GameSentral Rewind 116

This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Nintendo will add VR to Switch – if it solves one problem

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According to Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, the company will add VR support to the upcoming Switch console if it can resolve issues of comfort over long periods of us

“If we are able to resolve the issues with playing [VR] comfortably for long hours, we will support it in one form or another.”

-Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintnedo president

VR can suffer from a number of comfort-related issues, including simulated movement nausea, eye strain, and the weight of headsets.

External HDD support coming to PS4 in new update

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The PlayStation 3 is getting external hard drive support in the next system update.

Update 4.50, codenamed Sasuke, will finally let owners plug in a USB 3.0 external hard drive to expand the console’s storage. HDDs up to 8tB in size are supported, and transferring software or downloadable content can be managed via the settings menu. All applications stored on an external hard drive will still show up on the main home screen.

Also coming in the update is the ability to use screenshots as a background wallpaper, a smaller quick menu that takes up less screen real estate, a simplified notifications list that places Game Alerts, Downloads, Uploads, and so on into one list), and the option to post directly into the Activity Feed. PSVR owners can watch 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PSVR headset.

Anyone that previously signed up to beta test the update should receive an email.

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