If you’re familiar with competitive gaming, “Evo Moment #37” is one clip that commonly pops up. For those who’ve never heard of it, the footage refers to a Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike semifinal match held at Evolution Championship Series 2004 between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong in which the former made an unexpected comeback by parrying 15 consecutive hits of Wong’s “Super Art” move while having only one pixel of vitality. Read more for the alternate view of that moment and the original recording.
The GameShell Kit is the coolest DIY portable game console that we’ve come across yet, and it’s fully hackable without needing any additional hardware, just some basic programming knowledge. This modular device is powered by ClockworkPI, a development board with an integrated CPU, WI-FI, PMU chip, and multimedia functions, all packed into an extremely small form factor running on embedded GNU/Linux. We recently got our hands on a unit, courtesy of Clockwork Tech LLC, and it managed to surpass all of our expectations. Get one here now. Read more for our full review.
The Nintendo Labo Robot Kit lets you suit up as a mech for a fully immersive gaming experience, all for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. Easily fold specially engineered, pre-cut cardboard sheets by following the interactive instructions and then suit up to get playing. Demolish in-game environments and complete challenges to unlock powerful abilities. Then, you can discover how the Toy-Con Robot comes to life with Nintendo Switch technology and, in Toy-Con Garage, invent new ways to play. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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: 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 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.