NVIDIA introduced the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, the first graphics card of the RTX 3060 family, powered by the company’s Ampere architecture. Priced at just $399, it features ray tracing and AI-powered DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), making it faster than the previous generation GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, which is nearly double the price, but still manages to deliver amazing 1080p and 1440p gameplay. It also supports NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast, which when combined with real-time ray tracing, form the foundation of the GeForce gaming platform. Read more for two videos, including a review, and additional information.
The Pokémon Company International collaborated with The Wand Company to release the first ever die-cast Poké Ball Replica Series. Not just a decoration, it boasts proximity-sensing technology, which means the button glows when it senses motion. After pressing the button, the light color changes or starts a Pokémon-catching illumination sequence. Each one comes in a presentation case, complete with a certificate of authenticity and serially-numbered hologram. Read more for a video and additional information.
At 4:00pm EST today, millions of Fortnite players attempted to enter Battle Bus to fight Galactus on the Island. Unfortunately, the game went down shortly after, which left the fate of all Reality in the hands of Epic Games. However, some still managed to record their battle with the Devourer of Worlds. As you’re about to see, Galactus towers over the island, and players are rescued by Iron Man as their helicarrier is destroyed. Read more for the footage and additional information.
The MINISFORUM EliteMini H31G may not look like a computer at first glance, but this tiny box is equipped with Intel LGA1151 socket, which enables you to install your own processor. For those who prefer a pre-made solution, it can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7-9700F processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD, M.2 2280 (PCIe x4) and M.2 2242 (SATA III) slots for solid state storage, and dual SODIMM DDR4-2666 memory slots. Read more to see why it’s perfect for classic gaming.
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It’s official, Super Nintendo World is opening slightly earlier than expected on February 4th, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. At that time, there will be two main attractions open, a Mario Kart roller coaster of sorts and Yoshi’s Adventure. The former is located in Bowser’s Castle and uses some kind of augmented reality setup with projection mapping technology. That’s right, riders will have to wear special headsets shaped like Mario’s red cap. Read more for three videos, additional pictures and information.
Let’s face it, countless scalpers have used bots to deplete the stock of PlayStation 5 consoles, both digital and the disc version, as soon as they hit stores. So, this means that reseller websites, like eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc., are filled with people trying to sell them for a premium. Unfortunately, this has lead scammers to deceive others by listing the PlayStation 5 and adding just a photo to the end of the title. As you can see in the image above, several have already sold for over $600 USD. Read more for a video showing some of the worst fake PS5s that actually sold on eBay.
You’ve seen Miles Morales as a brick, now gamers have discovered that you can play as a patio heater, called “Spider-Lamp”. Yes, players still have access to all of Spider-Man’s powers when in this form, including being able to launch himself into the air and web sling around the city. If you get far enough, the character also gains Venom Blast (the ability to incapacitate his enemies with electricity), Camouflage (temporary invisibility), and Mega Venom Blast (the ability to attack multiple nearby enemies with his venom blast). Read more for two videos and additional information.
Razer’s Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset is the first to support THX Spatial Audio – creating realistic depth and immersion by simulating 360° sound with pinpoint accuracy for greater awareness during gameplay, and you can get one for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. When you combine this technology with its custom-tuned 50mm drivers, you get an affordable headset with clarity and punchy bass. Product page. If you already have a headset, check out other Razer Black Friday deals here. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Video Game collector Nick Robinson discovered that a limited edition Nintendo DSi training game for McDonalds employees in Japan actually exists, so he took it upon himself to track one down. However, this journey was not as simple as flying to Japan and picking one up, but rather a quest that spanned ten years traveling the world. Many technical experts had to be contacted along the way as well as finding out how to transport goods the not so legal way. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Anbernic’s RG280V is a great alternative for those who weren’t able to snag a Nintendo Game & Watch, which sold out in hours after going live last week. Why? Aside from being slightly more portable, this game console can not only play NES games, but titles from the SEGA Genesis, PlayStation, SNES, Neo Geo, N64, Game Gear, and more. It features a 2.8-inch IPS display, a dual-core 1.0GHZ JZ4770 CPU, of 512MB RAM, microSD card slot (256GB maximum) USB-C charging, a headphone jack, and a 2,100mAh battery good for 5-hours of continuous gameplay. Product page. Read more for two hands-on video reviews and additional information.