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Cuphead Ceramic Mug

Cuphead Ceramic Mug

Enjoy a cup of joe in the head of one of the more recognizable video game characters of late. This officially-licensed Cuphead coffee cup comes with a jumbo-sized decorative ceramic straw, but we don’t recommend trying to gulp down searing-hot coffee through it.

Video Game Propaganda Posters

Video Game Propaganda Posters

Artist Fernando Reza aka “Fro” makes video game posters in the style of World War II propaganda prints. The games featured include Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt and The Legend of Zelda. Each print measures 18″x 24″ and is printed on Latex-coated matte archival paper.

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Difficulty in Video Games Pt. 2

Difficulty in Video Games Pt. 2

(PG-13: Language) Back in 2016 game critic videogamedunkey talked about the pros and cons of fixed versus adjustable difficulty in video games. He revisits difficulty in this video, musing about how it should be paced or adjusted.

GAEMS Sentinel

GAEMS Sentinel

GAEMS’ console carrying case works with the Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4 and PS4 Pro. It comes with a 17.3″ 1080p IPS LCD monitor with an anti-glare coating. It also has chambered speakers and an audio jack.

Pro Office Calculator

Pro Office Calculator

Rob Jinman’s Pro Office Calculator looks like a normal calculator program when you launch it. But wait for it and you’ll see that it’s actually one giant Easter egg. You’ll need to solve puzzles if you want to find out the mystery behind it. Also on Steam.

The Outer Worlds (Trailer)

The Outer Worlds (Trailer)

From Obisidian, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, comes a first-person RPG set in the future and in a space colony, like Mass Effect meets Fallout. The Outer Worlds appears to feature everything we loved about New Vegas. Drops 2019 for Windows, Xbox One, and PS4.

Jedi vs. T.Rex

Jedi vs. T.Rex

Sit back, grab a big bucket of popcorn, and gaze on as 3,000 T.Rex dinos take on an army of 23,000 lightsaber-wielding warriors for no other reason than to show that it can be done in Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator. Honestly, it looks like a rave gone really, really bad to us.

Vane (Trailer)

Vane (Trailer)

Developed by members of the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus teams, this beautifully-stylized adventure game puts you in the shoes (and wings) of character who can transform from a lost child into a bird, as you explore strange and wondrous lands. Coming to PS4 on 1/15/19.

Hades (Trailer)

Hades (Trailer)

From Supergiant Games, creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre, comes a roguelike set in the Greek underworld. In Hades, you summon the powers of the Greek gods as you try – and try, and try – to make your way out of hell.

Swordplay with Game Effects

Swordplay with Game Effects

YouTuber Misozi-Salaryman put together this great compilation of his swordplay and other martial arts action, and worked with editor Vasco to embellish the clip with appropriate video game style visual effects. We like to think there was some guy off camera mashing buttons.

Mortal Kombat 11 (Trailer)

Mortal Kombat 11 (Trailer)

(Gore) Raiden trades brutal blows against Scorpion in the cinematic trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. The video hints at the fighter’s character customization system. The game will also feature a new graphics engine, and a large roster of fighters new and old. Drops 4/23/19.

Far Cry New Dawn (Trailer)

Far Cry New Dawn (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) The post-apocalypse looks lively and colorful in Far Cry New Dawn. A standalone sequel to Far Cry 5, the game takes place 17 years after a nuclear apocalypse, and sees you trying to take down the Highwaymen and their leaders, the Twins.

Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store

Fortnite creator Epic Games is branching out the Valve way with the Epic Games Store. The online store is launching with an intriguing array of (timed?) exclusives, including Supergiant’s new game Hades. The store will also give users a free game every 2 weeks.

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Smash Stick Arcade Controller

Smash Stick Arcade Controller

Alt Lab Controllers’ Smash Stick is an arcade controller with an ergonomic button layout. It also uses Sanwa buttons that have been modified to have a cushion for less stress on the hands. It’s compatible with the PC, Wii, Wii U, Gamecube and the Switch.

Love Hulten Pixelkabinett 42 Arcade

Love Hulten Pixelkabinett 42 Arcade

Love Hulten’s two-player arcade machine Pixelkabinett 42 Limestone Eclipse edition has a stone-like textured finish, granite laminated panels, handmade joysticks, and a center cavity which houses a backlit, ringed planet. The light’s brightness and color can be adjusted.

