In the near future the Xbox One S and One X will get the support 1440p”

Even before the release of Xbox One X at the end of last year, the program Manager of the Xbox Platform Partner Group Kevin Gemmell (Kevin Gammill) reported that users with screens with a resolution of 1440p, don’t worry that a high-performance console will switch from a display mode with a resolution of 4K excess in the lack of Full HD, which would make the purchase of Xbox One X less justified.

Unfortunately, the output of the console and held without the full support of the popular 1440p screens. But the same Kevin Gammill said on Twitter to participants of the Xbox Insider Program: “the Last time we had a lot of questions regarding the time of appearance of the promised support 1440p. The participants of the early access with Xbox One Xbox One S or X will be pleasantly surprised very soon”.

В ближайшее время Xbox One S и One X получат поддержку 1440p"

Looks like Microsoft is ready to bring support WQHD permits also improved on the Xbox One S. But don’t expect that the game will run in native 1440p — it is more about the interface, movies, and filter high-quality stretching. After debugging in terms of the early access feature will be deployed to the entire fleet of both versions of the console.

Update through Xbox Insider must be deployed by February 19, if the message of the head of the Xbox Insider Program Nonsense, Rossetti (Brad Rossetti) meant something: “Xbox One Insiders — happy Monday to you all. Let’s cross our fingers in anticipation of what will bring us this week!”.

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Portable console Smach Z can get a mobile chip AMD Ryzen”

The history of handheld gaming Windows console Smach Z began almost 4 years ago, when the authors of the project published a first concept of the device called the SteamBoy. A year later from the designation SteamBoy was abandoned and the gadget was renamed Smach Zero, which then is simplified to Z. Smach Directly the development of the console was launched at the end of 2015 to coincide with the launch of a crowdfunding campaign, which was curtailed just a few days.


Портативная консоль Smach Z может получить мобильный чип AMD Ryzen"

Fundraising for Smach Z were frozen by the owners of the crowdfunding platform because of violations of the rules on placement of such startups. The fact is that manufacturer at the time of launching the initiative had on hand a working prototype of the console, and also failed to provide the necessary technical documentation (information on the chipset and other device settings). Re-running the model Smach Z dated 2016, but this time the command has failed: from the game has become a key partner target date of the console release in April of 2017 were irrevocably disrupted. Portable console Smach Z never went on sale, which caused a storm of resentment on the part of defrauded customers.

Портативная консоль Smach Z может получить мобильный чип AMD Ryzen"

The yard is 2018, and Smach Z is making another attempt to acquire a commercial version, although the credibility of the authors of a startup has almost dried up. However, in the leaked image of the engineering sample Smach Z and ordered by developers of components for serial production of Windows-based console. The company’s management did not comment on rumors and fototeca, promising to talk about their achievements and current prospects for Smach Z in the framework of the upcoming exhibition Embedded World. Until then one can only assume that behind Smach Z team is moving in the right direction, if you rely on released photos of the ordered components.

Портативная консоль Smach Z может получить мобильный чип AMD Ryzen"
Портативная консоль Smach Z может получить мобильный чип AMD Ryzen"

Smach Z visually reminiscent of classic portable console type Sony PlayStation Portable. In the center of the device houses the display, the left and right of which will be traditional controls — buttons X/Y/A/B, two of the touchpad and stick. The basis Smach Z supposedly will be one of mobile AMD Ryzen index “U”.

Портативная консоль Smach Z может получить мобильный чип AMD Ryzen"

In the early stages of pre-order Smach Z was offered for $330, but none paid for the console and not wait for the device. Whether the initial cost of portable entertainment gadget the actual is not known.

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Console-keychain PocketSprite: if the Game Boy was very small”

Readers 3DNews probably deposited in the memory of a tiny boy in the form of a keychain, sponsored by Jeroen Domburg (Jeroen Domburg). Presented a remake of the Nintendo Game Boy was originally created as fan DiY-crafts in a single instance, however, the news about the mini-console quickly spread via the media and sparked interest in the device.


Консоль-брелок PocketSprite: если бы Game Boy была очень маленькой"

A miniature version of the Game Boy surpasses the functionality of the original, even with such modest dimensions, after two years intends to reach the masses and to settle already in your pockets. To settle on the market is extremely portable consoles device will help the crowdfunding platform Crowd Supply.

