Weighing only 6.3lbs (2.86 kg) and being only 0.85 inch (2.15 cm) thick, the Pulse 17 features a full HD 17″ screen, a powerful 2.40GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ CPU with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.40 GHz for fast paced games, 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz of RAM, a 256GB SSD for fast game loading and a 1TB HDD @ 7,200 RPM to extend it’s storage, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 3GB graphics memory and a Sound Blaster Premium 2.1 channel with 4 speakers and subwoofer audio system! Pretty impressive for such a light package, isn’t it?
There was a time, not too long ago, when playing with Virtual Reality gadgets such as the Oculus Rift was not a cheap hobby!
But things change, and, as technology advances with big leaps, such cool devices become more and more accessible for reasonable prices!
The Moggles is another example of cool gadget that just a few short years back was reserved to fat wallets! The Moggles is a Virtual Reality Console that relies entirely on your smartphone’s processing power and gives you a 200” 3D screen with 360 degrees head tracking, anywhere you want! So how does it work? First grab your iPhone or Android devices and install any of the 120+ apps and games available for Google Cardboard; insert your phone into the Moggles VR Console, mount the headset and you’re ready to roll! The content plays on your phone, the headset ads a bit of visual and audio magic and you find yourself immersed in the beautiful work or virtual reality!
The Moggles work with all iPhone models and Android devices between 4-in and 5.7-in, sport custom made adjustable aspherical lenses for +- two dioptres and IPD, allow Augmented Reality apps usage via the phone camera, feature side openings for earphones and, when not in use, fold into a small sized portable package for easy transportation.
The Moggles are in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure a pair for an early bird price of $79 US.
If you ever wanted to control your PC with a simple hand move, just like Tom Cruise did in his famous Minority Report movie, now it’s the right time to get started! While you’d probably still have to wait a bit for the massive 3D hologram screens they used in the movie, the hands PC control part it’s available for purchase in the form a small stylish receiver box called Leap Motion.
The Leap Motion is a plug-and-play device compatible with Windows 7/8 and Mac OS X 10.7 or latter and allows you to control dedicated software via hand movements. Simply plug in the device, place it in front of your keyboard so it can “sense” all your hands moves and you’re ready to roll. The Leap Motion detects a large variety of motions such hand writing and drawing, pinch moves, 360 degrees rotations, 3 axis (up/down/back/forth) moves allowing you to point, wave, reach, grab, pick and drop something, write messages and so on … Pretty impressive!
The Leap Motion Controller works on dedicated software which can be downloaded from the Leap Motion App Store (there are 221 free and paid apps and games available at the time this article was published). It might not sound like a lot if you compare it with Apple’s Apps Store, but it’s still a good number of apps covering most needs and, given the strong community of developers behind the Leap Motion Controller, things can only get better! Check out the video to see the Leap motion Controller in action …
The coolest game around 30 years ago?
Game enthusiast Marc Kerger surely remembers it! For the game’s 30st anniversary (back on June 6th) Marc took a regular t-shirt, decorated it with some Tetris game design elements (to make it look cooler), 3D printed the main game’s compartment, inserted two Adafruit controllers, 128 LED’s and 4 AA batteries and made the first ever playable Tetris T-Shirt.
Watch him play a quick game in the attached video!
This cool t-shirt is not available for sale and Kerger does not provide any instructions on how to make your own! But, if you want to give it a try and mingle with the components hoping to replicate his success, start by checking out this Instructables project which served his a start base for the project.
The original Street Fighter video game was released back in 1987 and was one of the best fighting games around! The player was impersonating Ryu, a martial arts combatant and had to fight its way up in a worldwide martial arts tournament by defeating unique fighting style characters originating from different parts of world.
In 2012, to celebrate 25 years of Street Fighter, Capcom, the Japanese game publisher behind the franchise, released, among others, a special anniversary edition chess set featuring all characters involved in the original game.
The Street Fighter 25 Anniversary Chess Edition sports highly detailed 1.75″ to 3.25″ (4.44 cm to 8.25 cm) tall silver and pewter-colored resin pieces (all pieces have inscriptions with the original pieces on the front and he back for easy identification during game play) as well as a 18″x18″ (45.5×45.5 cm) glass game board with smoked and sandblasted effects. The chess set comes with a Capcom authenticity certificate.
For all you LOTR lovers out there! And not only …
Enjoy a cool journey through the Middle Earth and visit 22 of the most popular locations featured in the trilogy including Isengard,Helm’s Deep and Mount Doom, with the LOTR Monopoly game!
This Collector’s Edition Monopoly includes a LOTR themed classic monopoly board, 6 collectible tokens (Bill the Poney, Aragorn’s Crown, Boromir’s Gondorian Horn, Sting, Elven Brooch and Gandalf’s hat) and will give you hours of pleasure playing one of the most popular games around in a Tolkien’s setup.
Atari Flashack console, 75 Atari built-in games including Space Invaders, Centipede, Asteroids,Battle Zone, Jungle Hunt, Tempest Missile Command, Yar’s Revenge, Two Atari Flashback 2600 wireless controllers, Plug and play on any TV, classic Asteroids poster included – this is what you get when you purchase AtGames Atari 40th Anniversary Special Edition Flashback 4 Game Console.
Hours and hours of fun, just as in the good, old times!!! Coming as an upgraded version of the previously released Flashback 3, the 4th edition of the Atari Flashback console comes with more games, wireless controllers are replacing the wired ones in the older version and has a Classic Asteroids Poster included as a gift.
Let’s hear you in the comments, which Atari game was your favorite back then?