The original Nintendo Game Boy, an 8-bit handheld console. was first released in Japan on April 21, 1989 before making its way to North America, three months later on July 31, 1989. This device features a green dot-matrix screen with adjustable contrast dial, five control buttons, a single speaker with adjustable volume dial, and a game cartridge slot. What happens when you supersize it? You get the Game Man of course.
The 8BitDo Pro 2 Bluetooth game controller just might be the company’s best yet, and you can think of it as the SN30Pro Plus successor. Featuring two Pro back paddle buttons, a custom profile switch button (3 profiles that can be switched on the fly), a mode switch button, modifiable vibration, a 6-axis motion sensor, adjustable hair triggers, customizable turbo function, and a 1,000mAh battery good for 20-hours of continuous play with just a 4-hour charge. Product page.
Let’s face it, most of us throw out pizza boxes after we’re done eating the pie, but Pizza Hut may change that with their latest limited edition offering. They’re calling this campaign “Newstalgia,” and it puts a modern twist on celebrating all the things people love and associate with the PAC-MAN brand and iconic Pizza Hut pizzas. Those who managed to snag one of these boxes can play an augmented reality version of the game printed directly on the packaging.
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The Nintendo Switch Pro has been in development for quite some time, and just recently, new rumors have surfaced. This next-generation handheld console allegedly will have NVIDIA’s deep learning super sampling (DLSS), which is basically an image upscaling technology that uses deep learning to upscale lower-resolution images. In other words, it upscales images with quality similar to that of rendering the image natively in say 4K, but with far less computation done by the video card, enabling higher graphic settings and frame rates for a given resolution.
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Ever wonder why the Microsoft Xbox Series X / S look the way they do? Well, according to principal designer Chris Kujawski the tower-like structure was so the team could retain a compact form factor for all of the next-generation hardware. As for the PlayStation 5, Sony President Jim Ryan stated that the aesthetics are intended to be “transformational in how they look, sound, and feel”. What if you were to combine both into a hybrid game console? Designer Ismail Mits gives us an idea of such a device.