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Game Console Startups 1977-2020

Game Console Startups 1977-2020

YouTuber Swarki takes us on a trip back through the history of console gaming with a compilation of startup screens and sounds from video game systems from the last 40+ years. Along the way you’ll be treated to classics like the original PlayStation and Xbox, along with rarities like the Halcyon and the Video Challenger.

SEGA Genesis Mini Retro Console

SEGA Genesis Mini Retro Console

SEGA joins the mini classic console bandwagon with the Genesis Mini. The miniature retro console looks just like the SEGA Genesis, and will come with two wired controllers. It will have 40 video games, including Altered Beast and Shining Force.

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Love Hultén Pixel Vision 2.0

Love Hultén Pixel Vision 2.0

Love Hultén’s Pixel Vision 2.0 is a much smaller and thinner portable retro console than the original one he released back in 2015. Available in a one piece or clamshell design, it can store over 10,000 games and plays SNES, Megadrive, Game Boy games and more.

Analogue Mega Sg SEGA Console

Analogue Mega Sg SEGA Console

Analogue’s latest high-def retro console is for Sega fans. The Mega Sg uses FPGA tech, not software emulation, to play Genesis, Mega Drive and Master System cartridges. A separate adapter for the Game Gear and other consoles is also planned. Drops 4/2019 for $190.

GameBoks

GameBoks

The GameBoks lets you turn your favorite video game console into a portable gaming station. It comes with a 24″ monitor with 75Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, a 2.0 sound system, cooling fans, and straps to secure your console.

Polymega Multisystem Console

Polymega Multisystem Console

This retro console is now available for preorder. It not only can play games from CD-ROM based systems like SEGA CD, Saturn, NEC TurboGrafx, Neo Geo, and PS1, but it can be expanded with modules and controllers to play cartridge-based games.

Xbox One X Robot White Edition

Xbox One X Robot White Edition

The Xbox One X is will soon be available in a clean all-white color as part of a Fallout 76 bundle. It also comes with a matching white controller, but if you want the Elite to match, good news. The Elite is now available in robot white as well.

Atari VCS Retro Console

Atari VCS Retro Console

The Atari VCS is a retro console inspired by the look of the Atari 2600. Aside from letting you play hundreds of classic Atari games, it will also be compatible with many modern games. It can also stream and play music and video and is compatible with external storage. Drops 2019.

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition

Costing just as much as the standard Xbox One X, the console’s limited Project Scorpio Edition has a graphic pattern on the exterior and “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and the included controller. It also comes with an exclusive vertical stand.

Xbox One X

Xbox One X

Microsoft’s next console sports an 8-core CPU, a 6-teraflop GPU, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a 1TB HDD. It can run games in 4K HDR at 60fps, plays 4K HDR Blu-Ray discs, and is compatible with Xbox One games and accessories. Launches 11/7/17. Amazon pre-order page here.

PlayBook 4 S PS4 Laptop Mod

PlayBook 4 S PS4 Laptop Mod

Console modder Ed Zarick’s latest product is a portable version of the new and slimmer PS4 console. It comes with a 19″ 720p screen but also has an HDMI out port so you can still plug it into other displays. He also has an Xbox One S laptop mod.

Xbox One S Laptop

Xbox One S Laptop

The Xbox One S just came out, and modder Ed Zarick has already transformed the console into laptop form. The slimmer, lighter console makes for a more portable machine than ever. It’s got a 19″ display built in, and a 4K HDMI output. Enter on twitter for a chance to win one.

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

The Mini Emu is a small plug-and-play computer that can run digital copies of classic video games. It uses open source software to run games from over 40 consoles, from the Atari 800 to the PlayStation. It’s also a media player.

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RetroN 5 Console

RetroN 5 Console

The newest retro gaming console from Hyperkin, the RetroN 5 has 5 slots that let you play 9 different types of old school cartridges, an HDMI output, a programmable wireless controller, and ports for classic controllers.

Old Consoles, New Paint

Old Consoles, New Paint

deviantART member Zoki64 breathes life into old consoles and controllers by customizing them using car paint and giving them a glossy finish. Check out his YouTube channel for videos of his creations.

Razer Sabertooth for Xbox 360/PC

Razer Sabertooth for Xbox 360/PC

It has 6 extra buttons, 2 at the shoulders and 2 switches at the back. Map commands from the face buttons to the extra ones and you never have to take your hands off the analog sticks.

Captain America Xbox 360

Captain America Xbox 360

A heroic Xbox 360 S case mod made by Zachariah Perry Cruise aka Zim Props, the 21-year old who also made the sweet Iron Man Xbox 360 case mod. Contact him for commissions.

Dreamcast Graffiti

Dreamcast Graffiti

French custom artist Oskunk gives us a peek of his workflow, using Sega’s last console as his canvas. Dude’s got some steady hands. Check out more of his art on his website and on his Flickr page.

Xbox 360 Slim Laptop

Xbox 360 Slim Laptop

Modder [Ed] converts Xbox 360 Slim consoles into portable laptops with a 17″ 720p LCD monitor, LED backlights and engraving. You can send in your own console or have him use a brand new one.

Iron Man Xbox 360

Iron Man Xbox 360

An Xbox 360 looking good in crimson and gold, thanks to 19-year old Zachariah Perry Cruse. The console has a LED arc reactor, and the included 120gb hard drive has a Stark Industries logo.

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PlayStation Move

PlayStation Move

Sony finally sets things in motion with the PlayStation Move; part Wiimote, part lollipop, it uses the PS Eye to track the controller; also included is a secondary controller with analog stick.

Razer: Console Gaming

Razer: Console Gaming

Razer slices into the console market with the Onza and Chimaera, both for Xbox 360; the former is a controller with adjustable analog sticks while the latter is a 5.1 circumaural headset.

Website: Consollection

Website: Consollection

Consollection collects every major console on one page; it’s not perfect (e.g, Atari’s Lynx is labeled as a Sega), but you’ll shed happy 8-bit tears reminiscing of simpler, cartridgey days.

Controller Ornaments

Controller Ornaments

The holidays have already come if you own the consoles associated with these acrylic Controller Ornaments; it includes the N64, PlayStation, NES, Dreamcast, Wii, Xbox 360, and Genesis.

NES Cartridge Casemod

NES Cartridge Casemod

It uses NESp, a Chinese PMP, but this hacked NES Cartridge still rocks our plumber’s socks: it plays NES/GB games and sports a 2.8″ TFT LCD, 4GB storage, FM radio, and TV out.

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