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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, Video Games, Super Nintendo, Snes, Nintendo, Bsnes, Hacks, Graphics, Software, Patch

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: Nintendo, Switch, Gaming, Video Games, Nikkei, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Rumors

TIE Fighter, and Star Wars' Idea of the Good Imperial

Today Marvel Comics launched TIE Fighter, a miniseries about an elite squadron of Imperial pilots who find treachery among their ranks. It ties into the upcoming novel Alphabet Squadron, starring an ex-TIE pilot who defects to the fledgling New Republic, but it got me thinking about another story of a TIE pilot, one…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Tie Fighter, Alphabet Squadron, Marvel Comics, Maarek Stele, Video Games

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

What Palpatine Left Behind

A cackle in the dark. That was all it took for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to deliver its biggest shock—a shock that not even a title, a Death Star, or a host of other reveals in its first trailer could compare to. Sheev Palpatine, Darth Sidious, Emperor Palpatine, call him what you want: He’s back. And it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, The Force, Palpatine, Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Sheev Palpatine Darth Sidious

Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation

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

This Might Be the Least Fun Switch Accessory

But it’s still more fun than the Virtual Boy.
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Accessories, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Cardboard, Boxes, Switch, Consumer Tech, Labo, Nintendo Switch

The Mega Sg Is the Only Sega Clone You Should Buy

It’s a great time to be a nostalgic retro gamer with countless ways to replay all the 8 and 16-bit games you loved as a kid—assuming you are a Nintendo fan. The NES and SNES Classic Editions, as well as several third-party console clones that work with original carts, do a lovely job of putting retro Nintendo games on…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Retro, Consoles, Sega, Sega Genesis, Analogue, Consumer Tech, Mega Sg, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear

Sony Is Sure Selling a Lot of PlayStation VR Headsets

Sony has continued to do well in the virtual reality space, and has sold a grand total of 4.2 million PlayStation VR systems worldwide, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. That’s total units actually bought by consumers, not just shipped.
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, Playstation, Sony, Vr, Virtual Reality, Headsets, Playstation Vr, VR headsets

No One Knows How Users Will Pay for Google Stadia Yet, But an Ad-Supported Model May Be Tricky

This week, Google announced its fancy new Stadia game-streaming service to the world—though the question of just how the tech giant is planning on monetizing it remains quite open. It’s not clear whether users will gain access to Stadia’s stable of games by purchasing individual titles, paying a monthly subscription…Read more...
Tags: Stadia, Google, Video Games, Streaming, Video Game Streaming, Advertising, Ad Supported, Subscriptions, Technology

Google Made Chromecast Cool Again

At Gizmodo, there are few things more rewarding than eating your own words. So here I am. It’s been six months since I reviewed the apparently boring new Google Chromecast, a gadget I said “falls short” and called “a bummer.” New Google has effectively turned the Chromecast into the video game console of the future.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Chromecast, Gizmodo, New Google, Google Chromecast, Stadia, Google Stadia

This May Be the Hideous Logo for Google's New Game Streaming Service

A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumored video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a monstrous love child.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Video Games, San Francisco, Chromecast, Streaming, Game Streaming, Game Developers Conference, Video Game Streaming

Netflix's Anime Plans Expand Even Further With Adaptation of Cult Capcom RPG Dragon's Dogma

From nabbing streaming rights to classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, to co-producing new series ranging from adaptations of its own shows to icons like Ultraman, Netflix is leaning all the way in on anime lately. And now it’s going even further, with the help of a beloved, weird Capcom game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Netflix, Streaming, Anime, Bones, Capcom, David Production, Powerhouse, Supercrooks, Sublimation, Spriggan, Ultraman Netflix, Dragons Dogma, Gods Heroes

This New Duck Tales Song is a Beautiful Treat for Longtime Fans

The new Duck Tales cartoon has a lot of sentimental good will to build off of. After all, it’s following up on the legacy of a beloved cartoon, which itself stands as the poster child of the entire Disney Afternoons collection of cartoons, seen by many as one of Disney’s best eras for interesting animation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Disney, Ducktales, Della Duck, Disney Afternoons

How to Play PS4 on Your iPhone From Your Bathroom (And Other Places Too)

You can now completely control your Playstation 4 with an iOS device anywhere there’s internet thanks to a free, new PS4 Remote Play app. The new feature comes through a system software update for PS4, which is also free. After spending a few minutes acquiring said software updates and apps, I was able to control my…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Playstation, Sony, Playstation 4, Ps4