Консоль-брелок PocketSprite: если бы Game Boy была очень маленькой"

Prepared for the commercial release of a mini version of the “Gameboy” of Jeroen Domburg has undergone significant cosmetic improvements in comparison with the prototype shown in 2016 the conference HackadaySuperConference. Now the product is not semi-artisan creation engineer and enthusiast, solidly made device fabricated. On sale keychain-console will be called PocketSprite and will be offered as fully assembled and as a DiY-kit for Amateurs to “work a file”.

Консоль-брелок PocketSprite: если бы Game Boy была очень маленькой"

Консоль-брелок PocketSprite: если бы Game Boy была очень маленькой"

PocketSprite is equipped with OLED display diagonal of 1.35 inches with a resolution of 96 × 64 pixels. For performance multimedia key chain is responsible ESP32 dual-core processor with a clock frequency of 240 MHz and 520 KB of RAM. Store games, can cause an attack of nostalgia for many users for a bygone era, offers onboard storage capacity of as much as 16 MB.

Консоль-брелок PocketSprite: если бы Game Boy была очень маленькой"

Found in such a compact form factor key FOB and place for a standard set of wireless components, Bluetooth module and Wi-Fi. In this case, the housing with dimensions of 55 × 32 × 14 mm was enough space under the speaker, get the sound from which will give an additional entourage of your pastime.

Due to the built-in set of PocketSprite emulators designed to run games intended for the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System and Game Gear. In addition, open source allows independently to port on the mini console third-party applications. Download available content via Wi-Fi, charging of the gadget is carried out using a cable with Micro-USB plug.

Консоль-брелок PocketSprite: если бы Game Boy была очень маленькой"

Shipment of the first batch PocketSprite, ready to play on our retro-feeling and to stay always at hand by the incredible compactness, developers is scheduled for April 15, 2018. In the early stages of pre-order mini-console will be able to purchase for only $45.

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Sony again renounced the idea of releasing a new portable console”

Sony had some success with the PlayStation Portable and Vita, the latter continues to be in Japan rather high popularity. The head of the American division of the PlayStation Leiden Sean (Shawn Layden) noted in June that the Vita remains an important platform, mainly due to success in Asia.


Sony снова отреклась от идеи выпуска новой портативной консоли"

However, the company has consistently emphasized that outside of some Asian markets portable gaming systems are being supplanted by smartphones. And Sony itself trying to gain a foothold in the new mobile market, including by creating a special Studio ForwardWorks involved in the development of games for smartphones.

In a recent interview with the resource Bloomberg, Andrew house (Andrew House) from Sony reiterated that the Japanese company concentrates on the market of stationary game consoles high-class and tries to attract different age audience for entertainment on big TV screen. On the question of the success of the platform Switch and a possible change in strategy for Sony in the portable market, he said

“Nintendo is a hybrid device with a different approach and strategy. We do not see great market prospects for portable consoles outside of Japan. The determining factor was the change in lifestyle of people towards domination of the smartphone as the only key of the device that they are always with you.” In addition, Mr. house expressed the opinion that Nintendo does not absorb the market share of Sony in the console market, but rather expands the scale of the gaming industry.

Sony снова отреклась от идеи выпуска новой портативной консоли"

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Microsoft has expanded a series of accessories in style with the Sea of Thieves stand for your controller and HDD from Seagate”

Previously, Microsoft introduced a limited edition controllers Xbox One in the style of the upcoming pirate adventure Sea of Thieves. And now reports that a range of gaming accessories in the style of the above project extends hard drive from Seagate and stands for the controller.


Microsoft расширила серию аксессуаров в стиле Sea of Thieves подставкой для геймпада и HDD от Seagate"

Seagate, in cooperation with Rare and Microsoft will release a new USB drive with 2 TB Board in the coloring Sea of Thieves. On this hard drive fans of video games will host more than 50 projects. It has connectivity via USB 3.0 and is accompanied by a code for one month Xbox Pass Game, and exclusive in-game weapon for a Sea of Thieves. Not reported whether the drive is sold in Russia, but in Europe and the USA it will cost 5500 rubles. Start of sales is appointed simultaneously with the release of the game, 20 Mar.

