Manufactured by Atari and originally released in 1972, Pong was one of the earliest arcade video games, created by Allan Alcorn as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Now, Atari Mini Pong Jr. brings that arcade classic to your tabletop, measuring just 30-centimeters in length, complete with an LCD screen. Featuring a single-player mode that pits you against an AI or 2-player local multiplayer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
For those who don’t follow video games, Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing title adapted from the Cyberpunk franchise. It takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions, where players assume the first-person perspective of a customizable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat. What surprised most people was casting Keanu Reeves who is a non-playable character in Johnny Silverhand in the game. Read more to see the Arch Method 143 motorcycle inspired by the actor that you just might see.
Successor to the N64 controller, the GameCube version evolves that design in many ways, including a more conventional handlebar style shape, while a second analog stick was added, replacing the C buttons with a C stick and the X and Y face buttons, last seen on the Super Nintendo controller. Pierre-Louis Boyer is such a fan of the design that he used it as inspiration for a handheld game console, called the RetroBlock2. Read more for a video detailing the build and to see it in-action.
Mario Kart Live: Home circuit brings the classic game to life using the Nintendo Switch family of systems by using AR technology to bridge the gap between the virtual world and the real world of your home. The bundle includes one kart – either Mario or Luigi in the driving seat – four gates, two arrow signboards that can be used to enhance courses and a USB charging cable. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Available next year in limited quantities and priced at $199, the Analogue Duo is a retro gamer’s dream come true, or at least if they are fans of the TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine consoles. Unlike other retro gaming devices, this one won’t rely on emulation, but rather original cartridges (HuCards) as well as CD-ROM discs. That’s right, you’ll be able to play TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, SuperGrafX, TurboGrafx CD, PC Engine CD-ROM and Super Arcade CD-ROM games as they were meant to be enjoyed. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The PlayStation 5 is arriving on November 12th, and up until today, nobody knew what the user interface looked like. A new video shows that the experience is completely centered on the player for deeper immersion that quickly connects you to the games. Starting off, there’s a new Control Center that gives players immediate access to almost everything they need, whether it be the system at a single press of the PlayStation button on the DualSense wireless controller, without having to leave the game. Read more for the video and additional information.
Anyone fortunate enough to have secured an Xbox Series X should be receiving their consoles on November 10th, but apparently some retailers have already received their stock ahead of time. With that said, at least one person has managed to get their hands on the retail version of the console and already unboxed it for the world to see. Inside the box, you’ll see the console itself, power cord, HDMI cable, and the new wireless controller. Read more for the video and additional information.
One person, better known as “Equalo”, online was intrigued by the many experiments of getting DOOM to run on various objects, including a pregnancy test. So, he decided to attempt and see how many potatoes it would take to power a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator running a version of the game. Potatoes contain phosphoric acid, so when something made of zinc is placed on one side, a chemical reaction results and generates electricity. By placing a copper conductor on the other side of the potato, it generates the needed electricity. Read more to see just how many potatoes it took to get everything running.
Unveiled at RazerCon 2020 this weekend, the Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition computer mouse just might be the coolest-looking yet, and it’s powered by Razer HyperSpeed Wireless for performance that’s 25% faster than any other wireless tech available. Its 20,000 DPI Focus+ Optical Sensor is capable of 650 IPS (inches per second) and acceleration of up to 50G, complete with 8 programmable buttons. Read more for a video and additional information.
Razer Iskur may be the company’s first gaming chair, but it’s definitely no slouch, especially at $499. The green trim mimics Razer’s computer accessories, but this chair was built from the ground up to offer gamers a neutral resting posture using its specially engineered foam cushions, armrests, wrist rests, and memory foam head cushion. What really sets it apart is the fully adjustable lumbar curve with 26-degree customization. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.