Video Games


Linear DOOM Mod
The Linear DOOM Mod by DeXiaZ is available now on ModDB, Linear Doom squeezes all the game’s levels from beginning to end into a single action-packed hallway. Though it’s still possible to the left or right, nearly all of the gameplay, including the demons and secret switches, have been packed into a straight line. “No more “there the hell I must go now?”. JUST GO FORWARD. This mod contains only 3 episodes. I suppose that episode #4 must be released few years later after Linear Doom 2,” said its creator. Read more for a video of it in-action and the download link to try it out yourself.

Mike Tyson New Punch-Out!!

There haven’t been any official announcements about a new Punch-Out!! game, but Mike Tyson recently Tweeted something that has got fans thinking. “Heard @Nintendo was doing the new “Punch Out” without even contacting me. it wont be the same. my knockouts made the game. thats whack,” said Tyson. So far, this franchise started in the arcade as simply Punch-Out!!, which was followed by a sequel Super Punch-Out!!. It has since spanned home consoles, including an SNES and Super Famicom sequel Super Punch-Out!! and a Wii sequel Punch-Out!!. Read more for a video of Mike Tyson trying to beat himself in the original Punch-Out!! game and additional information.

TeslAtari Tesla Atari New Games
Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X owners will be able to play two new Atari games this week when the update rolls out. That’s right, Super Breakout and 2048 are are being added alongside Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander as well as Centipede that were available since last August. For those who have ordered their Tesla vehicle or having it delivered soon, these games are playable on the center screen using controls on the steering wheel. Read more to see a short preview of the new games.

World's Largest Video Game Collection
Photo credit: Guiness World Records
Antonio Monteiro from Richmond, Texas, USA now officially has the world’s largest video game collection, which consists of 20,139 games. The library of titles was so large that it took Guinness World Records eight days to count before he receiving his certificate. He started collecting as a child, and has more than 1,000 PlayStation 1 games, complete PS2 / PS3 collections for North America, over 900 PlayStation 4 games, every PS Vita game released to-date in North America, full Xbox / Xbox 360 collections for North America, every Neo Geo Pocket game released in North America, and lots more. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Snake April Fools' Day Google Maps
It’s that time again, time for some April Fools’ Day Easter Eggs, starting with Google Maps. This year, they decided to recreate the classic Snake game, and it’s available now through the end of the week. You’ll be able to enjoy this classic arcade game on their desktop or using the Google Maps’ smartphone app, complete with famous cities around the world, including London, Cairo, Tokyo, and San Francisco. Players control the train on the screen using the arrow keys, and the goal is to pick up passengers without hitting the side of the game board. Read more for a video and a link directly to the game.

Sekiro Wrist-Mounted Fold Out Shield
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is basically an action-adventure game played from a third-person view, with the ability to level up a variety of stats, including gear, such as the wrist-mounted fold out shield. Rather than attacking to whittle an enemy’s health points, combat in Sekiro revolves around using a katana to attack their poise and balance instead, which eventually leads to an opening that allows for a single killing blow. Inventor Colin Furze decided to make a functional shield inspired by the game. Read more to see what he came up with – bonus making of video included.

SEGA Genesis Mini
SEGA officially introduced the Genesis / Mega Drive Mini at this year’s Fan Fast event, and it launches on September 19, 2019. The included 40 games will vary depending on region, but some of the titles confirmed for Japan include: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Shining Force, Gunstar Heroes, Comix Zone, Space Harrier II, Puyo Puyo 2, Rent-a-Hero, Castlevania Bloodlines and Powerball. This console features microUSB, HDMI out (720p resolution), save states, and a six-button version of the Genesis gamepad. Read more for a video with more details and additional information.

Nintendo Switch Online Free
It’s true, Twitch Prime subscribers can now claim up to a free 12-month Nintendo Switch Online subscription, which is normally priced at $19.99. The offer comes in two parts: subscribers first claim a free three-month membership, and then after 60 days, they’ll be able to come back and redeem an additional nine months. This offers is valid for both new and existing Switch Online subscribers – current users get extra months added on top of their existing plan. Check out the offer here. Read more for a video explaining the entire deal in detail.

Fortnite Bouncy Ball

Fortnite’s latest toy-based challenge for players in week 5 involves a bouncy ball, in which players are asked to get 15 bounces with a single throw. It can be found in Tier 26 of the Season 8 battle pass, and there are several ways to approach the challenge, including getting to a high enough point to see if the ball has enough momentum for all thebounces, or build a small enclosed space before throwing it so that the ball bounces off the enclosure. Read more for another video and additional information.

Nintendo Switch Final Fantasy VII

Gamers can now experience Square’s RPG classic Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo and Microsoft platforms for the first time, as the title arrives on the Switch and Xbox One family of devices today. New enhancements include a 3x speed mode, an enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted – when enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles, and a Max Stats command that enables players to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye. Read more for the early review and additional information.