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Xbox One X available November 7 for $499

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Microsoft has officially announced the name and revealed the look of Project Scorpio. The official name is Xbox One X. The console will be available November 7 for $499.

First announced over a year ago, Microsoft is touting this as the “world’s most powerful console” featuring 6 teraflop processor, 12GB ram, and more. As announced before, all Xbox One games will run on the new console. Microsoft has made it clear that there will not be any Xbox One X exclusive games; all will work across Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Xbox Series X players can play PS2 games on their console

Xbox owners have discovered a way to play PS2 games on the new series S and X.

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Xbox players have discovered they can run PS2 games on the new consoles with emulators.

Shortly after the release of the Xbox series S and X, players have discovered that using the developer mode on the new Xbox game consoles opens a whole new world of variety for games.

In a video posted by YouTuber “Modern Vintage Gamer” he showcases the retroarch emulator being used on Xbox hardware, which allows PS2 ROMS to run.

Since the software for the console is fairly new, Modern Vintage Gamer ran into a few hitches when setting up the retroarch emulator, and almost completely gave up. It took a few work arounds, but once he got it up and running, the emulator showed promise.

Some games like Silent Hill 2 and Maximo ran great, with only minor lag and frame rate dips, while titles like Gran Turismo 2 were almost unplayable with low frame rates and audio hitching.

Overall, many of the titles looked beautiful on modern hardware. Since the Xbox Series S and X are newer systems, this is a great foundation for the emulator to build from and further optimize for the future.

Silent Hill 2 – PS2

Since Modern Vintage Gamer tested the games on the weaker Xbox Series S, its still possible the Xbox Series X would have ran the games a bit better, but its unlikely games that were unplayable would be any better on the more powerful console due the optimization of the retroarch emulator.

This very well could be the beginning of a future of several emulators coming to the Xbox for various consoles.

The emulator is only available for use in developer mode for Xbox, which costs $20 to unlock. While in developer mode, you will not be able to use the online features of the console. It might be possible to run this emulator in the retail mode for the Xbox, but Modern Vintage Gamer warns the legality of this is not clear.

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How to get a PS5 or Xbox Series X – Holiday 2020 Guide

Struggling to buy a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S? Here’s how to find them this holiday season.

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Here’s how you can get your hands on a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S this holiday season.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are the most in-demand items of the holiday season. Stock virtually flies off the shelves, and inventories seem to run dry within mere seconds of every restock.

If you missed the original PlayStation 5 and Xbox pre-order window, you’re most likely in a situation where you are scrambling to find a system to purchase.

Don’t fret quite yet; there are still some ways to get one before the new year, if luck permits. Here are some ways to get these systems.

Stock Checker Accounts

Accounts on social media offer bots that automatically notify you when stock is available for the PlayStation 5 or Series X. It may trigger a false positive on occasion. Still, it’s mostly accurate and beneficial.

Here are our picks for stock checking accounts:

Be sure to turn on notifications for all accounts to be notified as soon as you follow them so you never miss a drop!

Where to buy

There’s nothing more annoying than trying to purchase a product with a laggy website just to figure out the product is in stock. Most retailers have fixed this issue, but we highly recommend buying a PS5 or Xbox from Best Buy if you can.

Best Buy has a queue system where you will enter a digital line. Stock will be added periodically, and if they have enough stock depending on when you added the product to your cart, you will get your console.

It’s a stress-free system that’s straight forward. Instead of spamming “add to cart” you’ll be able to sit back and wait.

PS5 Links

Xbox Series X Links

Xbox Series S Links

Drops for the system should pop up periodically throughout the week. Keep an eye on stock checkers and retailers for announcements regarding more inventory.

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How to disable Adaptive Triggers for Black Ops Cold War on PS5

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Black Ops Cold War’s integration of the PS5 DualSense controller has been seamless. But despite how incredible the adaptive triggers make firing guns feel, the effects don’t quite translate to multiplayer – here’s how to fix that.

One of the PlayStation 5’s fantastic new features that makes it feel truly next-gen is the new adaptive triggers that are on the new DualSense controller. They make games feel more interactive and especially make CoD feel far more immersive.

The minor caveat that comes with this for Black Ops Cold War is that the unique feeling of squeezing the trigger doesn’t translate as well to the online. In fact, it can actually hamper your performance and make you play worse.

Turning off the DualSense’s Adaptive Triggers in BOCW

ps5 controller adaptive triggers

They’re honestly sensational to use in something a bit more casual like the campaign, but the truth is that most people have built up anywhere between 5-20 years of FPS muscle memory. Firing a gun usually comes at the tap of a button.

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When you’re in a competitive online environment, we found that it was so easy to press the R2 button – as we would’ve done on the PS4 – and realize that not enough pressure had been applied.

Furthermore, the thundering resistance of the triggers feels great, but the additional force required can lead to a fatigued finger believe it or not. So we decided to turn them off, and the way to do it is quite straightforward.

  1. Pause the game
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Remain on the Controller tab
  4. Scroll down until you get to Trigger Effect
  5. Disable it
  6. Exit to save the changes

Now your settings are back to being like any Call of Duty ever made. We understand how innovative and groundbreaking this new reactive feedback is, so if you feel like you want to make the most of the new technology, then by all means keep/turn it back on – especially for non-online stuff.

Whether you’ve turned it on or off, we hope this guide helped, and hope you have a setup that suits your feel for the game and that benefits you the most.

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