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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.

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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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This is What 974 People Playing Super Mario At the Same Time Looks Like

Super Mario

Super Mario was one of the first games I ever played on our now-defunct Nintendo Family Computer. If you played video games in the eighties and nineties, then I’m sure you’ve probably had a go or two at Super Mario yourself.

A custom level of Super Mario was built especially for the recent GamesCon that was held in Germany, where 974 people played the game simultaneously. Every screen was recorded and then compiled into one video for no particular reason. Other than the fact that it’s admittedly entertaining to watch how close to a thousand people can play the same game so differently.

You can check the video out after the break.

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Little Golden Books Inspired by Video Games, Part Two

Video Game Golden Books

If you grew up reading Little Golden Books, then you’ll instantly be able to tell that these modded covers by Joey Spiotto are unlike the regular books that you read back then. These titles don’t exist, because they were all rendered by Joey, who drew inspiration from various video games and, of course, the classical covers of Little Golden Books.

Joey first came up with these covers a few months ago. His most recent series includes book covers inspired by Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption and Half-Life. Hit the break to check out the other two.Continue Reading