I’m starting to think that the only reason the PSP exists is because some Sony executive’s kid nagged him for a portable version of Monster Hunter. Where the games at Sony? Even Famicom owners have it better than us!
It’s official: the guys at Sony Insider are flippin’ Nostradamuses. Nostradamusi. Nostradami. They are any of those three, because the latest incarnation of Sony’s Walkman has been unveiled at CES, and the gadget’s specs are almost exactly the same as the ones that Sony Insider leaked about a month ago.
Are you a biochemist who works for a certain pharmaceutical company that for the past 12 years has been making viruses that turn people into zombies? If so, then you’ve probably received an Umbrella Corporation umbrella, maybe for Christmas, or when you were hired.
I can see how this could be fun, but if you show this to a Star Wars geek he’ll probably shake his head, gather his robes and walk away. Some guy who looks like a mugger took 2 glow sticks, put them together with a link chain and voila!
Red5’s aptly named Robot Arm helps budding Dr. Wilys work on their assembling skills. £30 (appx. $44.23 USD) gets you a kit which you have to put together to form the arm, but I don’t think it’ll require Junkyard Wars-like skills; you don’t have to solder anything to put this one together.
When assembled, the robot arm has “a maximum lift weight of 100g, opening gripper capable of grasping anything up to 1.7”
Until ten minutes ago, I wasn’t aware that telling the time was too easy for some people. Here are a couple of timepieces so smart they’re stupid:
Here’s the square root watch; I guess all that’s left to say is you can get this for $40 over at SkyMall.
After going against Adobe with their own lightweight PDF reader, Foxit are now taking on Amazon’s Kindle with the release of their own e-book reader called eSlick.
Foxit took a long hard look at the Kindle’s specs and said, “Hmm.
Why the heck would you drop $200 to $400 on a brand new console when you could get the same thing for a fraction of the price? Oh yeah, I neglected to mention that these alternate universe clones of the Xbox 360 and PS3 are crappy knock-offs from China – and that they only play 8-bit games.
These cheap-o fakes come courtesy of the shady sounding Rodisson Technologies Company, who only ask that you place a minimum wholesale order of 10,000 pieces if you want to get your hands on one of these 8-bit versions of popular modern-day gaming systems.
People who want or need a tablet or touch screen display don’t really have a lot of affordable options. For example, Wacom’s tablets are nice – Penny Arcade’s Gabe uses it – but they’re quite expensive.
Owen Good over at the big K has a great idea: if you’re looking for a gift for your gamer-friends but you find that actual video games are too pricey, get them these wonderful yet cheap shirts instead.
If you have a lot of friends but you still feel compelled to buy gifts for each and everyone of them come Christmas, you could do far worse than these Santa Claus flash disks. They come in various Santa designs too, although they’re not particularly admirable or cute.
Santa’s data-belly capacity ranges from 64MB to 8GB, so if you want to save money you can buy a bunch of lower capacity ones as gifts.
Sure, this portable gaming system might LOOK just a little bit like the Sony PSP, but don’t expect it to play any games made in the last 15 years.
Another in a long line of cheap Chinese knock-off systems, the 2PG TC8281 handheld plays a mish-mash of questionable 8-bit and 16-bit retro games that come only on special multi-game cartridges.
The 2PG console comes with five built-in games, as well as an additional “112 in 1” game cartridge, for a total of 117 games for under $50.
This really attractive (ahem) digital watch comes with a remote control that you can use to control your TV. Because who wants to use a remote control when you can use this watch instead? It makes perfect sense!
Here’s the latest, greatest, phoniest knock-off console to surface from China. While the MiWi video game system might steal some of its looks from the Nintendo Wii, that’s about where the similarities end.
Created by China’s Eittek Electronics, the 9800 MiWi video game system comes with a pair of wireless controllers which do their best to mock Wii-motes.
The latest gadget to crawl out from the seamy underbelly of the Chinese gaming underground. Not to be confused with the GameBoy, the Cool Boy is a portable game system that plays a variety of old school 8-bit and 16-bit console titles.
From what I can tell, the Cool Boy is one of those systems that plays emulated NES and SEGA console games, and the only way to get them is through questionable packages like this 120-in-1 cartridge that clearly includes copyrighted works from major game studios like EA, Nintendo and Disney.
The cartridge claims to include all sorts of classics like Donkey Kong, Galaga, Tetris, Xevious and Lode Runner among others, but I strongly suspect that the games are either knock-offs or illegal bootlegs.
Just the other day, I showed you guys a really crummy PS3 knock-off, but I think this videogaming oddity surely trumps that one. This strange little console can’t decide whether it wants to be an Xbox, a PlayStation 2, 3, or something else altogether.