Gaming

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This tiny Pitendo is a pint-sized Nintendo emulator. It has a design similar to a classic Nintendo but it’s actually a little computer capable of running NES or SNES games. You can buy just the case so you can add your own Raspberry Pi or as a complete unit with a Raspberry Pi Model B+, 8GB SD Card with RetroPie, USB SNES Controller, AC Adapter, and HDMI Cable. It’s really too cute to resist.

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The classic adventure Day of the Tentacle is coming back! Tim Schafer announced that Double Fine will be issuing a remastered version of the game titled Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition. The news came at the Playstation Experience which was held over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is news that should make fans, like this fantastic Laverne cosplayer, very happy. It will be available for PS4, Vita, PC, and Linux but no release date has been announced.

(via Kotaku)

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Germany is the land of cool cars and beer, and now it’s also the place where you can play Pong with other pedestrians at traffic lights. It’s called StreetPong and it was originally a concept designed by students from Hawk University. Designers Amelie Künzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel turned the concept into a reality called ActiWait. After two years it has been approved for use in Hildesheim, Germany where the first units were installed just a few weeks ago.

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Who needs a replica of Mega Man’s helmet for their desk? Basically everyone. This version of the hero’s helmet is miniature, and it’s the first detailed replica on this scale. The limited edition collectible even lights up with four USB-powered LEDs. You can display the helmet on or off the stand, but the stand really does complement it.

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You’re used to carnage and mayhem but this video shows a different side of Grand Theft Auto V. It was created by redditor The_XXI who wanted to show the city as it’s happening outside of the game action. It’s surprisingly beautiful and shows off the level of detail that went into creating a realistic backdrop for all the action. It’s makes you want to stop playing for a bit just to soak it all in.

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It’s hard to believe, but the Playstation is 20 years old. To celebrate the occasion, Sony is releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of the PlayStation 4 console that will be limited to just 12,300 numbered units worldwide. The console will come with a vertical stand, controller, and camera and retails for 49,800 yen ($418) in Japan through the Sony Store.

Those elsewhere will get their chance when it goes on sale in the US for $499 on December 6th and in Europe for €499. It will also be on sale at The PlayStation Experience this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Assassin’s Creed fan Damien Hypolite works at Sciences et Avenir and decided to perform a little experiment with his favorite game. He printed out some screen shots and then matched them up with their real world counterparts in Paris. Incredibly, the major landmarks match up very well with most of the differences being due to things being torn down or completely changed in the 200 years between the time when the game takes place and today.

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When we first wrote about Nintendo’s Amiibo figures, we were impressed by the detail and how good they looked. What we’ve also discovered is that there may be some pretty interesting real world uses for them.

Amiibo figures use a near field communication (NFC) system to interact with video game software. Coincidentally, many public transportation ticketing systems use NFC as well. It looks like someone has figured out how to use an Amiibo figure to open a metro gate in Moscow.

Granted, it is possible that Instagram user yollych hacked his Amiibo somehow, but it’s kinda cool either way. Then again, the system could just be recognizing the NFC chip (we never actually see the gates open).

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Explore a magical city paved with the names of video games in this map print by the Dorothy design studio. The fictional map design is loosely based on a section of Tokyo, and over 500 gaming titles are represented. They even incorporate some references to the history of gaming. Travel to Riot City, go to Combat School, and don’t forget to stop at Donkey Kong Circus. From the product page:

The map features districts dedicated to survival horror (Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Sweet Home), beat ‘em ups (Street fighter, Streets of Rage, Double Dragon) and Nintendo classics (Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Land, Luigi’s Mansion) as well as many geeky ‘in’ references to entertain the most hardcore (or the oldest) of gamers. An A-Z key at the base of the Map lists all the games featured along with their release date.

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It’s finally happened. I’ve finally seen a take on Pokémon that isn’t adorable. Artists J. R. Coffron and Stephen Oakley teamed up and created a horrifying combination: zombie Pokémon. Just look at Pikachu! The pocket monsters become actual scary monsters in this art, and I do not want to catch either of them.

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