Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, and it doesn’t take any Linux knowledge whatsoever. Here’s how to make your own retro game console in under 10 minutes.
Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a DJI Phantom, you can learn the basics of flying a quadcopter with this $24 toy drone from Aukey. Trust me, if you can fly this thing, you can fly a GPS-equipped, gyro-stabilized camera rig. And if not, well, it’s not like crashing it will be that big a deal.
Just in time for holiday family gatherings, Amazon’s put a whole cabinet full of strategy board games on sale in today’s Gold Box.
littleBits kits are a great way to learn about electronics while building your own gadgets, musical instruments, or smart home accessories, and Amazon is offering all-time low prices on several starter packs, today only.
The Nintendo 64, the gaming system that blew the doors open to bring 3D graphics to the masses, is 20 years old today. Can you believe it? There were countless great games for the N64, many of them driving games—including all-time best iteration of a game about cartoon characters lobbing turtle shells at each other…
Working out can be a drag, especially if your only means of entertainment is an awful juicer informercial on five of the 10 gym TVs. But thanks to virtual reality, you can soon exercise your way through a video game—and starting today, you can preorder a VR-ready bike that lets you do exactly that.
The Crew isn't a perfect racing game by any means, but its sprawling reimagining of the continental US is one of the more ambitious maps in the history of gaming, and at $40 for both PC and every major console, it's definitely worth checking out. [The Crew, $40]
I'm admittedly not much of a gamer, other than the occasional flight sim, but when I came upon this live-action first-person POV promotional video for "Far Cry 4" I had to share it with you. It has Jeeps, guns, explosions, a gyrocopter, and even a wingsuit BASE jump. What's not to love?
Off-roading is best experienced with mud in your eyes, a bad case of swamp-ass, and the very real risk of tetanus. But when you can't get into the wild, here's top 20 all-time awesome off-road video games according to our readers.
Racing games are a great way to get close to the cars, tracks, and behavior you'd never be able to pull off in real life. But I can't help but feel like the focus usually stays on pavement-bound sports cars. What have been your favorite off-road titles on consoles, computers, and arcades over the years?
Now somebody just needs to teach Travis how to play asteroids.
It's been eight years and nine days since Microsoft showed the world the Xbox 360 on May 12th, 2005. Today, we see what's next. The Xbox One.