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Old School Style NES30 Gamepad Works With Devices Today

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The time is 1985. You’ve just come back home from a gruelling day at kindergarten. You just want to unwind with a nice cup of milk and your favourite gaming system in front of you. That was bliss. Fast forward 30 years, and you sadly contemplate your modern life with all its stale responsibilities and obnoxious obligations. But for a few minutes a day, you can still relive some of that former glory. The NES30 gamepad pictured above is a 1:1 replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 80′s. This one connects to several devices through Bluetooth, however, allowing you to game with more freedom than anyone can with the on-screen controls seen on most mobile device games. Ok, there are four extra buttons that weren’t part of the original, so exact faithfulness was overlooked in favour of modern usability. But it’s still a pretty good approximation to what the original looked like. The battery will last 20 hours between charges, and it will work with just about any device capable of playing games, except consoles. It’ll cost you $40 to own.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: 14% Off On Loot Crate, Epic Gamer Gear In A Box (3-Month Plan)

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Remember that Family Guy episode where Peter gas to choose between a yacht and a mystery box? Admit it, you’d choose the box too, and now you can. The Loot Crate: Epic Gamer Gear In A Box is a monthly subscription based product that comes, well, in a box. Meaning, you’ll get a box each month containing all kinds of stuff gamers might like. There’s “gear, collectibles, toys, apparel, art, and other goodies”. It’s like nerd Christmas every month. And with today’s deal, you’ll pay $48 for 3 months of this, rather than the usual $56.

[ 14% Off On Loot Crate, Epic Gamer Gear In A Box (3-Month Plan) ]

Want This: R-Kaid-R is a Portable Arcade Machine

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Arcade machines are big and bulky, and they only let you play one game per machine. Regardless of that fact, they’re still all sorts of awesome and most people would sell an arm and a leg to get the machine for their favorite game. That is, if they had the space for it after coughing up the dough for it.

An alternative? The R-Kaid-R portable arcade machine. While it’s not really lighter on the wallet, it’s definitely way more compact than a typical machine.

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Want To Feel Old? Watch This Video Of Kids Being Introduced To The Original GameBoy

Well then… time marches on, doesn’t it? Choice excerpts from this lovely video include the following.

5:43 – “In a split second, I would throw this in the trash and get back the iPad.”

5:59 – “The gaming device… is stupid.”

6:53 – “You gotta thank this, this is the grandfather of everything.” (smart kid!)

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Deal Of The Day Ending Soon: 1 Year Of iOS/Android Game Design Training For 93% Off

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Designing a successful mobile game can be a surefire path to riches, but you need to skills and knowledge to get there. Learning how to build iOS and Android applications without breaking the bank is now possible thanks to the above set of 8 interactive course, spread out over a year. Last time we posted about this, a good number of you guys took the plunge. The deal is ending tomorrow, so if you were even mildly curious, now’s the time. You’ll pay $79 for $1,200 worth of courses, which include “Intro to 2D game design with GameSalad, Intro to 3D game design with Unity 3D, Introdution to 3D Animation with Maya…” and others.

[ 1 Year Of iOS/Android Game Design Training For 93% Off ]

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gameplay Footage Released

If you’re patiently waiting for the next instalment of gaming’s most lucrative franchise, here’s some gameplay footage to either tide you over or make you even more feverish. And sadly, you still have some ways to wait, since the release date is slated for November 4th of this year. Also, as before, the initial batch of DLC will be Xbox One only, though for how long isn’t clear.

VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Deal Of The Day: 93% Off On 1 Year Of Training To Develop iOS and Android Games

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You know there’s a bunch of people and companies making some serious money releasing games on iOS and Android, right? Like, what about that dude with Flappy Birds and the reported $50,000 a day he was making? That’s a lot of money, and it’s such a simple game; it could have been you. Thing is, you don’t know how to code. Well, if you spend $79 on today’s deal, you’ll get 1 year of “online game design training created by experts currently working in the video game industry.” Normally this course goes for $1,200, so this deal represents significant savings. Here are some sample classes: Intro to 2D game design with GameSalad, Intro to 3D game design with Unity 3D, Introdution to 3D Animation with Maya… There are 8 in all, and the software required to follow along is free.

[ 93% Off On 1 Year Of Training To Develop iOS and Android Games ]

Deal Of The Day: 66% On Star Wars Gamer Bundle

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Hey, did you guys hear? They’re making a new Star Wars! So of course the Internet’s head exploded and there just might be a chance that you guys are suddenly interested in playing some Star Wars games. Well, we have a “”May The Fourth Be With You” Star Wars Gamer Bundle”, so-named because, we suppose, it consists of four games. Here are the titles:

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

If you were to purchase the titles individually, you’d have to shell out $50, but for the next 4 days you can get all four for $16.50. That’s a 66% savings!

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Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs

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Remember the Power Glove from Nintendo? No? Then you’ll have no use for this. For anyone else with a bit of nostalgia, the above Indiegogo project should help you bake cakes while reliving potentially embarrassing moments of your childhood. A $39 pledge will put you in line for one, but considering how far from their goal they are right now, this might all be a pipe dream in the end.

Pipe dream… get it? Because Mario? Nintendo?… No?

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]