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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: Saturday Riff, Game Boy, Nintendo, Video Games, Gaming, Game Boy Classic Edition, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Handhelds, Consoles

Panthers Schedule Promo References a Slew of Video Games

The Carolina Panthers’ released its 2019 schedule promotion video on Wednesday, which makes callbacks to classic games, like “Pitfall” and “Oregon Trail” among other games, shared via YouTube. The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team in the National Football League (NFL). The team is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The promo video shows various […]
Tags: News, Carolina Panthers, Retro Gaming, Video Games

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: Video Games, Ai, Facebook, Research, Virtual Reality, Gaming, 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

How to Get a Free PC Copy of 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

In response to the recent fire that devastated Notre Dame—one of the world’s oldest and most iconic cathedrals and iconic part of France’s national history—French video game publisher Ubisoft is offering a free PC copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity (normally $30) for a limited time. The offer will last from April 17 until…Read more...
Tags: Video Games, France, Ubisoft, Lifehacks, Notre Dame, Creed Unity, Free Game, Uplay, Assassins Creed Unity

The best PS3 games of all time

Choosing the right PlayStation 3 game can be a conundrum, especially when there are nearly 1,500 titles to choose from. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best games to have ever made it to the platform. The post The best PS3 games of all time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Sony, Ps3, Playstation 3, Buying Guides

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

Escaping from Chairs and Shredding Books: The Games of GDC 2019

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco is largely a trade show and professional development conference for game industry employees, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of games on display! Some developers show off their games as demos for engines or tools; others are shopping around for publishers, partners, or prospective employees; and still others showcase them as part of exhibitions focusing on subjects like indie games or alternative controllers. In between sessions at th...
Tags: Japan, Video Games, US, San Francisco, Tetris, Anime, Conventions, GDC, Nyu, Celeste, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Evan Minto, Megaman, Aitcheson, Game Developers Conference 2019

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

‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Trailer: Try to Survive as a Jedi Padawan on the Run After Order 66

So far the video game offerings in the Star Wars universe since Disney bought Lucasfilm have left a lot to be desired. While Star Wars Battlefront was fun for a little while, there’s no real depth to the game and it’s distinctly missing what makes an adventure in a galaxy far, far away so exciting. Hopefully Electronic Arts can change that with a new Jedi fantasy adventure game. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is about a Jedi padawan trying to survive after Order 66 resulted in almost all the Jedi...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Star Wars Celebration, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ First Impressions: Wielding a Lightsaber Never Felt So Good

At Star Wars Celebration 2019, fans can try out Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, a new virtual reality video game from ILMxLAB coming to the Oculus Quest headset and Oculus Rift headsets this spring (watch the new trailer). But before Vader Immortal becomes available to the general public, I was able to get a sneak preview of the experience, and let me tell you, wielding a lightsaber has never felt so good. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is one of the most fun, immersive video game...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Imperial, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Oculus Quest, Vader Immortal, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, Dark Lord of Sith

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Trailer: Are You Ready to Work for Darth Vader?

Following a debut at Star Wars Celebration 2019, we have a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars virtual reality adventure experience Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I. The VR game and experience from ILMxLAB is coming to Oculus VR headsets this year, starting with the untethered Oculus Quest headset this spring, allowing you to see first-hand what it’s like to work for Darth Vader. Watch the new Vader Immortal trailer below, and find out about two key voices who will guide you...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Movie Trailers, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Maya, Maya Rudolph, Mustafar, David S Goyer, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Charles Soule, Alan Tudyk

The best Sega Genesis games of all time

Although the company has since fallen into obscurity, Sega was an indisputable titan throughout the '90s. That said, here are 25 best Sega Genesis games that helped define its fabled decade. The post The best Sega Genesis games of all time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Sega, Sega Gensis

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

Want to Change Your PlayStation Username for Free? Here’s How

Keeping a promise it made last year, Sony is finally providing PlayStation 4 players the option to change their username — meaning you can finally ditch the scourge that is “L33TMoocher420,” or whatever else you thought was funny in high school. Sadly, changing your PlayStation username is not as simple as typing in a new…
Tags: News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Sony, Onetime

