Earlier this year, Best Buy debuted a new paid membership program similar to Amazon Prime with exclusive perks, including unlimited Geek Squad support, free delivery, and a 60-day return window. Unfortunately, it looks like they want to use it to become a PS5 and Xbox Series X scalper, as the company is hiding product inventory behind that paid membership.
Nintendo has finally acknowledged Joy-Con drift, the phenomenon where Joy-Con thumbsticks fail to center properly, causing in-game characters to wander in unintended directions. And while we’re happy to see Nintendo show a bit of honesty here, the company doesn’t offer a solution to the problem. It also fails to mention that Joy-Cons are very easy to repair at home.
A gang of Yorkshire car thieves managed to steal five Mitsubishi Outlanders using a gadget disguised as a Game Boy. West Yorkshire Police say the device is worth £20,000 and can unlock and start keyless cars in “a matter of seconds.”
Arcade games are great, but it’s rare you get to play them the way they were intended to be. Console ports and collections are good fun, but they can never rival the experience of playing on an actual cabinet. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable, home-friendly machines you can buy right now.
One of the most frustrating things about the Oculus Quest is that it needs to be tethered to a Facebook account. Not only does this allow Facebook to collect your personal data, but it means that your Oculus headset won’t work if Facebook has another massive outage. But a 17-year-old coder has found a solution.
A lone hacker decided to take on the U.S. Navy this week, and all things considered, he had a pretty good run. The Navy confirms that a hacker hijacked the official USS KIDD Facebook page to livestream Age of Empires playthroughs for four days in a row. Evidently, the Navy had to bargain with Facebook to secure the USS KIDD warship’s account back.
We’re nearly a week into Amazon’s Epic Daily Deals event, and man, there’s some killer stuff on sale today. Amazon is selling the latest iPad Air for just $489, the best deal we’ve seen for this tablet. Plus, you can grab an upgraded Razer Blade Stealth 13 gaming laptop for just $1,400—that’s $600 off the retail price.
Retro gamers have asked Arcade1Up to build TRON and Ridge Racer cabinets for years, and now, we’re finally getting the goods. Arcade1Up just announced its true-to-life TRON and Ridge Racer machines, both with recreations of their games’ original controls.
There’s nothing better than a keyboard upgrade, especially when you make the leap from an uncomfortable or unresponsive keyboard to one that’s ergonomic or specially designed for gaming. So what are you waiting for? Best Buy is running killer discounts on some of the best ergonomic and mechanical keyboards, including the popular Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro and Microsoft Sculpt.
Want to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Amazon is offering a ton of great discounts during today’s Epic Daily Deals promotion. Now’s your chance to save $70 on AirPods or AirPods Pro, or cut $50 off a new CORSAIR mechanical gaming keyboard.