Video Games


Special Edition Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Console
If you happen to live in Europe or Japan, a special edition Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise bundle is coming your way on March 26th, priced at $370 USD. The main game will come pre-installed on this console, while a download code for the Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Kit DLC is provided. Plus, a Monster Hunter Rise-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is going to be offered on launch day as well. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Budweiser BL6 Game Console Hands-On
Remember when the Budweiser BL6 was announced back in November? It was touted as the “coolest console ever,” but many thought this was just a prank and the teaser video didn’t make people believers either, since the footage was all computer generated. Recently, at least two gamers have gotten their hands on this console and give us a hands-on look. Though it may look to have six beer cans, the first two are actually cooling fans, the middle hold the controllers, while the bottom row actually hold your drinks in place. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Plex Arcade Atari Retrogaming
Another day, another new game streaming service, but Plex Arcade went the retro gaming route. The company partnered with Atari to bring gamers a fully licensed catalog of classic titles right out of the box, including Centipede, Lunar Lander, Motor Psycho, Missile Command, Combat, Dark Chambers, Desert Falcon, Food Fight, Haunted House and more. Since these aren’t the latest and greatest games, a subscription will cost just $2.99 per month. Read more for a video and additional information.

Toys 'R' Us 1990s
Ever wish you could relive the Toys ‘R’ Us experience from the 1990s? If so, this recently uncovered video from From the day before Thanksgiving in 1991, shot at a New York City Toys ‘R’ Us store, should do the trick. This particular Herald Square location, located at 34th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, was shuttered in the late 90s in response to the Times Square flagship store opening a few years later. Whether it be customers browsing the video game section for brand new Nintendo Game Boy consoles or classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, you’ll see it here. Read more for the video and additional pictures.

Moto Trainer MotoGP Superbike Simulator
Photo credit: Moto Trainer Simulator
You’ve probably seen plenty of realistic racing simulators, but Moto Trainer could be the ultimate for motorcycle fans. Its proprietary software recreates the world’s greatest tracks, allowing riders to train on every MotoGP circuit around the world. The real-world movements are perfectly synchronized to the digital rendering of their character on-screen. They can then use the on-board laps as a ghost of sorts to train in seamless synchronicity with their on-screen counterpart. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Elago T4 Apple TV Case Super Nintendo
Yes, it’s been over 30-years since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a 16-bit home video game console, was launched. Many gamers still consider this one of the greatest modern consoles of all-time, as not only was the SNES a technologically achievement, but Nintendo used enhancement chips integrated into game cartridges to be competitive far into the next generation. Elago pays tribute with the T4 case for the Apple TV. Read more for additional pictures and information.

K'NEX Pinball Machine
H/T: Gizmodo
Many are used to seeing amazing LEGO creations, but Tyler Bower wanted to show just what is possible with K’NEX and your imagination. So, he built a functional 7.5-foot-tall pinball machine with automatic scoring. How does it recreate the pinball experience? It utilizes three motors, a corded power drill for all 10 chain lifts, a secondary motor to power the moving ramp / multiball door / mini door / spinner, and then a third motor to open / close the blue trapdoor when activated. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.

Sealed Nintendo Game Boy 1989 Unboxing
Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan during April 1989, then North America, three months later, priced at $89.99 or $187.83 with inflation. Today, genuine sealed systems fetch upwards of $2,200 USD, and this person thought they had purchased one of them for a steal at a garage sale. Unfortunately, things weren’t as they seemed, especially when he noticed that the tape didn’t appear to be original. Read more for the unboxing video and additional information.

PowerA Fusion Nintendo Switch Wireless Arcade Stick
The PowerA Fusion Nintendo Switch Wireless Arcade Stick can also be connected via USB-C cable, and you can get one for $64.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Whether it be Pokkén Tournament DX, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Guilty Gear, Dragon Ball FighterZ, you’ll be able to make use of its eight full size (30mm) Japanese style domed buttons, ball top joystick, dust cover and thumb-stick/d-pad toggle switch. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

AYA NEO Ryzen Handheld PC
Another week, another handheld PC, or at least that seems to be the trend in 2021. First, there was the GPD Win 3, and now, it’s the AYA NEO. Both are capable machines, but the latter takes things to a whole new level. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6-core processor, an AMD Radeon Vega 6 GPU capable of 1.1 Teraflops of performance, 16GB of DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X RAM, and a 500GB PCIe NVMe. Read more for two hands-on videos, including one showing it running many games, including Cyberpunk 2077.