The Game Console (Book)

The Game Console (Book)

Evan Amos’ book The Game Console charts the evolution of video game hardware. It features full-color photographs of 86 consoles, including their inner components, starting with the Magnavox Odyssey and ending with the current generation (except the Switch).

Resident Evil 2 Remake (Gameplay)

Resident Evil 2 Remake (Gameplay)

(Gore) Arrekz Gaming attended a press-only demo of Resident Evil 2 and was able to capture these clips for the rest of us. The video features snippets of gameplay featuring Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong and Claire Redfield. Mr. X is not messing around.

DIY PlayStation Classic

DIY PlayStation Classic

Lazy Game Room was disappointed with the PlayStation Classic, so he made his own take based on a Raspberry Pi. He made this easy to follow guide for those who want to take the DIY plunge. You’ll have to search for certain files on your own, but it shouldn’t be that difficult.

RDR 2 Gunslinger Jacket

RDR 2 Gunslinger Jacket

Red Dead Redemption 2 lets you play Western dress up. Thanks to Barking Irons, you can do the same in real life. They have a collection of officially licensed apparel from the game. The highlight of the batch is this water-resistant Gunslinger jacket.

Nyko Dualies Switch Controllers

Nyko Dualies Switch Controllers

Nyko’s Dualies are alternatives to the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. Their main feature is their ergonomic grip, but they also have rumble feedback, a turbo feature and two swappable thumb caps with different heights.

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Heartwood Editions Wood Posters

Heartwood Editions Wood Posters

Looking for a unique geeky gift? Heartwood Editions makes intricate, limited-edition, laser-engraved wood wall art based on franchises like Overwatch, Street Fighter, and Starcraft. Each measures 11.5″ x 17.5″ x 1″ thick. Also sold as a discounted 3-piece bundle.

Dunkey Plays Soul Calibur VI

Dunkey Plays Soul Calibur VI

Soul Calibur VI has a robust character creation system. Videogamedunkey put that to good use, showcasing silly-looking characters from other series that turned the game into a poor man’s Smash Brothers. The Kirby and Magikarp got us.

Flip Grip for the Nintendo Switch

Flip Grip for the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has a growing number of classic arcade titles, some of which are vertically oriented such as pinball games and shoot ’em ups. Fangamer’s Flip Grip lets you make full use of the Switch’s screen by holding the system vertically.

Retro Gaming Console

Retro Gaming Console

This NES-inspired retro console comes pre-loaded with 600 remakes of 8-bit games, along with a pair of wired controllers. It’s on sale now in The Awesomer Shop, where you can grab an extra 20% off with promo code BFSAVE20 (valid thru 11/27/18).

Pac-Man Pixel Bash Chill

Pac-Man Pixel Bash Chill

Namco’s Pac-Man Pixel Bash Chill is an arcade cabinet that has a mini-fridge where the coin door would normally be. It also has a bottle opener and a pair of bottle holders. It comes with 32 officially licensed games, including Galaga, Xevious and of course Pac-Man.

SSB Ultimate: Overview

SSB Ultimate: Overview

Here’s a nearly overwhelming overview of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game will have 74 fighters, over 100 stages, 55 Pokémon summons, 59 assist characters, Spirit modifiers, a variety of game modes, and of course Amiibo unlockables.

Eastward

Eastward

Eastward is a post-apocalyptic adventure RPG for Mac and Windows, with graphics that are inspired by ’90s anime. You play a miner who discovers a girl deep underground. Your quest to discover her origins will take you on a wild ride.

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Musician Rob Scallon shows off a sweet electric guitar that not only looks like a Nintendo console, it still plays games thanks to an NES Classic Mini embedded inside. Drop by Reverb.com by 12/19/18 for a chance to win this exact same guitar.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Based on the eponymous tabletop RPG, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a post-apocalyptic adventure game with a turn-based combat system inspired by XCOM. Control a trio of mutants and gather resources to survive. Drops 12/4/18 for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.

Xbox Game Pass Free Trial

Xbox Game Pass Free Trial

Looking to expand your game collection without breaking the bank? Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass lets you play hundreds of great games of all kinds for a low monthly fee of $9.99. Still not convinced? Sign up now, and get your 14 day free trial.

Void Bastards

Void Bastards

Void Bastards is a cel-shaded first person shooter from Blue Manchu, the developer behind Card Hunter. In Void Bastards, you hop from ship to ship and scavenge for resources. Die and you lose your progress, save for the items you’ve crafted.

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