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Sony’s Sales Pitch for PSVR2 has been Underwhelming

We’re two months out from the launch of PlayStation VR 2 and Sony has some work to do. Well, they actually have a lot of work to do. The hefty price tag of $549 USD for the base model and $599 USD for the Horizon: Call of the Mountain bundle has been a point of concern amongst PlayStation fans since preorders went live in November. The technology behind the PSVR2 is a notable upgrade over the original released for the PlayStation 4 back in 2016. The new headset, exclusive to the PlayStation 5

8Bitdo Ultimate Wireless Controller Now Works with Steam Deck

Great news for those that bought an 8Bitdo Ultimate Wireless Controller to use with their Steam Deck. Previously, there was an incompatibility issue forcing 8Bitdo Ultimate Wireless Controller users to make some adjustments to their Steam Deck via the Linux Konsole in desktop mode. It was quite the involved process that required making some system-level changes that novice users may have struggled with. Thankfully, Valve recently released a fix via their beta channel that added 8Bitdo Ultimat

How to Get the 8Bitdo Ultimate Controller with Charging Dock Working on the Steam Deck

I purchased the 8bitdo 2.4Ghz Ultimate Controller with Charging Dock based on early reviews that indicated how well it worked with the Steam Deck. Trusted retro-handheld guru Russ from Retro Game Corps. initially praised the controller as a great fit for the Deck, but later acknowledged that there were some functionality problems. UDPATE: (December 19th, 2022) Valve has released an OS Preview Update for the Steam Deck that adds compatibility for the 8bitdo Wireless Controller. No need to jump t

Now is the Time for Microsoft to Release a Portable Xbox

Now is the Time for Microsoft to Release a Portable Xbox We’re currently living through a portable gaming revolution. The Nintendo Switch philosophy of a console that can also be taken with you on the go has been adopted by many hardware manufacturers in recent years. There are a myriad of devices that now allow you to take your gaming on the go while also having the option to hook it up to your large screen TV at home. Many of the Chinese manufactured retro consoles from manufacturers such as

Analogue Pocket is on the Verge of Becoming One of the Best Handhelds Ever

Analogue Pocket is on the Verge of Becoming One of the Best Handhelds Ever The Analogue Pocket is set to become a portable FPGA powerhouse in the next few weeks. Developers in the FPGA community are hard at work on porting cores over from the successful Mister project and we’ve started to see their labours bare fruit. When firmware 1.1 released earlier this summer, it was accompanied by the launch of several third-party cores from mystery FPGA developer Spiritualized1997. Game Boy, Game Boy C

Analogue Pocket — Was it Worth the Wait?

Analogue Pocket — Was it Worth the Wait? My Experience. Announced way back in October of 2019 before the world as we know it changed, the Analogue Pocket promised to deliver FPGA gaming into our eager hands in 2020. Well, it took them longer, a lot longer, to deliver. They did manage to secure preorders, with payment upfront, in August of 2020 and announced an expected release of May 2021, but even then, they needed eight extra months to finally…

What You Should Know About FPGA Retro Gaming

What You Should Know About FPGA Retro Gaming Retro gaming enthusiasts have been spoiled for content these past few years. From the rise of clone consoles from manufacturers like Retron and handhelds that can hold thousands of classic games from companies like Anbernic, retro gaming is as popular as ever. We have also seen the exploding popularity of retro-stylized new games from indie developers, some of which have even been released for classic consoles…

The Matrix: Awakens Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo is not Quite a Super Mario 64 Moment, but it’s Close

The Matrix: Awakens Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo is not Quite a Super Mario 64 Moment, but it’s Close The last announcement at the 2021 Game Awards was the launch of the Matrix: Awakens, an Unreal Engine 5 tech demo set in a fictional city. From the little clips we saw during the show it looked like an impressive graphical presentation, but it didn’t look like it had much going for it in terms of gameplay besides some…

Sony’s Rumored Game Pass Competitor Is Long Overdue but has Big Potential

Sony’s Rumored Game Pass Competitor Is Long Overdue but has Big Potential Late last week, Jason Schreier reported for Bloomberg that Sony is planning a new subscription service, Codenamed Spartacus, that would be a direct competitor for Xbox Game Pass. According to the Bloomberg article, Sony’s new service would be comprised of three tiers. The first being like what subscribers already receive with the base PlayStation Plus service. The…

Lost Judgement: How a Video Game Made Me Reflect on My Experience Being Bullied

Lost Judgement: How a Video Game Made Me Reflect on My Experience Being Bullied It’s been less than 24 hours since I wrapped up Lost Judgement, the 2021 Detective thriller/lawyer game from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and sequel to 2019 surprise hit — Judgement and there is certainly a lot to unpack here regarding its attempt to tackle rather sensitive subject matter. This isn’t intended to be a review of Lost Judgement but instead a discussion of one of the game’s central themes — bullying. Lost Judg

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