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GT Throne Gaming Chair

GT Throne Gaming Chair
$475  Buy Comment

The GT Throne gaming chair has three electric motors that create vibrations based on the sounds from your PC, console, or mobile device. For comfort, it has a tilt and recline mechanism, and a removable back cushion. It’s on sale at Touch of Modern as of this writing.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (Trailer)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (Trailer)
$60  Buy Link Comment

Earth’s heroes and villains team up to prevent Thanos and his Black Order from getting their hands on the Infinity Stones in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 for the Nintendo Switch. The action RPG features online and offline co-op for up to 4 players. Drops 7/19/19.

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Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play augmented reality mobile game for iOS and Android devices. It will let you build small or life-size structures with the real world as your canvas, as well as collect and battle mobs. A closed beta will launch this summer 2019.

Playdate Handheld Gaming System

Playdate Handheld Gaming System

Panic, creators of Mac and iOS apps like Coda and Transmit teamed up with Teenage Engineering to make a totally original handheld gaming system. It features a 2.7″ hi-res B&W screen, a funky crank input device, and will come with 12 original games, released weekly from the time of its launch in 2020.

NES Controller Mug

NES Controller Mug
$15  Buy Comment

Retro gaming fans, 1up your caffeine levels with this fun ceramic mug from Paladone. It features a level from the classic Super Mario Bros., and its handle looks just like the controller from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Now someone needs to make a playable version.

Caravan Stories

Caravan Stories

Previously exclusive to Japan, Caravan Stories is getting a North American release via the PlayStation 4. It’s a fantasy MMORPG where you tame and train beasts and customize your caravan as one of five races. It has both PvP and co-op modes. Drops 7/23/19.

Spank the Yeti

Spank the Yeti
$28  Buy Link Comment

(PG-13: Language) Spank the Yeti is a party card game inspired by the parlor game F**k, Marry, Kill. Each turn, one player secretly pairs three actions with three objects. The others try to guess what disgusting combinations the player made. It also has an expansion pack.

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO
$40  Buy Comment

Drop took the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset and made it lighter and more affordable. The GMR-54X-ISO features the same audiophile-grade 3D sound as the 540. It also has a detachable cable with inline mic, while the detachable boom mic has a new mute and volume switch.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Part of Konami’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a digital bundle that comes with eight classic games from the series, as well as an eBook with details from developers and artists. Available on Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch for $20.

Druidstone

Druidstone
$25  Buy Link Comment

From the developers behind the Legend of Grimrock series comes a fantasy tactical turn-based RPG for Windows. Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest has a tense and tough campaign with filled with puzzles and enemies. A level editor means endless replayability.

Dunkey Reviews Super Mario 64

Dunkey Reviews Super Mario 64

(PG-13: Language) If you’ve never played Super Mario 64, you need to go get your hands on an N64 (or a good emulator) and play it. Videogamedunkey reminisces in this review of Nintendo’s truly groundbreaking 3D platformer, its analog control scheme, and amazing level design.

Building a Giant Nintendo Switch

Building a Giant Nintendo Switch

Clearly taking inspiration from this build, maker Chris Salomone created a set of custom JoyCon cabinets to surround his big screen TV, transforming it into a gigantic replica of the Nintendo Switch and providing a place to store games and accessories.

Level 20 RGB Standing Desk

Level 20 RGB Standing Desk
$1200  Buy Comment

Thermaltake’s height-adjustable gaming desk has RGB LEDs all around its perimeter that can be synchronized with other Thermaltake or Razer Chroma products. It has an electric motor, a removable full-length mouse pad, and can hold up to 330lb.

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Space Invaders: The Board Game

Space Invaders: The Board Game

TAITO celebrates 40 years of its 8-bit arcade shooter. The board game asks players to use cards to target an army of aliens headed for their bases. Available in a standard or deluxe edition, or with an awesome limited edition diorama signed by Invaders’ creator Tomohiro Nishikado.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Gameplay)

Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Gameplay)
$60  Buy Link Comment

(PG-13) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint has you playing as a military special operative stranded on an island where former colleagues have seized a drone factory. The open-world game features classes, customizable gear, and up to four-player co-op and PvP. Drops 10/4/19.

