The recently-released Super Nintendo Classic Edition is a fantastic way to replay 21 of your favourite 16-bit SNES games -- but what about all the other classics that Nintendo excluded? If you've still got a stack of old Super Nintendo carts at home, the Analogue Super Nt should let you enjoy them on the fancy hi-def TV you upgraded to years ago.
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If you don't feel like spending $US150-plus on a steering wheel controller after already dropping $100 on a video game, you can always improvise like YouTuber chobiglass did. Using a pair of salad tongs, a computer mouse, and a spinning bar stool, they hacked together a pretty serviceable steering wheel accessory for the game, Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Expanding your library of games on the new SNES Classic is not only possible, it's trivially easy. Though it may not be entirely legal.
The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the '80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you're a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto your desk -- without having to keep a pile of quarters on hand.
We finally get to see how Telltale Games re-imagines Harleen Quinzel in episode two of Batman: The Enemy Within. The ultra-popular character is planning plunder on an epic scale with a gang of vicious supervillains. Oh, and the guy who we all know is going to be the Joker is deep in a major crush on her.
Last year, Sega announced it was working on a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Sony Pictures. Not surprisingly, the project didn't immediately work and Sony recently put it in turnaround. Now Paramount Pictures is picking up the blue speedster and running with him.
Unlike many of my friends, my first video game console wasn't the original NES. It was a Commodore 64, which my parents bought as our first home computer. It could do a few useful things, but the C64 was always first and foremost a gaming system in our house. So while I find the SNES Classic Edition intriguing, this miniature Commodore 64 really hits a nostalgic nerve for me.
Video: It's easier to mindlessly blast away a room full of video game baddies when they look at you with dead eyes and zombie-like facial expressions. It's a completely different challenge when they appear to be expressing actual emotions and pain, made all the more believable with this new advanced facial animation tool for the Unreal video game engine.
It's widely assumed that the next Classic Edition of retro hardware from Nintendo will be a tiny version of the N64. But I disagree. With four controllers, 3D games, and complications over bringing Goldeneye 007 back, a retro version of the N64 would make for some expensive nostalgia, particularly when the Game Boy would be far cheaper to resurrect.
Crossovers are a staple of comic fiction, whether that's in the books themselves, in the movies, or even in the video game adaptations. At their best, they're fannish delights, getting to hint at what it would be like for such disparate characters to really meet. At their worst, they're squandered opportunities.
Last weekend, a user calling themselves yellows8, posted an intriguing discovery to SwitchBrew.org, a site dedicated to finding ways to hack the Nintendo Switch. Hidden on every Switch console is a mysterious game called Flog, which turns out to be an emulated version of the 1984 NES game Golf upgraded with motion controls. An even bigger mystery was finding a way to actually play the game, and it turns out it's far from easy.
Star Trek: Discovery is set 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek, but that wasn't always going to be the case. It was almost an anthology show that was going to take fans from the pre-Kirk Federation into Star Trek's future. If you're disappointed Discovery is solely stuck in the past instead, you really should play Star Trek Online.
Google cleverly designed Chrome to prevent inevitable website crashes from bringing down the entire browser. But that stability comes at the cost of tremendous RAM usage when you have countless tabs open. There are tools you can use to help curb Chrome's memory appetite, but turning tab maintenance into a game might be the best solution.