Without even getting into the games and accessories, Nintendo has plenty of opportunities to cash in on its upcoming Switch console, with limited edition bundles. First up, we have an NES-themed design, complete with button colors that match its classic counterpart, along with a vent-filled charging dock. Who knows? Nintendo may actually let customers design their own using a special configurator. Continue reading for more pictures.
Previously known as the NX, the Nintendo Switch has officially been unveiled, and it's a doozy. This console can be used as both a portable and living room, complete with high-def display that undocks from its TV-connected charger. A Joy-Con, or the two sides of the normal controller, also snap out, can also be removed to serve as separate, more basic controllers for multiplayer games. It's powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor, and so far, 48 software companies have pledged support. Expect this to hit stores in March 2017 - pricing yet to be announced. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video detailing five things you should know, and additional information.
Sony's PlayStation VR offers seamless visuals that keep you connected to the virtual world through an expansive 5.7" OLED 1080p display running at up to 120 frames per second, all for $399.99 shipped. 3D Audio with PlayStation VR means that you'll be able to pinpoint sounds above, below, and all around you. Instinctively turn your head to the source of a single footstep and be able to judge its distance, just as you would in real life. Product page. Continue reading for a Batman VR walkthrough and more information.
The Monoprice Maker, at only $330, may not be the best 3D-printer out there, but it was good enough for this person to create a life-sized Fallout T-60 Power Armor suit. The creator did not provide the plans, but we do know that he used 120-pounds of IC3D PLA filament, printed in 140-continuous days, while the T-60 armor model was ripped directly from the game and then modified to scale. However, the T-45D helmet model was designed by Daniel Lilygreen from MyMiniFactory, and hands are the "Raptor Enable prosthetic hand models from Thingiverse." Continue reading for more pictures.
For some gamers, StarCraft's release feels just like yesterday, when in fact Blizzard Entertainment began planning the game in 1995, with a development team led by Metzen and Phinney. The game debuted at E3 1996, and used a modified Warcraft II game engine. StarCraft also marked the creation of Blizzard Entertainment's film department; the game introduced high quality cinematics integral to the storyline of the series. Now, fans are creating amazing costumes, such as the Marine, you see above. Continue reading for another video.
The SEGA Genesis Arcade Ultimate Portable 2016 puts 80 classic games, including the Sonic the Hedgehog series, in your pocket, all for $58.57 shipped, originally $79.99. A large 3.2" display makes for convenient handheld play, while an SD card slot lets you download additional games. With the built-in rechargeable battery you can have hours of fun without having to buy expensive batteries. Product page. Continue reading for a full video unboxing and more information.
Terrariums are basically sealable glass containers that can be opened for maintenance and to access the plants inside. Texas-based artist Lauren has created Pokeball versions of these sealable glass containers, complete with Pokemon toy characters inside them. "Sorry if they are all sold out - I cant can't keep up with the demand. I sell out instantly right after uploading them," said Lauren. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus Pokeball terrariums.
Always wanted to visit the Mushroom Kingdom? Well, one apartment room rental on AirBnB is as close as you'll probably get, or at least until Nintendo decides to open their own theme park. Located in Lisbon, Portugal, computer programmer Andre Farinha spent $11,100 transforming a normal room into the ultimate Super Mario Bros. fantasy suite. Featuring themed walls, a Mario bedspread, two Nintendo 3DS devices (one in the bathroom), a Wii kiosk and 20 games. "Nintendo has many other brands, artists and movies that were a part of my childhoodThe '80s and early '90s are a part of my everyday life. I wanted the apartment to reflect that," said Farinha. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
In a few months, we may all forget about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle, but for now, everyone, including Grand Theft Auto V modders, are getting their punches in. This version of the game replaces the sticky bomb with the handset, and can be picked up directly from the game's weapons store. In the cabinet next to some heavy guns sits the Galaxy Note 7, though slightly resembling the Note 5 more. Once players make the purchase, you can use the device wreak all kinds of havoc in typical "GTA"-style fashion. In all seriousness, let's just hope that Samsung does manage to replace all faulty devices within the next few months, or some of these scenarios could actually become reality. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining how advanced aliens would need to be to contact us.
Developer Dynamic Pixels has partnered with publisher Tiny Build to create a new horror stealth game, called "Hello Neighbor," which tasks players with sneaking into a creepy neighbor's house to uncover their dark secrets. Unlike similar titles, this one uses an advanced AI system that allows the neighbor to anticipate play styles and counter moves with booby traps laid throughout the house. "Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you," according to the Steam page. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Apocalypse Snow", a bizarre way of getting down the slopes back in the 80s.