Video Games


Nintendo Switch Android Joy-Con
The team over at XDA Developers brings an unofficial port of Android to the Nintendo Switch, complete with Joy-Con support. To be more specific, Switch owners with consoles purchased prior to summer 2018 are now able to boot LineageOS 15.1 directly from an SD card. This version of Lineage includes all Android features, support for Google Play services, and is capable of running native Nvidia Shield apps. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

Tesla Arcade Chess
It all started with Tesla vehicles getting a few Atari games like Asteroids as well as Pole Position, eventually moving to Unity and Unreal ports, such as Beach Buggy Racing 2, now, game classic game of Chess is rolling out globally. You’ll be able to play against your passengers, the car or even watch AI battle itself. To celebrate this occasion, Tesla released a western-themed promo showing a cowboy playing the game in a field. Read more to watch.

Classic DOOM Games Nintendo Switch
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Bethesda confirmed today at QuakeCon 2019 that the classic DOOM 1-3 games are being re-released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today – DOOM 1-2 will also be available on iOS and Android mobile devices. Priced from $4.99 – $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop, you’ll get four-player deathmatch and co-op modes, with the first game including the Episode IV: Thy Flesh Consumed expansion. DOOM II also comes with Master Levels add-on, while Doom III adds the Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Missions expansion packs. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Arcade1UP Marvel Super Heroes Arcade
Arcade1UP is back at it again, and they’ve just revealed their latest arcade machine, one based on Marvel Super Heroes. There will be a limited edition (8000 cabinets) priced at $399 that features exclusive artwork, alight-up marquee, Sanwa joystick buttons, and three pre-loaded games – Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and The Punisher. Similar to their other offerings, this one stands just under 4ft tall, and comes equipped with an immersive full-color hi-resolution 17″ display and dual speakers. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.

Origin PC Big O
You probably haven’t seen a custom PC quite like the “Big O”. Created to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary, this custom-built machine is not only a high end PC, but also crams an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch, all into a single computer. On the PC side of things, it boasts an MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard, Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core Processor with 5 GHz Turbo Boost, NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB GDDR6 graphics card, two Samsung EVO NVMe 2TB sticks, a Seagate Barracuda 14TB hard drive, and 64GB of Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB RAM. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.

Dad Son School Fortnite Career
Most parents would cringe at the thought of their child dropping out of school for any reason, much less to game, but that’s exactly what Dave Herzog, a 49-year-old entrepreneur from Sudbury, Canada, planned for his son Jordan. That’s right, since he’s a longtime gamer himself, Jordan sparked his interest in a possible eSports career when he won his first Halo tournament, and took home $2,000 worth of gaming apparel. Now, 16-year-old Jordan “Crimz” Herzog is already one of the world’s top Fortnite players, already having qualified for this year’s World Fortnite Championship along with 200 other players from around the world. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Final Fantasy VII Remake PlayStation 4
Unlike other games, Dreams for the PlayStation 4 differs from most traditional titles as there is no central game, but rather an environment where users can make their own creations for others to play, or to play those created by others. The levels are separated by different segments known as “dreams”, and these dreams are connected by different gateways such as doors. One creator who goes by “sosetsuken5360” online has recreated the Final Fantasy VII remake. Read more for some early footage and additional information.

John Wick NES Game
Keanu Reeves has been all over the place in 2019, whether it be as John Wick or Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, but one place you probably didn’t expect to see him is in an NES game. The latter has been made a reality by fan MuriloDev and the game uploaded to itch.io as a free download. The game may not be the longest you’ve ever played, but it does take you through a few familiar scenes from the movie and is very difficult, similar to similar NES games of the time. Read more for a video and the download link.

Iron Man VR PlayStation
Camouflaj director Ryan Payton was recently interviewed by the PlayStation Blog about their upcoming Iron Man VR game, which aims to really immerse you in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One reason is because of physics-based flight, which obeys Newton’s laws of motion, so every frame processed includes calculations of up to a dozen forces, such as thrust, drag, and gravity — as well as our assistance systems — that output Iron Man’s trajectory through the sky. Read more for two videos and additional information.

New Nintendo Switch 2019

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It’s official, Nintendo is releasing an updated version of their Switch console this summer with an extended battery that offers up to nine hours of gameplay on a full charge. Unfortunately, it won’t look like the concept above, but one positive is that it won’t cost anymore than the original console, just 29,980 yen ($279) and is set to hit stores in August. While there’s been no confirmation this model will release outside Japan, it’s almost certain that it is coming stateside sooner than later. Read more to see how to fix the Joy-Con drift problem plaguing many current Switch owners.