“If you look at FIFA 18 and compare it to this year’s version, you can see that they completely changed the number.” From sports to RTSes to RPGs to MOBAs, Casually Explained provides a brief and not very useful overview of some of the many types of video games.
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Love Hultén creates some truly wonderful retro-inspired arcade machines, computers, and other electronics. His latest build is a business card holder – but it’s anything but ordinary, with a tiny, functional arcade machine built into it. We need this right now.
Based on the highly-advanced power armor from the wasteland, this blacked-out Bluetooth wireless speaker is sure to make a statement sitting on your desktop. It stands 7″ tall, and features a gesture control system, much like the one you’d find in a 6-figure BMW.
Logitech has brought back its beloved MX518 gaming mouse. The 2019 version retains the shape and glossy finish of the original, but adds a new optical sensor and processor for a more responsive experience. Dedicated buttons let you switch DPI settings on the fly.
The upcoming Jaws board game has one player as the titular shark while up to three other players step in the role of Quint, Brody and Hooper. The shark player will attack swimmers and the heroes’ boat, while the humans try to find the shark and anticipate its next attack.
A chaotic 99-player spin on Tetris. Each line you complete lets you send Garbage Blocks to other players, and vice-versa. You can make your attacks more targeted, and you gain bonuses in attack or defense as you defeat others. (Note: video contains PG-13 language.)
Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) presents a dramatic live-action promotional clip for the upcoming game Anthem. It’s way more sizzle than steak, but man it’s some good sizzle. The game drops 2/22/19, so we won’t have to wait long to figure out how it plays into the story.
New Wave Toys’ latest Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It also comes with Super Street Fighter II Turbo. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick if you pre-order.
The first few levels of Super Mario Bros. are pretty easy as platformers go, but if Mario had a disability that confined him to a wheelchair, it might be a bit more difficult. This video envisions a redesigned World 1-1 where ramps and elevators make getting around easier.
If you ask us, Jonathan Coulton’s Still Alive is one of the greatest video game songs of all time. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy this vibrant and jazzy version of the track, performed by The 8-Bit Big Band, with singer Benny Benack III doing his best Frank Sinatra.
SteelSeries’ Stratus Duo is a multi-platform wireless controller. It can connect to Android devices as well as standalone virtual reality headsets via Bluetooth. It also connects to Windows PCs via 2.4 Ghz wireless and a USB dongle. It lasts up to 20h per charge.
Bandai Namco is following up its hit Dragon Ball fighting game with an action RPG based on the legendary anime. Currently under the temporary name “Project Z,” it looks like the game will follow at least the first few acts of Dragon Ball Z, up until Frieza.
For once, Adam Ruins Everything ruins a bad thing. The show reminds us that numerous studies, surveys, and correlative data have shown no concrete evidence that playing violent video games causes people to become more violent or insensitive to violence.