Last Week in Gaming – July 16, 2019

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Ever wonder what you missed in the world of gaming last week? No worries – we’ve got you covered!

We read a ton of video game articles each week and wanted to share some of our favorites with the Average Gamer community. We’ll feature everything from previews to reviews and everything in between.

The articles we share will be from a combination of well-known sources (like IGN) and more niche blogs that you may not have heard of. In the previous TAG Roundup post, we talked about a Apex Legends Gun Guide, the upcoming Digimon games and more!

Console Tricks – IGN

Everyone knows that video game consoles can play video games. But how many of you know about the hidden features that make your system an even more powerful entertainment box?

This article reveals how to turn on your TV with your Switch and link Xbox One controllers together, among other hacks. You’ll be glad you spent 2 minutes browsing through this list.

Also, check out the comments section of this post for some classic fanboy banter.

Console Revision History – The Verge

It’s becoming common for console makers to release a v2 of their original system a couple of years after launch. The most recent addition is the Nintendo Switch Lite (more on this later).

This article highlights some of the updated consoles dating back to NES days. The updates are generally positive and are a nice refresh for people looking to pick up the console at an occasionally lower price point.

Thoughts on a Switch Pro – Gizmodo

The Switch Lite is cool and all, but what if Nintendo had gone upstream instead of downgrading their popular on-the-go console? To answer this question, Sam Rutherford describes what he would want to see in a ‘Switch Pro’:

  • A better screen
  • Longer battery life
  • Wireless audio support
  • More storage space
  • A sturdier kickstand
  • D-pad from the Switch Lite

A solid list here, for sure. The only other thing I’d add would be a redesign of the system body to sit more comfortably in the hands of grown folk. There are several after-market add-ons that you can purchase to solve this issue, but who really wants to spend money on add-ons?

Self-produced PS5 – BGR

I’m a sucker for creator innovation. Anytime someone makes a thing, especially a video game thing, I get the warm fuzzies inside.

Austin Evans put together a bunch of parts to replicate the performance of the upcoming PS5. He nailed the 8K resolution and fast loading times, demonstrating the massive potential for the next generation of consoles.

That’s All For Now

There were plenty of other highlights from last week but these ones really stood out. Be sure to check in next time to read about video game current events. 

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