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Sinister gamepad hands-on: a modular crossover oddity

Sinister gamepad hands-on: a modular crossover oddity

While there’s been one whole heck of a lot of oddities appearing in the gaming space this year at CES 2014, one of the strangest has to be the Sinister gamepad from Tivitas. This machine has gone through a lengthy set of development phases that’s still going on today - you’ll notice that these units are made of custom-fitted bits and 3D-printed prototype parts. Most important of all - what exactly is it? Sinister is certainly a mystery to behold, that’s for certain.

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Full Steam Machine 2014 starting lineup detailed

Full Steam Machine 2014 starting lineup detailed

This week the folks at Valve have released information - basic information, that is - on their first full collection of Steam Machines from a variety of manufacturers. What we're seeing is one machine each from the following creators: Alienware, Alternate, CyberpowerPC, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, Next SPA, SCAN, Zotac, Webhallen, Materiel.net, Gigabyte, Maingear, and Digital Storm. While we've seen a couple of these machines revealed by their makers before, we've never seen the whole group at once.

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Xbox One laptop mod made real

Xbox One laptop mod made real

Quick to the hacking switch this week is James “DarkUncle” Terry with an Xbox One laptop modified unit. This machine works with a relatively large bulk, but a massive amount of ability to boot, of course, as it’s working with the same capabilities as the original. Here the machine works with its own display that folds up, Kinect on the side, and the same beastly power brick. The standard Xbox One Wireless Controller works just fine, as well.

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NES Remix brings new value to Wii U

NES Remix brings new value to Wii U

This week there's a game collection being released by the name of NES Remix. This set of games takes on some of the most classic titles from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, aka the NES, and makes them new again, fully ready for Wii U action. This game series brings on a cool 16 remixed titles to the console, and all of them at once, starting today.

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Mad Catz MOJO Android mini game console shipping

Mad Catz MOJO Android mini game console shipping

The release of the Mad Catz MOJO has been initiated, and this miniature console device - unveiled for the first time earlier this 2013 at E3 - is ready to roll. The MOJO is a mini gaming console with the ability to take on the full Android universe of mobile games. Those specifically pointed at the MOJO will be ones ready to roll with full handheld physical controller compatibility.

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Xbox One availability online and in-store bleak: scammers take aim [UPDATE]

Xbox One availability online and in-store bleak: scammers take aim [UPDATE]

Gamers in search of the Xbox One will be met with less than optimal stock in stores and online this week as even Microsoft itself brings out the Out of Stock signs. Though the Microsoft Store brought on a new wave of consoles earlier this week, even the most expensive bundles have sold out in favor of a happy holiday morning. Meanwhile scammers are taking advantage of innocent auction-seekers, with incidents such as the "paper scam" appearing far more often than they should.

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PlayStation 4 x Bape easily the strangest cross-brand of all

PlayStation 4 x Bape easily the strangest cross-brand of all

Sony is no stranger to creating odd advertisements for their products - and their not about to quit with the PlayStation 4 here at the dawn of the console's release in Hong Kong. Sony Entertainment Hong Kong have announced that they'll be doing a brand cross-promotion with the AAPE brand, part of the larger clothing brand Bape. This Bape clothing brand is based in Japan and sells simian-themed clothing originally inspired by Planet of the Apes.

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PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

This week folks just beginning to seek out a PlayStation 4 gaming console are finding themselves in for a world of disappointment as stores across the United States have turned up empty in the wake of Black Friday. While initial sales of the device have proven Sony to be pushing what may be their most successful console to date, it would seem that production levels so far haven't been able to keep up with monstrous demand.

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