Techmoan is usually showing off unusual retro tech, this time host Mat has something a bit different. Here, he shows how to play vector-style video games using Wicked Lasers’ LaserOS. Check out StandupMath’s video for a more impressive demo of a laser-based game.
Satisfye’s Pro Gaming Grip makes playing with the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode more comfortable. Its asymmetrical design keeps your wrists in the proper position. It also has a built-in stand and comes with two pairs of pads for the Switch’s analog sticks.
Co-created by video game critic Angry Joe, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game is a card-based fighting game with nice pre-painted miniatures as well as stages and interactive props from the series. It has 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, free-for-all and co-op boss modes.
Microsoft Research shows off a tabletop mat that uses capacitive sensors and near-field communication (NFC) to detect the shape and position of objects, as well as touch, and gestures above its surface. It could be used for interactive games and other tangible interfaces.
The Nintendo Switch is a pretty nifty gaming system all on its own, but there are a couple of ways in which it could be improved. LEGO builder vmln8r shows off a few accessories they built to enhance the system. The controller rail is a 3D printed part you can download here.
After a brief public beta, Epic Games’ cartoonish battle royale game is now available for select iOS devices. Fortnite Mobile is still the 100-player free for all mode that’s become so popular, with added conveniences such as auto-aim. An Android port is coming soon.
The PlayStation 4-exclusive enhanced collection of WipEout games now supports the PSVR virtual reality headset. Not only does it make the game more immersive and runs smoothly, it’s also the most natural way to play, letting you look around and ahead of corners.
(PG-13) Silicon Valley VR: Inside the Hacker Hostel is a virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive. It will let you explore the familiar incubator home where the main characters live and work. It has hundreds of interactive objects, games and interactions with the characters.
A great compilation of some of the many rhythm matching games, kicking off with the awesome 1996 PlayStation classic Parappa the Rapper, along with hits like DDR, Beatmania, Samba de Amigo, Rocksmith, and a plethora of obscure titles only found in Japan.
(Spoilers) This music video from the band GUNSHIP serves as a wonderful tribute to the characters in Ready Player One, as told through 16-bit pixel art. The band is also giving away a custom arcade cabinet if you can figure out the secrets hidden in the video. (Thanks Lee!)
Adafruit shows us how to make an electronic and portable dice roller. It uses a small motor to spin a small platform, which in turn rolls the dice. As others have pointed out, it would be better if you make the platform uneven to shake the dice even more. Full guide here.