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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!

[ 66% On Star Wars Gamer Bundle ]

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 ]

Wood Veneer Cover For Your PS4

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Wood is the new black. Maybe. We’re not sure how cool wood is to be honest, but we can tell you we’re not hating on Balolo’s Wooden Cover for the Playstation 4. It’s made from a 0.7mm thin layer of actual wood, and you have the option of buying the cover and applying it yourself, or ordering a PS4 from the company with the cover already applied. You have a choice between walnut, bamboo, ‘zebra’, and cherry wood, and the cover only will set you back a hefty €149, or $205. Adding a PS4 along with that brings the price up to €599, or $826, which means there’s a roughly $200 bump for the cover’s installation. Maybe you can figure it out yourself?

[ Product Page ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

Sony May Kick The Oculus Rift In The Gonads

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Virtual reality made an early attempt at adoption in the mid 90’s; those of you old enough will remember the clunky helmets, the terrible lag and awful resolution. No wonder it failed. Now with the work being done on the Oculus Rift, there’s hope that the second wave of that tech will catch on. But as awesome as the Oculus Rift is, there are still many obstacles in the way of its mainstream adoption. Sony may have put yet another roadblock in the form of its Project Morpheus. This is going to be Sony’s own attempt at one-upping the Oculus. Whether the device itself is superior in the end doesn’t really matter, since the fact that Sony’s peripheral will be native to the console means it’s much more likely that developers will code around it over the Oculus. Yes, that does mean VR wars are shaping up, but we’re a little worried for Oculus. What does Project Morpheus have in the bag?

    1080p display
    1000Hz motion detection
    Only one headset at a time is supported
    Headset is currently connected to the PS4 by a 5-meter wire
    Positional/rotational head tracking
    Tracking is handled by the same camera that tracks PS4 Move controllers
    It works for people with glasses
    Content pushed to the Morpheus can be mirrored to a TV, but it sounds like it can handle asymmetric gameplay (different things on each screen) as well.
    An “Open air” design prevents the lenses from fogging up. (It’ll be interesting to see how they prevent light leaking in)

As for when this is ready for prime time? At this point it’s anyone’s guess.

[ Techcrunch ] VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]