The skateboarding video games that started it all are getting an ultra-high-def remaster for today’s gaming systems. The bundle of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will offer up to 4K graphics on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Apparently they were able to preserve most of the awesome original soundtrack as well. Drops 9.4.2020.
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Back in the 1970s, Pong was all the rage. But for those who didn’t have a spare TV to play the game on, there were handheld knock-offs like Blip. YouTube channel Tech Tangents takes a look at this unusual piece of gaming history, and shows off its clever mechanical innards.
Do you love Battle Royale games like Fortnite? With enough time on your hands, you could build your own MMO battle game. This series of online courses is designed to teach beginners how to build a game from scratch using the Unity game engine, and build weapons using Blender. Another bargain from The Awesomer Shop.
Gaming Heads‘ cute and cuddly plush toys are based on two of DOOM’s creepy floating creatures, the horned Pain Elemental and the spiky Cacodemon. Each one measures about 7″ tall, and would look great sitting on any gamer’s couch. They also made a Space Marine plush, but sadly it’s already sold out.
Would you love a handheld gaming system that can play classic Wii and GameCube games with actual Nintendo hardware? Shank Mods shows off a kit that lets you build your own portable using the actual circuit board from a Wii. GMan’s slick, professional looking system simply trounces those that run emulators.
Celebrating the upcoming launch of Cyberpunk 2077, this limited-edition 1TB Xbox One X has a futuristic, but distressed look with glow-in-the-dark details, unique lighting, and a two-tone gloss/matte controller. It drops in June 2020, though the game doesn’t come out until September.
“Why would you make a game based on a sitcom that last aired over 20 years ago and potentially incur the wrath of lawyers?..” Well, because Jacob Janerka and Ivan Dixon are hoping their concept proves there’s enough demand for a point-and-click Seinfeld adventure game that it actually gets licensed and developed.
With both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal released on the same day, The Chalkeaters and singer Natalia Natchan thought it might be fun if the two games were actually one. And so, they made a song and an animated music video featuring the adorable Isabelle and her new friend, DOOM Slayer. Full song here.
That Works take on a video game weapon that dates back all the way to 1986. But rather than the pixelated flail found in the 8-bit Castlevania, they built a replica of the one Trevor Belmont finds in the 21st century animated series. It’s a painstaking process to build such a complex weapon using blacksmithing techniques.
Cloud’s Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII is one of the coolest weapons in gaming history. While a real world version would be too heavy to effectively wield, one made from cardboard is totally manageable. Watch as Crafty Transformer turns a bunch of corrugated paper into a lightweight replica of the iconic combat tool.
Want to create video games? The School of Game Design offers numerous online courses to teach you everything from the basics of game structure to hands-on development using the Unity3D game engine. Get lifetime access to 120 hours of training videos, along with future updates with this deal from The Awesomer Shop.
Fans of classic video games will recognize this guy as Blinky, the pixelated red ghost from Pac-Man. Here, he’s serving a useful purpose by giving your headphones a place to rest when you’re not wearing them. Handmade from baltic birch, sanded smooth, and painted by artist BalticPrime. Also available as a scared blue ghost.
This stylized racing game from the creator of Absolute Drift lets you hoon about challenging courses in classic drift cars. The finished game will offer more than 50 cars, 60 stages, a career mode, weekly challenges, and online leaderboards. Best of all, they’ve released a short playable demo offering a glimpse of what’s to come.
Upgrade your PS4 game library all year long, with an annual pass to PlayStation Plus. Each month, you’ll get two free PS4 games to download – and these aren’t junky B-list titles either. Members also get full access to online multiplayer gaming, and exclusive discounts on other games and content.
(PG-13: Language) If you happen to have a fancy VR rig for your PC, you can tune out the rest of the world with Valve’s latest stress-inducing Half-Life game. But if you’re videogamedunkey, you don’t just play the game, you live the game. And yes, you can wear a headcrab as a hat now.
After wowing us with his Fallout Broadsider, replica maker Jairus of All is back with another impressive video game-inspired weapon. His real-world version of Kratos’s Blades of Chaos will give any God of War fan a thrill with their real metal blades and chains. Watch the build video series here.
This basic, bargain priced handheld gaming system comes loaded up with 400 old-school 8-bit games. It’s got a 2.8″ color LCD screen, and a TV-out port in case you want to play on a bigger one. Grab one for $19.95, or a pair for $34.99 in The Awesomer Shop.
This indie title from Hello Games (No Man’s Sky) follows the story of lost ember who finds itself lost in a mysterious place. It’s up to players to guide the poor little guy through a series of challenging puzzles on its quest for home. Due Summer 2020 on multiple platforms.
The next-gen console wars are about to begin, and Microsoft is touting the hardware capabilities of the Xbox Series X. The company allowed a handful of folks to go hands-on with the machine, including tech vlogger Austin Evans, who gives us our best look yet at the internals and tech powering the new game system.
After pushing his CPU and RAM to the limit with a mega-fireworks display in the physics-based sim game Planet Coaster, Let’s Game It Out decided he was going to build himself a terrifying virtual theme park, designed exclusively to torture its oblivious visitors in hilarious ways.
This physics-based moving sim game asks players to move furniture around the town of Packmore, as you live your life as a newly-certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician. It’s packed with hilarious and tricky levels, and looks even more fun in co-op mode. Drops 4/28/2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
Nintendo celebrates the launch of its relaxing new puzzle game for the Switch, in which you must carefully follow a series of recipes to create a perfectly presented bento box meal for a family of cats. It’s just the sort of game we need to take our minds off the craziness around us in the world these days.
Musician Sam Griffin performs an acoustic classical guitar cover of the tricky Overworld theme from Super Mario Bros. 2, and says its “basically the hardest thing” he’s ever played. If you play guitar and think you’re up to the challenge, you can grab the tabs as a Patreon supporter.