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The standard Xbox controller makes a lot of assumptions. It assumes you have two hands to hold it. It assumes you have two thumbs. It assumes you have a fluid range of motion to get to all of the buttons, that you have the reach to get to bumpers and triggers, and that you have the endurance to hold it.
And if you can't do any of that, there's a barrier that means you may not be able to play the games you'd love to play. That's why Xbox created the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year's gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show's biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing.
After putting up with what my roommates and I like to joke is the "first Roku ever made" for the past few years, I recently decided to do all my video watching through my PlayStation 4 instead. The experience has been a million times better (no more lag, random crashes, or app designs that haven't been updated in years), but it also got me thinking about whether I could use a virtual private network (VPN) on my gaming console to improve things even more.
No matter what your console is, you can add passcode, verification methods and two-factor authentication options and do it either through your web browser or on the console itself. Sorry, but you're out of excuses of why you haven't secured your account from people looking to steal your personal information.
We've seen some strong deals for the Xbox One S over the last 12 months, but this one takes the cake coming into Christmas. For today only, the 500GB unit, along with a bunch of Minecraft games, can be yours for $250 from Harvey Norman.
In simpler times, you handed your friend a controller and played multiplayer games on your couch. Now? It's all about online. To play against real humans on Xbox, you need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. That costs money.
However, in the wake of Click Frenzy and the upcoming Black Friday sales, Microsoft have slashed the price on 3-Month Gold subscriptions - best of all, you can download multiple codes and Microsoft will add them consecutively.
There's no shortage of deals when it comes to Microsoft's Xbox One console, so it often comes down to one of two things: the price or the bundled games. If you're a fan of the latter, Microsoft has a number of solid deals on right now, ranging from $329 to $399, depending on your entertainment poison.
Microsoft aren't quite as active when it comes to massive storewide sales, but when one does come around there's usually a ton of deals worth paying attention to. Case in point: the latest Ultimate Game Sale, which has a lot of decent offers if you don't want to spend more than $30. Here are 35 highlights - with prices starting at under $5.
If you missed February's stellar deal for the Xbox One S, don't worry, Microsoft is at it again. Right now you can grab the 500GB console for $299, which not only comes with a download for Battlefield 1, Minecraft, FIFA 17 or Forza Horizon 3, but an additional free game of your choice.
The holidays is a great time for gift-giving and an equally good time for discovering something new. But not everyone has cash to blow on new console games or the Steam sales, and sometimes you just want to try something for free. So if you're looking for something to play on the cheap over the holidays, or want to install something at minimal cost to keep your relatives at bay, here's 11 titles to help you out.
If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.