The Pokémon of Detective Pikachu, Ranked By Their Horrifying Cuteness

When it was first announced, not a lot of people thought a live-action Pokémon movie could work. And then the trailers for Detective Pikachu collectively blew our socks off by presenting realistically-rendered monsters that trade anime cartoonishness for a frankly incredible mix of adorableness and sheer terror.Read more...
Tags: Science, Superlist, Video Games, Cute, Horror, Pokemon, Warner Bros, Pikachu, Ranker, Detective Pikachu

The Toys of the 1980s Are Making a Major Comeback This Year

Blockbusters like the Star Wars trilogy, as well as unregulated TV advertising to kids, helped the ’80s churn out some of the most memorable toys of all time. Thirty years later, the ’80s are enjoying a renaissance thanks to shows like Stranger Things, and toymakers are happy to resurrect and hawk classic collectibles…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Nostalgia, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Toy Fair 2019

Yes, Bowser Is the New President of Nintendo

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the President of Nintendo for the past 13 years, has officially announced his retirement. He’s being replaced by the most perfectly-named man for the job: Doug Bowser. Times are hard in the Koopa Kingdom, I guess!Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Bowser, Doug Bowser, Reggie Fils Aime, Koopa Kingdom

Baby's First Game Boy Teaches Your Kids the Joys of Gaming With Physical Buttons

Unless you’re a staunch advocate for your kids having zero screen time, at some point you’re going to distract them with a mobile device. But instead of putting your expensive, fragile smartphone in their hands, LeapFrog’s new RockIt Twist is like a baby’s first Game Boy that makes gaming more accessible with a bunch…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Leapfrog, Toy Fair 2019

This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card

Super Impulse’s Tiny Arcade line—a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets—is a fun way for ‘80s kids to relive their childhoods spent stuffing quarters into arcade machines. But for those times when you’re away from your desk and get the itch for Pac-Man or Missile Command, Super Impulse has created a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Credit Card, Retro, Consumer Tech, Super Impulse, Microarcade, Missile Command Super Impulse

Deep Mind Artificial Intelligence Wins 10 Out 11 Games Versus Pro Human Players

Deep Mind has a StarCraft II program AlphaStar. It is the first Artificial Intelligence to defeat a top professional human player. In a series of test matches held on 19 December, AlphaStar... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Video Games, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Deep Learning, Deep Mind

Deep Mind Artificial Intelligence Wins 10 Out 11 Games Versus Best Human Players

Deep Mind has a StarCraft II program AlphaStar. It is the first Artificial Intelligence to defeat a top professional human player. In a series of test matches held on 19 December, AlphaStar... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Video Games, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Deep Learning, Deep Mind

AOC Breaks the Internet by Dropping in on Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids 

It’s logical to fear that any politician with a semblance of humanity will eventually disappoint us. But somehow, in defiance of our low expectations, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just keeps getting cooler. This evening she became perhaps the first Congressperson to ever appear on a Twitch stream,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Mermaids, Twitch, Aoc, Trans Rights, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Hbomberguy, Graham Lineham, Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids

Alita: Battle Angel's Interactive Experience Puts You at the Heart of Iron City's Hottest Competition

One thing fans rarely get to do with their favorite movies is visit the actual sets. Mostly that’s because they were built in a far-off, secluded film studio and destroyed before the movie even came out. But the idea of making that experience possible for fans is one of the seeds that breathed life into Alita: Battle…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Interactive, 20th Century Fox, Robert Rodriguez, Alita, Interactive Fiction, Alita Battle Angel

A Guide to Kingdom Hearts 3, for the Disney Fan Who Has No Idea What This Franchise Is

At the end of the month—outside of any potential, agonizing last-minute delay—one of the most anticipated moments for games in 2019 is going to happen: After years and years of waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally come out. Are you a Disney fan who’s wildly confused as to what the deal is? We’re here to...let’s say …Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Disney, Explainer, Square Enix, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Mickey Mouse, Kingdom Hearts 3

World of Warcraft Is Getting a Little Stan Lee Cameo of Its Own

The world of...well, us, might have lost Stan Lee last year. But the World of Warcraft is gaining a lovely little tribute to the comics icon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Marvel, Stan Lee, World of Warcraft, Stan Lee Cameo

There's a Cleaning Kit Hidden Inside This Portable NES so You'll Never Have to Blow on a Cartridge Again

Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming.…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nes, Ces, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, My Arcade, CES 2019, Ces2019, Retrochamp

Two Artists With Wildly Different Styles Create Stunning Posters of Your Favorite Video Games

The late, great Roger Ebert once expressed the controversial opinion that video games can’t be art. And while he was certainly entitled to that point of view, there are cases where it’s factually false—like a new art exhibit that’s soon to open in Los Angeles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Roger Ebert, Posters, This Is Awesome, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles Read, Alexander Wells, James Gilleard

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