(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.
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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.
8Bitdo’s new wireless adapter lets you use Bluetooth controllers on consoles or computers with a USB port. Use a PS4 controller on a Nintendo Switch, use Joy-Cons on your laptop or Raspberry Pi and more. Of course, it works with 8Bitdo’s Bluetooth controllers as well.
In the Switch exclusive Kirby Star Allies, Kirby can still inhale and ingest enemies to copy their abilities. But you can also throw hearts to befriend foes. Friends will follow Kirby and provide extra abilities, and can even be controlled by up to three other players.
Shaun White’s gold medal-winning Halfpipe run in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was pretty epic all on its own. But Dylan “Tater Tot” Tate decided to give it a little more sparkle and shine with the addition of visuals and sound effects from Super Mario Bros.
Along with Don Bluth, game designer Rick Dyer created 1980s classics like Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. He would later design a radical (and expensive) game system called “Halcyon.” Polygon explores the tale of the failed console that foretold today’s voice-based AI systems.
We’ve seen DOOM run on everything from a calculator to a toaster. But this is the first time we’ve seen the game on an Etch A Sketch. We’re impressed with lily-liver’s ability to replicate the game’s screen on the toy, even if he cheated a bit by tracing the diagonal lines.
A limited-edition record packed with music and sound effects from classic Namco arcade games like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Rally-X, Mappy, Galaga, Xevious and more. Each disc is pressed in sweet “pixel explosion” vinyl, and comes with an 8-page booklet about the games.
The perfect addition to any gameroom (assuming you’re a Sony fan) – this 12″ wide LED accent light features the triangle, circle, X, and square button icons which set PlayStation controllers apart. The lights can glow steady or blink in a seemingly random sequence.
33 Games creates teensy (non-functional) replicas of classic arcade cabinets and pinball machines. They’re extremely detailed, down to the mini joysticks and on-screen graphics. They’re built to 1/12th scale, and measure about 6″ tall. They even make a change machine.
This new mode in Assassin’s Creed: Origins turns the game into an educational experience. Discovery Tour mode allows players to explore the world around them on a leisurely historical tour. The mode includes 75 guided tours of monuments, buildings, and characters.
Mark Brown talks about systemic video games. These are games where other characters or factors affect and interact with the game’s world, such as weather, animals or police. They encourage players to be creative and can lead to surprising and memorable moments.
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