Microsoft расширила серию аксессуаров в стиле Sea of Thieves подставкой для геймпада и HDD от Seagate"

Stylized Sea of Thieves functional stand Controller Gear’s Special Edition Sea of Thieves Xbox Pro Charging Stand in addition to the decoration of the room is used for charging the Xbox One controller. The kit includes a charging stand, a cover for the battery compartment, battery and 1.8-meter power cable. It will be available April 5, 2018 at a price of $49,99 (~3000 rubles).

Microsoft расширила серию аксессуаров в стиле Sea of Thieves подставкой для геймпада и HDD от Seagate"

In addition, the Corporation will release version of the stand without the possibility of a charge controller for $14.99 (~900 rubles). It will have the same pirate design Sea of Thieves.

Microsoft расширила серию аксессуаров в стиле Sea of Thieves подставкой для геймпада и HDD от Seagate"

Meanwhile, the Xbox One controller limited edition Sea of Thieves is now available for purchase for $74,99 (4400 rubles). About when and at what price it will be sold in Russia, not yet reported. The controller comes with an exclusive set of clothes for your character in a Sea of Thieves, as well as 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Sea of Thieves goes on sale 20 March 2018 on Xbox One and PC (Windows 10).

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A mini version of the legendary PC Commodore 64 goes on sale in late March”

Named the date of beginning of sales of the device C64 Mini — modern interpretation of the legendary computer Commodore 64: the new product will be available on March 29 at an estimated price of US $ 70.


Мини-версия легендарного ПК Commodore 64 поступит в  продажу в конце марта"

The Commodore 64 — a home computer released by Commodore International in August 1982 at a price of 595$. The device was produced until April 1994. During this time, according to various estimates, was implemented from 15 to 17 million computers, and the system of the Commodore 64, without exaggeration, has become legendary.

Мини-версия легендарного ПК Commodore 64 поступит в  продажу в конце марта"

As we reported earlier, the device C64 Mini in size about half that of the original computer. There are HDMI interface and two USB ports. To control you can use the joystick and keyboard.

Мини-версия легендарного ПК Commodore 64 поступит в  продажу в конце марта"

It is noted that the system supports the programming language BASIC. So enthusiasts will be able to create their own computer applications.

Along with the device will be shipped in 64 games. Their list is as follows:

  • AlleyKat;
  • Anarchy;
  • Armalyte: Competition Edition;
  • Avenger;
  • Battle Valley;
  • Boulder Dash;
  • Bounder;
  • California Games;
  • Chip’s Challenge;
  • Confuzion;
  • Creatures;
  • Cyberdyne Warrior;
  • Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine;
  • Cybernoid II: The Revenge;
  • Deflektor;
  • Everyone’s A Wally;
  • Firelord;
  • Gribbly”s Day Out;
  • Hawkeye;
  • Heartland;
  • Herobotix;
  • Highway Encounter;
  • Hunter’s Moon;
  • Hysteria;
  • Impossible Mission;
  • Impossible Mission II;
  • IO;
  • Jumpman;
  • Mega Apocalypse;
  • Mission A. D;
  • Monty Mole;
  • Monty on the Run;
  • Nebulus;
  • Netherworld;
  • Nobby the Aardvark;
  • Nodes Of Yesod;
  • – ;
  • Pitstop II;
  • Rana Rama;
  • Robin Of The Wood;
  • Rubicon;
  • Skate Crazy;
  • Skool Daze;
  • Snare;
  • Speedball;
  • Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe;
  • Spindizzy;
  • Star Paws;
  • Steel;
  • Street Sports Baseball;
  • Summer Games II (inc. Summer Games I);
  • Super Cycle;
  • Temple of Apshai Trilogy;
  • The Arc Of Yesod;
  • Thing on a Spring;
  • Thing Bounces Back;
  • Trailblazer;
  • Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II;
  • Uchi Mata;
  • Uridium;
  • Who Dares Wins II;
  • Winter Games;
  • World Games;
  • Zynaps.

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Nintendo has sold almost 15 million consoles Switch”

Nintendo has published the performance indicators for the first nine months of the current fiscal year, which will close on March 31.


Nintendo продала уже почти 15 млн консолей Switch"

Revenue for the period reached $of 7.88 billion For comparison: in the first nine months of the previous financial year the company received revenue of $2.86 billion thus, growth on this indicator made 175,5 %. Profit increased over the year from $947 million to $1.26 billion

It is noted that for the nine months Nintendo sold 12.1 million sets of hybrid game console Switch. The total volume of supply of this device is made up of 14.86 million units.

