Gaming

Somebody Found The Most Appropriate Use For The Nintendo Virtual Boy

Remember the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s early, failed foray into virtual reality gaming? Twenty years after its release, somebody’s finally figured out the best use for the unwieldy console: Giving all of your friends a handlebar moustache.


Our Favourite Games Of 2015 (So Far)

2015. It hasn’t been the greatest year for video games. Yet.


The ZRRO Hoverpad Is Almost The Game Controller I Want For My TV

A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I’ve tried it. It’s promising, but needs work.


Nvidia Just Announced Its Own Android TV Game Console

Remember the NVIDIA Shield, the gaming handheld? How about the NVIDIA Shield, the Android gaming tablet? Soon, you’ll be able to replace them both with the NVIDIA Shield — the Android TV Console.


Aorus X3 Plus V3: Australian Review

We really liked the Aorus X3 Plus when we looked at it in September last year, appreciating its just-right mix of satchel-bag portability and outright computing and high-res gaming performance. Aorus’ new and improved version of the X3 Plus has a more powerful graphics card, more SSD storage that is even faster than it was before, and faster RAM to boot.


Reagan's Star Wars Missile Program Had Its Own Video Game

Remember US President Ronald Reagan’s plan for space weapons in the 1980s? Today, it’s little more than a punchline, but it used to be serious business. How serious? Video game serious. Yes, there really was an SDI video game, and thanks to the Internet Archive you can even play it.


Sony Australia Wants To Know The Colour Of This PlayStation Gamepad

I think we’re all sick of hearing about a certain dress and its ongoing conflict with the colour spectrum. Sony Australia couldn’t help but get a laugh in however with this tweet during the height of the apparel’s perception-bending popularity.


Turning The Alienware Alpha Into A Steam Machine

There’s nothing quite like the Alienware Alpha. For $699, it’s a competent Windows gaming PC. But it should have been the flagship Steam Machine. The Alpha was designed to be a Linux game console with a gamepad good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. As easy to use as PlayStation or Xbox, but with more games. That didn’t happen. So I set out to fix it.


Forget Zelda, This 20-Inch Link Figure Is Worthy Of An Epic Hyrule Quest

It turns out the re-release of Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t the biggest Legend of Zelda news this weekend because JAKKS Pacific has given Toyland an exclusive first look at the latest addition to its Big Figures Line: a 20-inch Link that’s so detailed you can even see the texture of the fabric on his tunic. Who cares about Zelda or the Triforce when this is up for grabs?


Lonely Hacker Builds Arduino To Trade Pokemon With Himself

Video: Pokemon. To catch them all, you have to have two of everything — two Game Boys, two (slightly different) copies of the same game and, if you’re lucky, a friend to play with. Trading monsters was addictive, fun and included forced social interaction! Well, it used to: someone just built an Arduino so he could trade with himself.