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You’ve probably seen plenty of realistic racing simulators, but Moto Trainer could be the ultimate for motorcycle fans. Its proprietary software recreates the world’s greatest tracks, allowing riders to train on every MotoGP circuit around the world. The real-world movements are perfectly synchronized to the digital rendering of their character on-screen. They can then use the on-board laps as a ghost of sorts to train in seamless synchronicity with their on-screen counterpart. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Yes, it’s been over 30-years since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a 16-bit home video game console, was launched. Many gamers still consider this one of the greatest modern consoles of all-time, as not only was the SNES a technologically achievement, but Nintendo used enhancement chips integrated into game cartridges to be competitive far into the next generation. Elago pays tribute with the T4 case for the Apple TV. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Many are used to seeing amazing LEGO creations, but Tyler Bower wanted to show just what is possible with K’NEX and your imagination. So, he built a functional 7.5-foot-tall pinball machine with automatic scoring. How does it recreate the pinball experience? It utilizes three motors, a corded power drill for all 10 chain lifts, a secondary motor to power the moving ramp / multiball door / mini door / spinner, and then a third motor to open / close the blue trapdoor when activated. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan during April 1989, then North America, three months later, priced at $89.99 or $187.83 with inflation. Today, genuine sealed systems fetch upwards of $2,200 USD, and this person thought they had purchased one of them for a steal at a garage sale. Unfortunately, things weren’t as they seemed, especially when he noticed that the tape didn’t appear to be original. Read more for the unboxing video and additional information.
The PowerA Fusion Nintendo Switch Wireless Arcade Stick can also be connected via USB-C cable, and you can get one for $64.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Whether it be Pokkén Tournament DX, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Guilty Gear, Dragon Ball FighterZ, you’ll be able to make use of its eight full size (30mm) Japanese style domed buttons, ball top joystick, dust cover and thumb-stick/d-pad toggle switch. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Another week, another handheld PC, or at least that seems to be the trend in 2021. First, there was the GPD Win 3, and now, it’s the AYA NEO. Both are capable machines, but the latter takes things to a whole new level. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6-core processor, an AMD Radeon Vega 6 GPU capable of 1.1 Teraflops of performance, 16GB of DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X RAM, and a 500GB PCIe NVMe. Read more for two hands-on videos, including one showing it running many games, including Cyberpunk 2077.
Nintendo Labo basically consists of DIY kits that let you build things for the Switch, but there aren’t any that recreate the biking experience, that is unless…you’re talking about Mike Choi’s creation. Called the Labo Fit Adventure Kart, it’s a total-body exercise program that gets you in shape while playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In other words, this creation allows you to control your kart by pedaling on the Bike-Con and steering, while shooting items with the Ring-Con. Read more for a video and additional information.
Super Mario 64 mods have been around since the Nintendo Wii was still a thing, but this one combines the best of GoldenEye 007 with the Mushroom Kingdom. To be more specific, it’s based on GoldenEye 007, but swaps in Mario characters, along with edited dialog to make it somewhat understandable. One example would be that there is no mention of Trevelyan / Luigi’s parents being Lienz Cossacks, and instead of calling James Bond / Mario the “Golden Boy,” he says the “Golden Bro.” Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.
It’s official, on February 12th, gamers will be able to get their hands on a Nintendo Switch – Mario Red & Blue Edition console. Featuring a red-and-blue color scheme that pays tribute to Mario’s iconic outfit, this limited edition hardware will be priced at $299.99 and includes red Joy-Con controllers with blue straps, a blue Joy-Con grip, a red Nintendo Switch dock, along with a red Nintendo Switch system. Read more for additional pictures, a bonus video of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and additional information.
Want to play Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft Flight Simulator, or any other AAA title while on-the-go? Then you may want to consider a laptop with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. NVIDIA announced during CES that they’re launching 70+ models powered by GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs. Starting at just $999, this architecture improves energy efficiency by up to 2x, accelerate performance dramatically and also introduces third-generation Max-Q technologies for ultra compact designs. Read more for two videos and additional information.