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The Ultimate Game Boy Clone Perfectly Plays Every Classic Handheld Game You Ever Loved

It’s become painfully clear that Nintendo has no plans to release a throwback console to celebrate the Game Boy’s 30th birthday this year. But you won’t lament the Game Boy Classic Edition not happening now that the Analogue Pocket has been revealed. It’s a portable console that flawlessly plays cartridges from almost…Read more...
Tags: Video Games, Analogue, Analogue Pocket, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Game Boy, Game Gear


Everything Google Announced Today

In a somewhat unconventional spectacle that included a fireside chat about the company’s environmental initiatives and photographer Annie Leibovitz dropping by to talk about smartphones, Google’s Pixel 4 event in New York today included few surprises, and at times, even fewer details on its new hardware.Read more...
Tags: Google, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 Xl, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Smartphones, Pixel, Google Home Mini, Google Nest Mini, Google Nest Wifi, Wifi, Speakers, Audio, Headphones, Google Pixel Buds


Digital Activists Take Aim at Video Game Companies Over China Censorship

A leading U.S. digital rights organization is joining the battle against top video game companies that might seek to censor gamers for expressing support for Hong Kongers who’ve been protesting Chinese influence over the past 27 weeks.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Video Games, Blizzard, Umbrella Revolution, Free Speech, Hong Kongers


Google Suggests Stadia Will Somehow Achieve 'Negative Latency,' Perhaps Via Predictive Button Input

Google sure has some bold plans for its Stadia game streaming service: “negative latency.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, Streaming, Game Streaming, Stadia, Google Stadia


What You Need to Know About the Court of Owls, the Potential Foes of the Next Big Batman Game

It’s been a good long time since we last stepped into the world of the excellent Batman: Arkham games, but recently Bat-fans were sent all aflutter by a new teaser for what appears to be the next entry in the series being made by game developer Warner Bros. Montreal. This time, the villain seems to be a foe that …Read more...
Tags: Science, Owls, Video Games, Dc Comics, Explainer, Batman, DC Entertainment, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Court of Owls, Warner Bros Montreal, Batman Arkham City, Batman Arkham Asylum


This Incredibly Customizable Controller Will Make You Better at the Switch

Nintendo makes an excellent standalone controller for those who prefer gaming with something more substantial than the Switch’s Joy-Cons. The Pro Controller was always what I recommended to anyone looking for a Switch gamepad, but not any longer. 8BitDo’s SN30 Pro+ isn’t perfect, but its biggest draw—its ability to be …Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Controllers, 8bitdo, Sn30 Pro


This Nintendo Switch Emulator for the PC Might Finally Be as Good as the Actual Console

For whatever reason you turn to them, emulators have always offered a gaming experience that was almost as good as the real thing, although not quite perfect. But the developers of Yuzu, a Nintendo Switch emulator for the PC, recently released an update that allows games like Super Mario Odyssey to run at a full 60…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Consoles, Emulators, Emulation, Yuzu, Nintendo Switch, Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Odyssey


Watching Someone Restore a Filthy Game Boy to Its Original Pristine Condition Is Soothing For the Soul

It was a tragic day when, after being dropped on the floor, my original Game Boy was left with a bunch of dead lines on its screen. But it lived a good life, and has the scars, knicks, and scratches to prove it. However, it wasn’t quite as abused as this Game Boy that YouTube’s Odd Tinkering purchased and managed to …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Restoration, Consumer Tech, Game Boy, Odd Tinkering


VFX Artists Explain What It Would Actually Take to Redo Sonic the Hedgehog

After the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it was like a million voices cried out in laughter, then were suddenly placated. The negative response to Sonic’s look prompted director Jeff Fowler to announce that the filmmakers were going back to the drawing board. But what does that mean, how long will it take,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Interview, Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vfx, Paramount, Jeff Fowler, Juan Luis Sanchez, Daryl Bartley


Captain Lorca Returns (for the First Time) in This Exclusive Star Trek Online Trailer

Thank the Mirror Universe that I can get away with a headline like that, frankly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Exclusive, Cbs All Access, Jason Isaacs, Star Trek Online, Perfect World, Lorca, Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Discovery, Rekha Sharma


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


Star Wars Fans Will Love Helping the Dark Lord Achieve His Destiny in Vader Immortal

For years, we’ve enjoyed watching Star Wars stories from the outside. And typically Star Wars in VR and AR feels more like a very cool tech demo than a full immersion into a galaxy far, far away. But with Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode I, it seems like ILMxLab has crafted an untold chapter in the Star…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Disney, Vr, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, David Goyer, Ilmxlab, Mohen Leo, Oculus Quest, Vader Immortal, Ben Snow


Tetris Played on an Old School Display Produces the Most Satisfying Sounds

Imagine yourself playing Tetris, and you’ll undoubtedly have the Game Boy version’s memorable theme song (called Korobeiniki) stuck in your head for hours. But playing the game on an old school analog display manages to produce an even more satisfying sound as 210 small plastic discs quickly flip back and forth to…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Video Games, Sounds, Tetris, Hacks, Asmr, Korobeiniki


Star Wars' 3-Year Box Office Hiatus Could Be Just What the Franchise Needs

Yesterday, Disney announced a fully armed and operational movie slate, bolstered by its recently formalized acquisition of Fox. But the news brought with it a bit of a bombshell for Star Wars fans: new films are coming, but they won’t start coming until 2022, three years after The Rise of Skywalker. And that’s…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Skywalker, Star Wars Resistance, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


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


Apple Releases Its Second iOS Game Ever, and It's a Tribute to Getting Filthy Rich

If you haven’t already heard the news, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway investment firm recently pumped a bunch of money into ‘cash-strapped’ Apple. To say thanks for helping to keep the company afloat, Apple released its first iOS game since 2008: a Paperboy ripoff called Warren Buffet’s Paper Wizard that’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Itunes App Store, Games, Science, Video Games, Tim Cook, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, Warren Buffets Paper Wizard, Warren Buffet 's Berkshire Hathaway


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


Alzheimer’s-Detecting VR Game

VR game Sea Hero Quest—developed by game studio Glitchers, Deutsche Telekom (a German telecommunications company) and several European universities—is capable of identifying the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in players. The game takes players on an ocean voyage, during which they are tasked with controlling the ship and navigating a specific route—first with a map, and then without. Apparently, “every two minutes spent playing the …
Tags: Health, Science, Design, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Alzheimer's Disease, Vr, Virtual Reality, Linkaboutit, Sea Hero Quest, Glitchers Deutsche Telekom


You Can't Unsee the First Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer

Like the left side of a classic Sonic video game stage, the live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie has been steadily approaching, whether we like it, or not, and the first trailer is here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Paramount, Jim Carey, James Marsden


Nintendo's VR Upgrade for Zelda Messed Me Up

Despite being made of cardboard, Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit is a surprisingly excellent virtual reality upgrade for the Switch, bolstered by an excellent roster of games and VR experiences. Nintendo has just extended its Labo VR Kit support to its A-list titles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Vr, Virtual Reality, Zelda, Switch, Consumer Tech, Labo, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Labo Vr Kit, Super Mario Odysset


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


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


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, Science, Video Games, Marvel Comics, Tie Fighter, New Republic, Imperial, Today Marvel Comics, Alphabet Squadron, Maarek Stele, Good Imperial


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



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