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PS4 System Software Update 9.00 Is Bricking Some Consoles

All PS4 models are affected and the best advice right now is to delay installing the update.

By Matthew Humphries

Sweaty Hands Ruining Your Mobile Gaming? Razer Made Tiny Sleeves for Your Fingers

The 'Razer Finger Gaming Sleeve' is on sale now at Razer's website for $9.99.

By Michael Kan

Nintendo Switch Lite Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a slimmer, less expensive version of the standard Switch and one of the best handheld game systems to date.

By Will Greenwald

Nintendo Switch Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

The Nintendo Switch works as both a home game console and a handheld, offering access to a remarkably strong library of excellent games on your TV at home or in your hands on the go.

By Will Greenwald

Sony Is Launching a Midnight Black PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

For those who like their peripherals in pure black and to match the Midnight Black DualSense controller.

By Matthew Humphries

Nintendo's Latest Switch Software Update Unlocks Bluetooth Audio

Four years after launching, you can finally pair Bluetooth headphones or earbuds with a Switch.

By Matthew Humphries

Sony Unlocks PS5 Storage Expansion With Major System Update

There are also user interface enhancements, 3D audio without headphones, and more options for game streaming.

By Matthew Humphries

The Best Video Game Controllers for Every Platform

Find a winning gamepad from among our top-rated picks for PC, PlayStation, Switch, or Xbox, based on price, customization options, wireless connectivity, and other essential features.

By Will Greenwald

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset is exactly what it sounds like: a QC 35 II turned into a gaming headset. It's an excellent pair of noise-cancelling headphones that now features a handy boom mic and a desktop volume wheel.

By Will Greenwald

Revised PS5 Reportedly Uses a Smaller Heatsink

A teardown reveals that Sony's updated PlayStation 5 uses a smaller heatsink than the one found in the original version of the console.

By Nathaniel Mott

Nacon RIG 500 Pro HX Review

3.0

The Nacon RIG 500 Pro HX gaming headset is comfortable to wear and easy to use, but its headphones and microphone could both sound a bit better for the price.

By Will Greenwald

Microsoft Announces Limited Edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X, Elite Controller

Celebrate 20 years of Halo with a custom Xbox Series X and Elite Series 2 controller launching Nov. 15.

By Matthew Humphries

Alert: Walmart.com to Restock PS5, Xbox Series X Tonight

You can place reportedly an order for the consoles on Walmart.com or its apps at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET while supplies last.

By Michael Kan

Nvidia Offers Battlefield 2042 for Free With GeForce RTX Desktops, Laptops

Pick a qualifying desktop or laptop and Nvidia will gift you a standard edition of the game worth $60.

By Matthew Humphries

Xbox One Will Soon Be Able to Run Xbox Series X Games Via Cloud Gaming

Microsoft is expanding its cloud gaming on Xbox Game Pass to both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles this holiday season.

By Michael Kan

Sony Starts Selling Lighter PS5 Models in Australia

Both the Disc and Digital Editions of the console are around 300 grams lighter.

By Matthew Humphries

How to Choose the Right Game Controller for Your PC

Different controllers offer different levels of appeal, depending on your budget and taste. We'll help you pick the right controller from the many available for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC.

By Will Greenwald

Phil Spencer Says Steam Deck Already Runs Xbox Games Well

The Steam Deck clearly has the potential to be a portable Xbox if Microsoft decides to support it.

By Matthew Humphries

Razer Barracuda X Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

The Razer Barracuda X is an incredibly flexible wireless gaming headset with a USB-C adapter that easily connects to PCs, Android phones, and the Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation consoles.

By Will Greenwald

Amiga 500 Returns Next Year as Mini Game Console for $139

The home computer from Commodore launched in 1987, and became popular as an early PC gaming machine. Now Retro Games is reviving the system.

By Michael Kan