Tag Archives: Video Games

Forza Horizon 4 Is Here And It’s Taking You To Great Britain

Announced for an October 2nd release, Microsoft dropped this Forza Horizon 4 official trailer during the E3 conference today. And like the other entries in this beloved it series, it’s gonna be an awesome car vacation.

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Everything We Know About The Car In Final Fantasy XV

I’ll be honest: I don’t know a hell of a lot about Final Fantasy XV, other than that it’s not released yet but it’s leaking everywhere, like my Depends after a brisk drink-and-jog. Really, I don’t even know all that much about the Final Fantasy series, even – I’m an old, old Atari kid. But I do know there’s an…

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Recalbox Is a Dead Simple Game Emulator Operating System for the Raspberry Pi

Recalbox Is a Dead Simple Game Emulator Operating System for the Raspberry Pi

When it comes to turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console, we’ve long recommended RetroPie because it’s relatively simple to set up, but still packed with a ton of features. If you’re looking for something even simpler to use, Recalbox is worth a look.

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Recalbox is an open source operating system built with the same basic backbone as RetroPie, but with a simplified interface and setup process. At a glance, the general usage is a little easier than RetroPie, with four-player controller support a little more obvious, and an easier update system that keeps your emulators up to date. The media center software, Kodi is also packed in from the start with no additional set up required. We’ll have to dig in deeper to see how it compares overall to RetroPie, but it’s worth a look if you’ve been frustrated with RetroPie for whatever reason.

Recalbox

Gran Turismo Sport Looks Crazy Good Even When You’re Not Racing

Gran Turismo Sport is the latest game in the epic PlayStation driving sim franchise. It’s coming out on November 15, 2016, but you can get your first taste of what just might be the most realistic driving experience you can have on your TV right here.

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Russia Just Tweeted a Video Game Screenshot to Show Chemical Weapons Trucks

This morning the Russian embassy in the UK tweeted an image with the message, “Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo.” The only problem with the tweet? The image they used is from the video game Command & Conquer.

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Build a Truly Pocket-Sized Video Game Console with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Build a Truly Pocket-Sized Video Game Console with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Adafruit’s PiGRRL is one of the best little DIY portable game devices out there, and now they’ve put out a guide that shrinks it down even further using a Pi Zero.

Like the PiGRRL, this project is powered by RetroPie. Aside from the Pi Zero, you’ll also need a variety of adapters, the screen, battery, and the 3D printed case and buttons (which you can have someone else print if you don’t have a 3D printer). You’ll also need to do some basic soldering, but it’s not terribly complicated. The end result is a miniature console that can actually fit in your pocket pretty easily. Head over to Adafruit for the guide and all the files you’ll need to make it for yourself.

PiGRRL Zero | Adafruit

Build Your Own Two-Player Miniature Cocktail Arcade Cabinet

Cocktail cabinets are an excellent way to cram a two-player arcade into a small package. DIYer CircuitBeard shows off his build, which uses a Raspberry Pi as the brains. It’s a looker.

The cabinet is made with cheap MDF, then covered in vinyl to give it a vintage look (seems like contact paper would do this job fine). From there, the arcade sticks are wired in, the screen attached, and the Raspberry Pi is loaded up with RetroPie for emulation. You’ll find the bulk of the guide for how CircuitBeard built the cabinet over on his site, though its sadly lacking the design files for the cabinet. Still, it’s packed with a ton of other info, including how to get the Pi to play nice with the display and the arcade sticks.

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Rombus-CT – A Raspberry Pi Powered Mini Cocktail Arcade | CircuitBeard

AppGameKit Is a Free Game Creation Toolset for the Raspberry Pi

AppGameKit Is a Free Game Creation Toolset for the Raspberry Pi

One of the best uses for the Raspberry Pi is to teach kids (and adults) basic programming skills. AppGameKit’s a bit of free software that does just that.

The software isn’t exactly the simplest game creation software out there, but it does pack in some useful stuff for the Pi specifically, like access to the GPIO pins so you can code in physical inputs/outputs. Plus, anything you make can be deployed to just about every platform out there, including the Raspberry Pi itself. If you’re looking to mess around with making games on the Pi, AppGameKit seems like a step up from the built-in Scratch software, but still manages to be simple enough for beginners.

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AppGameKit | via RaspiHub

Watch Us Play The Rad Soviet Car Driving Game Jalopy With Kotaku Live

Driving a beat-up old Trabant across Eastern Europe isn’t an easy thing to do. Luckily, there’s a new Steam game called—brilliantly, I might add—Jalopy, where you get to pretend to do exactly that.

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Here’s A Taste Of How Beautifully Overwhelming VR Driving Games Could Be

Inventors have been trying to create awesome virtual reality video games for years. But now that you can create a decently immersive virtual experience with your phone and a piece of cardboard, an off-the-deep-end racing sim that fits on your shelf feels almost within reach.

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