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Meet Arduboy, the card-sized retro console

“Less is more” has always been a key mantra for technology. It’s why home PCs don’t need their own room and why manufacturers won’t quit banging on about ultra-thin laptops. It’s also at the heart of Arduboy, a new game system the size of a credit card. Currently gaining ground on Kickstarter, Arduboy is an open more »

Nintendo NX won’t be at E3 2015

Nintendo is sure to have big plans for E3 2015, what with the vague state of the next Legend of Zelda and the continued silence around other classic IP. But their next home console, currently known only as Nintendo NX, won’t be part of their showing. During a recent investor’s call, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata more »

Nintendo and Universal team up for our dream Nintendo theme park rides and attractions

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts are partnering to deliver the secret dream of every Nintendo 64 owner: Nintendo theme parks. Indeed, the Nintendo universe and its many icons will soon come to Universal theme parks, the pair announced, in the form of “major attractions” incorporating multiple characters and franchises. Construction and opening dates have not been more »

GameStop is finally doing something cool: selling retro games

Remember when GameStop used to sell older games, until they stopped making money and just… vanished? Well, people want old games again (thanks no doubt to cool stuff like the Retron 5), and GameStop is going to test the waters. Word on the street is, GameStop is going to roll out sales of retro games more »

I judge my value as a person on my Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! skills

I’m certain that we all have our personal rituals that we go through whenever we’re feeling down. Some people paint. Some people write poetry. Some people play tennis, and other people erode the human soul. No matter what the process is, everyone has a thing they like to do when they’re trying to make themselves more »

The 3DS Dreamcast theme is the best

When you love a console, you love everything about that system. The games, the hardware, the menu theme music, the color schemes, and maybe even the noises it makes when it boots up. Hearing it triggers all kinds of good memories. That, my friends, is why the 3DS Dreamcast theme is so wonderful. In the more »

The Nintendo NX is next

The Nintendo NX is next The state of the Wii U isn’t really news. While the console has some great titles on it, as well as some forthcoming games sure to enrich the system, it’s absolutely a third place machine. The notion that Nintendo is already working on a new system, currently known as the more »

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SXSW 2015: Oculus Rift interactive porn is happening

Virtual reality devices have the potential to reshape gaming as we know it. There are also countless educational applications. But seriously, 3D porn everyone. A SXSW session slated for  5 p.m. March 14 in the Hyatt Regency Austin Ballroom will discuss the more erotic applications of virtual reality. Presenters include Brian Shuster, CEO of Utherverse, more »

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Too many Steam Machines are just overpriced consoles

The 2015 Game Developers Conference was apparently the stage Valve needed to debut the act its been rehearsing for some time. The house of Half-Life had been sitting silently on its Steam Machines for the better part of a year before the recent slew of details, which is to say nothing of the company’s newly revealed more »

Valve’s Steam Link coming in November

Valve has all kinds of interesting stuff to reveal this week. We already told you about the Vive VR device. Now Valve has announced Steam Link, a device which will allow Steam Machines, Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs to stream content from any PC or Steam Machine on the same home network. Pictures appeared more »

Sacred Line Genesis is a new, Genesis visual novel

Unlikely as it sounds, Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis system has a new release in the form of Sasha Darko’s Sacred Line Genesis. A passion project, Sacred Line is a 16-bit visual novel nested between mystery and horror themes. Publisher Watermelon is backing the game, which will be sold in BITS format, “a new collectible package aimed for low quantities,” concreting its niche more »

Job Simulator is first title for the Vive VR device

We first heard about Valve and HTC’s partnership yesterday. Now Owlchemy Labs has some ideas about what we should do with the darned thing. It has revealed Job Simulator, which takes place in a future that sees most tasks done by computers. Job Simulator will allow the citizens of 2050 to experience what the good more »