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Coleco To Release A New Console In 2016

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Are you old enough to remember ColecoVision? If you are, there’s a chance that playing retro games also tickles your cockles in a way that very few of the modern games do. We don’t know whether it’s the ingenious simplicity of a 2-D sidescroller, or the melancholic throwback to your youth that makes these games attractive, but Coleco is certainly hoping to cash in on the sentiment by announcing the release of the Coleco Chameleon. In a partnership with Retro Video Game Systems, the company plans to bring a new console that’ll play “20th-century 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit titles. There will also be brand new games with similar graphics available, too.” We don’t know how much it’ll cost, and the image you see is only a render, not the actual product, but by the time February comes around we should know more as the company plans to show off their product at the 2016 NY Toy Fair.

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Romain Jerome Releases $18,950 Super Mario Bros. Watch

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Romain Jerome is known to make some eye catching and obscenely expensive watches. Whether it’s a DeLorean themed watch with actual pieces of the car, its Moon Dust watch, containing dust from the moon, or the Titanic DNA watch, containing (you guessed it) actual pieces from the sunken ship, the timepieces always stand out. The same holds true of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ watch, although it contains no parts of Mario, for obvious reasons. Released as a tribute to the game’s 30th anniversary, it will be produced in a limited run of 85 pieces, each fetching an eye watering $18,950. Made from PVD-coated back titanium, the 46mm case features a three-layer face meant to recreate the pixelated look of the seminal game.

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Deal Of The Day: 15% Off On Loot Crate 3-Month Subscription

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With the Loot Crate, it’s Christmas every month for gamers! With this subscription you’ll be getting a mystery box each month that contains a bunch of stuff for geeks and gamers alike. It’s a really popular service, and now you can get in on a discounted rate:

Loot Crate is the first ever subscription service for those that live and breathe the geek and gaming lifestyle. With this 3-month subscription, you will join a network of “looters” who have access to the best gear, collectibles, toys, apparel, art, and other goodies made just for them. From “Fantasy” to “Villains”, each month will feature an epic theme that’s sure to speak you in ways you never saw coming.

– Be surprised by new, cool & exclusive geek items each month
– Receive a different crate each month
– Discover incredible new brands
– Indulge your love of everything comic & nerd culture
– Join a community of like-minded nerds & nerdettes
– Fill the void until next year’s Comic-Con

Normally you’d have to pay $58 for a three-month subscription, but with today’s deal it’s $49.

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Portal Mirrors For Your Home

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After you spend so many hours trying to complete the puzzle game Portal, you may become obsessed with its aesthetic. So it would make sense to honour your new obsession with a real life reminder of the time you spent teleporting yourself from place to place. The Portal Mirrors pictured above are outfitted with orange and blue LEDs to give them a look very similar to the portals used in game.

They’re hand-made and it will take up to two weeks after you place your order before they’re shipped. But they certainly are distinctive, and worth the $249 asking price to fanatics of the game.

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Stap-Man Chomps Your Documents, Binds Them In The Process

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The Stap-Man is a stapler that looks like Pac-Man. That’s it. It’s got “two small rubber “feet” to keep him firmly balanced on your desk, and comes with a small plastic box filled with 1,000 mini staples to get you started.” It’s $12.

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Magnets Turn Your Fridge Into Giant GameBoy

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This isn’t going to look so hot on a stainless steel fridge, but if you’ve got the white version, the FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets will give it some gamer appeal. It’s a set of magnets meant to emulate the look of a GameBoy, with the screen measuring 16inches by 12 inches. Being magnets, they’ll leave no trace on your fridge when you remove them, and at $20 for the set of 6, you’re looking at a pretty inexpensive way to add some geeky flair to your home.

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This Car Racing Simulator Costs More Than A Racing Car

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You’re looking at the world’s “Most Realistic Racing Simulator”. It looks pretty badass. And it costs $185,000. That’s a lot of dollars. For that amount of dollars you could probably buy a half decent racing car, and you know, actually race it. You could buy a bunch of cheap racing cars and practice crashing those if you’re not very skilled, then still have money left over for an upgrade or two once you get better. But hey, don’t let our practical minds deter you from this piece of tech.

This is the simulator that provides riders with the most realistic car racing experience available. Selected by Ford Motor Company to demonstrate ride experiences, the simulator uses linear servo actuators that cause its suspended, monocoque fiberglass chassis to roll, pitch, and rotate 360° at up to 0.5G acceleration. Faithfully reproducing actual racing conditions such as entering a turn at 200 MPH or moving up a bank in the slipstream of an opponent, the chassis’ front dips when braking at hairpins, pushes forward when accelerating during passes, and rumbles when driving on an apron, all while a driver up to 300 lbs. is secured by an actual racing seat, seatbelt, and “doors”. Its two paddle gear shifters, steering wheel, accelerator, brake, and clutch—all from real race cars and modified for simulator use—provide rapid gear changes and provide adjustable travel for optimal realism. The force-feedback steering system generates 10x the forces of lesser simulators. Providing 12 race cars that include stock, GT, F1, and F3 models, the simulator replicates precisely modeled signage and backgrounds for 16 short, tri-oval, or road courses, ranging from Joesville Speedway to Nuerburg on a 108″-wide, triple HD monitor display with a 500-watt audio system

So yeah, there you have it. The racing simulator to end all racing simulators. It weighs 2,100lbs, and costs, as mentioned, $185,000.

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One-Up Your FPS Foes With This Mouse/Keyboard Combo For the PS4

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The PC Master Race will often cite the use of a mouse and keyboard as one of the many reasons it believes itself superior to the hordes of console gamers out there. It’s arguable whether this method is intrinsically superior to gamepads, but it’s nice to have the option.

Hori’s Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse setup for PS4 that attempts to mimic a PC control system. The means the DualShock 4’s left analog is mapped to a WASD-style configuration, while the right analog is controlled by a mouse. The rest of the DualShock’s buttons and triggers are mapped to the appropriate spots, and there are a couple of additional functions like programmable buttons, a “snipe mode” that changes mouse sensitivity and a walk button for, we assume, walking rather than running.

Assuming it works as advertised (and isn’t buggy like the Tactical Assault Commander 3 was, 4 years ago), this accessory might be worth the reported $120-$130 asking price. Launch is scheduled for October in Japan and the UK, although when exactly it’ll hit the American market isn’t clear.

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Mega Love For Mega Man? There’s A Helmet For You

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I remember Mega Man fondly. However, I don’t think it’s the kind of fondness that would have me dropping $150 for a plastic replica helmet, no sir. But you know, we totally don’t judge and realize that there are those among you who might just go a little bananas seeing this officially licensed prop.

There’s been attempts at creating a wearable Mega Man helmet over the years, but its never been made officially. Everyone’s been clamoring for one – and now you really can be Mega Man with this full-size, wearable Mega Man helmet made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit. This is a high quality replica of the Blue Bomber’s helmet – perfect for display in home or office, but it also doubles as the ultimate role play accessory!

Comes shipped in a decorated box suitable for displaying your helmet when not in use.

Extremely limited quantities will be produced based on advance pre-orders.

Order NOW! Pre-Orders will only be open for a limited time.

Ships Winter 2015 just in time for the holidays as the ultimate gift for the biggest Mega Man fans (including yourself!)

So there you have it: the best, most official way to proclaim your love for all things Mega Man.

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