No one at Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop does anything in halves. Ever. Even former Mythbuster Adam Savage was near-speechless after a recent visit to the studio to meet sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen and the enormous project he's undertaken: building a room-sized, fully sculpted replica of the Labyrinth board game we saw last year.
Now the Nintendo Switch conference is done and dusted, what have we learned?
Here's all the details revealed on what you can play, when you can play it and how much it will cost you.
One of the stranger moments of my life occurred this morning, when I competed at virtually milk a cow against a total stranger (hi Garrett!). Using the Nintendo Switch's new Joy-Con controllers, moving it up and down and alternating pressing shoulder buttons, I fought to fill up cups of milk as quickly as possible.
In just a couple of short months, Nintendo's first console since 2012, Switch, will be here. Nintendo made the console's existence known last October, but until yesterday was completely mum on any and all details. Now we know a lot more about the company's shape-shifting console. So here are the facts.
We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on March 3 for $469.95, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn't enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card.
Yesterday, Nintendo revealed key details about its upcoming Switch console, including its release date (March 3) and price (a cool $469.95). None of that mattered, however, once the company brought out an in-house "squid researcher" to introduce Splatoon 2, a sequel to the Wii U's 2015 team shooter coming this winter.
Back in October, Nintendo teased out its latest console, the Nintendo Switch, with a splashy teaser video that left us very, very excited. The neat part about the Switch is that it's two consoles in one. When docked to the TV, it's like a regular set-top box. The "switch" happens when you pull it's screen out from a dock, and attach two Joy Con controllers to the sides, turning it into a portable console for gaming on the go.
The app market is still booming, and skilled coders are highly in-demand (and well compensated). If you want to join their ranks, then you should pick up the Professional Mobile Developer Bundle.
Imagine a tiny computer that could out-perform Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One S when it comes to playing 4K games. Imagine a desktop PC that you could carry around like it was a 17-inch laptop, but with the power and cooling of a high-end gaming rig.
This actually exists. Two years in the making, this console-sized PC case has already netted over $120,000 in preorders a few hours after launching on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
Since 1933 when the board game first appeared, Monopoly's tokens have changed and evolved over the years to reflect the times. In 2013 Hasbro even let fans vote to replace the iconic iron token with a cat, and starting today, the internet now has the chance to choose what replaces every last token for an upcoming version of the game.
After the release of the NES Classic Edition, there's been quite a bit of speculation about what console Nintendo plans to miniaturise next. The SNES? The N64? The geniuses at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, but instead of waiting for Nintendo to make one, they went and hacked together their own.
After selling out super quick, twice, the $99.95 mini NES is back in stock at EB Games.
If you really wanted to go out of your way, it's definitely possible to make your own Raspberry Pi-powered NES Classic. But for most, that cute and convenient little package by Nintendo is the best way to go. That's why using this hack to load ROMs onto the new-retro device is a gift from the gaming gods.