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Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games

Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems. Read More >>

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Valve’s Steam Link is on Sale for a Ridiculously Low Price

Do you remember Valve's Steam Link? It's a little box you plug into your TV, letting you stream your PC games to the big screen in 1080p 60FPS with zero lag. Or at least it will in an ideal situation. Well if you don't have one you might want to take advantage of the fact Valve put it on sale. Read More >>

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All-Time Masterpiece RPG Call of Cthulhu Will Never Die

Lovecraftian horror is something I only really discovered earlier this year. Sure, I’d seen the superhero episodes of South Park, where Cartman teams up with a My Neighbor Totoro-style Cthulhu, but it wasn’t until recently that I started diving into the stories and mythos—as well as the legacy they left behind. One of my favorite ways the now-public domain sub-genre has continued to this day is the Lovecraftian roleplaying game. Read More >>

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The New Battlefront II Trailer Connects a Whole Lot of Star Wars Lore

The last Battlefront game that EA put out didn’t have a single-player mode, which bummed out a lot of folks. Battlefront II looks to have a rather beefy one, which will be doing a lot of heavy lifting in terms of showing how the Empire changed after the second Death Star blew up. Read More >>

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The Latest Xbox One Update Fixes The Home Screen, Again

The Xbox One has had more interface updates than I've had hot dinners. And I'm a hungry guy. Every change has refined things further and further, and the Fall Update improves your Xbox home screen even more. It's also the last update before the Xbox One X launches, so it gets existing owners ready just in case they want to upgrade. Read More >>

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the Bleakest Lord of the Rings Fan Fic I’ve Ever Seen

Lord of the Rings—not even in its cinematic, action-heavy form—doesn’t really lend itself to the power fantasy of video games. That’s not stopped people from trying for years, including the latest game, the hack-n’-slash-meets-orc-dating-sim Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. But Shadow of War fails to understand Lord of the Rings in some pretty fundamental ways. Read More >>

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This High-Priced SNES Clone Plays Every Super Nintendo Game Ever in High-Def

The recently-released Super Nintendo Classic Edition is a fantastic way to replay 21 of your favorite 16-bit SNES games—but what about all the other classics that Nintendo excluded? If you’ve still got a stack of old Super Nintendo carts at home, the Analogue Super Nt should let you enjoy them on the fancy hi-def TV you upgraded to years ago. Read More >>

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What’s In the Cup?

Cuphead. It’s a game people were excited about for a long time, and I hear it’s great. But there’s something that’s been bothering me about the titular protagonist and his co-op buddy Mugman: what’s inside their tiny cartoon heads? Read More >>

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Xbox Backwards Compatability Will Come to the Xbox One Before the Year is Up

Do you have a dying need to play Crimson Skies, or the original Halo without any of the 10th anniversary improvements? You must have been thrilled to hear that Microsoft's E3 press conference announced that original Xbox backwards compatability was on the way. But obviously we knew that already, and now we know roughly when it'll arrive. Read More >>

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Crafty Hack Turns a Mouse, Salad Tongs, and a Bar Stool Into a Video Game Steering Wheel

If you don’t feel like spending £150+ on a steering wheel controller after already dropping £60 on a video game, you can always improvise like YouTuber chobiglass did. Using a pair of salad tongs, a computer mouse, and a spinning bar stool, they hacked together a pretty serviceable steering wheel accessory for the game Euro Truck Simulator 2. Read More >>

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Surprise! Trademark Filings Hint a Game Boy Classic Might be On the Way

Given the insane popularity of the NES and SNES Classics, people have been thinking about the future. Nintendo is bound to create more miniature consoles, and people have been getting their hopes up for a revamped N64 or Game Boy. Well it seems like there's good news, because trademark filings hint that a Game Boy Classic is on the way. Read More >>

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You Can Now Hack the Mini SNES Classic For Yourself

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on Nintendo's miniature SNES classic, you may have heard how it's just as hackable as its predecessor. Well now, if you want to, you can tinker with its innards yourself. Or, because let's not kid ourselves, play illegal ROMs. Read More >>

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Forza Motorsport 7 Might Just Be My Favourite Racing Game Ever

Forza 7 opens with a demo that takes you through a sand-swept track in Dubai, with the new Porsche 911 GT2 — a car announced at E3 — sliding around from corner to corner under your control. It's fun. It's fun without being too hard, it's fun without being too easy. The driving dynamics are a little bit arcade, a little bit sim. And that's the newest Forza game in a nutshell — not too cold, not too hot. Just right. Read More >>

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Making History Fun: How Assassin’s Creed Made Ancient Egypt Live and Breathe

With a new instalment almost every year, the Assassin’s Creed games are a treat for history nerds. Forget reading about the past in dusty books - Ubisoft’s blockbuster franchise provides a unique hint into what the past might actually have been like: wandering through the narrow streets of revolutionary Paris, sailing the seven seas during the 17th century, and, umm, driving Leonardo da Vinci’s tank. Okay, perhaps that last thing didn’t really happen - but no other games come close to creating such an immersive historical simulation. Read More >>

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Eye Strain is a Small Price to Pay For Having My Own Tiny Video Game Arcade

The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the ‘80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you’re a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto your desk—without having to keep a pile of change on hand. Read More >>