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Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.
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Call of Duty: WWII Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro 4K Screenshot Comparison

Call of Duty: WWII is available on both PS4 and Xbox One, and it's a good chance to see how Microsoft's new Xbox One X flexes its muscles. ...Read More

on November 4, 2017 4:51 PM
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Xbox One X Review — Feel True Power

Microsoft's long-awaited Xbox One X is finally here, and now that we've had the chance to go hands-on in our review, what does true power feel like? ...Read More

on November 3, 2017 3:01 AM
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Check Out Some Doom Gameplay On Nintendo Switch

I was not expecting it to look this good. ...Read More

on September 21, 2017 8:42 PM
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Why I’m Leaning Towards an Xbox One X Rather Than Building a PC

In the buildup towards this fall's release of the Xbox One X, Joel weighs his options on whether to invest in the new console or to build a gaming PC. ...Read More

on September 7, 2017 11:00 AM
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GameStop Trade In Credit Promo Hack — A Little Leg Work Can Almost Double Your Money This Week

Want a deal on PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One S or some new games? This Gamestop trade in promotion hack might help. ...Read More

on July 4, 2017 10:47 AM
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I Played FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch: It Has an Overlooked Ace Up Its Sleeve

Since the announcement of FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch, we've heard a million (ok...not a million, but a lot of) reasons as to why it doesn't stack up to the versions found on PS4 and ...Read More

on June 30, 2017 1:00 PM
0 Interviews

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Interview — Producer Talks About Playing With a Nintendo IP and More

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Associate Producer Cristina Nava talks about how the game came to be, and the importance of sharing an IP with Nintendo. ...Read More

on June 30, 2017 11:51 AM
32 Editorials

PlayStation E3 2017 Press Conference Trailers and Announcements Recap

PlayStation brought a barrage of titles (including huge exclusives) to this year's E3 2017 conference. ...Read More

on June 12, 2017 10:31 PM
3 Editorials

Here Are All the Trailers and Announcements from the Ubisoft E3 2017 Press Conference

Yes, there will be Rabbids. ...Read More

on June 12, 2017 5:30 PM
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Insta-Forum: What Did You Think of the EA Play 2017 Announcements and Trailers?

EA put on a great show at EA Play This Year. Let's talk about it. ...Read More

on June 10, 2017 4:46 PM
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Here’s Everything Shown During EA Play at E3 2017

EA Play 2017 is arguably the publisher's best showing at E3 in years. ...Read More

on June 10, 2017 4:23 PM
13 News

Star Wars: Battlefront II Footage Leaks Ahead of Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

Early Battlefront II footage features Rey and Darth Maul and it looks amazing. ...Read More

on June 10, 2017 10:50 AM
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Insta-Forum: What Are Your ‘Dreams’ for E3 2017?

Welcome to the latest edition of the DualShockers insta-forum, where we ask our community topical questions about what’s going on in the gaming world. We want to know what you, the readers, think! ...Read More

on June 3, 2017 12:03 PM
2 Previews

Far Cry 5 Preview — Under Pressure

In Far Cry 5, Ubisoft's open world shooter finally makes its way to the United States and with it brings characters and a narrative that may be the series' most ambitious to date. ...Read More

on May 26, 2017 9:01 AM
246 Editorials

Why I No Longer Care About Resolutions and Framerates in 2017, Thanks to the Switch

This week, my four-and-a-half year-old son and I capped off what was an 80+ hour adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He and I debated whether or not we were ready, but eventually ...Read More

on May 15, 2017 12:40 PM
6 Previews

Prey Video Preview: Never Trust a Sunny Day

In Prey, you wake up in a luxury apartment with a beautiful sunny day and a helicopter ride waiting just out of the window. Yet things aren't as they seem. ...Read More

on February 15, 2017 10:00 AM
0 Interviews

Games of Glory Interview: The Lightbulb Crew CEO talks PS4/PC Cross-Play, Free to Play and Much More

The Lightbulb Crew CEO Anders Larsson talks about the team's upcoming title Games of Glory for PS4 and PC. ...Read More

on February 13, 2017 2:22 PM
34 Editorials

Nintendo Switch Using Your Smartphone For Multiplayer Might Make Sense for Parent Gamers

The Nintendo Switch uses your smart device to access its online multiplayer lobbies and chat but there might be a method to the madness. ...Read More

on January 15, 2017 2:45 PM
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Nintendo Switch Hands On Preview: Much More Joy than Con

Our first hands-on with the Nintendo Switch. A hybrid of a home console and a portable from the house that Mario built. ...Read More

on January 15, 2017 12:05 PM
9 Reviews

ASTRO A50 Gaming Headset and Base Station Review

Last month DualShockers had the chance to check out the ASTRO Gaming A50 headset and base station. And now that we've had the opportunity to really put it through its paces (after an onslaught of high profile ...Read More

on December 5, 2016 10:00 AM
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Wireless Controller Support Released for the NES Classic Edition You Can’t Buy

Apparently Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is a real thing -- that you can (allegedly) buy -- at an actual store. I don't believe it. It sounds like an urban legend if you ask me. OK, so ...Read More

on November 30, 2016 11:20 AM
4 News

Fan Recreates Game of Thrones Season 1 Trailer in Skyrim, and it’s Perfect

Update: The source video of the Game of Thrones Skyrim trailer  has been modified to credit the content's original creator. ...Read More

on November 20, 2016 11:10 AM
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PS4 Pro HDR 4K TV Buyer’s Guide: Five Sets to Get the Most Out of Your Games

Thanks to Sony's PS4 Pro (and next year's 'Project Scorpio' from Microsoft) we are officially in the era of 4K consoles. Unfortunately, buying the right 4K TV to go alongside your shiny new machine can be   ...Read More

on November 16, 2016 9:49 AM
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PS4 Pro Buyers: Please Don’t Buy a Cheap 4K TV This Black Friday

If you're picking up a PS4 Pro this week, odds are that you either currently own or plan to buy a 4K TV sometime in the future. You might be planning on scooping one up on the ...Read More

on November 8, 2016 1:15 PM
3 Editorials

Unboxing the ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station

This week we gave you a first look at the ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station. Now the time has come to unbox the new headset. We received the PlayStation 4 and PC version for ...Read More

on November 5, 2016 2:22 PM
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First Look and Hands On with the ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station

This week in New York City we had the chance to get up close and personal with the newly released A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station from ASTRO Gaming. The A50 name may sound familiar as this ...Read More

on November 3, 2016 7:09 PM
60 Editorials

Does PlayStation 4 Pro Mark the Beginning of the Age of the Console Upgrade?

With the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, it would mark the first time that both console makers would be turning a profit off of hardware early on into the life cycle of their ...Read More

on September 11, 2016 10:32 AM
3 Interviews

WWE Superstars Wax Poetic on Gaming Memories and More on the WWE 2K17 Red Carpet

Friday we attended a WWE 2K17 event in New York, and went toe to toe with a few of the hottest WWE superstars, chatting them up on their favorite video games and more. ...Read More

on August 21, 2016 4:49 PM
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Interview: God Eater 2: Rage Burst Brand Manager Stephen Akana Talks Making the Jump from PS Vita to PS4

This week the folks from Bandai Namco swung by New York City to show off some of their upcoming titles for 2016 and "early" 2017. Among those titles being shown was the "monster hunting style" God Eater ...Read More

on July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
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Review: Halo 5: Guardians – Squad Up

Let’s kick things things off the right way. Halo 5 is the best reason to own an Xbox One. Period. It’s a work of refinement and polish you can only get from a first party development studio. ...Read More

on November 3, 2015 10:00 AM