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Xbox’s ‘Forza’ onesie is for the living room racer in us

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For many of us, our race car driving fantasies start and end in front of the TV.

But now you can at least dress the part, with Xbox launching a Forza Motorsport 7 Performance Edition onesie, designed in collaboration with Porsche Cars Australia.

The onesie has enlarged, elasticated pockets for your controllers and “fully breathable fabric” (because who doesn’t sweat when they’re racing Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches). 

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There’s also forearm and backside padding to help ease the taxing physical demands of gaming, alongside the ultimate laziness feature — a built-in detachable hydration pouch for when you need a drink in the heat of battle. Read more…

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Toys ‘R’ Us hopes AR will bring you back to its stores

Let's say you're Toys 'R' Us: you've just declared bankruptcy, and you're looking for something, anything that might convince customers to visit your stores instead of buying all their toys through Amazon. What would you do? If you ask Toys 'R' Us,…

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‘Nioh’ will bring 4K graphics and punishing difficulty to PC

Developer Team Ninja's comeback story Nioh will make its way from PlayStation 4 to PC next month. It'll take the form of Nioh: The Complete Edition and feature the punishing game's trio of add-on packs, a "stable" 60FPS frame rate, or, what Tecmo cal…

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What we’re listening to: Rayana Jay, ‘Destiny 2’ and Cobalt

Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Broadway to the Destiny soundtrack, via some black metal. First up, Senior News Editor…

In an extensive report published Tuesday, Kotaku outlined the current state of GameCube controllers — as the years drag on, optimal controllers are becoming increasingly rare. With no stand-out alternative to the standard-issue GameCube controller, the competitive Melee scene is finding itself in a desperate spot.

There are two moves performed regularly by top-level Melee players that require extremely precise inputs: the back-dash and the shield drop. Even if players perform the joystick-flicking moves perfectly, not every GameCube controller reacts the same way, so players seek out specific controllers that read those moves well. Read more...

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‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ is starting to outgrow its controllers

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For more than 16 years, the competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee scene has held strong. The GameCube controllers used to play Melee, however, aren’t holding up nearly as well as the competitive scene is.

In an extensive report published Tuesday, Kotaku outlined the current state of GameCube controllers — as the years drag on, optimal controllers are becoming increasingly rare. With no stand-out alternative to the standard-issue GameCube controller, the competitive Melee scene is finding itself in a desperate spot.

There are two moves performed regularly by top-level Melee players that require extremely precise inputs: the back-dash and the shield drop. Even if players perform the joystick-flicking moves perfectly, not every GameCube controller reacts the same way, so players seek out specific controllers that read those moves well. Read more…

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SNES Classic is sold out everywhere, but you still have a chance to score one

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One year later and here we are again: There’s a pint-sized morsel of gaming nostalgia from Nintendo that everyone wants and no one can buy.

Everyone’s big shot to score a Super NES Classic came and went on Sept. 29, the day it came out. It’s currently selling on eBay for around $130 to $160. That’s the same basic range as NES Classic pricing on eBay right after launch, but don’t forget: The NES also cost $30 less at retail than the SNES. This one’s selling for less, comparatively.

All of that said: There’s a good chance you’re still looking for an SNES Classic at its $80 retail price.  Read more…

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PlayStation credit card gives extra money back for gaming purchases

If you're a PlayStation fan, you probably use your credit card for a lot: games, add-ons, the virtually obligatory Plus subscription and the occasional accessory. Wouldn't it be good if you could at least get some compensation for pouring so much mo…

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Nonny de la Peña, Eugene Chung illuminate the Engadget Experience

Virtual reality captured the mainstream's imagination in the 1990s, but ultimately failed to deliver on the the medium's potential. Fast forward more than two decades and VR is once again the next big thing. With far more advanced hardware and billio…

The ultimate question is here. Front Roll or Back Roll? The EU #Splatfest in #Splatoon2 will decide next Saturday at 16:00 CESTpic.twitter.com/ACrfBhCf29

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The over/under toilet paper debate to be settled one and for all in ‘Splatoon 2’

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One of the most divisive debates in modern history is taking centerstage in Europe this weekend: Do you let the end of toilet paper hang in front of the roll or behind it?

European Splatoon 2 players will be choosing sides in the ongoing battle between over-hangers and under-hangers in this weekend’s Splatfest to determine once-and-for-all what the superior method of toilet paper hanging is. The battle starts Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. CET.

The ultimate question is here. Front Roll or Back Roll? The EU #Splatfest in #Splatoon2 will decide next Saturday at 16:00 CESTpic.twitter.com/ACrfBhCf29

— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 30, 2017 Read more…

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