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Get Random Video Games Every Month With My Retro Game Box

Retro Game Box

Like the idea of receiving a random retro video game cartridge every month? Then you might want to check out My Retro Game Box. It’s an unusual subscription service that’ll parse through a library of games and send you an assortment that matches your gaming preferences (and works with whatever consoles you have.)

According to MRGB:
We have developed a system with full, emotional artificial intelligence, and named it Katy.* She will strike up a conversation with you via email after you subscribe, to find out what consoles you have, what games you already have in your collection, and what kind of games you detest. We want you to help us make good choices for you, but we draw the line at giving us a wish-list, otherwise it just isn’t a surprise.

Subscriptions start at £23.00 (for a month) for PAL systems and £65.00 (for 3 months) for NTSC systems.

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Hit Start to Enter: 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

 

Doormats don’t get any more quirkier than this! You don’t have to be into video games to appreciate these 16-bit controller-inspired doormats. They’ll catch the attention of your guests right off the bat, which is a good thing, because then they’ll remember to run their soles on it so they won’t bring the dirt and grime from the outside world into your home.

These doormats feature a non-skid back and are made from 100% polyester. They’re available online for $19.99.

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I Spy: Video Games, Consoles, Cameras and More for Black Friday 2014

Lego Batman 3 - Beyond Gotham

It’s that time of the year once again. I’m sure we all wish Black Friday happened every weekend, but since it doesn’t, it’s time to mark your calendar and check out which deals you want to take advantage of so you don’t miss out. Below you’ll find a couple of interesting Black Friday 2014 deals that we spotted that offer amazing value–take your pick, check out more guides, and start prepping that list.

Last year was awesome, but this year’s going to be awesomer, yes?Continue Reading

Nintendo to Debut 3DS XL That Looks Like a NES Controller

Nintendo 3DS XL NES

A Nintendo 3DS XL that sports the classic look of the NES controller? Yes, please! This isn’t the first time Nintendo has released special edition designs for their 3DS portable gaming consoles, but it’s the first to feature a design of another console instead of a classic character, like Mario or Zelda. The box it comes in brings another bout of nostalgia since it was designed to look like the NES console.

The limited edition 3DS XL will be released with two other designs: the Super Smash Bros 3D XLs (which will come in red and blue) and the Persona Q.

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Better Than the Truck? Retro Game Console Transformers

Retro Game Console Transformers

Everyone has seen Optimus Prime transform into a truck and back again, but have you ever seen him transform into a Playstation 1 and vice versa? Thanks to toymaker Takara Tomy, you will. He transformed a Playstation 1 and a Genesis into two of the most recognizable characters in the franchise, Optimus Prime and Megatron, respectively, and it’s amazing how all of the parts just fall into place.

I doubt you’ll be able to play games on the video game consoles like normal, but then again, you’ve got your PS 3 for that. Hit the break to check out more shots of the transforming consoles.Continue Reading

RetroN 5 For Non-Stop Retro Gaming In One Console

Retron 5

 

RetroN is back! It’s the ultimate gaming system for old-school gamers who still haven’t let go of their favorite games from various consoles of the past, including the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Game Boy Advance. This time around, we’ve got RetroN 5 which is named as such because it has not one, not two, not three, not four, but five cartridge slots! That’s one for each system it’s compatible with.

The RetroN 5 is built with a universal chipset, so it can it can play both PAL and NTSC cartridges with no problems. While the games it lets you play might be old, it’s anything but that as it comes with a Bluetooth wireless control with a range of up to 15 feet.

Get your retro gaming on for $139.99.

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Rock of Gamers: Bricked Game Boy

 

Game Boy Mod Bricked

 

Nothing sucks more than finding out that you’ve inadvertently bricked your device. On the contrary, Vadu Amka was more than eager to brick his Game Boy–in the literal sense–to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the handheld video game console. He didn’t mess the hardware up; rather, he spruced it up on the outside to transform it into a brick wall that incorporated some Zelda themes, with the Triforce and Hylian crest “carved” right onto one of the bricks.

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CES 2014: CyberPowerPC Unveils Customizable Steam Machines

CyberPowerPC Steam Machine

Who doesn’t love announcements about new Steam Machines? Not just upgraded models, but fully-customizable ones that you can tweak and modify to your liking at that. CyberPowerPC made the announcement at CES 2014, with prices starting at $499. The gaming consoles (or is it gaming PC?) will feature Bluetooth connectivity, WiFi, USB 3.0, 8GB of RAM, and will come with a Steam Controller.

Steam Machine A, which is the cheaper of their new offerings, is equipped with a 3.9GHz A6 CPU from AMD and a 2GB Radeon R9 270 graphics card, which should be enough to run most games without a hitch. Meanwhile, Steam Machine I, which is the higher-end model, comes built with 3.5GHz Core i3 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics. The former starts at $499, while the price for the latter starts at $699.

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Help DARPA, Play a Video Game

Darpa Game

Be a good citizen: help DARPA by playing a video game today! The agency has created Verigames, which features puzzle games that are a lot like the games you probably already play on your smartphone or tablet. The difference is that there’s a bit more to these games than meets the eye. DARPA is on a mission to hunt down bugs in commercial software. Since money is pretty tight in the government (now that I think of it, it’s probably tight everywhere), they’re indirectly sourcing the work out to the public by bundling the software up in the form of a fun game.

Each of the games DARPA is offering features a possible that must be solved before they can move on to the next level. But what does this have to do with the bugs? Well, the code behind each game is actually math problems that represent specific programs. When the player passes a certain level, algorithms are created that reveal security bugs in the software itself. Fresh puzzles are generated on the spot for the problems that need further review.

When a player stumbles upon any issues while they’re playing, DARPA will contact the company responsible for the software, who will then deploy a team of professional analysts to study and fix the problems.

The five games are called CircuitBot, Flow Jam, Ghost Map, Stormbound and Xylem and can now be played on Verigames.

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