Tag Archive: Console


The NEOGEO Mini International retro console sees its first major price drop

40 classic games, all in the palm of your hand.

Less than three months ago, the NEOGEO Mini International console was revealed by SNK, packing 40 classic games within its handheld system. At $ 109, it was a small price to pay for a console which is not only full of nostalgia-inducing titles but even features a built-in 3.5-inch LCD display and a gamepad. It’s designed to look like a classic arcade cabinet, after all. Right now  [Read More…]

Lara Croft GO shows how to adapt a console franchise to mobile devices (Review)

Unfortunately for the Play Store and mobile gaming in general, there are very few examples of franchises that have transitioned in the right way from console to mobile gaming. Even Nintendo, who succeeded tremendously with Pokemon GO and, to a lesser extent, with Super Mario Run, failed miserably with Miitomo.

Because of that, I mostly avoid games that use household names for mobile games. However, recently finished Tomb Raider for PS3 (yes, the one published in 2013), I wanted to  [Read More…]

Everything we know about the next PlayStation console so far

Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 4’s eventual successor.

While development on the PlayStation 4’s successor has likely been going on for years, Sony has official confirmed that it’s in the works. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

What form will it take?

Despite Microsoft’s rumored plans to create two separate next-gen Xbox consoles, one specifically designed for streaming through the power of the Cloud, Sony appears to be going the traditional route compared  [Read More…]

These Xbox One console bundles come with a free Echo Dot for voice control

Ask and you shall receive.

As part of a big Xbox update, Microsoft just released the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa which allows you to navigate your Xbox One console using your voice and a Cortana or Amazon Alexa-enabled device, such as the Echo Dot.

To celebrate the announcement, Amazon is offering discounted bundles of the Xbox One and Echo Dot hardware so you can get started using the feature right away. With this deal, you’re  [Read More…]

Start a new game with the retro SNK NEOGEO Mini International console

40 retro games are packed into this tiny game console.

It’s time to relive the arcade glory days. Just yesterday SNK announced that its NEOGEO Mini International game console will become available to pre-order in the US on September 12 — as in, today. Considering how popular retro consoles have been recently, there’s a high likelihood this could sell out just like the others, so you may want to get your pre-order in quickly.

Based on the  [Read More…]

DVR hub for Xbox puts your console captures on your Android phone

The Xbox app for Android doesn’t let you do this. Enter a third-party developer.

One key feature the Windows 10 Mobile Xbox app has over both the iOS and Android versions is that you can not only view but also download your console captures from the cloud. Once uploaded to Xbox Live, just as you can on the PC app, the Windows 10 Mobile app allows you to get hold of them for sharing and editing as  [Read More…]

Revisit the good old days with an NES or SNES Classic Edition console in stock at Amazon

You should hurry up.

Ah, Nintendo, breaker of hearts and crusher of dreams. How can one company be so good at releasing such limited quantities of the coolest items ever?!

The Nintendo NES Classic Edition has been hard to nab from the get-go. When it was first released, people waited in line for hours in the hopes of snatching one up — myself included. This little gadget hit the reseller market fast after stock was depleted, selling  [Read More…]

In theory, this new Atari console is going to be awesome

As nostalgia runs rampant through our consumer culture in 2018, the stewards of the Atari brand have come to GDC to show off early prototypes of a new system that looks and feels a whole lot like something you’d see on Radio Shack shelves 30 years ago. It’s called the Atari VCS, and if it delivers on even some of the promises being made about its capabilities this thing could be very, very cool.

VCS stands for Video  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Oculus Go, the game console you wear on your face

The right fit. The right quality. The right price. This is going to be a hit.

Great standalone VR experiences are quickly defined by how comfortable the headset is, the volume and quality of available games, and the price of the headset. Oculus has been working hard to make sure its upcoming Go headset ticks all of these boxes, and at GDC 2018 the Oculus booth puts this headset front and center to demonstrate how successful that  [Read More…]

Time to bust out your old NES/SNES cartridges with the $30 Hyperkin RetroN 2 gaming console

Go retro today.

The Hyperkin RetroN 2 Gaming Console for SNES/NES is down to $ 29.54 on Amazon. That price is the lowest it has ever been despite some recent fluctuations. It normally sells around $ 44 and has even gone as high as $ 48.

This is not a gaming emulator like those Raspberry Pi kits we’ve shared or the classic consoles Nintendo has released over the last couple years. This is hardware designed to play  [Read More…]