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YouTuber's Tiny GameCube Is a Heartbreaking Look at What Could Have Been

Unlike the low-effort PlayStation Classic, the NES Classic and SNES Classic are among the best attempts at reviving the lovable consoles from days gone by. But for some reason, despite selling millions of its retro consoles, Nintendo hasn’t continued its line of console reboots and doesn’t seem interested in taking it…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Games, Science, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Retro Consoles, Bring Back The Gamecube, Classic Consoles


HP's Omen X 2S Gaming Laptop Has a Second Display Built Right in

Bendy screens are a hot topic right now, given Samsung’s folding phone, and cool prototypes like Lenovo’s flexible screen laptop, but HP’s Omen X 2S laptop is taking a different approach to packing more display into a device. Instead of one big screen that doubles as a touchpad and keyboard, the Omen X 2S will put a…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Samsung, Hp, Lenovo, Gaming Laptops, HP Omen X 2s


HP's Omen X 2S Gaming Laptop Has Customizable Second Screen to Help Up Your Game

Bendy screens are a hot topic right now, given Samsung’s folding phone, and cool prototypes like Lenovo’s flexible screen laptop, but HP’s Omen X 2S laptop is taking a different approach to packing more display into a device. Instead of one big screen that doubles as a touchpad and keyboard, the Omen X 2S will put a…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Samsung, Hp, Lenovo, Gaming Laptops, HP Omen X 2s


Ancient Psychedelics, Robocall Scams, and Space Bezos: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This was one heck of a week in the tech and science world. Ridesharing giant Uber finally launched its long-awaited IPO, which was a major flop, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asked the Federal Trade Commission to break up the company, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried his damnedest to convince humanity to colonize the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Wearables, Eyes, Space, UK, Science, Technology, Fitness, Video Games, Climate Change, Drugs


The Surprising Origins of Absurd Gaming Hardware

Over the last few months, we’ve spoken with laptop makers, gamers, and historians to get a better understanding of the gamer aesthetic. You know what I’m talking about: Blinking lights and sharp angles. Computers that look like they fell off an alien spaceship. Crucially, we wanted to know how we got this gamer…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Nvidia, Razer, Alienware, Bright Lights Big Laptop


Microsoft Patent Imagines an Xbox Controller Customized for Gamers With Visual Impairment

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a big leap towards making gaming accessible to all players—not just those who can hold and manipulate the console’s standard controllers. Now it looks like the company is planning to expand its accessibility efforts. A Microsoft patent from last year reveals a special …Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Accessibility, Xbox, Patents, Controllers


Microsoft's Solitaire Is Finally Getting Honored in the Video Game Hall of Fame

It’s hard to imagine a video game dominating more screen time than Microsoft’s Solitaire has since first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990. It’s been the go-to distraction for procrastinators for almost three decades, and it’s finally being honored with a rightful place in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Software, Super Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, World Video Game Hall of Fame, Windows Solitaire


The Most Interesting Thing About Valve's Fancy New VR Headset Might Be Its Controllers

About a month ago, Valve teased that it was working on its own VR headset separate from the HTC’s Vive and Vive Pro, but still compatible with all the Steam VR games that are currently available. Now, Valve has finally released a ton of details about , including some of its new and unusual abilities. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Vr, Htc, Valve, VR headsets, Steam VR, Valve Index, Vr Magic Hands


There Aren't a Lot of Good Wireless Xbox Headsets. This Is a Damn Good One

Last year, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 won our battle to crown the best gaming headset under $100, so when I heard SteelSeries was working on a new wireless headset made specifically for the Xbox, naturally I was intrigued.
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Xbox, Headsets, Consumer Tech, SteelSeries, SteelSeries Arctis, Wireless Headsets, Steelseries Arctis 9x Review, Xbox Wireless Headsets


Just in Time for Zelda VR, Here's a Cheap Way to Strap Your Nintendo Switch to Your Face

It doesn’t take long for accessories to pop up for a new gaming device, but Sweat Proof Gaming might have come up with the first accessory for an accessory? For $14 it’s released a head strap upgrade for Labo VR Kit that installs (and easily removes) without any modifications needed.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Switch, Labo, Labo Vr Kit, Sweat Proof Gaming, Time for Zelda


