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How to Enable HDR in a Samsung 4KTV January 19, 2018

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We are back with another How-To video directed at our 4KTV readers.

The Xbox One X and PS4 consoles support High-Dynamic Range Color on supported televisions. Our Samsung 4KTV supported HDR color, but the feature wasn’t listed as fully supported when setting up the Xbox One X.

Rather than write off support for the feature as something I would have needed to pay more money for, or something that would need a future software update I went through every setting in my Samsung TV until I got HDR enabled. How did I do it, and how can you do it? Watch this:


PS4 System Software 5.05 Released January 18, 2018

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Sony has just released a required system software update for the PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. The new software update includes non-specific bug fixes and stability improvements. No new system features are included in the update.

The new update should only weigh in at around 375MB if you already had the previous system software version installed. You must download and install the new software update to access the PlayStation Network.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode Unboxing January 18, 2018

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We’ve got an all-new unboxing video today brought to you in glorious 4K (where available)!

A decade ago, Maniac became interested in the .hack series when he saw G4’s reviews of an episodic set of .hack PS2 games. The concepts behind the franchise and the art style were appealing, but he didn’t have a PS2 at the time and by the time he did, the games were out of print and no longer available. Now, Bandai Namco is re-releasing the three episodes from the .hack//G.U. series on PS4 and PC with an all-new fourth episode. Let’s take a look what’s in the box!

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is out now on the PS4 and PC.

Pokemon Announces 2018 Year of Legendaries January 18, 2018

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The Pokémon Company has made an enormous announcement for Pokémon Trainers all over the US! A major distribution of Legendary Pokémon is coming this year starting in February! To participate, you will need a 3DS system and a copy of any Generation 7 Pokémon game.

You can visit this website to read all the details about which Pokémon are going to get released every month and how to obtain them. The last time The Pokémon Company did a distribution like this was during its hugely successful 20th anniversary event, and this one is looking to be just as big a deal.

Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are out now exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS platform.

Nintendo LABO Announced January 18, 2018

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I’ll just let this video speak for itself.

It looks like LABO is going to be Nintendo’s next step for world domination. Combining the capabilities of the Switch with creativity of DIY papercraft, there may be nothing holding back players from creating anything from their imaginations.

Nintendo LABO is coming April 2018 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Final Fantasy XV PC Release Date January 16, 2018

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We’ve known for some time that Final Fantasy XV would get a PC release, but information about exactly when it was coming was not available. Today, Square Enix has announced exactly when Final Fantasy XV will launch on PC.

The PC version will include all the main content from the original game, everything in the Season Pass, and everything from the newly announced Royal Edition. It will support 4K and HDR monitors (if the user has a compatible system).

Final Fantasy XV is out now on Xbox One and PS4. It is coming March 6th, 2018 to PC. You’ll be able to get it through Steam.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu FINALLY Coming to the West January 12, 2018

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu was first announced as a new type of Pokémon game. In it, you play a young detective who works with a unique talking Pikachu to solve crimes. This game was a very big deal, as there’s been talk a live-action movie based on the game is in the works starring Danny DeVito as the Pikachu. However, the game was restricted to a Japan-only release and with the amount of dialog in the game, it was unlikely the game would get an international release. Earlier today, The Pokémon Company released this trailer, enjoy!

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS systems March 2018.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Announced January 12, 2018

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Square Enix has just announced an open beta for the upcoming fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on the PS4! Here’s the official announcement trailer.

The official times for the beta are as follows:

  • From Friday, January 12 @ 6:00 AM PST to Monday, January 15 @ 1:00 PM PST
  • From Monday, January 15 @ 2:00 PM PST to Thursday, January 18 @ 1:00 PM PST
  • From Thursday, January 18 @ 2:00 PM PST to Sunday, January 21 @ 1:00 PM PST

This is fantastic news and this beta looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. We had a blast playing this game at E3 2017 and it’ll be great getting back into it a few weeks before the game officially ships. Give it a download as soon as you can!

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is launching January 30th, 2018 exclusively to the PS4.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Super Mario Cereal Review January 11, 2018

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Welcome back to Maniac’s Kitchen, where we take a look at food for gamers! Super Mario Cereal is out and we were lucky enough to get our hands on a box! Unlike previous children’s cereals where you’ll find a prize inside the box, for Super Mario Cereal, the prize is the box. Each box of Super Mario Cereal includes an exclusive Amiibo card printed inside the game box, which you can use in the game Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.

So how’s it taste and is the Amiibo worth it? Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Super Mario Odyssey is out now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Direct Mini 1-11-18 January 11, 2018

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The first Nintendo Direct of the year has been released and its a really big deal! If you’re interested in hearing more about what new, unannounced games coming for the Nintendo Switch, give this a watch!

New DLC for Pokken Tournament DX? Hyrule Warriors on Switch? Dragon Quest Builders Demo out today? The World Ends With You on Switch? Sign me up! We’ll be talking more about these announcements over the course of the next month!