Now that there are more than 12-million Apple Arcade subscribers as of the end of 2020, it’s no surprise that some of them are looking for an alternative to using purely touchscreen or motion controls. Meet the Backbone One, which measures in at 7-inches long when not in use and 10-inches in play mode. Featuring large L1/R1 buttons, analog L2/R2 triggers and the latest Lightning connector for ultra low latency control signals. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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To celebrate the 60th birthday of The Pokemon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara back in 2017, an extremely limited edition card was distributed to employees. In addition to being rare, the card pays tribute to Ishihara, the driving force behind many iconic Pokemon innovations, like the original Red & Green games, the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG), and who can forget the world famous augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Tony Albert has always been fascinated with fighter jets, but actually becoming a pilot might have been a possibility. So, he built what could quite possibly be the most realistic virtual reality flight simulator setup yet. It consists of a Thrustmaster USB HOTAS system, CH Pro rudder pedals, a Thrustmaster MFD button panel set, and an HP Reverb G2 VR headset. Once the headset is put on, it almost feels like you’re actually in the cockpit of a plane. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Epic Games has just revealed the Neymar Jr. outfit and items for Fortnite, which will be available to unlock for Battle Pass owners starting from April 27th. The outfits and rewards will make its debut in the upcoming 16.30 update, but you’ll be required to complete a series of quests to unlock the latter. In addition to the Neymar Jr. Quests and Epic-rarity Quests, gamers can also compete in a cup competition for a chance to win a custom football boot by PUMA on April 28th. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
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The original PS Vita featured a 5-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, two analog joysticks, and front / shoulder push-button input, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and optional 3G connectivity. Put simply, this handheld game console was ahead of its time, but unfortunately, it did not garner the major third-party developer support required for major success. The console is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU and a quad-core SGX543MP GPU, making it perfect for just about any game genre. What if Sony released a next-gen version of the Vita with 5G? It might look something like this console. Read more for additional pictures and a bonus video.
Blaze Entertainment’s all-new Evercade VS aims to bring back some of that retrogaming magic that modern consoles just can’t replicate. It offers support for up to four players simultaneously via using the proprietary Evercade VS USB Controller or third-party USB and wireless controllers, including the Xbox Adaptive controller as well as the 8bitdo wireless controllers. The two cartridge slots are to play fully licensed, curated, collectible game packages, complete with a retro-styled box and manual. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Bandai America expands its Tamagotchi franchise with the launch of the Tamagotchi Pix, which is the first to feature a built-in camera that allows you to take pictures with your virtual pet and interact with your character in a completely new way. This means that it’s not only about feeding your digital pet, but now you can cook for it, have food delivered, explore the real world to meet other Tamagotchi friends and add pictures of the adventures with an integrated social feed. Read more for a video providing a first look at the device and additional information.
Ever wanted to share a screenshot of something in-game in the real world? Fujifilm’s about to make it a lot easier to do so with their all-new INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch. This smartphone printer, when paired with the free app over Bluetooth, allows users to print out their favorite scenes or characters from any Nintendo Switch game. Plus, you’ll be able to edit an image, combine it with a variety of free in-app frames, or grab the best moment from a video and print it out. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Have fond memories of playing Capcom’s Street Fighter II: Champion Edition arcade machine back in the 90s? Well, you can relive some of that glory by picking up My Arade’s latest Micro Player. It’s essentially a a 1/10th scale replica of the original 1992 arcade cabinet, complete with its signature six-button layout, fight stick and mechanical switches. Measuring 7.25” tall, with a 3.5” backlit display, players can either battle against AI-controlled fighters or compete head-to-head using My Arcade’s CO-VS technology. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
In the real world, Lamborghini’s Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologato) is a track focused variant of the Huracan, complete with a taller rear wing and a roof snorkel for engine cooling. The engine cover is inspired by the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars and the entire hood opens to reveal a small compartment for storing racing equipment. Now, the Lamborghini Huracán STO Bundle has been added to Rocket League. Read more for two videos, including a first look at gameplay.