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SteelSeries Reveals The The Arctis Nova 7X & 7P

Looks like another winner for SteelSeries. From the makers of Arctis, the most awarded audio line in gaming, SteelSeries, the original esports brand that fuses gaming and culture, today introduces the special-edition Arctis Nova 7 white collection. Elite performance comes standard.

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Microsoft's Xbox gaming handheld will fail unless someone else makes it

Despite Microsoft's experience in hardware manufacturing, I don't trust it not to fumble its first gaming handheld device which may eventually lead to a successor not getting released.

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LG_Fox_Brazil9h ago

Unless it has some fature that really makes it standout I don't think someone who wants a handheld will pick it when the Switch 2 is just around the corner and the Steam Deck offers a huge library with much better prices worldwide

OtterX56m ago(Edited 53m ago)

Especially since the existing PC handhelds (Steam Deck, ROG Ally, etc) can already run Gamepass. I don't have a Steam Deck yet, but I did see Forza Horizon 5 already running pretty well on it natively, so I'd imagine most XBox exclusives on Steam would run pretty well too. The most Microsoft could do is try to brute force a more expensive, higher power handheld. I doubt it would do well if that were the case.

Jingsing3h ago

Doesn't make much sense to have a handheld that is locked down to the Xbox ecosystem when the PC handheld can run everything. I'm sure the same people that bought the Xbox fridge will give Microsoft their free money though.

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AMD working with law enforcement after reports of massive data breach

Initial investigations will weigh the significance of any data theft.
— hack may have uncovered future product details

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rlow11d 9h ago (Edited 1d 9h ago )

China/Russia plain and simple. Chinese are producing their own chips and to catch up they do what they have always done……steal it. When you can’t innovate, stealing is your best friend.

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Sony no longer cares about the PSVR 2, and neither should you

It's a sad, disappointing story that could have been so much better.

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M3talDiamond17h ago

Drop the price and a lot of people will care

blackblades16h ago

Can't drop price when you'll lose money. Also to note people keep talking about wanting them to do a vita 2. In reality it'll end up the same way as this and the vita. Then the same people would B* and say the same thing.

Cacabunga13h ago(Edited 13h ago)

I will care when they allow backward compatibility.. i do not want 2 headsets for my PS4 library

JackBNimble8h ago

If sony wants psvr2 to be mainstream, then they drop the price. Obviously they won't do that and it will just end up dying like the vita.

StormSnooper15h ago

Not sure what this article is about because they just released a bunch of games for it…

Babadook711h ago

I’ll give you one word.

FUD.

They’ve been at that since day one. They want it dead.

ChasterMies14h ago

Sony dropped the price for their summer sales event.

fr0sty11h ago

Nothing more annoying than articles that assume things, and articles that tell you what to think, and this one does both.

-Foxtrot2h ago

I don’t think a price drop will make a difference

We’re just not quite there with VR to make huge impacts

Everytime we do make improvements it’s so expensive that you’ll never make it mainstream

Just seems pointless

We’ve had cool stuff like Half Life Alyx for example but most people still would just prefer a more traditional experience with these games for mass appeal. I can appreciate the cool things VR does for a game like that but if it didn’t have VR and it was just a standard game as long as it’s top quality I’ll rate it high regardless.

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ocelot0716h ago

I care as soon I can have one headset that works on both pc and ps5.

fr0sty11h ago

They have an adapter coming in August that enables just that.

ocelot0710h ago

My comment should of been written like this.

I care, As soon I can have one headset that works on both pc and ps5.

Fishy Fingers15h ago(Edited 15h ago)

Admirable for persisting but after PSVR is it any surprise?

Half baked PC release feels more like an effort to shift dead stock then anything else.

bunt-custardly15h ago

Not enough people buying the hardware. The strategy from the get-go should have been these hybrid releases and as mentioned in the article, some form of wizardry like Praydog's UEVR mod for older Playstation titles converted into VR with very little effort once the software is sorted.

Basically a lack of vision from the corporate side.

Babadook711h ago

Praydog may be wizardry but the experience isn’t there.

As a long time supporter of VR the experience of VR2 is pretty awesome.

bunt-custardly8h ago

I haven't tried PSVR 2 but on your other point, I am gonna have to disagree with you there strongly. As a PCVR user (RTX 4090 PC), playing games that weren't meant for VR even with a gamepad is way better than playing flatscreen. I guess it boils down to whether you're one of those people who believe "It's not VR without motion controllers" or not. I always remind people who take this stance of when the CV1 Oculus RIFT launched without those controllers vs HTC Vive. Regardless of the differences, CV1 players still had a great time in VR, as they did with the previous Oculus DK1 & 2. Being immersed in the game world, feeling the sense-of-scale does not require motion controllers as a prerequisite.

MIDGETonSTILTS1715h ago

Ummm, they’re releasing at least 4 high profile games for the headset in 2024 alone:
1) Metro VR
2) Behemoth
3) Aliens
4) War Thunder

That’s more games than SOME platforms release in an entire gen…. So how can you say Sony doesn’t care about their latest headset?

Fishy Fingers14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

"They're" not releasing any of those, all 3rd party. Has Sony developed or published a single PSVR2 game since 2023?

ocelot0714h ago

In that case then Sony no longer cares about the ps5 and neither should we right? Only released helldivers 2 so far this year. What's next astrobot in September?

The thing is. The PSVR2 can absolutely survive on just 3rd party releases. Ps5 has proved is this year. Just as Xbox did for the last 10 years.