Nintendo is just getting into the mobile arena, so if the company does eventually release their own smartphone, it won't be out of the blue. The "Wii M" boasts a 4.5" Retina display with Gorilla Glass protection, and in at 9mm thick, while increasing in size from 126 mm in length to 196 mm once the slide-out gaming pad is activated. Other features include: 64GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera at the back, front-facing 5-megapixel camera, all running on Android with Wii-UI. Continue reading for more pictures.
Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi stated in 1986 that "Atari collapsed because they gave too much freedom to third-party developers and the market was swamped with rubbish games." Once their deal with Atari failed, Nintendo continued to push forth, and designed a Famicom console for release in North America under the name "Nintendo Advanced Video System" (AVS). Continue reading for more interesting facts about the little known game console.
Star Wars: Battlefront has been out just under a week, but there are already plenty of mods out for the game, including one that enhances the game's graphics beyond what many thought possible. One such example comes from Martin Bergman, who applied his Toddyhancer graphics mod that includes reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom and other visual effects. Players traverse planets from the Star Wars universe, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as speederbikes and AT-ATs. The one caveat is that this mod drops the game's framerate by 30-40 FPS, so it's purely aesthetic....for now. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video on how plastic injection molding actually works.
A gamer who goes by "Elmins" on social media wanted to make a real-life League of Legends Aether Wing Kayle costume, and hundreds of hours later, the result is what you see above. "You can see it's controlled via an Android app, but it can be controlled via a keypad (Connected via a repurposed ethernet socket/cable). The chest piece is loosely hung in front. The video doesn't show the small feathers rotating, the various lighting modes (Of course it has a sweet rave strobe mode), and the structured sequencing. It's programmed to do the entire opening/close sequences in 1 button press each (among other sequences), with varying lighting and coordinated servo motor moment," said Elmins. What's even more surprising is that this was his first attempt at making a cosplay outfit. Continue reading for a video of a real-life "Braver" pen gun. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real "Stinger" pen gun.
Back in 1987, you could've picked up either a SEGA Master System for $99.99 (included 2 controllers, light phaser and Safari / Hang On games) or an NES with R.O.B. as well as a light gun, two controllers, and two games for $139.97. The single games for these systems ran anywhere from $27.49 (Choplifter) to $34.99 (The Legend of Zelda). The best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983. With the NES, Nintendo introduced a now-standard business model of licensing third-party developers, authorizing them to produce and distribute titles for Nintendo's platform. Click here to view the first image in this week's cool video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Magpie bird mimicing a child's laugh.
Grand Theft Auto V is already too crazy for some people, but imagine taking it to the next level with a motion simulator. That's exactly what a Force Dynamics employee did, when he loaded up the game on a $100,000 401cr force feedback motion simulator, which has the ability to rotate forever without 'winding up'. This machine two things no other simulator can: It provides a perfect one-to-one ratio between vehicle rotation and simulator rotation, and it can do so without washouts or any inverse forces. 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 the world's brightest flashlight.
If you were around for the launch of the SNES back in 1991, the $199 bundle with Super Mario World may sound familiar. Fast forward to 1996, gamers could pick up a Killer Instinct console bundle for a mere $79.99, or a single Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble game for a whopping $69.99. That's right, for just $10 more, one could have the console + game, instead of just the latter. The bright side is that most other games ranged in price from $29.99 - $34.99 at the time. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that looks like each other gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Navy's Force Awakens trailer spoof.
Weighing in at a mere 2,777-pounds, the Hyundai N 2025 is no longer just a concept, as it can now be viewed at the 2015 LA Auto Show. It's powered by the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell system and a 2.0 liter T-GDI engine, for a total combined power output of 871 HP (650 kW), with the dual fuel cell stacks providing 670 HP (500 kW), and the super capacitor system generating the additional 201 HP (150 kW) when braking, through energy regeneration. Continue reading for another video and more information.
While it may not be practical, "Tiny Arcade" is a real and playable arcade cabinet that fits in the palm of your hand. How does it work? This machine is based around TinyCircuits, a modular, quarter-sized Arduino compatible platform that stacks together like electronic LEGO bricks. You'll find an analog joystick / two push buttons for playing games, an integrated audio speaker, Lithium-ion battery, USB port for charging / programming, and microSD expansion. Continue reading for another video and to find out how to get your hands on one of these gems.
If Nintendo were to put a modern twist on the Game Boy, it'd probably look like the 1UP, by German designer Florian Renner. Think of it as a cross between a Game Boy Advance and Wii U. The portable console itself would be constructed from injection-molded plastic reinforced with natural fiber, complete with game cartridge slot. Continue reading for a picture of the Fallout 4 version.