Video Games

GAEMS Vanguard

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 top [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News, Travel Gear
newpotato-foosball-5

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 turns [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
atari

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, [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News
Spacekong

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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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News

Nintendo 3DS Review

nintendo_3ds-box

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 hoping [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
angry-birds-usb

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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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
dingoo-a380

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 play [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Game and Watch – It’s Huge

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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. I [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
god-of-war-1

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 between [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Reviews
frontier-arcade

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 video [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
razer-anansi

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 the [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, 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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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
drum-rocker-pro

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 a [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
thinkgeek-icade

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 (available [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
ralph-baer

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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Posted in: News
IMG_0149

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 Tap [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod
pocket-retro

ThinkGeek has just posted the Pocket Retro Game Emulator on their site. This pocket sized device has a 2.8 inch screen (320x240), 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, [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear
xtensor

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 stimulate [...]

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lord-british

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 my [...]

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tvetchsketch

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 the [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys