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Custom Portable N64

Sure, there's third-party consoles, like the Hyperkin SupaBoy S, but for a truly portable N64, you'll have to build it yourself, like these modders. First up, we have the JN64p, which was created by "Downing Basement". "So this is a more basic system which does not include a breakout box which means this will be a strictly portable, single player system. It will include an expansion pak and built in memory card, but will be a much easier build on the whole not having to worry about the those additional features. All the rough 3D printed parts are done, so the case work can begin as soon as I have a few free minutes," said its creator. Continue reading for more.

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Samsung CHG90 Curved Monitor

Samsung's CHG90 Curved 49" QLED Gaming Monitor is great for work or play, and it's being offered for just $999.99 shipped, today only, originally $1499.99. The ultra-wide 49-inch screen with its innovative 32:9 aspect ratio means you always get to see game scenes in their entirety, exactly as their developers intended. And the 1800R curved panel immerses you in gameplay and delivers cinematic viewing for movies and video content. With Quantum Dot technology, Samsung's QLED Gaming Monitor provides an extreme upgrade in your gaming experience. Quantum dot makes today's games appear more lifelike by delivering a billion shades of accurate color. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Nintendo Switch Arcade

The Nintendo Switch is great on-the-go or docked to a larger display, and if the latter is your preference, then you might want to check out this DIY full-size arcade machine of sorts. To build your own, you'll need two MDF boards (4' x 8'), 24' of pine molding / dowels, a sheet of acrylic (18" x 24"), a pair of cabinet hinges (full overlay, 1/2") with installation, an assortment of screws (esp. 1" wood screws), wood glue, drywall putty / spackling, non-water-based paint & primer, painter's tape, and black poster board. On the technical side, you'll of course need a Switch console with dock, an 18" - 24" display, two NES30 Arcade Stick controllers, an 18" LED light fixture, and a 4.5 cubic ft. mini fridge. Continue reading to see more awesome custom arcade cabinets.

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Altoids Game Console

Powered by Raspberry Pi Zero, the mintyPi 2.0 is basically a portable game console fitted inside a real Altoids tin. This followup to the original mintyPi now features 3D-printed parts to drastically improve the look and comfort, and now, it features: an integrated hinge to hold the screen up while you play, a much larger, crisper display, USB sound rather than PWM audio, and integrated Wifi connectivity. Continue reading for more custom portable game consoles that you won't find in stores.

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Call of Duty WWII

Call of Duty: WWII (Xbox One) lets players land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history's most monumental war, all for $37.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. This game creates the definitive World War II next generation experience across three different game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-Operative. Featuring stunning visuals, the Campaign transports players to the European theater as they engage in an all-new Call of Duty story set in iconic World War II battles. Multiplayer marks a return to original, boots-on-the ground Call of Duty gameplay. Product page. Continue reading for an extended gameplay video and more information.

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Xbox One S Deal

Microsoft's Xbox One S may not be the latest and greatest, but it gets the job done, all for $189 shipped, this weekend only, originally $279.99. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games. With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible. Stream 4k content on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range. Product page. Continue reading for a recent video review and more information.

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SNES Classic Stock

The SNES Classic may have been released in late September, but ever since then, it has been sold out both online and in-stores, that is unless...you make your way to brick and mortar Best Buy stores tomorrow morning. If you don't mind paying nearly double the cost, there's always auction sites and Craigslist. "The Super NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Our stores will offer a ticketing process before we open for customers waiting in line - the same ticketing process we'll offer for the Saturday doorbuster deals. We will only pass out as many tickets as we have systems available, with a limit of one per customer. Super NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com," said the company. Continue reading for teardown and in-depth review videos.

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Super Pi Boy

Forget the Switch, the Super Pi Boy is basically a portable retro gaming console built around the Raspberry Pi 3, meaning it can run a wide variety of emulators, everything from the first Atari console to the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64. Featuring a 3.5" TFT display (320 x 480), a built-in speaker, headphone jack, full-size HDMI port for playing on the big screen, four USB ports for connecting extra controllers, and even a glowing power button. The device, made by Rasmus Hauschild, is charged via microUSB at the bottom. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an industrial hydraulic press crushing a high-speed camera.

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GeForce Now MacBook Gaming


Always wanted to game on your MacBook, but don't want to shell out for an external video card setup? Then GeForce Now is the answer. This service is essentially a virtualization engine that enables users to run games-only instance of Windows on your macOS device. The hardware itself is based entirely located on Nvidia's own server farm, which also means that games are not installed on your local drive, while still getting the benefit of a powerful 1080-class GPU. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a $5,399 laptop from 1997.

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Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo

Envisioned by the Honda Studio in California and developed in Japan, the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo is basically a miniature NSX, complete with a carbon-fiber body to keep its weight at just 1,982-pounds. Unlike the CR-Z, this mini supercar is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC-VTEC turbo four that produces over 400 horsepower, mated to an eight-speed dual clutch transmission. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the most popular viral videos today, including one of a 1.2-million liter backyard pool.

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