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Take your video games on the road with the GAEMS Vanguard

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

I like gaming, but I seem to be traveling more and more these days and that puts a crimp in my gaming time. The Vanguard, a portable gaming solution from GAEMS could be the answer to any gamers prayers. The Vanguard is a hard shell case with a 19″ LED display built into the topRead More…

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New Potato Technologies Foosball table for iPad review

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I enjoy playing games on my iPad, but when it comes to action style games, I miss not having physical controls. Virtual controls are adequate for some games, but for others, they just don’t cut it. That’s why I was excited to accept an offer to review the New Potato Technologies Foosball table. This device turnsRead More…

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Browse Your Favourite Atari Classic Games

on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the launch of Pong, Atari and Microsoft have partnered to allow gamers to play eight classic Atari video games via any HTML5-enabled browser. Asteroids, Combat, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Yar’s Revenge are available to play in Atari’s Arcade. For Microsoft, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate the power of HTML5. For Atari,Read More…

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Ivor Chak Retro Gaming Furniture

on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News

Sitting back to play some retro 8/16 bit video games?  To really get into the mood, look no further than LA-based industrial designer Igor Chak’s site. Shown above is his Space Invader couch and Donkey Kong wall.  And they’re not just concepts; Igor is currently taking orders for his handmade Retro Alien Couch for $5000.

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Nintendo 3DS Review

on Friday, March 9th, 2012

Julie asked the Gadgeteer Kid and me if we would like to do a joint review of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system. As many of you may know, the 3DS is Nintendo‘s latest and greatest handheld gaming device. Not being a video game player at all, I agreed with a bit of hesitation hopingRead More…

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Oh look, more Angry Birds stuff…

on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

This is for the 5 people out there that are not completely sick of seeing new Angry Birds merchandise. Feast your eyes on these cute USB 2.0 8GB flash drives in the shapes of your favorite video game characters. They are priced at $19.99 from Staples.

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Dingoo A380 Mini Game King – Is it the Ultimate Retro Handheld Video Game System?

on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

The Dingoo A380 is a handheld gaming console that will let you relive your favorite games from years gone by. It has built in wifi that supports 2 player gaming and wireless controllers. It also has AV out so that you can play games on a big screen TV. The Mini Game King can playRead More…

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Game and Watch – It’s Huge

on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

It seems like upsizing is flavour of the day at the moment.  First there was the 23″ Android Tablet and now there’s the giant Game and Watch hack. Seems appropriate since we did an article on the original Nintendo Game and Watch recently.  The unit is capable of playing the games found at Pica Pic. IRead More…

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Sony PSP Game – God of War Ghost of Sparta Review

By: James Goforth
on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Reviews

Oh, Kratos. Why can’t he escape all those memories of his past? Kratos might possibly be the angriest game character I have ever seen; I mean he did accidentally murder his wife and son after all. God of War Ghost of Sparta for the Sony PSP is a third person action adventure game set somewhere betweenRead More…

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Frontier Arcade Machine – A gift for the person that has everything?

on Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

UK based Liberty Games has launched a cool new home-market focused multi-game arcade machine, which can be completely customized from the look of the cabinet, display size, controllers, sound system and more. The PC based system is powered by a Dual Core processor with 2gb of RAM, 160gb Hard Disk and an optional Nvidia videoRead More…

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Razer Anansi – Specialized keyboard for MMO gamers

on Monday, November 1st, 2010

World of Warcraft Cataclysm will be out on December 7th. Are you ready for it? You’re not considering playing it with a standard run of the mill keyboard are you? Come on, what kind of MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game player are you? If you want a leg up on the baddies, you need theRead More…

Turn a Room into your favorite Video Game with Blik Wall Decals

on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Blik’s line of peel and stick wall decals will let you relive your favorite retro video games in life size detail. They have self-adhesive and removable decals for games like Asteroids, Space Invaders, Pong, Super Mario, Centipede and more. Prices range from $25 up to $75 depending on the design.

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Would you spend 100’s of dollars on Rock Band instruments?

on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

ION Audio hopes you will with their new Drum Rocker Pro drumset controller for Rock Band. Available later this year for the holiday season, Drum Rocker Pro will be compatible with Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 versions of the popular Rock Band video game. The set includes four drum and three cymbal pads and aRead More…

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Old school iPad gaming with the iCade

on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Ever have a yearning for those 80’s-style arcade games, but still want to stay on the cutting edge?  Enter the iCade iPad Arcade Game Cabinet.  Invented by those clever gadgetophiles at ThinkGeek, the iCade is a handcrafted, wooden, desktop-sized gaming console that allows you to slide in your iPad, launch the free iCade app (availableRead More…

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Ralph Baer – the inventor of Pong and Simon is still kicking

on Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Posted in: News

Motherboard has a great video interview with Ralph Baer. Who the heck is Ralph Baer you ask? He’s the father of many interactive games including some classics that gadgeteers of my generation remember fondly. Remember Pong? Simon? Yes, Ralph and his team invented them. The wonderful thing is that Ralph is still building games today!

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Felwig Software’s Snap ‘n Tap for iPhone review

By: Andrew Morrow
on Monday, November 9th, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

The iPhone certainly is a unique gaming platform.  Combining a reasonably powerful graphics processor, a very accurate accelerometer and a built-in camera, the iPhone offers opportunities for creating games that were just not possible before.  Felwig Software’s Snap ‘n Tap is one of these games, but is it fun? The idea behind Snap ‘n TapRead More…

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Carry a bazillion retro games in your pocket

on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Gaming Gear

ThinkGeek has just posted the Pocket Retro Game Emulator on their site. This pocket sized device has a 2.8 inch screen (320×240), 4GB of internal memor and can be expanded via miniSD. The great thing is that you don’t have load emulator software to use it. Just load your favorite 8-16 bit ROMs from NES,Read More…

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Spotlight Gadget – Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser

on Friday, March 20th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I predict that the Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser from ThinkGeek will elicit one of two reactions. For the hardcore basement dwelling gamers it will be “Yesssssssssss!” and for the basement dwelling geeks it will be “Yessssssssssss!” Come on, who can resist this strange contraption that claims to “…perform with true biomechanical correctness, able to stimulateRead More…

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Lord British of Ultima Fame Then and Now

on Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I just received word of a new series on VBS.tv called Motherboard. They are featuring a 3 part piece on Richard Garriott (aka Lord British). He earned $150K on his first video game as a teenager and went on to create the Ultima video game series in the 80’s. I remember playing Ultima on myRead More…

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Spotlight Gadget – TV Etch A Sketch

on Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys

When I was a kid, I loved playing with an Etch-A-Sketch. The popular drawing toy has been techified (a new word I just made up) into a video game. Check out the Deluxe TV Etch A Sketch. It’s a handheld controller that plugs into your TV. You can even shake the controller to clear theRead More…