Video Games


Parker Brothers Electric Halo Warthog
Photo credit: Halo
Parker Brothers Concepts, best known for their all-electric TRON Lightcycle, have revealed their latest project: the M12 Warthog seen in the Experience. It all started as a Nissan Leaf, but after countless hours of work, it became the Warthog that you see above. The team first had to carefully study the CAD drawing specifications with 343 Industries to make sure everything was perfect before the body was made. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Nintendo Switch Up Lite Dock
Photo credit: Olivier Raymond
The Nintendo Switch Lite has just one drawback, no official TV dock has yet been announced for the console, but the Switch Up by industrial designer Olivier Raymond aims to change that. Featuring a 7″ IPS LCD multi-touch screen, an NVIDIA Cortex-A72 CPU with a Turing 10nm high-performance GPU, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a removable dock that automatically upscales games to 1080p while offering asymmetrical gameplay over WiFi. Read more for additional pictures and information.

SEGA Genesis Mini Pre-Order

The SEGA Genesis Mini is finally available for preorder-, priced at $79.99, with shipments starting September 19th. The console will come loaded with 42 legendary games and is plug and play ready straight from the box, including Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Earthworm Jim, Castle of Illusion, Beyond Oasis, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Virtua Fighter 2, and Strider. Inside the box, you’ll get the console itself, an HDMI cable and a power adapter. Pre-order page. Read more for the unboxing video and additional information.

Project xCloud Controllers
Photo credit: Sarang Sheth
Microsoft first announced Project xCloud back in 2018, its cloud gaming platform that will enter beta trials later this year. Simply put as possible, all of its games will be hosted on remote servers and live gameplay video will be streamed to a compatible device over the internet. Controller inputs are then transmitted back and forth with little to no lag depending on the internet connection, so it feels like the game is actually loaded on the device itself. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Gears 5 Microsoft Xbox One X
The Gears 5 release is just over a month away, and today, Microsoft unveiled a limited edition Xbox One X bundle for the game. It’s the first first Limited Edition Xbox One X since the Project Scorpio Edition, and sports a never-before-seen dark translucent casing as well as laser-etched cracks across the console’s frosty top surface, complete with snow drifting across a golden Locust symbol on the back. Read more for a video and additional information.

NIO Razer ES6 Night Explorer Electric SUV
NIO may not be well known outside China, but they have just partnered with Razer to debut the ES6 Night Explorer, an all-electric SUV with gaming technology. Limited to a mere 88-units to be sold in China, this sleek EV with 544-horsepower accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a 300 mile range when fully charged. As for gaming technology, expect it to have RAZER’s iconic neon green branding, Chroma LED lighting, Hue lighting and THX Spatial Audio. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Kid Icarus NES Attic Lost
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions via AP
Scott Amos of Reno discovered an unopened copy of Kid Icarus, a 1987 cult-classic video game, when cleaning out his attic. Initially, he thought it might be worth a few hundred dollars at best, but since this copy is unopened and was still in the bag from J.C. Penney, complete with a receipt for $38.45, the game ended up fetching a lot more at Heritage Auctions. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Fortnite Ninja Twitch Mixer
Popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is the most followed streamer on Twitch, and today, he announced that Microsoft’s Mixer is going to be his exclusive streaming platform from now on. He leaves behind 14.7-million followers, along with a large number of paid subscribers. For those who don’t know, “Ninja” started streaming “H1Z1” in 2011 before eventually moving to PUBG, another battle royale game. Read more for a video and additional information.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Order
Nintendo’s Switch Lite was announced earlier this month, and now, pre-orders have gone live for all three colors – gray, turquoise, and yellow – for $199.99. It boasts a built-in control pad and a sleek, unibody design, making it perfect for for on-the-go gaming. The console is compatible with most of the popular games, like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and more. Product page.

GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64
For those who either have never played or just weren’t around at the time, GoldenEye 007 was released for the Nintendo 64 in August 1997 and it basically consisted of a single-player campaign where players assume the role of British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond as he attempts to stop a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. If you’ve ever played this game, you know how tough it is to just complete everything, but speedrunner Ryan White has managed to beat the game using just a single bullet. Read more for the video and additional information.