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Wikipad Gamevice iPad

Compatible with the iPad Air, the iPad Air 2, and iPad mini, the Wikipad Gamevice connects via the Lightning connector and be available in four different models - each of those comes with two battery size options: an 800 mAH ($99.99) or 1,600 mAH. Slip your device into this accessory, and you'll gain PlayStation / Xbox-like controls - A / B / Y / X face buttons, two bumpers, two triggers, a D-pad and two analog stick. Continue reading for more hands-on pictures and information.

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3DHEAD

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3DHEAD hopes to give Facebook's Oculus a run for its money, but the reactions it's been getting at CES 2015 haven't been very positive to say the least. With a Space Balls Dark Helmet-inspired design, this device is basically a plastic 3D display held 10 inches from your face. The main component of this system is a 7-inch tablet with a glasses-free 3D screen that can be clipped into a gray gamepad. Expect to shell out $999 for the headset itself or double that for a combo package with the controller. Continue reading for a video live from CES 2015 and more information.

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View Master Interactive

There are the many systems that SEGA, Nintendo, and Atari released throughout the 80s and 90s, but the View-Master Interactive Vision might be one console you've never seen. It was an interactive movie VHS console game system, introduced in 1988 by View-Master Ideal Group, Inc., that came with a simple controller which included a joystick and five colorful buttons. As the video plays, the characters address the player directly, and ask the player to make a choice by pressing one of the buttons. Zadoc Paet of Reddit rounded up many more interesting video game controllers you might not have seen before. Continue reading for more.

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Obox W3D

Photo credit: The Verge (top) / Gizmodo (bottom)

At first glance, Snail's Obox W3D appears to be yet another PSP knockoff, but this is an actual smartphone. It's running Android 4.4, and boasts a front-facing, eye-tracking camera that works in conjunction with the built-in 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display to produce 3D images that pop right out at you. Not just for games, inside, you'll find a powerful 8-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It's set to launch later this year, but no word yet on pricing. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Time and Again, which shows 15-countries in 4-minutes.

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Tegra X1

We have seen the future of mobile gaming, and it's the NVIDIA Tegra X1. Unveiled tonight at CES 2015, this GPU combines a 64-bit ARM_based processor with a Maxwell architecture-based graphics chipset. While the K1 used NVIDIA's older Kepler GPU technology, the X1 is twice as powerful and also the first teraflop mobile processor. Continue reading for more video demonstrations and information.

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Android Wear Smart Watch

Moto 360 owners rejoice!. While there's big hype over the upcoming Apple Watch, Google's Android Wear has been alive and kicking for quite some time now. In addition to the plethora of health apps out for the smart watches, there are also quite a few games, including a Game Boy Color emulator. Programmer Corbin says: "This part introduces you to ADB and manually installing applications. This will not void your warranty on your watch, and this works with any Android Wear watch. This may seem long, but that's just because I've explained everything in great detail for beginner users." Read more here or continue reading to see five games you can play now.

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Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

The Razer Blade may appear to be just another ultra portable laptop, but inside its svelte chassis is a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed on the latest games and applications. Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power per cubic inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU, and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, more pictures and additional information.

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PSN Outage

You know you're a hardcore gamer, when...the police are the first ones you turn to after a network outage. Sony' PlayStation Network was knocked offline for about three days during Christmas week, and when that happened, a caller to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 911 system asked a dispatcher for assistance on the issue. In the 911 call recording obtained by WPTV, the caller asks, "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?" Continue reading to listen in on the entire convo.

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Oscilloscope Quake

Photo credit: Pekka Vaananen via Laughing Squid

Programmer Pekka Vaananen managed to hack an old Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope to run the classic FPS game Quake. He says: "I was quite disappointed by the performance I got out of this. Merely 1000 lines on screen simultaneously, usually not even that. Any higher numbers end up being represented as such high frequencies the audio output can't keep up. One can increase the time spent on each line but this causes additional latency and the image starts to flicker. Speeding up the drawing speed allows more stuff per frame, but the quality degrades quickly as can be seen in the comparison image shown earlier." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the nicest gas station toilet ever.

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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo

In the future, our roads may be filled with cars once featured in video games, such as Gran Turismo, and the Infiniti Concept Vision will be one of them. Not just for looks, this sleek beast features under-floor airflow control, front / rear diffusers, rear spoiler, and most importantly, a naturally aspirated V8 engine, paired with a front mid-ship/trans-axle powertrain for optimal weight distribution of 45:55 front/rear. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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