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Going back to the previous console generation there were always people making a big deal about  NAT types and making sure it was correct for online gaming. Even this generation on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One people are still trying to make sure their NAT type is correct. What is a NAT type and […]

I have an original launch 40gb PS3 that plays PS2 discs. The HDD is too small to play some games so I want to be able to upgrade it to a larger disk. If I replace the hard drive on my PS3 will it erase the stuff that lets me play PS2 games?

I know the PS4 doesn’t have any backwards compatibility, but the PS3 was able to play PS1 games and that didn’t have backwards compatibility either. If you put a PS1 disc into the PS4, will it let you play the game without needing to pay for anything on the Playstation store?

I have the Vita plugged into the charger and I can see the light is on and it is charging but the screen wont turn on

When the battery is about to die, I charge it and want to switch over to the other controller. The problem is that I don’t know how to turn off the Dualshock 4 controller. I have looked in the quick menu where you can restart the system and there is no option to turn the […]

Does the Xbox One have wifi built into it? Do you need to by an external adapter in order to connect to xbox live over wifi?

I bought the new XL 3DS, but all of my game saves are on the old 3DS. Is there a way for me to get my old game saves from an original small 3ds onto a new XL 3ds?

IS it possible to play games that I bought for the Wii U on the Nintendo Switch? Is the switch backward compatable?

Where in the settings are you able to disable HDCP on the Playstation 3 to allow me to record gameplay using HDMI on the PS3?

Do the letters Vita for the PS Vita actually stand for anything? Why did they not just call it the PSP 2 since this is pretty much what it is.