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A physical device that is used with a console/pc to improve some aspect of the game experience such as sound, control, or transportation.

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Why do pro gamers use two pairs of headphones?

Why do they use two pairs of headphones? If I didn't know how professional they are, I would say it's cheating (someone could tell what the opponent is doing by watching the big screen). But ...
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What is the name of this Nintendo Switch accessory?

This accessory is included with every Nintendo Switch that ships. But we never know what to call it. Usually in our household we'll be like "can you pass me the grip thingy that the controllers ...
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Did the Hyperscore actually work?

This might have been a UK-only device, but the Hyperscore (by Hasbro) was a cartridge that you plugged your game in to and then inserted into the Super Nintendo or Mega Drive (Genesis). You played a ...
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What is this small Nintendo-branded stand for?

I found this thing when sorting through some stuff, not sure what it's for but it has Nintendo branding. Does anybody recognise it?
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What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage?

For someone considering upgrading the storage of their Nintendo Switch — taking into account that a newer version of the Switch may be released in the future that supports microSD cards with faster ...
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How can I view the contents of my controller pak?

I have several Nintendo 64 memory paks and I have no idea how to view the contents of each. Is there a startup sequence that works without a game? If I have to view the contents within a game, what ...
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Can an official N64 Rumble Pak be soldered to work without a battery? [closed]

On the Wikipedia page for Nintendo 64 accessories, there is this statement about battery-free Rumble Paks: Battery-free Rumble Paks — Late in the N64's run, a few third-party companies made Rumble ...
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How to activate the multiplayer feature with the multitap in EA's NHL series on SNES?

I tried last month to use my Super Multitap with games like NHL 96 and NHL 97 to try 4 or 5 player action, but it didn't seem to work. Only 2 player would show up on the team select menu so I thought ...
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Can two players play a multiplayer game for Game Boy Advance using only one cartridge?

I have two Game Boy Advance units, each with a wireless link accessory. I also have only one copy of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. I have tried to connect both units ...
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Does the Portal Companion Collection for Switch support keyboard/mouse controls?

Does the Portal Companion Collection for Nintendo Switch support keyboard/mouse input? If so, is there anything I need to know about setting it up? At the time of this writing Nintendo does not ...
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Can a power reduction of 0,3 Amp in a Snes power cable be consequent?

I'm looking to buy a power cable for my original Super Nintendo (PAL European), which needs 9V and 1,3A; but I've been seeing on eBay some adapters that offers 9V but with 1A only. My question is: ...
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What is the "HORI Deluxe Wheel Attachment Mario" product for?

I ordered HORI Deluxe Wheel Attachment Mario a little quickly and without thinking. What is the added value of this product? The steering wheel can be rotated, but the rotation is not recognized. You ...
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Why isn't OBS picking up my game audio?

OBS will pick up all my audio devices when they're set in track 1. When I move my audio over to track 2, it is no longer being recorded when I press the record button. I go and look at the video and I ...
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How do steering wheels work as input/output devices?

I am trying to understand problems with how steering wheels work on Linux (or not). Does every model of steering wheel require a specific driver? And why? I think that they shouldn't need special ...
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How do you turn on your Mic on Fortnite for Nintendo Switch?

I have only just started playing Fortnite on my Nintendo Switch which I also only just got. I know already that it is possible to talk on Fortnite - Nintendo Switch but I don't know how!! Hope someone ...
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Are DPI control buttons considered cheating for e-sports tournaments?

I've been using the ROG Gladius II. gaming mouse for quite a while, which has a thumb mouse button on the bottom left side. When held, this reduces the dpi to 400, and when released, changes it back ...
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Logitech g29 shifter, potential knob problem

I just bought a logitech g29 shifter. In this shifter, there are two knobs, that you spin them in order for the clamp to come up, and secure the shifter to a mount - a desk for example. Once you are ...
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SONY Gold 7.1 Headset won't work after trying to upload sound

UPDATE: RESOLVED I had to reset the headphones and pair them up with the USB bluetooth stick again. This is a very easy and quick process to do. Still I do not know if uploading sound modes for ...
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Is it cheaper to select the parts or buy a pre-build Gaming PC [closed]

I'm saving up for a Gaming PC for work and need it kind of fast. They hired me but said I needed to get a Gaming PC ASAP. There are 2 things I am thinking of and was wondering what one was cheaper. (I'...
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