Video Games


Sony Midnight Black Cosmic Red PS5 DualSense Game Controller
Ever since the PlayStation 5 game console launched last November, it has been a tough task to keep in stock anywhere, but for those who did manage to snag one, or a few, Sony has some new DualSense controller colorways coming soon. The Midnight Black sports two different shades of black with light grey details that represent the stars we see in the night sky, paired with matching buttons. Read more for a video and additional information.

Machine Learning GTA V Photorealistic Video Game
There have been several GTA V mods released over the years that make the game more realistic, but none have even come close to photorealism.. Researchers Stephan R. Richter, Hassan Abu AlHaija and Vladlen Koltun might have the solution for that…machine learning. They managed to enhance the game by a convolutional network trained using a novel adversarial objective, which provides strong supervision at multiple perceptual levels. Read more for a video and additional information.

GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU NVIDIA DLSS Laptop
NVIDIA officially unveiled a line of GeForce RTX laptops based on the new GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and 3050 Laptop GPUs, which brings the company’s Ampere architecture with dedicated RT and Tensor Cores to the mobile gaming crowd. These graphics cards offer exceptional performance in thin, sleek designs, and are twice as fast as previous-generation systems, capable of delivering smooth, 60 frames per second gameplay at 1080p in popular game, like Minecraft RTX and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Read more to see what it’s capable of with NVIDIA DLSS AI rendering turned on.

SEGA Sonic Kart 3DX Game Unreleased
Never heard of Sonic Kart 3DX? That’s probably because it was released on Sonic Cafe, SEGA’s mobile phone game service in Japan, during 2005. To be more specific, users of NTT DoCoMo’s i-appli phones were able to pay around $3 USD per month for access to the entire library of games, which in addition to Sonic Kart 3DX, included such titles as Sonic Golf, Sonic Billiards, Sonic Bowling and even Sonic Tennis. Read more for some rarely seen gameplay footage.

Nike Paul George PG5 Sony PlayStation 5 Sneakers
With the Sony PlayStation 5 console still in short supply, you can only imagine what a limited edition sneaker from Nike could fetch on the secondary market. The Paul George x PlayStation PG 5 PlayStation 5 Colorway checks off both of those boxes and for those who don’t snag one on its launch day (May 14th), it’s now available in NBA2K21. Yujin Morisawa, the artist who help design the PS5 console, worked closely with the NBA star to bring the spirit of his game and the look of PS5 to life in this collaboration. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Nintendo Super Mario 64 Ray Tracing
You’ve probably seen a few unofficial ports of Super Mario 64 for the PC, based on leaked source code, but now, a fully ray-traced version is available. Called SM64RT, this version offers custom level lighting, complete with ray-traced global illumination, shadows, as well as reflections, which really shine when you play as Metal Mario. Digital Foundry managed to get hair hands on an Alpha build and give us an in-depth look. Read more for the videos and Github page where you can try it out yourself.

Batman 1989 Fan Game Tim Burton Michael Keaton
Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film starred Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, along with co-stars Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. It’s set early in the superhero’s war on crime, and focuses on his conflict with the Joker. There were many games released over the years, including on the NES, but none come near the quality of this fan game made in Unreal Engine 4. Read more for a gameplay preview and additional information.

24K Gold Nintendo Wii Queen Elizabeth
Donny of Console Variations is the current owner of a one-of-one 24K gold Nintendo Wii that was made specifically for Queen Elizabeth II by THQ to promote BIG Family Games. Its first owner somehow acquired it back in 2009, and Donny was given the opportunity to acquire this rare specimen some time during 2017. He kept a low profile until 2019, when People Make Games conducted an investigation into its whereabouts and tracked it back to him. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Konami Castlevania SEGA Dreamcast Game
Remember someone showing a working prototype of Konami’s unreleased Castlevania Resurrection game for the SEGA Dreamcast earlier this month? If so, you’ll be glad to know that it can now be downloaded for your own person enjoyment. This game is set in 1666 directly before Simon Belmont’s adventure in the original Castlevania and focuses on Sonia Belmont, along with a new character, Victor Belmont, an 1800s vampire hunter who had abandoned his lineage. Read more for a video playthrough and the download link.

Nintendo Game Boy Game Man
Sure, the Nintendo Game Boy may be the third best-selling game console of all time, but sometimes, you just want a bigger version of it, and that’s where Game Man comes in. This isn’t an officially licensed Nintendo product, but rather a homemade creation that features a 3D-printed case, a 5.6-inch (640 x 480) display, audio video output and a Famicom motherboard. However, if you want to play more than just Nintendo games, there’s room for a Raspberry Pi computer in the case too. Read more for a video and the plans to build your own.