Video Games


Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Osaka
Photo credit: Alfred Lloyd
It’s rumored that Nintendo is currently working on bringing Super Nintendo World to Universal Studios theme parks worldwide, starting with Osaka, Japan. Even in its current form, we can see that this will be just like a Mario-series video game brought to life, complete with Peach’s castle and Bowser’s castle. Read more for a video, a few more up-close shots and additional information.

Evercade Atari Game Console Review
We’ve covered the Evercade before, but if you haven’t yet heard about it, this portable Atari handheld has just launched with an expanding library of cartridges, including Namco Museum (Pac-Man, Dig-Dug and Galaxian), Atari (Asteroids, Centipede and Pong), Interplay (Earthworm Jim and Clayfighter) and more. So far,over 100 games have been confirmed for the system, and each one comes loaded with 6-20 games in classic numbered plastic cases. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

AI Sony PS5 Voice Assistant Ellie
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
There’s Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Sony Ellie? Considering that there are no game consoles to date with a dedicated voice assistant, it would not be too outlandish to imagine one for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Players would be able to ask Ellie to save / load games, download updates, provide game tutorial walkthroughs, and lots more. Read more for a video showing how it might work.

LG 48-inch CX OLED 4K TV
First announced at CES 2020 in January, the LG 48-inch CX OLED 4K TV is finally hitting stores late next month, priced at $1499 USD. In addition to featuring 4K UHD (3,840×2,160) resolution with a pixel density of 8 million pixels, it is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible for a silky smooth gaming experience. It also supports dynamic HDR10 and Dolby Vision at up to 120 frames per second for 4K UHD content, complete with advanced HDMI specifications such as auto low latency mode (ALLM), enhanced audio return channel (eARC) and variable refresh rate (VRR). Read more for two videos and additional information.

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020
Razer has just unveiled the all-new Blade Pro 17 professional gaming laptop, complete with either a 17.3-inch 4K 120Hz display for creators requiring a high-resolution workstation and a Full-HD 300Hz option for gamers that need silky smooth gameplay. It comes equipped with an Intel 8-core i7-10875H processor capable of clock speeds up to 5.1GHZ with Intel Turbo Boost and up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card that features 8GB of high-bandwidth GDDR6 memory. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.

NES Console Nintendo Switch Dock
Reddit user IMOKRUOK took an old NES console, gutted it and then used the shell to make a functional Nintendo Switch dock. Aside from the original shell, all the other parts you see have been laser cut and finished with a router. This was accomplished by first making a vector file of the shapes required, before cutting them out in layers on a laser and then gluing them together. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Marvel Iron Man VR Demo
Marvel’s Iron Man VR lets you use two PlayStation Move controllers to fire up the superhero’s Repulsor Jets and blast into the skies with an arsenal of high-tech gear at your fingertips. You’ll be able to upgrade tech in Tony Stark’s garage to customize Iron Man’s sleek armor and awesome abilities, and go up against enemies in high stakes, action-packed battles. Pre-order page. Read more for an in-depth first look video and additional information.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift Touchpad
Photo credit: Matteo Pisani
Matteo Pisani was lucky enough to not experience the dreaded Joy-Con drift issue with his Nintendo Switch, but still wanted to figure out a clever fix. So, he removed the Joy-Con entirely and replaced it with a touchpad. That’s right, Matteo started with a transparent green Joy-Con housing and then upgraded the electronics with a digital potentiometer, a capacitive touchpad nestled in a custom 3D-printed enclosure, and an Arduino Pro Mini to translate the digital signals from the touchpad to analog joystick signals the Switch is expecting. Read more for a video and additional information.

Microsoft Tesla Cybertruck Xbox Series  X
Photo credit: Martin Hajek
Conceptual artist Martin Hajek is back at it again, and this time, it has nothing to do with Apple. He has created a Tesla Cybertruck-inspired Xbox Series X that wouldn’t look out of place in Elon Musk’s home, complete with a stainless steel low-poly shell with a matching game controller. Aside from the aesthetics, everything else looks to be the same. Read more for additional pictures.

NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence Pac-Man
NVIDIA Research has developed a new AI model, called NVIDIA GameGAN, that can generate a fully functional version of Pac-Man, even without understanding a game’s fundamental rules. It was trained on 50,000 episodes of the game, and since GameGAN consists of two competing neural networks – a generator and a discriminator – these GAN-based models are capable of learning to create new content that’s convincing enough to pass for the original. Read more for a video and additional information.