Video Games


Retroflag GPi Raspberry Pi Computer Game Boy
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Retroflag’s GPi case transforms the Raspberry Pi Zero into a Game Boy-like console that can play various titles through emulation. There have been many custom-built handhelds similar to this one, but now, Retroflag has taken all of the drilling, cutting, and soldering out of the build, since their case comes completely assembled. Simply install the included Raspberry Pi Zero-W in the cart (pogopin connector), put in AA batteries, and you’ll be ready to play. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.

Untitled Goose Resident Evil 2
For those who have never heard of Untitled Goose Game, developed by House House and published by Panic, it’s basically a stealth puzzle video game where players control a goose who bothers the inhabitants of an English village. The player must then use the goose’s abilities to manipulate objects and non-player characters in order to complete specific quests, but what happens if you put this animal in Resident Evil 2? Read more for a short preview of a gamer who did just that.

Sony PS5 Dev Kit
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Mark Cerny first officially broke the news about Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 game console in an interview with Wired back in April 2019. Since then, the company has went on to confirm the name and its planned release of late 2020. So far, we know that it’s powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 nm Zen 2 architecture with 8 cores/16 threads, a Radeon Navi-family GPU using the RDNA microarchitecture, and a custom SSD storage solution. Read more for a video about the dev kit and additional information.

Million Dollar Game Collection
Dentist and video game collector Eric Naierman spent $1.02-million on a recent trip to Denver, and it wasn’t for a vacation home, but rather 40 classic video games. These aren’t just any games you can find at garage sales, as all of them are factory sealed, and most are first-edition releases that a third-party grading company graded one of a kind. Read more for a video showing some of these graded video games and additional information.

Nintendo Switch V2
The Nintendo Switch V2 not only features NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 T214 chip, but also a larger battery, and it can be picked up for $274.99 after clipping the on-page coupon, today only, originally $299. This model includes battery life of approximately 4.5 – 9 hours on a full charge, depending on the games you play. For example, the battery will last approximately 5.5-hours when playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Product page. Read more for an in-depth look at the new updated model and additional information.

Analogue Pocket
If you’ve been waiting for a modernized Nintendo Game Boy, the Analogue Pocket should do the trick. Priced at $199.99, it’s powered by a chip that acts like a supercharged version of the original hardware, and can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges natively, but that’s not all. With optional adapters, you’ll also be able to play SEGA Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx titles, thanks to a dual Field Programmable Gate Array (configurable chip) setup. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony PlayStation AR Headset
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Ginza Sony Park is currently being used to test a Ghostbusters-themed multiplayer experience using a prototype AR headset that the company is working on. This device will feature 6DOF head-tracking as well as hand-tracking, and appear be completely wireless, similar tot he Microsoft HoloLens system. No technical details have been released, but it does include a wrist-mounted haptic device of sorts. Read more for a video and additional information.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Black Hole
The Fortnite season 10 finale saw the original map being destroyed by a black hole, and without any clue as to what is coming next from Epic Games, that is until…this Chapter 2 trailer leaked. Twitter user Skintracker managed to get their hands on the early footage, and from what we can tell, it has a new medal system, which gives players additional ways to level up their character. Read more for the video and additional information.

Fortnite The End Black Hole
The end of Fortnite Season 10 kicked off with a bang, literally. Epic Games let the fireworks fly once the countdown clocks struck zero. The new rocket built by the mysterious Visitor at Dusty Depot launched, which created a new rift in the sky and set off a chain reaction. Other rifts around the island began pulsating, and multiple rockets then emerged, zipping around the sky until they all converged before smashing into the “zero point” beneath the giant meteor, sucking it into the rift. Read more for a video to show exactly what happened and additional information.

Sony PS5 Video
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This past week has been a big one for PlayStation fans, as Sony officially announced that the PS5 is going to be released during the holiday 2020 season. New features include a DualShock with haptic feedback, and the ability to install specific portions of games with its powerful SSD. The console will be powered by an AMD-based CPU, based on their third-generation, eight-core Ryzen processor, as well as a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU, enabling the console to use hardware ray tracing in game. Read more for the video and additional information.