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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

Epic LEGO Mosaic of Video Game Characters

LEGO Mosaic

This is an awesome LEGO mosaic featuring characters from some of the most popular video game franchises ever, including Super MarioPokemon, and The Legend of Zelda. It was created using over 10,000 individual bricks (some of which are very rare, according to its maker) with a total value of about $2,190. The mosaic apparently took over six months to complete, and I have to say all that effort was well worth it because this thing looks epic.

The good news? It’s been put up for sale because its owner is moving to France for work and obviously won’t be able to take the mosaic with him. He’ll also be giving the proceeds from the sale to his friend so she can send her class to Africa. Sounds like a neat cause. The bad news? It’s priced at $4,780.88.

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‘Space Invaders’ Keychain: Fancy a Game of Whack-An-Alien?

Space Invaders Keychain

It might not be the most popular game anymore, but Space Invaders is still the game to play when you’re bored and just have some time to kill. You can get one of those emulators and play the original game on your smartphone or tablet. Or you can get one of these Space Invaders keychains and whip it out whenever you want to play a game of Whack-an-Alien (or use one of the keys you’ve got hanging on it.)

This keychain features sound effects from Space Invaders and offers three levels of challenging, out-of-this-world fun. It’s available from ThinkGeek for $13.

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Jewelry That Sings: The Songs From ‘Legend of Zelda’ As Rings

Zelda Songs Rings

Now you can wear your favorite song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on your digits. You might be wondering how, since songs are meant to be listened and not worn. Well, Etsy seller PeregrineStudios went about it creatively by recreating the button combos that you have to push to play a certain song and embossing this combination on a ring.

The rings are crafted from stainless steel, and three different finishes are available: natural, bronze-plated, and gold plated. Personally, I think the natural finish looks best. What about you?

The rings are made to order and will take two to four weeks to create. All 12 songs from Ocarina of Time are available, and the tunes from Majora’s Mask were recently added to the roster. Each ring costs $59.99. Six-ring sets are also available for $249.99.

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