The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition is no ordinary gaming book, as it’s designed to look like a giant golden NES cartridge, complete with sleeve, all for $33.45 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. More specifically, the book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with theme-appropriate material inside. The cover itself is made from a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a finished with a spot gritty varnish, while the details are embossed / debossed for added authenticity. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
The Nintendo Labo Robot Kit lets you build an interactive robot suit, complete with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot, and it’s being offered for just $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Simply insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into the designated slots on the backpack and visor to assume control of the robot, which is shown on your display when the Nintendo Switch console is docked. Experience a variety of fun game-play modes, including one in which you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs. Product page. Read more for an in-depth review showing all that you can make with this kit.
Before the Nintendo Wii, there was the Game Boy Player, which enables Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or Game Boy Advance cartridges to be played on a GameCube. It was the very last Game Boy-based add-on for a Nintendo console, and connected via the high-speed parallel port at the bottom of the GameCube console. Unfortunately, it required the use of a boot disc to access the hardware, but on the bright side, it doesn’t use software emulation, instead relying on physical hardware nearly identical to that of a Game Boy Advance. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
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Nubia introduced the Red Magic Mars in China today, and just like its predecessor, this device features a single strip of RGB LEDs down the back, but is now powered by a Snapdragon (SD) 845 CPU and runs Android Pie (9.0) out of the box. The 6-inch IPS LCD 1080p display remains the same, with an added ‘shoulder-button’ set-up that boasts four touch-sensitive, haptic-enabled areas along the edge of the phone to act as additional buttons during gaming sessions. The top-of-the-line model boasts 10GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
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A motorcycle enthusiast from Yekaterinburg, Russia decided to build a Fallout-inspired “Crazy Bike” this past summer, and it’s a doozy. The idea first came to him when he saw a V8-powered bike from a US-based builder, but didn’t quite like how it looked. “It’s a 300 hp engine…we wanted our bike to be really nice, but we also had to put it in in a way that doesn’t make the bike longer than 3 meters to stay road legal,” said its creator. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle includes a wireless controller, the full game download of Minecraft, Minecraft Starter, and Creators Pack, 1,000 Minecoins, 14-day Xbox Live Gold and 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial, all for $199 shipped, Cyber Monday weekend only, originally $299.99. Players can enjoy great content from Minecraft community creators including Relics of the Privateers, Adventurer’s Dream, Wildlife Savanna, Winter Mini-Games Festival, and more, as well as 1,000 Minecoins to snag even more in-game content. Product page. Read more for a hands-on unboxing video and additional information.
Before the NES, Nintendo released the Color TV-Game in Japan, a series of five home dedicated consoles. A total of three million units of the first four models, and half a million units of each of the next two models, were sold. These models have the highest sales figures of the first generation of video game consoles, and can run on C batteries or an AC adapter. Read more for two additional videos and information.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic launch is just days away (Dec. 3), and what better time for designer Paul George to debut a console-themed version of the PG 2.5 sneaker, than now, during a game tonight against the Golden State Warriors. Officially called the PG 2.5 X PlayStation, this shoe pays tribute to the classic console with its original gray color scheme and a PS logo to boot. Want to snag a pair? You’ll have to check Nike’s SNKRS app on December 1st. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Fangamer’s Flip Grip transforms your Nintendo Switch into a handheld arcade machine that lets you play select games in vertical “TATE [Japanese word for vertical] mode” orientation. The vertical aspect ratio uses the entire screen for games designed to be played in portrait orientation, such as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Pinball FX 3, Stern Pinball Classics, Ikaruga, Gunbird, and more. Currently, it supports 21 Switch games in vertical orientation, with at least 7 more announced and coming soon. It consists of a single piece of durable injection-molded [ABS] plastic and locks the Switch screen in place, with standard rails on the sides to slide in Joy-Cons. For those worried about the Switch’s air vents, the makers claim that air still flows freely due to extra space being added in the back, while still keeping easy access to the headphone jack, game card, and SD card slots. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
After nearly 2-years of teaser videos and non-functional prototypes, an alleged working SMACH Z Alpha unit has surfaced. This handheld device promises to revolutionize the world of PC gaming, and is officially scheduled for release in Q1 of 2019. Featuring a 6-inch high-definition touchscreen display, and hardware based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded, paired with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. Other features include: 8 GB + 8 GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz SODIMM, a 256 GB HD SSD m.2, 5.0-megapixel camera, USB-C, USB-A, Micro USB, Display Port, SD card, and an audio mini jack. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.