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This NES Is Actually A Cake Made By An Australian Bakery

There’s no shortage of wacky wedding cakes on the internet, but this creation is particularly noteworthy because until you get a good close-up look at it, it doesn’t look like a cake at all. You’d swear it was a functional NES console complete with two controllers and a copy of Tetris, but it’s actually completely edible.


Steam Machines Are Back

When I heard Valve wanted to take over the living room, I didn’t believe it. When the rumours came true, I didn’t think it could be done. When Valve failed to deliver Steam Machines last year, I felt vindicated. Now, a year later, it’s happening. I’ve tried them. I’m about to eat my words.


Nvidia Shield Console Hands-On: Yep, That's One Sleek Set Top Box

The first Nvidia Shield was a gaming handheld. The second was a powerful Android tablet. Now, Nvidia’s going full game console. The new Nvidia Shield is a $US200 (no Australian launch date or price just yet, but expect at least AUS $300) set-top-box running Android TV, but it’s more than that. It’s a game console poweful enough to play a port of Crysis 3. And at first blush, it sure feels like a solid piece of kit.


This Wooden All-In-One Neo Geo Arcade System Is An Absolute Work Of Art

The last time we lusted over a cloned video game console it wasn’t some cheap plastic knock-off from Taiwan, it was the Analogue Nt, a perfect NES homage made from a solid block of aluminium. And now the Analogue Nt’s creators are back with a new creation that sees a classic Neo Geo arcade system elegantly packed into a slim wooden housing that looks downright beautiful.


Video Guide: The Big Differences Between The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Gizmodo Video Guide: Microsoft and Sony have produced top-flight consoles for this new generation of gaming, but there are some key differences that might help you decide to buy one over the other.


LeapFrog LeapTV: A Wii-Plus-Kinect Mashup For Kids

Video games aren’t always suitable for young kids — some decidedly so. But try explaining to a five-year-old why the Xbox is a grownup device and you’ll end up in an endless spiral of “but why?” LeapFrog’s new LeapTV aims to change that, with a gaming console built just for kids age three to eight.


A New Xbox Ad Is Turning On Consoles By Accident

The Xbox One has a new ad starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. Standard. But what is strange is that as he shouts “Xbox On” near its start, consoles around the world are firing up.


The PlayStation TV Is Coming To Australia

The PlayStation TV, released exclusively to Japan in late 2013 as the Vita TV, is coming to Australia this spring. The mini-console is basically a cross between a PlayStation 3 and a PlayStation Vita, letting you play handheld Vita games on the big screen with a PS3 controller.


China Finally Suspends Its Ban On Foreign Game Consoles

After 14 years of prohibition, the Chinese government has lifted a ban on the sale of foreign consoles inside the country’s border. This opens the door for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to tap in the multi-billion market — though the companies have already admitted it won’t be easy.


Here's Why Tom Clancy's: The Division Looks So Good

From the early trailers and gameplay footage, Tom Clancy’s: The Division is worth buying a next-gen console for. It’s a tale of a dystopian future where a virus is wiping out humanity and elite soldier units burst forth in order to keep the peace in the ruins of New York City. Those eye-popping visuals are thanks to the Snowdrop engine, and this development featurette gives us another short taste of what The Division will be like.