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Xbox Series X preorders

Xbox Series X preorders begin on September 22nd at 11 a.m. ET

September 17th, 2020

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders will begin at 11 a.m. ET on September 22nd. Microsoft announced the preorder timing for its new consoles on Thursday after preorders for the PS5 went live the night before despite Sony saying they would begin on Thursday. Xbox Series X will cost $499, Xbox Series S …

PS5 Xbox Game Pass

Here’s why the PS5 won’t have its own version of Xbox Game Pass

September 17th, 2020

SIE CEO Jim Ryan says that Sony has no plans to launch its own version of Xbox Game Pass. Ryan says that “putting new [PS5] games into a subscription model” isn’t sustainable for Sony. PlayStation Game Pass might never happen, but PS5 owners will get access to 18 of the PS4’s best titles as part …

Xbox Series S Preorders

Microsoft mocks Sony over PS5 preorder mess

September 17th, 2020

Microsoft assured customers it will provide detailed instructions about the upcoming Xbox Series X and Series S preorder process, following Sony’s PS5 preorder mess. Sony announced on Wednesday that preorders would kick off on September 17th, but several retail stores opened pre-sales immediately after the virtual PlayStation 5 event ended. The initial batch of PS5 …

Nintendo Direct Mini recap

Nintendo Direct Mini recap: 9 new games coming to Nintendo Switch

September 17th, 2020

The latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase was streamed live on Thursday morning. Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps were the biggest reveals, all coming to Nintendo Switch in the coming months. Other games announced for Switch include Disgaea 6, Sniper Elite 4, and Rune Factory …

Apple Watch 6 Battery

Apple Watch 6 has a key advantage over the cheaper Watches

September 17th, 2020

The new Apple Watch Series 6 has much better hardware than the Apple Watch SE and Series 3. The wearable features a faster and more efficient chip and a couple of potentially life-saving sensors. But the Apple Watch 6 also has a key advantage over the other two devices that might not be immediately apparent: …

Surface Pro X 2020

Microsoft to launch a new ARM-based Surface this fall

September 16th, 2020

Microsoft will reportedly launch a new Surface Pro X ARM tablet/laptop this fall alongside a cheaper Surface Laptop. The new ARM device will rival Apple’s rumored ARM MacBook that is also expected to launch this fall. The Surface Pro X 2 will be based on Qualcomm’s upgraded Snapdragon 8cx platform for Windows 10 and support …

PS5 game prices

Here’s why some PS5 and Xbox Series X games will cost $70

September 16th, 2020

NBA 2K21 was the first $70 video game announced for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It’s still unclear if $70 will become the industry standard for next-gen games, but 2K says that prices have stayed the same while “production costs have gone up 200 to 300%.” So far, most other publishers are sticking …