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Remember the Game Boy Advance SP? If so, then this custom N64 portable may look familiar. Gman Modz unveils the N64SP. It uses a real Nintendo 64 motherboard that has been chopped down to fit inside a 3D-printed shell with clear resin and then painted with Tamiya clear red paint. That’s not all, the buttons were also printed on the Form2 3D printer, molded, and then cast in resin. The end result is essentially an N64 that you can take anywhere. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Russia-based Caviar has done it again with their latest offering, a one-of-one Sony PlayStation 5 “Golden Rock” edition. The functionality of the game console hasn’t changed, but aesthetically, it looks like something that belongs in a museum, complete with 20 kg (44.09 lb) of solid 18K gold. To be more specific, it boasts 8 plates, all cast in solid 18-karat gold, which means it’s basically one single block of the metallic yellow element. Read more for another picture and additional information.
The WD_Black 500GB SN750 is a budget-priced NVMe internal gaming SSD that doesn’t lack in performance, and you can get one for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Its ultra transfer speeds provide users with near-instant access to their games and files, allowing them to get back into game action more quickly, while also boosting the system’s overall responsiveness. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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The Nintendo 64 was first back during June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, and March 1997 in Europe /Australia. It was an overwhelming success and also the last major home console to use the ROM cartridge as its primary storage format until the Switch. Eventually, the game console was discontinued in 2002 following the launch of its successor, the GameCube. Many gamers during that time hoped there would be a portable version, and one modder made it a reality. Read more to see the world’s smallest N64 portable with a cartridge slot.
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Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is set to open on February 4, 2021, and today, the theme park released the area’s official map, along with some food / merchandise pictures. As you’ve seen in Shigeru Miyamoto’s tour, guests enter the world through a warp pipe from an entrance plaza accessed from a walkway that branches right next to the WaterWorld sign. This entrance plaza boasts themed lamp posts and Super Nintendo World signs next to the pipe, which leads into Princess Peach’s Castle. Read more for the pictures and additional information.
Many already know that Supergiant Games is a game developer best known for their critically acclaimed titles Bastion, Transistor, Pyre and Hades. They decided to create a 12-hour long yule log video from the House of Hades to bring in some Christmas day ambience, since many will be stuck at home this year. If you’ve never played Hades, players take one the role of the immortal Prince of the Underworld, wielding the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself. Read more for the video and additional information.
Available with either the Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor ($799) or Intel i7-1165G7 processor ($899), the GPD Win 3 is basically a handheld Windows 10 gaming PC that can run many AAA-titles at 60fps+. Featuring a 5.5-inch sliding touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keypad, a 96 EU Intel Xe GPU, 16GB of LPDDR4-4266 RAM, a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD and support for PCIe 4.0 drives for even faster read / write speeds. For those who want to work on the big screen, simply place it in the included external dock with a wired ethernet port, HDMI, and additional USB Type-A / Type-C ports. Read more for two videos and additional information.
DeepMind’s latest AI, called MuZero, man master games while learning how to play, all without being told the rules. Earlier this year, it managed to master dozens of Atari 2600 games from over forty years ago, a great training exercise for the AI because they provide a rich suite of tasks which players must develop sophisticated behavioral strategies to master, and give it an easy progress metric – game score – to optimize against. Read more for a video and additional information.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been plagued with glitches, to the point where both Sony and Microsoft have offered refunds to those who’ve purchased the title for PS4 or Xbox One. To pay tribute to some of these bugs, one developer created a short clip showing what the game would look like on the original Sony PlayStation. It starts out in first-person view, with the main character walking down a main road, complete with 2D sprite cars in the backdrop vanishing at a distance. Read more for the video and additional information.
Finally, Microsoft Flight Simulator now supports your favorite virtual reality headset for PC systems. This game was built from the ground up to achieve three key goals: realism, accuracy, and authenticity of flight. Today, it has become the most immersive virtual flight experience to date that isn’t a full-sized simulator used to train pilots. This free update is compatible across a wide range of supported devices, including various Windows Mixed Reality headsets (HP Reverb G2, etc.), Oculus, Valve, and HTC headsets. Read more for two videos, including hands-on gameplay, and additional information.