Category: Consoles

Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has released a video showcasing the Nintendo Switch – their new console system. It’s a console that change form factors to become a portable tablet. The controller can be disassembled to be used attached to the tablet, unattached to the tablet, or attached to a holding device for a more natural controller feel.

No word on battery life or anything like that but what we can tell from the video we’ll be seeing a new Mario, a new Mario Kart, and even Skyrim!! All coming March 2017. Check it out!

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Next Xbox Rumors

Next Xbox Rumors

With a lot already known about the new PS4, people have been speculating as to what Microsoft has up their sleeve. Microsoft Analyst Paul Thurrot has shed some light on those speculations. The console will be revealed on May 21st at an upcoming Microsoft event. The console is expected to launch in November (just in time for parents to snatch one up for a Christmas present) and there will be two pricing options available. The first is a flat out purchase no strings attached $500 console. It’s suggested that there will also be a $300 subscription supported price most likely to Xbox Live. Another rumor flying around is that there will be a new Xbox 360 console out later this year that you’ll be able to grab for a measly $99. I’ve been wanting to switch from Gran Turismo to Forza but all I have is a PS3 and don’t have any real desire to buy all new hardware to try out a game. For $99 I might be persuaded to make the jump.

Any other console gamers itching to get the details on Microsoft’s next Xbox?

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PS3 Update Removes Right To Join Class-Action Lawsuits

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Sony has been a part of several class-action lawsuits due to the PS3 (usually on the receiving end) due to things like removing Linux support as well as other things. I’m sure they’ve gotten tired of it and in as sleezy of a way to deal with it as any have decided that in the latest mandatory PS3 update if you agree to it you also agree to not participate in any class-action lawsuits against them.

It states:

“ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS, WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR COURT, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR AS A NAMED OR UNNAMED MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL LEGAL ACTION, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND THE SONY ENTITY WITH WHICH YOU HAVE A DISPUTE SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO DO SO IN WRITING FOLLOWING INITIATION OF THE ARBITRATION. THIS PROVISION DOES NOT PRECLUDE YOUR PARTICIPATION AS A MEMBER IN A CLASS ACTION FILED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 20, 2011.”

The only way to opt out of this is by writing a letter by hand and mailing it to them explicitly saying that you want to opt out. There’s no checkbox that’s already checked that you can uncheck to not partake in this part of the agreement because, well they want to make it a pain in your ass not to fight it. And the kicker? If you don’t agree to the terms of this latest update then you’re no longer allowed to play any online games.

I know it’s easy to say Sony is being a capital douche in doing this, but in reality you’d be stupid not to if you were a large company since the Supreme Court recently bolstered the ability of businesses to channel customer and employee complaints into arbitration, ruling that companies can block people from pressing those claims as a group in contracts.

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