Is This a Long-Lost Prototype of the "Nintendo PlayStation?"

At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come… »7/03/15 2:00pm

Someone turned Lego computer consoles into life-size working electronics

Half the fun of playing with Lego is actually building your creation. The other half is using your imagination to bring it to life and wonder what it would be like to be inside your rocket ship, race car, or space station. A talented artist named Love Hultén decided imagination wasn’t enough, so he turned the computer… »4/30/15 1:38pm

You Have To Look Closely To See That This NES Is Actually a Cake

There's no shortage of wacky wedding cakes on the internet, but this creation is particularly noteworthy because until you get a good close-up look at it, it doesn't look like a cake at all. You'd swear it was a functional NES console complete with two controllers and a copy of Tetris, but in reality it's completely… »3/17/15 12:38pm

Nvidia Shield Console Hands-On: Yep, That's One Sleek Set Top Box

The first Nvidia Shield was a gaming handheld. The second was a powerful Android tablet. Now, Nvidia's going full game console. The new Nvidia Shield is a $200 set-top-box running Android TV, but it's more than that. It's a game console poweful enough to play a port of Crysis 3. And at first blush, it sure feels like… »3/03/15 11:40pm

This Wooden All-in-One Neo Geo Arcade System Is an Absolute Work Of Art

The last time we lusted over a cloned video game console it wasn't some cheap plastic knock-off from Taiwan, it was the Analogue Nt, a perfect NES homage made from a solid block of aluminum. And now the Analogue Nt's creators are back with a new creation that sees a classic Neo Geo arcade system elegantly packed into… »11/17/14 9:00am

How To Get The Sharpest Images Possible Out Of Your Old Consoles

If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the sharp chunky blocks of yesteryear. Luckily, there's a better way for purists to get a crystal clear image that doesn't involve buying an old CRT TV. »8/26/14 4:15pm