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Tag Archives: Gaming

Play to Spend: Sony Playstation Wallet

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Why so serious? The Joker probably isn’t a character you’d go to for words of wisdom, but we could all benefit from living life according to his trademark line. The more humor you find in every day life, the better your well-being. If you take things less seriously, then you might end up with less stress at the end of the day, right?

You can start with your wallet. Sleek, thin, and black– that’s how it’s always been. But if you’re in the market for a new one and want something that showcases one of your hobbies, then pick up this PlayStation wallet. It’s an officially-licensed product and looks like a miniature version of the real thing. Made from PVC and polyester, this wallet will last through many all-night gaming marathons.

The PlayStation wallet is available for about $27.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Immersis Turns Your Entire Room Into A Giant Projector Screen

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This is a really cool product. It’s basically a projector that analyses your room and projects in 180 degrees so that the image looks right from your point of view. This means the entire room in front of you becomes the environment that is normally just projected onto the small rectangle of your television. It’s virtual reality minus the headset! It’s turning your entire room into a giant projector screen!

By carefully analyzing the angles and protrusions in your room, Immersis is able to automatically calibrate the image it projects, creating an immersive effect unlike anything else out there. And the best part is that it’ll work with any true 3D game. The company behind the product, Catopsys, has already created a plugin that allows Immersis to work with any game that uses the Unity 3D engine. And there’s a beta for Unreal Engine. What’s more, they’re releasing the SDK so that developers can quickly and easily make their games compatible with the product.

It’s not limited to gaming though. Panoramic photos can be displayed and enjoyed without having to pan. 360° cameras typically require either a VR headset or special software to let you explore the available imagespace. With Immersis you will be “able to experience as a group all of your sport accomplishments, your vacation memories, as never before.”

It sounds awesome, and if it works as promised, could be worth the $1,150 asking price. Yes it’s steep, but that’s as close to the forefront of innovation as it gets.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

For The Die Hard Fans: A Pokemon Engagement Ring

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So I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a little out of touch on the whole Pokemon thing. Do people still play this stuff? Is it, like, a thing now? Because we’re thinking it would have to be for some jeweller somewhere to think it worth his while to develop a Pokemon Engagement ring. And to be so passionate about its description.

Somewhere in our bedrooms was a small pile of dead AA batteries from the sleepless nights with our faces glowing in the screen of capturing all of the existing 150 little evolving creatures we pit in a fight to the faint. Nowadays the batteries are built into all electronic devices and the 150 has been upped to a zillion billion. Nothing says “I Choose You” like our Trainer’s Band.

The engagement ring has a twisted shank with a row of created green gems showing our good health at the beginning of a battle, the other row of created topaz stones shows our experience. All variations of this ring has a Created Ruby and Cubic Zirconium cut in half to create the symmetrical design in the center. Our Genuine Gems options have Authentic Peridot and Authentic Aquamarine “AA” quality.

Prices start at $197 for the cubic zirconium versions and going up to $849 for real gems.

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Nanoarcade Is The World’s Smallest Arcade Machine

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The Nanoarcade isn’t the first small arcade cabinet we’ve seen, with the iCade having been introduced to the market around 5 years ago. But unlike that device, the Nanoarcade doesn’t require the use of an iPad; it’s a standalone miniaturized gaming cabinet that measures 1/10th the size of a normal arcade. It’s able to play any J2ME game, which are Java-based titles that were popular before the advent of iOS and Android. They may not be the most advanced or exciting games on the planet, but there are some good titles in there and their age may help recreate some of that old-school retro feel that arcade cabinets are supposed to evoke anyway. If you want to get yours, you’ll have to pledge an early bird $39, or if you miss that, $49.

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On NES30 Bluetooth Controller

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Gaming on a handheld device is great, aside from having to use on-screen controllers. Mind you, you don’t really have to use these; you can instead opt for a Bluetooth controller like the NES30 pictured above. It’ll let you play your mobile games with ease while sending you back down memory lane. Looking almost exactly like an old-school NES controller, the NES30 features 2 shoulder buttons and 2 additional action buttons more than the original, and with today’s deal will only set you back $25, instead of the normal $40.

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So This Is What Pac-Man Looks Like Under X-Rays

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Who knew? Makes sense, though. And guess what, you can even buy the print.

You’re looking at artwork called ‘The Consumer’ by one Shok-1, and he’ll be selling each print for £125 (about $195) starting on December 5th. It’s a limited edition run of only 160, and each one measures 21″ x 21″. Also, each print will be signed, numbered and embossed by SHOK-1.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On NES30 Bluetooth Controller

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If you want to play games on your tablet or smartphone, you have two choices. Use the on-screen controls like a peasant. Or get yourself dedicated controller. The NES30 is as good as any, and some would argue even better since it’s shaped to look exactly like an NES controller of old. The only difference is it connects through Bluetooth and has reconfigurable buttons. Oh, and there are two additional action buttons and two shoulder buttons. Because, well, today’s games might need more than three buttons. But there you have it, for $29 you can party like it’s 1986.

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Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew Being Tested

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Frito-Lay and Pepsi Co. sure week to have been smoking up the good stuff lately. As part of a test at Kent State University in Ohio, college students have been offered the “opportunity” to try different flavours of Mountain Dew being cooked up. One of these was an ungodly mix of Doritos and Dew, cleverly called Dewitos. Yes, the drink is supposed to taste like a swig of Dew after a bite of Doritos. According to Reddit user ‘joes_nipples’ on Reddit, “It tasted like orange with a doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing I’ve ever drunk.”

Other flavours on trial were Lemon Ginger and Mango Habanero, but we’re particularly intrigued by the Dewitos. Heck, we’d be down to trying some, if anyone wants to ship a few bottles to OhGizmo! HQ.

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[ Kotaku ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Deal of The Day: 30% Off On Retro Classics Nintendo & Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases

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If you’re over 25, there’s a good chance you feel pretty nostalgic about the GameBoy and the Nintendo Entertainment System. These were staples of our childhood, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to pay homage to our past in any way we can. How about these cool iPhone 6/6+ cases that mimic the GameBoy and Nintendo look? They’re not like the cheap silicone cases you’ve seen already for previous generation phones. These are tight fitting plastic cases that will protect your phone from scratches, while preserving all the phone’s functionality thanks to strategically placed cutouts. Better yet, they’re at $14 after today’s deal.

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