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OneXplayer is leading up to the launch of its new external GPU -- the OneXGPU -- which is powered by the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT GPU and launches on November 28 or November 29, depending on where you live.
The new OneXGPU will start off at $599 for the first 96 hours of its crowdfunding campaign, but that's early pricing, so the pricing is expected to be higher when it hits retail. Inside, OneXplayer is using the Radeon RX 7600M XT with the full Navi 33 GPU powered by the RDNA 3 architecture. The Navi 33 GPU inside of the OneXGPU has a 2.3GHz game clock inside of its 120W TGP (Total Graphics Power) which means you get the maximum power from this GPU as an external GPU.
AMD's Radeon RX 7600M XT features 2048 Stream Processors and 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit memory bus, with up to 288GB/sec of memory bandwidth.
Seven years of game and hardware sales have propelled Nintendo Switch platform revenues to astronomical heights.
Nintendo's latest Q2 earnings report gave key updates on the state of its games business, and things are looking great for the Japanese entertainment giant. Looking at the lifetime revenues of the Switch platform really underlines how well the handheld-console hybrid has performed across its 7-year lifetime.
According to figures provided by Nintendo and charted by us, the Switch platform has generated a whopping $73.9 billion in revenues since its release in March 2017 all the way to September 2023. Major milestones across this lifecycle include over 132 million Switch console shipments and 1.133 billion games sold, which highlights Nintendo's current unshakable place in the Big 3.
Nintendo's latest Q2 earnings report delivers updates on Switch console shipments, showing the system has no signs of slowing down.
The FY24 period marks the 8th fiscal year that the Switch has been on the market. Despite this long period (console cycles typically last for 7 years), the Switch is still performing quite well, even when relative to prior periods.
As of Nintendo's Q2 FY24 period, which ended September 30, 2023, the company has shipped a cumulative total of 132.46 million Switch consoles across the entire hardware family (includes 2017 launch model, Switch Lite, and OLED).
The Super Mario Bros. film has helped Nintendo rake in over $300 million from its royalties and smartphone business, and it's also had a direct affect on Mario game sales.
Nintendo's transmedia plan has worked. The Super Mario Bros. movie is a smash success, helping Nintendo rake in millions and sparking massive interest in its games and content. While the company does want to make money from film royalties, the main goal with the Mario movie was to spread mass-market interest in Nintendo's video games (as if Nintendo, one of the most recognizable brands in history, needs help in this regard).
The success of the Super Mario Bros. movie has translated into a direct rise in Mario game sales. This was the biggest part of the plan all along--the hope was that the film would make consumers want to buy Switch consoles and Mario titles. Taking a look at Nintendo's latest Q2'24 earnings report, we can see that's exactly what happened.
Capcom is developing a new chapter of its next-gen RE Engine in an effort to keep up with demanding games.
Japanese games developer Capcom turned heads with 2017's release of Resident Evil 7, a game that utilized its brand new RE Engine technology. Since then, the RE Engine has matured and evolved significantly, delivering high-end visuals and smooth frame rates across numerous Resident Evil remakes, including RE2, RE3, and the most recent RE4 remake, and it's best-selling Monster Hunter World MMORPG.
Now the company is preparing for the future. A recent video from Capcom's R&D YouTube channel outlines the current state of the engine and what's on the horizon. Details and specifics are vague, but Capcom is working on a new iteration of the RE Engine that's codenamed REX (RE neXt Engine).
Internet trolls have struck again, this time hitting one of the best-known faces in gaming.
Ned Luke, the actor who played the irascible bank robber Michael De Santa in Grand Theft Auto V, was recently swatted while live streaming to fans. A clip of Luke being interrupted by a phone call was spotted by Dexerto:
Grand Theft Auto 6 is going to break records when it comes out, it's one of the most anticipated games of all time... and there are gamers out there that will go to great lengths to play it... including going cold turkey from smoking cigarettes.
A particular GTA 6 fan has posted on Reddit, picked up by Dexerto that claims that he's given up smoking because of the impending release of Grand Theft Auto 6. The reason? This gamer wants to not be sick from any cigarette-related illness or miss out on playing GTA 6 at launch because he's stuck in the hospital over something that could've been prevented.
The post reads: "I've been a fairly heavy smoker for a while now. Lately I've been coughing a lot more and just feeling like shit from the cigarettes but addiction is a hell of a thing. I'm so hyped for GTA 6 the thought of being in hospital or on heavy medication as the result of cigarettes has got me to quit cold turkey. I will not miss out on this game and want to be in my best possible health for it. Today is 10 days free. Thanks Rockstar!"
Intellivision delivers unwelcome news to investors regarding its Amico console.
The Intellivision Amico still hasn't begun mass production, and now the company says that it must raise more capital in order to start manufacturing its family-friendly console. The system was originally announced in 2020 during a time of rampant growth in gaming, but the industry is now rubber-banding the opposite way, leading to significant spending shrinkage and mass layoffs.
"Our ability to begin manufacturing Amico consoles in volume requires securing additional investment," Intellivision CEO Phil Adams said in the update.
Two of Nintendo's must-play Switch games are on sale for Black Friday, and you can grab both for just $80.
Black Friday 2023 could be one of the record books. We're seeing some of the year's biggest AAA games drop to $29.99, and even some rare discounts on Nintendo titles, which are notorious for hardly ever going on sale. If you're a Switch gamer, you can grab two of the most epic adventure games ever made for a cool $80, which is little more than today's base prices for new games.
Walmart has both games of the newer The Legend of Zelda duology for a combined $80. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been reduced from $69.99 to $49.99, a -28% discount, whereas The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been reduced to just $29.99, offering a -50% discount.
Walmart has fantastic deals on some of Rockstar's best games across all console generations.
But what about the games? You can snag two must-play Rockstar titles for just $30 with Walmart's Black Friday games sale. Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V have been discounted to just $15 each across all platforms, so now is the perfect time to jump in and try them out if you haven't already (with 190 million copies sold worldwide, odds are you've probably played GTA V at some point, though).