A lot of things in can go back to basic. You know, like going full-on minimalist with, for example, wallets, speakers and et cetera. However, it is hard to imagine handheld gaming system could and should go back to basic. I mean, how can anyone forsake touchscreen controls and eye-watering 3D graphics? Well, as it turns out, software developer Panic is doing exactly that. Like, going basic with handheld gaming system and doing so, in a rather innovative fashion. Continue reading Playdate: A Handheld Gaming System With A Crank As One Of The Controls
It looks like smartphone has claimed another victim: Sony Playstation Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment’s portable gaming device which was just in its 2nd generation. To be fair, smartphone hasn’t really caused any real “fatality” until now. PS Vita may be the first to be directly affected by the surge of mobile gaming on smartphone and to some extend, tablet. Anyways, it is official. Sony has pulled the plug of the successor to the Playstation Portable. Continue reading It’s Official. It Is The End Of The Road For Sony Playstation Vita
With the introduction of Nintendo Switch more in 2016, you know very well that Nintendo won’t be reviving its iconic portable gaming device, GameBoy, because, Switch is in itself both a console and a portable gaming device. A modern GameBoy won’t happen despite the tidal wave of nostalgia by gamers all over the world. Many fans took it in their hands to continue the legacy left behind by this memorable gaming device while the rest just learn to accept its demise and moved on. Then we came across this: the Nintendo Flex Concept by industrial designer YJ Yoon. Continue reading If Nintendo Ever Want To Reboot The GameBoy, The Flex Should Be It
Remember the Smartboy? The April’s Fool joke gadget accessory from Hyperkin that turned into a real product, allowing you to relive your Game Boy days right on your smartphone? Well, here’s another. Officially known as Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone (though we’d call it Wanle Functional Game Boy Case for iPhone), it is a tad different from Hyperkin’s dock-style accessory. Wanle’s iteration is literally a case that protects your iPhone, while offering access to all ports and buttons, and it does not rely on your smartphone to let you play the included Game Boy titles. Continue reading Here’s An iPhone Case That Is Also A Functional Game Boy Gaming Device
Rejoice, tinkerers with the love for retro gaming, specifically portable gaming. Clockwork Tech has announced a new piece of gadget that will satisfy both your love for retro gaming on-the-go and the need to tinker. Called GameShell, it is a modular retro game console that not only allows you to play retro games, it is also a DIY mini-computing platform. Thanks to its modular design and its open source nature, you can turn this Nintendo GameBoy lookalike device into a wireless speaker, a remote for home automation or LEGO robot, or you can simply create your own games and mods using supported programming languages like preset C, Python, LUA, and LISP. Continue reading This Nintendo-Inspired Gaming Device Is Modular, Can Do More Than Gaming
Take your love for arcade gaming anywhere with the Cary42, a portable arcade gaming device created by the very talented Love Hulten. Inspired by attaché cases, the Cary42 is the updated big brother of the R-Kaid-R from a few years ago. Not only is it larger, it is also a tad more ‘sociable’ now because it comes with two sets of joy stick and buttons combo that will allow two players to enjoy classic co-op titles like Metal Slug, Gauntlet, and Contra. And if your buddy and yourself ever find that 100 games aren’t enough, there’s a USB port that will let you store over 10,000 emulated games of your choosing, so you guys will never run out of games to play. Continue reading R-Kaid-R Portable Arcade Has A Big Brother That Lets Two Game Together
You know how is it like. You enjoy the myriad of modern day games like Minecraft, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Killzone: Mercenary on your modern day PS Vita, but at the back of your head, you still relish your days fixated on pixelated games. We are talking about games like Contra, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and the likes and while it is true that today’s smartphone can easily fill the shoes of a device such as the Gameboy, it will never feel the same as trying to beat your high score on a purpose-built portable gaming console. That being said, if you are feeling super nostalgic and would rather relive the days of GameBoy with purpose-designed hardware, well, then the good news is, you can always look to BittBoy to fill the void in your on-the-go gaming life. Continue reading This GameBoy-inspired Handheld Gaming Device Packs A Cool 300 Titles
What can a brilliant electronics and software tinkerer who has a specially affinity for the classic Game Boy portable gaming device do? I don’t know. Maybe cobbled up a what could be the world’s smallest and functional Game Boy Color? Well, as it turns out, that was exactly what Jeroen Domburg, the man behind Sprite_tm, did. Thanks to the technology available today, he was able to put together a super tiny Game Boy that is little bigger than a grown man’s thumb (yes, that small!) and the most brilliant part is, it actually works! Continue reading Mind-blown: Keychain Size DIY Game Boy Color Actually Works!
There was a time when game console market was dominated by Playstation and Xbox (it is still so), Nintendo differentiated itself with Wii, and subsequently Wii U, which were consoles that stood out with motion-controlled gaming. However, that key selling point didn’t quite hold up the fort, much less breach the walls held high by the two giants and if Nintendo wants to survive in this brutal game console war, it desperately need to reinvent itself. In between, Nintendo has dished out a couple of miniaturized and slightly modernised version of its ‘ancient’ consoles, the NES Classic and the Family Computer, in an attempt to lure nostalgic gamers, and today, the Japanese game console maker announces Switch, the company’s new game console that ditches motion control in favor of traditional control but with special attention paid to mobility. Continue reading Switch, Nintendo’s New Game Console Merges Home And Mobile Gaming
Remember, Smartboy? The April’s Fools joke which Hyperkin decided to turn into a real world product? Well, as it turns out, it is a real thing now. That took quite a while; it’s more than a year since the tease, but I guess for GameBoy fans, it is better late than never. According to the folks over at Neowin, they caught the fully functional product over at Hyperkin’s booth at this year’s E3. While the original design was a little squarish (probably due to the fact it was a rendered image), the supposedly working version is a lot sleeker, though it still spot the same signature GameBoy colorway, along with the requisite buttons like the D-pad, action, start and select buttons. Continue reading Smartboy, The Case That Turns Smartphone Into A GameBoy Is Real!