If you're after a cheap Xbox One S, this is a legitimately good bundle.
Dungeons & Dragons is, intrinsically, a very physical experience: You're surrounded by pens, stacks of paper and rulebooks; rolling dice; talking to your friends. But Wizards of the Coast is planning to help modernise the way fans play the game with the introduction of Beyond, a new app that wants to help balance the physical experience of role-playing D&D with a decluttered, all-digital support system.
As Sega's Hail Mary pass on hardware, the Dreamcast wasn't exactly the miracle the company prayed for. But the long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, as a clever hacker who managed to port the infinitely addictive Flappy Bird to the Dreamcast's interactive memory card recently demonstrated.
The D23 Expo has already unleashed a peek behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and now we've got a closer look at another highly-anticipated project from a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars Battlefront II.
In terms of computational requirements, Tetris has to be one of the least demanding games ever made. So much so, it's turned up on everything from calculators to business cards. And now you can play it on a soldering iron, one that'll burn you for sucking too much.
Few photos from the forum ages of online gaming live in greater infamy than one of what appears to be a human duct taped to the ceiling of a dimly lit basement, his arms reaching out to lightly graze the keys of a Dell mechanical keyboard.
Many have laid claim to this image. "I was there," they say. "It was me, I took this photo," others declared. We reached out to those people — most didn't respond or couldn't provide proof. But one thread surfaced: A group of small-town gamers who hauled computers to each other's houses to play, among other games, Counter-Strike.
Video games such as Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognise those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can't stop listening to them.
Back in March, I said then was the perfect time to buy an Oculus Rift.
I was wrong.
The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console — were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That's why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adapters currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere.
The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don't know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is — and that's ok.
Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017.