I’m pretty sure that these mosaic tile video game controllers don’t work, but if they did, it sure would be cool.
But even if they don’t play, they sure would look cool hung on the wall of your game room.
It looks like Sony has started attacking all of those shallow and mediocre game apps on smartphones. Personally, I loaded up my Cybershot phone hundreds of free games that I downloaded. Why pay for something that you can get for free?
I have to be honest with you; I usually look at the people who buy the expensive collector’s edition video games with some amusement. I mean these people pay a lot more for the collector’s edition game to get goofy things like a tin box for the game or DLC clothes and such.
Being six when the Rubik’s Cube was hot back in the 80’s meant that each Christmas for a few years there you were guaranteed someone would get you one of the damned puzzles. For me the only thing worse than opening up a box Christmas Day and finding a Rubik’s Cube was opening that box and finding underwear.
You’ve gotta hand it to the casemodding community. Despite the fact that there are plenty of off-the shelf gadgets that let you play old NES and SNES games, the homebrew portable hits keep on coming.
This time we have Sharon aka “LovableChevy” aka “The Bondo Queen” and her HandyDuo.
Music pattern-matching games like Guitar Hero owe a lot to the early electronic games of the 1970s like Simon and Merlin. Now Mattel is back with a brand new music game which feels like a modern homage to the classics.
This has got to by my favorite Nixie tube creation in a very long time – a fully-playable Soduku board.
Trashbear Labs built this Nixie Soduku board using 81 individual tubes, arranged into a grid, and controlled by a couple of dials and a keypad.
If you’ve ever been impressed by the animation in UBIsoft ‘s games like the Rayman series, you might want to check out this nifty art and animation framework the company has built for creating animations with incredible ease.
The latest in handheld emulators, the Letcool N350JP tries to one-up other portables by adding on something they don’t offer – a pair of external controllers for two-player fun.
The compact system comes with emulators for the Super Nintendo, NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, but if it’s anything like the other portable emulators out there, you can bet there will be more emulators, and probably a Linux build for it at some point.
The guys working on Rock Band 3 revealed to USA Today that the new game will add new advanced gameplay modes for “pro” players – but the big news is…. drumroll, please… a keyboard!
Yep, and this keyboard won’t just have five color-coded buttons on it.
The guys at FluffyLogic tipped me off to a new iPhone game they’ve been working on for THQ and LucasArts.
The Battle for Hoth is a strategy game which takes the basic mechanics of a Tower Defense game and applies it to the Empire Strikes Back universe.
This incredible Foosball table was made by Austrian Star Wars and LEGO nut 2×4. He put this table together with LEGO bricks, and to top it off, it’s fully playable.
Naturally, the Rebel Alliance faces off against the Empire.
Christopher Hyde of Critical Distance was dissatisfied with a lot of the so-called “AAA games” released last year, on account of them being too expensive and …too long? While Hyde didn’t point out any specific games, and his problem with their length is puzzling to say the least, his disappointment has led him to point out 99 free and “pretty darned spectacular” games that can be found on the Internet.
One of the more valid complaints against playing video games is that it sometimes makes us forget how fun it is to play outdoors, or interact with other people directly, not in front of a monitor or TV.