Tinkerer Builds More Durable Version of Nintendo Labo Toys Using Lego

When I reviewed Nintendo’s Labo kits a few months ago, I was genuinely impressed that the company had managed to create playable accessories out of cardboard. However, a few months later they’re starting to show some wear and tear, and glue and tape can only go so far when it comes to repairing them. That’s why I love…

Celebrate Some Super Mario Milestones With a Slew of Trippy Artwork

Apparently 2018 is a big year for everyone’s favorite plumber, Mario. It marks the 35th anniversary of the first Mario Bros. game, the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. 3, and the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite, the Super Mario Bros. movie. So to celebrate, the Bottleneck Gallery in New York is going down…

Soon You'll Be Able to Read Comics on Your Nintendo Switch

Everyone wants everything to come to the Switch, Nintendo’s beloved portable-hybrid console that’s spent the past year evolving from “that machine you can play Breath of the Wild on” to “No wait let me play everything on this! Including Grandia II!” But now, surprisingly, it’s also becoming a platform to read comics…

Princess Leia, Pikachu's Butt, and More Wonderfully Weird Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the most delightful toys we’ve seen tempting our savings accounts on the internet. This week: S.H. Figurarts finally brings Princess Leia to its Star Wars line, Overwatch’s best dad gets the chibi treatment, and honest to god Pokébutts. Check it out!

You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Your Nintendo Switch Thanks to This Dongle

If your smartphone of choice has forced you to upgrade to wireless headphones, you probably hate having to swap them out for a corded pair when you want to play your Nintendo Switch with a little privacy. The portable console doesn’t come with Bluetooth, but a tiny dongle called the Genki does, theoretically making it…

The NES Classic Returns Today But I'm More Excited About This Wireless Controller

When the NES Classic Edition was first released, we deemed the $40 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the NES Classic once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a…

The PS4 Spider-Man Heads to Your Toy Shelf, and More of the Most Spectacular Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of all the shiny things we’ve wanted to spend our savings on recently. This week, we’ve got some very cool Voltron, Star Wars, and Batman Beyond toys heading to San Diego Comic-Con, a lovely little Pokémon pal, and a most impressive Sith Lord. Check it out!

What We Learned About The Future of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's Game Consoles From E3

E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumors or news about new consoles from the big three. This year’s gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware…

Genius Photography Hacker Makes Adapter to Attach Giant Zoom Lenses to the Game Boy Camera

When it was released 20 years ago, it didn’t matter that the Game Boy Camera took terrible, low-res, black and white images. It was a digital camera kids could buy for just $50, and the fun factor far outweighed the device’s technical limitations. Even today there’s still a rabid fanbase for it, including designer …

Stare In Awe, Disbelief, and Envy at This Console-Covered Boombox for Gamers

YouTube’s My Mate VINCE has a knack for wiring modern video game consoles to old-school TVs. After perfecting his skills, he’s hacked together what is undoubtedly his greatest, most absurd creation: a resurrected boombox that lets gamers play their favorite titles anywhere they’re strong enough to carry this…