I can remember years ago standing in the game store in the mall playing the demo NeoGeo machine and wanting one so bad I could hardly stand it. I remember that original NeoGeo arcade system console being insanely expensive for the time.
If you’re huge Halo fan, you’ll be glad to hear that last week a new Halo 4 Xbox 360 console bundle broke cover at Comic-Con. The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 console bundle is up for pre-order and will hit stores on November 6, 2012.
On numerous occasions, the game console market has been declared “dead” or “dying” over the years, and there have definitely been some duds and challenges with the market – especially the cost of developing and distributing games.
The iCade series will add an arcade gaming controller to your iOS devices, but maybe that isn’t good enough for you. It wasn’t good enough for Chris Jorgensen and Andi Greisel either, so they started a Kickstarter project to fund an interesting alternative solution.
I’m not a huge fan of the Nintendo 3DS myself, but if it looked like the classic NES, like the one pictured here, I would buy two of them. Now before you drool all over the place, this is sadly just a mockup.
You think a hack that houses 8 consoles is insane? How about one super console that can play 20 different videogame formats? It’s called a PC with emulators Unity, a super console project by veteran modder Bacteria that will assimilate the circuit boards of 17 consoles but run from just one power supply and use just a single controller.
Fans of the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System will immediately recognize the cartridge in the slot below as that of the classic The Legend of Zelda. But what’s cool about this custom-built arcade cabinet is that it plays any SNES cartridge, while looking awesome.
The cabinet was built by Reddit contributor Echoobrain, and it has a full arcade quality joystick and buttons built in.
When it comes to shooters, I really enjoy playing as a sniper. I get a sick thrill of taking out an enemy when he does even know I’m there. You can bet I was interested when I heard Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 was coming to the PC and game consoles this year.
We’ve featured Supermandolini’s sweet military-style NES pin before. It turns out that the design firm actually made a few more designs of the pins and calls the collection the Console Wars Veteran series, representing both the grizzled vets and the high-tech rookies of console gaming.
Etsy seller Biscotto Cotto is currently offering a line of minimalist pixel art prints of video game systems. They’re done in 8-bit, which is kind of funny when you notice that the NES – perhaps the most famous console from that generation – isn’t included in the series.
Nintendo may be against porting their games onto mobile devices, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t considering an app store of their own for their Wii U console. It would of course be similar to iTunes or the Android Market, but packed with stuff just for your console.
We still have quite a wait for Nintendo’s next-gen Wii U console, which isn’t expected to be officially launched until near the end of 2012. To help get us through and ease our wait, some possible specs for the new Wii U have surfaced.
The latest rumors on Microsoft’s next generation Xbox are making their way around the tubes – and the latest rumor is that there will be two separate consoles – one for hardcore gamers, and one that is aimed at a more casual gaming audience that would be cheaper and less powerful.
Are those old UMD discs sitting around collecting dust? Fear not, Sony has plans to launch a UMD Passport for the PS Vita handheld console once it launches. Basically gamers who have large libraries of UMD games from previous PSP models will need to sign up for access to the new UMD Passport.
If you’ve been following Nintendo for awhile, you have probably noticed that they’ve make some pretty bone-headed decisions lately. A lot of them. Take these three new 3DS consoles for instance. They look awesome, don’t they?