Video Games


Retro Games The C64 Mini

THEC64 Mini is exactly as it sounds, a miniature Commodore 64, but with a few twists, all for $43.97 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. This tiny but perfectly formed officially licensed 50% scale replica of this much loved machine sports high-definition output via HDMI, a classic style joystick and 64 built-in games including classics like California Games, Boulder Dash, Impossible Mission and Jumpman. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.

Limited Run Games Star Wars
Limited Run Games partnered with LucasArts to release physical cartridges of Star Wars for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy packaged in what looks like toy boxes from the 1980s. Unfortunately, these games won’t come with any limited edition action figures, but we do know that both will be available this Friday, June 28th, alongside Bounty Hunter, which only comes in a standard PS4 box. Read more for the official Tweet and additional information.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR Game

Niantic, the maker of Pokémon GO, announced today that its new game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch worldwide on June 21st. The game will be available in the US and the UK on Friday to kick off its worldwide launch. Players will be able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone, just like its predecessor, and fight against mythical beasts from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts universe. You’ll be able to choose a wizarding house, wand, and a profession – Professor, Auror or Magizoologist. Read more for the gameplay trailer and additional information.

Tesla Arcade Hands-On
Want to try out the new Tesla Arcade yourself, even without owning one of the company’s vehicles? Just head on over to a showroom between now and June 30th. That’s right, Beach Buggy Racing 2, which was unveiled in Los Angeles at E3 2019, can be tried out in-person, complete with steering wheel control. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s “a kart racing game where you can careen, blast and launch your way through 22 tracks. Players can recruit new drivers (see if you can find our favorite) and use the steering wheel controls for the most immersive gaming experience,” according to Tesla. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

Nintendo Portable Wii GameCube
Nintendo fanatic David Barscheski specializes in modding game consoles, and what better way to show off his skills than by creating portable versions of his favorites? Meet the “Portable Wii GameCube Advance SP 2.0”. As you can probably deduce from the title, this SP-inspired device can play Game Boy Advance, Wii, and GameCube games, complete with buttons and controls similar to the latter. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.

Dr. Mario World
Dr. Mario World was first announced earlier this year, but now, Nintendo confirms that the game will be released for both iOS and Android platforms on July 10th. This is a free to download game with optional in-app purchases and is being co-developed by Nintendo, LINE, as well as NHN Entertainment. Initially, it will be launched in approximately sixty countries/regions, including Japan and the United States. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.

Super Mario Bros. Battle Royale
Yes, it’s true, Mario Royale is a browser-based version of the original Super Mario Bros that lets 100 players race to the end of a stage. You can’t exactly fight players, but they can be damaged via Koopa shells or by simply breaking the block they’re standing on to send them into the abyss. Power-ups are shared, so only a single player can snag that mushroom when needed. The game randomly chooses world 1, 2, or 3 at the start of a round, and to win you’ll need to be one of the first three players to reach Bowser’s castle at the end of the world. Read more for a video and the link to play it online.

SEGA Genesis Mini Hands-On

The SEGA Genesis Mini is slated for release on September 19, but it made an appearance this past week at E3 2019, and left a good impression for those lucky enough to get some hands-on time. It’s roughly half size of its 1988 predecessor and in addition to the 42 pre-installed games, it includes either one or two (dependent on region’s bundle options) full-size replica USB controllers, a USB-to-Micro-B power cable, an HDMI video cable as well as a USB AC adapter. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.

Elon Musk Tesla Fallout Shelter Beach Buggy

Elon Musk has hidden several Easter eggs in the touchscreen infotainment center over the years, and even more so now, as Bethesda Studios executive producer Todd Howard said that the free-to-play Fallout Shelter game that was originally released on mobile devices back in 2015, is coming to Tesla vehicles. This mean in addition to the Atari games currently available, owners will be getting platformer Cuphead, Fallout Shelter, and Beach Buggy Racing 2, an Android racer from mobile developer Vector Unit. Read more to watch the entire E3 2019 panel with Elon Musk.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

A new Microsoft Flight Simulator game is coming to PC (Windows 10) and Xbox One platforms through Xbox Game Pass in 2020. In the announcement trailer, we get a preview of a variety of flyable planes, including small two-seaters to massive 747s, complete with satellite data, thanks to Microsoft’s Azure engine, which brings the world to life, including real-world locations like the pyramids at Giza as well as the Seattle Space Needle. Read more for a flight test video and additional information.