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.
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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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When it comes to mobile gaming, sacrifices need to be made, or at least when you’re talking about smartphones. Sometimes, touchscreen controls just don’t work as well as an actual gamepad, and that’s where Tundra comes in. Simply put, it consists of two halves, with each one magnetically attaching to a smartphone. Once secured, you’ll only have to pair it with your device, and it’s ready to go. One size fits most smartphones, so you won’t have to do any tinkering.
Gengar first appeared in Pokémon Red and Blue before showing up in subsequent sequels, spin-off games, related merchandise, and animated as well as print versions of the franchise. Most of the merchandise is your standard action figure or plush, but Premium Bandai’s Gengar “Sleeping Companion” plush actually has a tongue large enough for you to sleep on. In the game, Gengar can lick victims with its tongue and paralyze them, although that ability won’t quite work with this plush.