Game Consoles

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. It includes home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, microconsoles and dedicated consoles.

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Just in time for 1st April - Pokémon Go! Introduces 8-Bit graphics to provide users with the "latest in immersive experience"
April 1st graphicsPerhaps forgetting that this is familiar territory for owners of the Gameboy Color :)

Happy April 1st!
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system that stores and retrieves data when requested by other software applications.

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by:buttonMASTER
HYPE!

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I can only make out Samus and Bowser
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Blade's Shadow Cloud gaming service ($34.95 /mo) launched in California today:
https://shadow.tech/usen/

They claim to deliver the performance of a high end gaming system, through any old computer you have. They also offer a "Box" ($139) that is supposed to deliver the best experience for their service:
https://shadow.tech/usen/box

This is actually the only way I'll likely be PC gaming anytime soon. Building a rig just isn't in the cards nowadays. Looks like it's the equivalent of a virtual machine with a dedicated GTX card and 12GB of RAM.

I'm gonna need to take this for a test drive.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Oh wow, have you taken those for a test drive? The way the image is beamed to your eye with those things is hard to comprehend. Would love to hear your experience.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
they've just arrived and on charge.... these were purchased for FPV drone flying, as I already have VR head sets from Oculus and HTC!

So these are NOT VR headsets.

and what I do like, is they can be setup for IPD and can be setup for the correct eyesight +/-... shift like you find on proper bins and scopes!
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
Co-op two player Battle Royale is great fun, really enjoyed this. Did you notice the slowdown following the Meltdown patching of the Fortnite servers?
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by:Lucas Bishop
Some of my friends who I play a different pvp game with have been playing Fortnite a lot lately.

I tried it a few times and was really put off by:
1.) The time to spawn into a solo match, from lobby to airbus, wasn't too bad. But when you end up getting shotgunned by someone a few minutes into the match, while you're holding a pickaxe, a couple of times -- it adds up to a lot of time spent for nothing. No respawn... go through the whole matchmaking process again.
2.) If you play with friends and you die early, you either have to sit through 10-15 minutes of boredom, or split out and go find a solo match.
3.) I really dislike games where the most effective technique to out maneuver someone heads-up, is pogo-stick jumping over and over and over. I get that Fortnite isn't supposed to be hyperrealistic, but still.
4.) Minecraft'ing a wall/fort in the middle of combat is pretty OP. I'd prefer if you could only use the obstacles built into the map for cover.

I haven't played PuBG, but I'm guessing it's more my style.

Otherwise, the graphics and battle royale concept are pretty cool. I'll probably give it another chance, but my initial feeling wasn't very positive.
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by:Mark Bill
well done guys

well done EE
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by:Dustin Saunders
The bundle comes with a previously unreleased Star Fox 2.  But Super Mario RPG and Final Fantasy III are big wins too!  I have the SMRPG cartridge but have never been able to hunt down a FFIII.  Would be great to play that with the feel of the old controllers.
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by:Brian Matis
Final Fantasy III was the highlight for me. That game was amazing.
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PS4 extended storageEarlier this week I took advantage of the PlayStation 4's new 4.5 update that finally allows the use of external storage. And wow, that process was easy!

I picked up a 1TB external Seagate USB drive (one of the slim ones that can be powered fully over USB) and hooked it in. The PS4 gave me a notification telling me it detected the external storage and that I'd need to format it. At first, I was worried that I'd have to hook it up to my PC or Mac to format it appropriately there, but nope! It took me right through a few very simple confirmation screens to get it formatted correctly and I was up and running in less than 5 minutes.

Haven't really checked out the performance on it yet, but I'll install something to it this weekend to verify. I imagine it certainly won't be as good as an internal upgrade or switching to an SSD, but unless performance is really terrible, I'll probably be pretty happy with the 5 minute, no hassle approach :-)
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by:Brian Matis
Good question, Rob! I'd assume it's proprietary, but I'll see what I can find out some night soon.
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by:Phil Phillips
I did mine, and I think I saw exFAT as the format.  So, theoretically, you should be able to read the disk with it plugged into your computer.
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Nice! Sony's Playstation 4 is finally going to allow external attached storage. Maybe I won't have to go through the hassle of upgrading the internal drive after all :-)
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/ps4-will-soon-support-external-usb-hard-drives/
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by:Lucas Bishop
In this scenario, you could update the primary HD to be a small (cheap) SSD for the OS only, then put a massive SSHD on the external port and see pretty significant performance gain.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, that'd be pretty sweet. I've got my PC set up that way and it's really nice :-)
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Replaced the original 500GB HD with a 2TB SSHD in my PS4 last night. Installation of the new drive & OS only took about 20 minutes total and doesn't void the warranty of the console.

New drive:
http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/hdd/firecuda/

Simple Install:
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/#newinstallation
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by:Brian Matis
Nice! Thanks for the tips, Lucas. I'm getting pretty tired of running out of room on my PS4, so I think I'll do the upgrade sometime in the next few weeks!
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by:Lucas Bishop
I say definitely take the plunge, if you are even close to maxing out the original HD. I was having to delete a game, every time I bought a game. Then I wouldn't go back to my old games, because I'd have to sit through a re-install.
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Game Consoles

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. It includes home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, microconsoles and dedicated consoles.

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