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Written by Joseff Musa

Virtuality

WGM looks at some of gaming’s latest release consoles which are sure to be genuine“game changers.”

Action packed

Since its first venture into the video gaming industry in the 1970s, Nintendo has been a household name all around the globe. And while their games lean more towards family oriented themes than some of their main rivals, Nintendo Switch is targeted at big kids as well, providing an opportunity for all ages to have some fun – wherever, whenever.

Nintendo Switch can be connected to Wifi for multiplayer gaming with a maximum of eight consoles able to be connected for local wireless multiplayer. This new addition to the Nintendo family features high definition “rumbles” for a unique vibration experience. It can be played in TV mode, handheld mode and tabletop mode with games like Super Mario, Monopoly, NBA 2K18 and FIFA to name just a few.

Full stir

Microsoft has revamped its gaming console with Xbox One X, a bold new move from the computing giant. It is a big jump in terms of power. With six teraflops of graphical performance packed in, Microsoft promises that it will be able to run games natively at Ultra HD, a resolution that’s four times higher than Full HD. The console will come equipped with an eight core CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, alongside 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. It features a GPU clocked at 1172MHz. There is also a 1TB hard drive and Ultra HD Blu-ray player. All Xbox games like World of Tanks, Tekken and Minecraft are compatible with this new update.

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