Photoreal Minecraft

Photoreal Minecraft

The block-building game Minecraft is known for its incredibly rudimentary object textures. But game modder hodiltoN decided the game was due for an upgrade, and created a series of realistic textures for the game, which look especially nice when lit with using the SEUS PTGI shaders.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Teaser 2)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Teaser 2)

After four long years, it’s finally here. Another teaser, that is. Seriously though, the Final Fantasy VII Remake is looking very good. This new clip gives us a peek at the revamped battle system, as well as the gorgeous designs for Cloud, Aerith and Barret.

John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex is a turn-based tactical action game that will challenge players to emulate the badass gun-fu style of Keanu Reeves’ iconic character. It features an original story, and unlockable weapons and suits. Coming to consoles, PC, and MacOS via the Epic Games Store.

Laser-cut Arcade Art

Laser-cut Arcade Art
$30  Buy Comment

Artist Ditty Laser Designs creates cool works of art for fans of arcade games. Their Etsy shop offers small laser-etched wood panels featuring imagery from classics like Space Invaders, Dig Dug, and Donkey Kong. They also make a series of fun laser-cut Pokémon cards.

Hitboxes in Video Games

Hitboxes in Video Games

(PG-13: Language) Hitboxes are invisible but defined areas that are often used in video games to detect a collision. They are mostly used in attack animations in fighting games and shooters. The Score esports shares how getting hitboxes wrong can rig or ruin a game.

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Godzilla Xbox One X Consoles

Godzilla Xbox One X Consoles

Microsoft, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are giving away four Xbox One X consoles with custom cases based on the kaiju in Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Godzilla, Ghidora, Rodan and Mothra. The giveaway ends on 6/7/19.

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console
$40  Buy Link Comment

The New BittBoy is a retro handheld video game system that lets you play NES, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games (and isn’t loaded up with sketchy pirated ROMs). It loads games from a microSD card, supports save states and has a 2.4″ IPS screen with adjustable brightness. It’s $10 off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, Outer Wilds is a first-person adventure-mystery game set in an alien solar system. You will figure out why you and your fellow space crew are stuck not only in the remote location, but on a time loop. Coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2019.

Splitgate (Trailer)

Splitgate (Trailer)

Splitgate is an upcoming free-to-play first-person multiplayer arena shooter in the vein of Halo. Except it has portals, which work exactly like the ones in Portal, adding a world of strategy and frantic fun to the genre. Launches 5/22/19 on Steam.

MTL Pinball

MTL Pinball

Jordan Coelho and Josselin Bey assembled a team of 14 Montréal artists to contribute to this collaborative animation, in which each person was asked to imagine a pinball machine using their aesthetic. The result is visual and auditory magic. Also, we really want a PaRappa the Rapper machine now.

PurpleWires LED Tables

PurpleWires LED Tables
$300+  Buy Comment

Etsy seller PurpleWires takes ordinary coffee tables and makes them extraordinary coffee tables. Choose from tables which light up with rainbow colored animations, or even let you play Tetris or Snake. Our only concern is shipping the furniture all the way from Ukraine.

Valve Index VR Headset

Valve Index VR Headset
$999  Buy Comment

Valve’s Index headset packs dual 1440×1600 RGB LCD screens with a 120Hz refresh rate, the latter being a first for virtual reality headsets. Its controllers have buttons, thumbsticks, force sensors and finger tracking. It works with two to four base stations for a large play area.

Borderlands 3 (Gameplay)

Borderlands 3 (Gameplay)
$60  Buy Link Comment

This gameplay video for Borderlands 3 starts with a leisurely tour through some of the game’s varied locales, then ramps up to showcase the colorful and deadly enemies, and the weapons and vehicles you’ll have to survive. There’s even a squirt gun that cools down your other gun.

Automachef

Automachef

If you love resource management and programming games like Factorio and SpaceChem, keep an eye out for Automachef. Creating robotic kitchens for restaurants using dozens of machines, visual and Assembly code editors and more. Coming to Windows and Switch.

Snakeybus

Snakeybus

Snakeybus is a casual game best described as a combination of Crazy Taxi and Snake. Drive through the city to pick up passengers, and as you drop off people, your bus grows in length, resulting in some insane crashes if you’re not careful. Coming to Steam 5/10/19.

A Plague Tale: Innocence (Gameplay)

A Plague Tale: Innocence (Gameplay)
$50  Buy Link Comment

A Plague Tale: Innocence is a survival game set in 14th century France. You play as two children who are hunted by The Inquisition for mysterious reasons. The kids must escape through areas filled with plague-bearing rats. Coming to Windows, Xbox One and PS4 on 5/15/19.

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