Asus Basically Overhauled Its Entire Gaming Laptop Lineup With Faster Everything

Anytime a new wave of components hits the market, computer makers (and gamers) start counting down the days until they can put those parts in actual systems. So to coincide with the launch of new processors from Intel, new graphics cards from Nvidia, and new availability of some AMD chips, Asus revamped almost every…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Asus, Intel, Nvidia, Windows 10, ROG, Amd, Laptops, Hands On, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Asus New Rog Family For 2019


Razer's Big Laptops Have Even More Game to Give

Just a few months ago, Razer refreshed its baby 13-inch Blade Stealth with a new design, updated specs, and a lovely pink colorway. Now, it’s the big boys’ turn for new improvements, including updated components for both Blade and Blade Pro, and an all-new chassis for its 17-inch flagship.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Razer, Laptops, Hands On, Razer Blade, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Razer Blade 15, Razer Is Upgrading Its Game Again, Razer Blade 17


Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge

Games make the perfect teaching environment for developers to train machine learning models in, but which game produces the strongest AI? You can put your money on DeepMind’s AlphaGo or OpenAI’s DotA 2-playing machine, but we’ll take whichever one is the first to master Magic: The Gathering – humanity’s hardest game. A trio of scientists led by independent researcher Alex Churchill recently published research in pre-print archive arXiv that appears to establish that Magic: The Gathering, a colle...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Alex Churchill


China's New Video Game Rules Officially Ban Blood, Corpses, Mahjong, and Poker

In late-December, the Chinese government ended a nine-month freeze on approving new video games after a major government re-organization shifted the approval process to the propaganda-focused State Administration of Press and Publication. We now have official details on the new restrictions and requirements for games…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, China, Censorship, State Administration of Press


When Will We Get the Game Boy Classic Edition?

Tomorrow, April 21, 2019, the Game Boy turns 30 years old. The handheld console that paved the way for the Switch is still beloved by almost anyone who’s ever laid hands on it, and for all its shortcomings, it’s still one of the most memorable gaming devices of all time. So why is there no sign of Nintendo releasing a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Game Boy, Handhelds, Saturday Riff, Game Boy Classic Edition


AI Might Soon Make it Easy to Put Yourself In Your Favorite Video Game

In a rare move by Facebook that doesn’t have the world shaking its head in disbelief, the company’s AI researchers have developed a way to easily turn real people into playable game characters by simply analyzing videos of them going through specific motions. My dreams of finally being an unlockable character in NBA…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Science, Video Games, Research, Nba, Virtual Reality, Ai, Neural Networks


A Simple Emulator Patch Makes Many Super Nintendo Games Look Amazing on an HDTV

In 1991, the Super Nintendo was a graphics powerhouse, but today, some of the tricks it used to create 3D effects on 2D-focused hardware are hard to look at. Emulating classic SNES games on a modern hi-def TV exaggerates those graphical shortcomings, but a modder has found a way to make some titles actually look…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Video Games, Graphics, Software, Hacks, Nintendo, Patch, Super Nintendo, SNES, Bsnes


Report: Nintendo's Got a Cheaper, Smaller Nintendo Switch Coming This Fall

As someone who’s obsessed with portable gaming, on paper, the Switch seems like the perfect console for me. But I actually find it a little too big to leave the house with, so I’m optimistic about a report from Japan’s Nikkei newspaper which claims a couple of new Switch consoles are en route, including a smaller,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Japan, Science, Video Games, Nikkei, Tech, Nintendo, Rumors, Switch, Consumer Tech


MIT scientist’s ‘Simulation Hypothesis’ makes compelling case for The Matrix

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Are angels really AIs sent to monitor us on behalf of the programmers responsible for our creation? MIT computer scientist Rizwan Virk tackles these mind-boggling questions and many more in his new book ‘Simulation Hypothesis.’ This adventurous non-fiction work speculates the origins of reality, claiming it’s most likely we’re in a computer simulation. In doing so, Virk draws on his vast knowledge of quantum physics, computer science, philosophy, East...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Science, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virk, Rizwan Virk


