How to create a PC for retro games

Retro’s not just for fashion, it’s for games too. Nathan Taylor shows you how to create your own retro gaming PC for cheap and turn it into your favourite old console using emulation.

How to make your own Android ROM – part 2

Darren Yates continues his series on how to customise your own Android ROMs using the Android Kitchen app …

ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 review

Price: $2399  |  Website: www.asus.com/au You couldn’t accuse Taiwanese component maker ASUS of being unambitious. Over the last half a decade or so the company’s managed to carve itself a prominent role in the laptop market and it’s now aiming to do the same for tablets all-in-one PCs and perhaps even smartphones. On the latter…

Get console gaming on your mini PC

The Big Ben PS3 Parental Controller a wireless PS3 controller for under $20. The MK802 can use this PS3 controller but could use a bit more GPU speed. It’s the computer that just keeps on surprising. It started out as the first computer in a USB stick the first to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and…

Retro gamepad turns your iPhone into a Nintendo NES

ThinkGeek and ION Audio — the people behind the original April-Fools-prank-becomes-real-product iCade arcade cabinet for the iPad — have now released a smaller cheaper gamepad for all iOS and (most) Android devices. The iCade 8-Bitty gamepad resembles a vintage analogue gaming controller such as you’d find on an 8-bit home console like the Nintendo Entertainment…

Control your Android tablet with your phone

But unlike actual media players the lack of a remote is a pain. There are two options here: use a super-maxi-jumbo-length HDMI cable and watch movies with the tablet on your lap (albeit while trying to prevent people from tripping over said cable) or get creative with remote control apps.As we’re now firmly in a…

How to turn your tablet into an old-school gaming console

And you know what? It’s still a great game! Let’s take a moment to think back on the great games of yesteryear… Sonic 2 Contra (ahem) Legend of Zelda Altered Beast… but why leave those games unplayed? With advances in mobile hardware over the last few years it’s become possible to have every single childhood…

PSP’s chatty little bro: Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review

Angry Birds shmangry birds; dedicated gamers are looking to do more on their smartphones than sling freaky-looking birds at smart-alec pigs – or that’s what Sony Ericsson is banking on anyway. The XPERIA Play is as close as we’re ever likely to get to the fabled ‘PlayStation phone’ and it looks the part with a…