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How desperate are you for GPUs, CPUs, consoles? Newegg tests with new lottery

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Over the past 12 months, electronics retailers have been under increased fire and scrutiny for mishandling how they sell brand-new consoles and high-end PC components. This week, online retailer Newegg has moved forward with a new, peculiar system for selling high-demand, low-supply electronics: the Newegg Shuffle. (Or, as the site's metadata calls it, the Newegg Popular Product Lottery Queue.)
If you catch this article early enough on Friday, January 22, consider this a drop-everything suggestion to rush to the site by 5 pm ET and place a product-purchase request. Really: Do that...
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Microsoft Announces Price Hike On Xbox Live Gold, Now Doubled

Microsoft Announces Price Hike On Xbox Live Gold, Now Doubled

1 month ago   |   By Game Skinny

Rumors have been circulating since yesterday that Microsoft were planning to increase the cost of Xbox Live Gold. As spotted by VGC , redeemable cards for 6-month memberships at $60 had been found, what amounted to a 50% increase on the original price of $40. Releasing a statement several hours ago, Microsoft have now formally confirmed this price increase is happening.
The increase won't affect everyone, however, and it appears to mostly affect new subscribers, who now face yearly memberships of $120. Existing subscribers won't be affected, and Microsoft have outlined how this will...
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Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold price increase feels like manipulation

Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold price increase feels like manipulation

1 month ago   |   By VentureBeat

Xbox Live Gold is getting a price hike that only makes sense if Microsft wants subscribers to shift to Xbox Game Pass instead.
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Xbox Live price increase sets a new $10/month floor for online access

Xbox Live price increase sets a new $10/month floor for online access

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Xbox users will soon have to pay at least $10/month for the baseline Xbox Live Gold subscription needed for online play on Xbox consoles. That's a significant increase from the recent floor of $5/month for an annual subscription.
The new pricing, as Microsoft unveiled this morning is as follows (or a "local market equivalent" outside the US):
One month: $11/month
Three months: $30, $10/month
Six months: $60, $10/month
A 12-month, $60 subscription plan was officially removed from Microsoft's online store last July , but annual digital subscriptions at that $5/month rate are still...
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Xbox Series X restock: our console tracker - here's how to get it fast

Xbox Series X restock: our console tracker - here's how to get it fast

The Xbox Series X is much harder to find in stock today, and while we don't expect the weekend to change things, there is a way to find it in stock quickly. Read more ...

Nintendo Switch 2 name: why it should be named Super Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch 2 name: why it should be named Super Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has made a lot of mistakes when it comes to naming its consoles - so we're here to offer some thoughts. Read more ...

PS5 restock: our console Twitter tracker - will it go back in stock this...

PS5 restock: our console Twitter tracker - will it go back in stock this weekend&quest

The PS5 Disc and Digital Editions remain the hardest console to find in history. Here's how to track it on Twitter. Read more ...

The Division 2 devs aim to bring 'a meaningful change to the game' in next...

The Division 2 devs aim to bring 'a meaningful change to the game' in next major update

Ubisoft has clarified its plans for the future of The Division 2 and they include a major update. Read more ...

Save $10 on the Xbox Wireless Controller this weekend

Save $10 on the Xbox Wireless Controller this weekend

Microsoft is discounting its next-gen gamepad this weekend, with $10 off in the latest cheap Xbox controller deals. Read more ...

Nintendo fuels rebound in game industry TV ad spend in February

Nintendo fuels rebound in game industry TV ad spend in February

After a quiet January, video game brands upped their TV ad budgets in February by 34%, to a total of $16.6 million. Read more ...

DS 7 Crossback: this premium SUV can see hazards at night that you can't

DS 7 Crossback: this premium SUV can see hazards at night that you can't

Thanks to an infrared camera when the sun goes down, the DS 7 keeps on seeing. Read more ...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Queen: Rock Tour'

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Queen: Rock Tour'

As a big rhythm game fan from the Guitar Hero and Rock Band heyday, I feel like it's a pretty underserved genre on mobile. There's definitely a handful of great mobile rhythm... Read more ...

Price-Matching Amazon the Hard Way - The TouchArcade Show 482

In this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show we kick things off with some good old-fashioned Instant Pot talk as well as some highlights of my recent purchase of a Vitamix... Read more ...

Wait, Are the Knicks Good Now?

The shock of being a game over .500 may prove to be fatal. Read more ...