Playing Capcom's New Game Packed Arcade Stick With a Friend Is Going to Be Awkwardly Intimate

It’s no longer just hardware companies like Nintendo and Sony who are recycling old content with plug-and-play mini consoles packed with retro games. Capcom’s now joining the fun too with its new Capcom Home Arcade that includes 16 classic titles from the developer’s catalog including Street Fighter II and Mega Man:…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Street Fighter, Retro, Consumer Tech, Controllers, Capcom, Capcom Home Arcade


EA Origin Users, Update Your Client Now

Between Anthem, multiple rounds of layoffs, and all the trouble the publisher has had with various Star Wars games recently, EA has had a pretty rocky last 12 months. But strangely, a recent bug with its Origin game client might be one of the company’s most serious issues yet.Read more...
Tags: Security, Gaming, Games, Science, EA, Pc Gaming, Consumer Tech, EA Origin, Update Origin Now


Report: Apple May Spend Over Half a Billion on Its Subscription Game Service

Sources say Apple is spending hundreds of millions of dollars, and may exceed half a billion dollars in total funding, for its upcoming Arcade game subscription service, the Financial Times reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Subscriptions, Financial Times, Apple Arcade


The Nintendo Switch's Labo VR Kit Is Cheap VR That Doesn't Suck

Considered Nintendo’s biggest failure and the butt of endless jokes, the $180 Virtual Boy delivered an embarrassingly limited virtual reality experience when it debuted in 1995. But the console’s quick death didn’t discourage Nintendo from taking risks, and 24 years later its second attempt at virtual reality…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Virtual Reality, Recycling, Cardboard, Switch, Consumer Tech, Labo, Labo Vr Kit


Qualcomm's New Mobile Chip Promises to Cut Back on Annoying Gaming Hiccups

If you’ve dabbled in mobile gaming, particularly more resource intensive titles like one of the many battle royale games out there, you know jank. It’s the slight hiccup, frame skip, or graphics lag that can sometimes mean the difference between an early exit and a chicken dinner (or perhaps a victory royale).Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Mobile Gaming, Processors, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Consumer Tech, Qualcomm Ai Day, Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730, Snapdragon 730g


Everything You Need to Dungeon Master Your First Dungeons & Dragons Game

From playing a central role in Stranger Things to the record-breaking Critical Role, Dungeons & Dragons has finally found its time in the sun. If you want to start your own game with a group of friends, you’re going to need some gear first.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Tabletop Games


Make Sure You're Using the Right Cable For Your Gaming Monitor

I recently bought a gaming monitor, but I kept using the old HDMI cable that I’ve used for years because it’s what I had. This was a poor decision. As it turns out, I could get significantly better performance out of my monitor just by switching over to DisplayPort.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Home Theater, Cables


Serial Swatter Sentenced to 20 Years for Hoax Call That Led to Police Killing of Kansas Man

Tyler R. Barriss has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a string of phony emergency calls, one of which was made over a Call of Duty deal and led to police killing an innocent Kansas man.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Technology, Crime, Kansas, Swatting, Tyler R Barriss


Amazon's Blowing Out a Bunch of Your Favorite Logitech Accessories, Today Only

Today’s Gold Box is discounting a number of Logitech peripherals for work and play. Inside, you’ll find a lot of mechanical keyboards, headphones, a webcam and mice.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Kinja Deals, Gaming, Accessories, Science, Peripherals, Gold Box, Pc, Logitech, Gaming Peripherals, Gaming Deals


A Bunch of Your Favorite Logitech Accessories Are On Sale, Today Only

Today’s Gold Box is discounting a number of Logitech peripherals for work and play. Inside, you’ll find a lot of mechanical keyboards, headphones, a webcam and mice.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Kinja Deals, Gaming, Accessories, Science, Peripherals, Gold Box, Pc, Logitech, Gaming Peripherals, Gaming Deals


Start Broadcasting Your Gameplay like a Pro with This Discounted Stream Card

There’s a lot of debate online on whether stream cards are necessary. But from my experience streaming demanding games on the power of your graphics card and CPU alone just doesn’t pass muster, even after “optimizing” my settings.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Kinja Deals, Gaming, Science, Computers, Amazon deals



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