How to (Finally) Change Your Name on PlayStation 4

The time has come: Sony has finally announced it will allow PlayStation 4 owners to change their User IDs—the name you go by when you’re playing games online—starting later today. The feature is a long time coming, and gamers, particularly those of us who have been hamstrung with the same handle since creating a…Read more...
Tags: Video Games, Sony, Playstation 4, Ps4, Lifehacks, Psn, Ps3, PS Vita, Online Games

5 Video Games You’ve Never Heard Of But You Should Be Playing

Don't let these sleeper indie hits fly under your rada
Tags: News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Don, Onetime

The best Oculus Rift games available today

The Oculus Rift brought back virtual reality and put a modern twist on it. Grab your Touch Controllers, put on your VR headset, and jump into the fun with some of the best Oculus Rift games available now. The post The best Oculus Rift games available today appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Virtual Reailty, Best Of Everything

"HOOHA may appear in the dictionary with the definition that you see in the clue..."

"... but I can tell you that is not how that 'word' exists in most people's minds in 2019. I wanted HOOPLA and honestly considered the possibility that I'd have to cram two letters into one box somewhere in there."Writes Rex Parker about today's NYT crossword, which clued "hooha" as "Big to-do." Anyway... my dictionary, the unlinkable OED, defines "hooha" with one meaning only, "A commotion, a rumpus, a row." Historical examples include:1931 Punch 14 Oct. 402/1 The devil of a hoo-ha in the p...
Tags: Video Games, Law, Puzzles, Slang, Eliot, Hoo, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, OED, Shute, Rex Parker, T.S. Eliot, Hoo Hoo Hoo, Diddy Kong

Roblox hits milestone of 90M monthly active users

Kids gaming platform Roblox, most recently valued at over $2.5 billion, has reached a new milestone of 90 million monthly active users, the company said on Sunday. That’s up from the 70 million monthly actives it claimed at its last funding round – a $150 million Series F, announced last fall. The sizable increase in users is credited to Roblox’s international expansion efforts, and particularly its more recent support for the French and German languages. The top 150 games that run on the Rob...
Tags: Gaming, Europe, Video Games, France, Germany, Tech, United Kingdom, Minecraft, Online Games, Online Safety, Usk, Roblox, Video Gaming, David Baszucki, Enfance, Frace

The best indie games (April 2019)

These days, some of the best video games are made by independent studios. Here are 25 of the best indie games, whether you prefer grueling dungeon crawlers or otherworldly, meditative adventures. The post The best indie games (April 2019) appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Indie games, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything

The best PS4 games (April 2019)

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you. The post The best PS4 games (April 2019) appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Sony, Playstation 4, Ps4, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything

Looking for classic gaming fun? Here are the best emulators for Android

Whether it's an old Sega, Sony, or Atari console you're pining for, you don't need a PC to emulate your favorite games of yesteryear. Here are all the best emulators for Android to get those nostalgic juices flowing. The post Looking for classic gaming fun? Here are the best emulators for Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Retro, Emulators, Sega Sony

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fortnite

Don’t think of it as an evil video game. Think of it as a rowdy block party.
Tags: News, Parenting, Video Games, Children and Childhood, Fortnite (Video Game

Tesla is rolling out new Atari games as part of its TeslAtari feature

Tesla is adding 2048 and Atari’s Super Breakout to the list of games that drivers and passengers can play on the company’s dashboard display. The company added Atari games to its slate of apps and services last August via a software update. At the time, the initial slate of games included Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander, and Centipede. Atari games are coming to Teslas via software update Contrary to our speculation at the time, Pole Position was not offered with the steering whee...
Tags: TC, Video Games, Wi-fi, Tech, Tesla, Asteroids, Atari, Arcade Games, Missile Command, Breakout, Missile Command Asteroids Lunar Lander