Check out this amazing bit of arcade history. This 1973 SEGA Moto Champ machine had no screens, buttons, or a joystick. The electro-mechanical racing game had a group of magnetically-attached motorcycles which rolled over a treadmill-style “road,” as a spinning cylinder cast images onto the moving mat.
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One of the most memorable bits of music in the history of video games has to be the background track that plays while you sit in the lobby of Nintendo’s Mii Channel. Musician Beanzo decided to pay tribute to this catchy little ditty with a fun four-part viola cover.
New Wave Toys adds to its collection of tiny, working arcade machines, with this 12″ tall (sixth-scale) replica of the Atari classic Tempest. Its wood cabinet is accurate to every detail, with a screen optimized for vector-style graphics, and a rotary control with swappable caps. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop!
(Gore) “We get dirty, the world stays clean.” Infinity Ward and Activision reimagine Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the present day. The game promises a riveting single-player campaign, as well as co-op modes and online multiplayer. Drops 10/25/19.
Fundian’s Power Vessel is a versatile mini Bluetooth keyboard. It works with PCs, iOS, and Android devices. It has a joystick, a d-pad, left and right bumpers, and left- and right-click mouse buttons. It also has a backlit keyboard and a 3.5mm input. It lasts up to 30h per charge.
(PG-13: Language) The latest trailer for Death Stranding not only reveals the stealth action game’s release date, but a ton of gameplay as well. Set in post-apocalyptic North America, you’ll be tasked to go to West to deliver… something. The game drops 11/8/19.
SCUF Gaming’s pro Xbox One controller is customizable. It comes with two pairs of thumb sticks, four programmable and removable paddles, adjustable triggers, and a battery that lasts up to 30h per charge. You can also order faceplates and thumbsticks in different colors.
Devolver Digital’s Observation is a puzzle thriller game set in a space station. You play as SAM, the artificial intelligence managing the structure. You are trying to help an astronaut figure out why her colleagues vanished, but something is telling you to do the opposite. Available for Windows and PS4.
There’s been so much uproar about how awful the character looked in the trailer for upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, that its release has been delayed until 2020. Animator Artur Baranov fixed everything wrong with SEGA’s mascot by painstakingly replacing him with the cartoon version.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
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 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.
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