of stock, you may want to lock in the Xbox Series X pre-order and then decide later.

You can cancel your pre-order pretty easily at most retailers if you find the version that you really want somewhere else.

It is best to lock in pre-order and fine-tune it later.

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Cyberpunk 2077 PC Requirements: 3 Things to Know

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While it would be great if Cyberpunk 2077 ran beautifully on every single PC, that obviously won’t be the case. CD Projekt Red has finally shared the game’s PC requirements and we want to go over the most important details and show you how to check if your computer meets the threshold.

A lot of companies wait until just before a game’s released to unveil the PC requirements. CD Projekt Red isn’t your typical company though.

The Cyberpunk 2077 release date doesn’t land until November, but the company has already released the game’s minimum and recommended PC requirements. This is great news if you’ve been thinking about putting in a pre-order.

If you plan to buy the game for a console, you have nothing to worry about. Open up the game, install it and you’re good to go. Cyberpunk 2077 for PC is a different beast because your PC needs to meet certain hardware specifications.

Today we want to share three important details regarding the Cyberpunk 2077 PC requirements. If you’ve been thinking about buying the game for PC, here’s what you need to know before you pick up the game for yourself or someone else.

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Cyberpunk 2077 PC Requirements

First, we’ll start with the requirements themselves. If you’re familiar with your PC’s internals, you can simply check out this list and compare them to your specs.

Cyberpunk 2077 Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 or 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD recommended

Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
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You can use a simple tool to quickly find out if your computer is capable of running Cyberpunk 2077.

Sites like Can You Run It and PCGameBenchmark provide a quick and easy way to determine if your PC meets the minimum and/or recommended specs.

Some of you might need to upgrade your video card. Many others will meet the thresholds with ease. If you’re unfamiliar with your CPUs internal specifications, or you don’t consider yourself an expert, these tools will save you sometime.

What If My PC Doesn’t Meet Cyberpunk 2077 Specs?

We can’t tell you exactly will happen if your PC fails to meet the minimum requirements, but you can count on horrible performance that will, in a lot of cases, make the game unplayable.

If you want to have the best possible experience on PC, you’ll want to make sure your computer meets the recommended specifications.

While Cyberpunk 2077 will work on PC’s that barely meet the minimum requirements, you probably won’t be able to run the game on the highest settings.

If you barely meet the threshold, be on the look out for deals on PC equipment as we approach the game’s release date.

6 Reasons to Pre-Order Cyberpunk 2077 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

If you pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll get some nice bonuses. 

Everyone who pre-orders a copy of the game will get a collection of physical and digital items. Here's what you can expect if you buy a copy before the release date:

Physical Items

  • Case with game discs
  • World Compendium detailing the game's setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Stickers

Digital Items

  • Game soundtrack
  • Art booklet featuring a selection of art from the game
  • Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
  • Wallpapers for desktop and mobile

There are also some unique pre-order bonuses through retailers like GameStop and GOG. 

If you pre-order through GameStop you get a Samurai Medallion. The retailer says this offer is only available to PowerUp Rewards Members.

If you pre-order through GOG you get an exclusive digital game booklet, additional wallpapers and avatars, print quality posters, and 30% off official Cyberpunk 2077 merch store.

If any of these sound interesting to you, think about pre-ordering.

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6 Reasons to Pre-Order Cyberpunk 2077 & 4 Reasons to Wait

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Cyberpunk 2077 is almost here. We have an official release date and retailers are taking pre-orders. While some of you might want to buy a copy right now, many others are better off waiting.

It took awhile, Cyberpunk 2077 was originally confirmed all the way back in 2012, but we’re finally inching closer to the game’s release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

If you’re just catching wind of it, the game is a sequel to Mike Pondsmith’s pen and paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020. Cyberpunk 2020 was released all the way back in 1988.

CD Projekt Red’s taking its time, but fans of Cyberpunk and The Witcher series are hoping the developer can recreate the magic it delivered back in 2015 with The Witcher 3.

The developer initially confirmed the release date for April 16th, but decided to push it to September 17th to add some additional polish.

Unfortunately, the game got delayed again and the new Cyberpunk 2077 release date is now set for November 19th. Fortunately, it sounds like this is the final delay. CD Projekt Red says it doesn’t expect to push the game’s release date any further than November.

If you’re looking to buy Cyberpunk 2077 for Google Stadia, it looks like the release date might come a little later. CD Projekt Red says the game will debut on Google’s platform “by the end of the year.”

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Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and GameStop are taking pre-orders for two versions of the game. There is the standard $60 version and there’s also an expensive Collector’s Edition that comes with a bunch of extras.

Now that we know more about the direction the game is taking, some of you, particularly those of you who are fond of CD Projekt Red’s games, might be thinking about pre-ordering a copy.

In this guide we’re going to take you through the best reasons to pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 right now. We’ll also take you through some reasons to think about holding off for a few more weeks or longer.

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

If you pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll get some nice bonuses. 

Everyone who pre-orders a copy of the game will get a collection of physical and digital items. Here's what you can expect if you buy a copy before the release date:

Physical Items

  • Case with game discs
  • World Compendium detailing the game's setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Stickers

Digital Items

  • Game soundtrack
  • Art booklet featuring a selection of art from the game
  • Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
  • Wallpapers for desktop and mobile

There are also some unique pre-order bonuses through retailers like GameStop and GOG. 

If you pre-order through GameStop you get a Samurai Medallion. The retailer says this offer is only available to PowerUp Rewards Members.

If you pre-order through GOG you get an exclusive digital game booklet, additional wallpapers and avatars, print quality posters, and 30% off official Cyberpunk 2077 merch store.

If any of these sound interesting to you, think about pre-ordering.

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