2016 saw the release of the Retro-Bit Generations system. This miniature console contained over 100 arcade and console games from Capcom, Data East, and others. Unfortunately, the experience suffered from poor emulation, a clunky user interface, and the inclusion of shovelware. Thankfully, Retro-bit learned from this experience and released the superior Super Retro-Cade. Though not flawless, the console does an admirable job of delivering some truly great arcade titles. Like the NES and SNES minis, the Super Retro-cade is a small system you plug into your television via HDMI or composite cables. You can even hook it up to an old-school CRT TV. It has a selection of 90 titles originally released on the NES, SNES, and arcades. It also comes with two, 6-button USB controllers. The controllers look like a cross between the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo controllers. Each of the solidly designed and comfortable controllers has a lengthy cable, which makes it possible to play while on your … [Read more...] about The Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade Delivers Big Arcade Games on a Tiny Console
Toyota Supra fans, you were not having visions. There really is a new Supra coming, which Toyota obliquely confirmed in the press release for the new GR Supra Racing Concept that’s being shown off at the Geneva Motor Show. Sad news is, it doesn’t look like Toyota brought the road version along for the ride. If you booked a ticket or a hotel (or both), though, the Supra Racing Concept is a pretty decent consolation prize. (Plus, there’s... lots of other awesome cars there.) And besides, combined with the not-so-spy shots of the road-going version that have been spotted all over the world, it’s enough to get a rough idea of what the new Supra will look like. Fueled by a mix of nostalgia and, of course, a heavy dose of love for The Fast and The Furious, sports car fans have been pining for a new Supra for decades now. And it really is coming, thanks to a partnership with BMW that started a few years ago. But the process of getting the car designed, built, and … [Read more...] about The Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept is a big, pretty consolation prize
There was a time when the little glowing bricks we carried around were called Gameboys. Int those were simpler days, passing time meant burning through Tetris, not swiping through Tinder. The graphics weren’t great, but the gameplay sure was.With the Wanle Gamers Console, you can reclaim the nostalgia of portable gaming, and protect your iPhone at the same time. With a built in screen and controls, this case basically turns the back of your iPhone into a Gameboy. It’s loaded with 10 classic games, like Tetris, Tank, Snake, Formula One Racing, and more, so you can scratch that classic gaming itch anytime. Additionally, the raised buttons create a familiar tactile control that’s missing in the age of touchscreens. It’s super slim, too, so it won’t feel like the big plastic bricks of old. So if you’re looking to protect your iPhone and crave a touch of nostalgia, start here. Buy now: Get a Wanle Gamers Console for $33.99. That’s 57 percent off the … [Read more...] about This iPhone case doubles as a classic portable gaming console.
If you’re a child of the 90’s, there’s a good chance your hands are still pre-programmed to fit a Nintendo Gameboy like gloves. Gaming consoles and 65-inch televisions keep advancing the gaming medium, but there’s still an undeniable charge that comes from gripping a handheld game system in your hot little hands as you tackle classic games of yesteryear. The Wanle Gamers Console essentially turns your iPhone into a slightly slimmed-down Gameboy, putting some of the industry’s all-time greatest games right in the palm of your hand whenever you’re down to play. Right now, you can score this addictively fun piece of throwback tech for more than half off, just $33.99 from TNW Deals. The console slips on to your iPhone like a phone case — except it’s a lot more fun. Fire it up and you’ll have 10 classic games, ready to play whenever you’ve got some down moments…or hours! Sporting Hall of Fame titles like Tank, Formula One … [Read more...] about Turn your iPhone into a Gameboy with this awesome retro console case — only $33.99
For a long time, I’ve felt like no piece of video game hardware could surpass the original Nintendo DS in my mind. It checked so many boxes for me. It was a device that had an absolutely incredible and eclectic library of games, from strange musical gems like Electroplankton and Elite Beat Agents, to some of the best iterations of iconic Nintendo series like Mario Kart, Pokémon, and Animal Crossing. Its dual screens and touch interface led to all new kinds of experiences, while at the same time its sleek design (starting with the DS Lite), made it the first piece of video game hardware I owned that didn’t feel like a cheap toy. It matched my clickwheel iPod perfectly. For years I’ve kept some iteration of the handheld with me pretty much wherever I go. But with the Switch, I think I have a new favorite. A year ago today, when Nintendo first released its tablet-like console, I was infatuated. Of course, much of that came down to the sublime Legend of Zelda: Breath … [Read more...] about One year in, the Switch might be my favorite Nintendo console ever