Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is coming sooner than later, and new details have surfaced from the official presentation yesterday. When visitors first enter the park, they’ll receive smart wearable wrist bands called “Power Up Bands” that store important information about the park and keep track of how many digital coins they’ve collected during their stay. Read more for the video and additional information.
Already have a stable of supercars, and want to recreate the experience of driving them right in the comfort of your own living room? Well, look no further than the Razer ERacing Simulator. Based on how much similar setups have cost, we’d expect this one to clock in north of $100,000+, thanks in part to its two full HD projectors beaming onto a custom-made black projection surface, with 202-degree FOV @ 128 inches for maximum immersion, vibrant colors and deep blacks. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Origin PC Big O V2 is the company’s latest hybrid gaming desktop, unveiled at CES 2020 that combines the power and performance of a custom PC with a gaming console. Whether if you want to game on a 4K HDR console or duke it out on a PC with your 240Hz gaming monitor, this desktop system has it covered. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
Let’s face it, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons have earned a poor reputation due to their joystick drift issues, but one gamer wanted to solve this issue in the most creative way possible. So, Shank Mods decided to take apart a Wavebird wireless controller and transform it into a pair of functional Joy-Cons that work just like the original, including the shoulder buttons for shared-screen multiplayer, but minus infrared functionality. Read more for the build video and additional information.
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The Razer Kishi has just been unveiled at CES 2020, and it’s essentially a universal mobile gaming controller for low latency gameplay on either Android or iOS devices. Building upon the ergonomic form factor of the Razer Junglecat, which primarily targeted Razer Phone 2 owners, the company’s new Kishi cloud-compatible controllers provide clickable analog controls and thumbsticks on both sides of the phone with a universal fit created in partnership with Gamevice for compatibility with most smartphones. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Unveiled at CES 2020, Arcade1Up’s new NBA Jam cabinet is unlike any of its past offerings. How so? It’s the first one with built-in WiFi for free online multiplayer. That’s right, after turning on the machine, you’ll be able to jump right into an online game with other plays around the world, just like you used to at your local arcade. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Say goodbye to bulky gaming PCs, and hello to Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC (Next Unit of Computing) 9 Extreme, which may have a diminutive stature, but is still large enough to hold a dedicated graphics card. Just two screws hold down the lid, which cover its twin 80mm exhaust fans, spring-loaded copper connectors, a pair of Wi-Fi antennas, the power cable, and a modified 500W FlexATX power supply. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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You’ve seen the pictures, now here’s a hands-on look at the insane Samsung Odyssey G9 ultrawide gaming monitor, straight from CES 2020. It’s touted as the first Dual Quad High-Definition (DQHD; 5120×1440 resolution) gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 32:9 aspect ratio, a deep, an immersive 1000R curvature, and a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Think of the Alienware Concept UFO as a Nintendo Switch that runs Windows. It’s powered by a 10th Gen Intel processor and features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, as well as Thunderbolt connectivity. This handheld PC lets gamers enjoy triple-A titles on the go on an 8-inch screen at 1900×1200 resolution. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but we won’t be surprised to see a production model when the Switch Pro is released later this year. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The WD_Black 5TB P10 Game Drive is compatible with the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 platforms, all for $109.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. It’s built tough specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their console or PC by saving their game library in an on-the-go form factor. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.