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Steam Controller Deal

Valve's Steam Controller is perfect for gaming on just about any television, complete with dual trackpads, and it's being offered for just $34.99, today only, originally $49.99. This innovative game input device allows you to play titles from all genres, including traditional gamepad-style games, as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard. The controller is completely wireless and can be configured to your liking. Product page. Continue reading for a tips and tricks video as well as more information.

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Sony PS5

Sony's PS5 is rumored to arrive sometime in 2019, but Concept Creator gives us a first look at what the console could look like. It all centers around 4K gaming, and is powered by a 16 thread chipset, with 2.6 GHz clock rate and 9.86 Terfaflops of computing power. Unfortunately, there's no official information available just yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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War Game Boy

The Nintendo Game Boy you see above belonged to a soldier during the Gulf War in 1990-91, and was damaged when a bomb hit the barracks he was staying in. Believe it or not, the game console still functions when plugged in, but it now perpetually runs Tetris at Nintendo World in New York City. Continue reading to view more things worn down by time. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Samsung QLED Curved Gaming Monitor

Whether it be for games or work, Samsung's all-new 49" QLED Curved Gaming Monitor should work out quite nicely. Featuring a blazing fast 1-millisecond refresh rate, 1.07 billion color palette, and a 1800R curvature. However, there are some advantages for PC gamers, like 4-channel scanning to deter blur and Radeon FreeSync 2 Support. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Xbox One X

Set to be released on November 7th, priced at $499, Microsoft's Xbox One will become the most powerful game console yet, thanks to an 8-core custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz to bring enhanced AI, real world detail, and smoother interactions to your gaming. What does this mean? Well, it's a 4x increase over the Xbox One's graphics capability, a 31% boost in CPU speed, and a 50% jump in onboard RAM. What really sets this console apart is a liquid-cooled vapor-chamber cooling, a feature found on high-end graphics cards. Continue reading to watch the entire E3 2017 briefing. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Makerball DIY Pinball

Why spend money on a classic pinball machine, aside from nostalgic / collector purposes, when you could build your own with "Makerball"? Priced at $246, this wood and metal pinball table arrives flat-packed, similar to many things you'd find at IKEA. Unlike IKEA furniture, however, this table can be setup in 30-60 minutes. Several electronic components, such as a micro-controller, wiring, and conductive copper foil, are included to help you create obstacles. Players can keep score via the Make & Play app on a smartphone. Click here for the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one of the craziest near-misses you'll ever see involving a semi.

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Tiny Arcade

Tiny Circuits' Tiny Arcade is no toy, as this miniature cabinet can be used to play all the classics. The tiny arcade comes as a kit that is simple to put together - there is no soldering needed, or any special tools. The circuit boards fit together and the acrylic cases assemble like a jigsaw puzzle with no glue needed. It only takes about 10 minutes to assemble a tiny arcade, then flip the switch and start playing - beautiful, vibrant full color old screen - games are free and open source - play community made games or write your own using the memory card expansion slot. Get one here now. Continue reading for more pictures, another video, and more information.

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PlayStation 5

Sony is expected to unveil the PlayStation 5 sometime in 2018, but will it be more like the Nintendo Switch, a semi-portable console, or is the device going to remain a standalone desktop model? Designer Minkyu Kim would like to think the latter, and in a minimalistic way. This sleek concept draws inspiration from the original PlayStation, complete with a disc drive and standard ports out back. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Microwave Game Console

Inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and this time, he's created "Play-O-Wave", or in other words, a functional microwave game console. In the test, he plays games loaded directly onto a controller via a component connection, but in reality, you could hook up a real game console, or just enjoy your favorite television shows, using the display. Yes, it can still cook food while you play games, and the door had to be made slightly thicker for things to function properly, but as you can see, the project was well worth the time. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how you could write a hit song in a week.

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Steam Link Media Player

Valve's Steam Link allows existing Steam gamers to expand the range of their current gaming set up via their home network. Just connect your Steam PC or Steam Machine to your home network, plug into a TV, and stream your games to the Link at 1080p, and it's being offered for just $20, today only, originally $49.99. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on 2017 video review, and more information.

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