Nintendo продала уже почти 15 млн консолей Switch"

Recall that the console Switch can be used as stationary and portable gaming devices. Worldwide sales started on March 3 last year. A detailed overview of the console can be found in our material.

Thus, only 10 months of presence in the market Nintendo was able to Switch around according to the total volume of sales predecessor, the Nintendo Wii console U, which is officially sold as of the end of 2012 to early 2017. According to March of last year, total sales of Wii U were a 13.56 million sets.

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The legendary computer Commodore 64 is reborn in the form of a Mini version of the C64″

At the beginning of next year, the company Retro Games Ltd and distributor Koch Media will organize sales of the device C64 Mini — modern interpretation of the legendary computer Commodore 64.


Легендарный компьютер Commodore 64 переродится в виде версии C64 Mini"

System Commodore 64 went on sale in August 1982 and was produced until April 1994. During this time, according to various estimates, it sold more than 17 million devices. Thus, the Commodore 64 became the champion among the individual models of computers. For the system had created a large number of different programs and a variety of games.

Легендарный компьютер Commodore 64 переродится в виде версии C64 Mini"

Device C64 Mini in size about half that of the original computer. To connect to a TV, users will be able to use HDMI. Refers to the presence of two USB ports. One of them will serve for connecting the included joystick, and to another it will be possible to connect the standard keyboard.

Легендарный компьютер Commodore 64 переродится в виде версии C64 Mini"

C64 Mini will come with 64 pre-installed games. Among them is Cyberdyne Warrior, Hysteria, Impossible Mission, -, Speedball, Street Sports Baseball, Trailblazer and many others. By the way, you can save during the game.

To purchase C64 Mini will be at an estimated price of US $ 70.

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Started taking orders for the game console Android-GPD XD+”

Online retailers started taking pre-orders for the portable game console GPD XD+, which uses the Android operating system 7.0 Nougat.


Начат приём заказов на игровую Android-консоль GPD XD+"

The device is made in the form of a mini-laptop. On the upper half of the housing is the 5-inch screen that supports touch control. The resolution of this panel is 1280 × 720 pixels, which corresponds to 720p.

The lower panel is equipped with gaming controls. There is a slot built-in stereo speakers.

Начат приём заказов на игровую Android-консоль GPD XD+"

The hardware basis is the MediaTek MT8176 that combines two powerful Cortex-A72 with a frequency of 2.1 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A53 with frequency of 1.7 GHz. The graphics subsystem relies on controller Imagination PowerVR GX6250.

Начат приём заказов на игровую Android-консоль GPD XD+"

The RAM is 4 GB. Flash the eMMC module has a storage capacity for 32 GB of information. Even up to 128 GB of storage, you can get through a microSD card.

Начат приём заказов на игровую Android-консоль GPD XD+"

Among other things, is to provide a wireless adapters Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0, interfaces, Micro-USB and micro HDMI, a standard headphone Jack. Dimensions are 155 × 89 × 24 mm, weight 300 grams. The power supply meets the battery capacity of 6000 mA·h

Handheld console GPD XD+ is offered at an estimated price of 210 USD.

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Hori Onyx wireless controller for the PlayStation 4″

On sale game controller Hori Onyx, officially licensed for the PlayStation 4 made by Sony.

The device uses a wireless connection via Bluetooth. Refers to compatibility with all PlayStation 4, including PS4 Pro.

Hori Onyx: беспроводной контроллер для консоли PlayStation 4"

Externally, the novelty reminds manipulators for consoles Microsoft Xbox One. In particular, draw attention to the asymmetric arrangement of the sticks and the overall layout of the controls.

Hori Onyx: беспроводной контроллер для консоли PlayStation 4"

Among other things mentioned the presence of two vibration motors and touch panel, which is located at the top of the controller. The manipulator is designed in black color.

Buy a controller, Hori Onyx owners of PlayStation 4 will be able at a price of 50-55€.

Hori Onyx: беспроводной контроллер для консоли PlayStation 4"

Add that global sales of the PlayStation 4 has already exceeded 70 million units. As of 3 December 2017 end customers were 70.6 million shipped consoles. At the same time realized 617,8 million copies of games for the PS4 platform.

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