The Final Oculus Rift Will Need an $800 Gaming PC

We’ve always known that good virtual reality wouldn’t come cheap. From the beginning, Oculus used beefy gaming PCs to show off its VR headset. Now, the company is revealing the specs you’ll need to get those experiences on the final Oculus Rift—and it looks like you’ll be spending $800+ just for the desktop computer. » 5/15/15 12:31pm 5/15/15 12:31pm

A Retro-Futuristic Arcade Cabinet That Plays Equally Retro Games

The internet is full of plans for building your own old-school arcade cabinet that can play all the classic games you grew up with. But with just a single image, Love Hultén makes a strong case for buying one of his beautiful Pixelkabinett 42 cabinets instead of trying to build one yourself. » 5/15/15 9:45am 5/15/15 9:45am

The Internet Just Killed An App Store For Video Game Worlds

Perhaps you’ve heard a thing or two about “Valve” and “Skyrim” and “mods” recently. What does it all mean? The company that built the world’s most successful video game marketplace started an app store that pays people to remix virtual worlds—and 100,000 angry internet denizens just shot down that idea. » 4/27/15 10:00pm 4/27/15 10:00pm

This Hacked App Lets You Play Bloodborne In Any Room Of The House

Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to play a little Bloodborne tonight? Shame my wife will be using the TV. If only I had a way to stream games from my PlayStation 4 to another device. How about a hacked version of the PS4 Remote Play app that works on Android phones and tablets—and my Nvidia Shield? Yes. Yes. That will do… » 4/15/15 12:45pm 4/15/15 12:45pm

Guitar Hero Is Back This Fall, And You'll Only Need Three Fingers

“This is stupid,” I try to tell myself. “Weren’t music games just a fad?” For one long minute, I struggle to hit a single note on my plastic axe, as game developers and PR people fire eye-daggers into the back of my head. But then, all of a sudden, it clicks. I’m strumming up a storm. I’m playing the new … » 4/14/15 10:28am 4/14/15 10:28am

Five Best Gaming Mice, 2015 Edition

This year's set of contenders for best gaming mouse is 60% Logitech after our nomination round, which is in line with the interest in gaming mouse brands we see across our Deals and gaming peripherals coverage. Of 2013's contenders, the DeathAdder and Naga, in their latest incarnations, make a return. Once again,… » 4/08/15 3:17pm 4/08/15 3:17pm

Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm 4/01/15 4:57pm