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.

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…

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…

Inside touch: How touchscreen technologies work

There was a time not too long ago when the only touch-sensitive screens you could find in consumer gadgets were those on stylus-driven PDAs and tablet computers; touch-based systems were at that point too expensive and clunky to replace the fine-tuned accuracy of the mouse or keyboard. But then came the mass-market stylus-driven Nintendo DS…

Hands on with Australia’s first 3D smartphone: LG Optimus 3D review

It seems like only yesterday we were laying our eyes on Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console for the first time gently shaking our heads and not quite believing how simple and effective glasses-free 3D parallax barrier technology could be when placed squarely in your mitts. And now the same tech that’s behind Nintendo’s 3D effort is…

Best Apps for iOS, June 2011

Monster Free AppsGet notifications when paid apps go free.We all love apps right? And we all love free right? What about when paid apps go free? DOUBLE LOVE!Monster Free Apps is a clever little app that automatically push-notifies you when paid apps go free. This is handy because most of these “free for a limited…

Sony’s Tablet double-threat: dual designs unveiled for Android devices

Codenamed S1 and S2 Sony’s alternate tablet designs offer a conventional-looking tablet device on one hand and a new dual-screen book-style tablet concept on the other. The S1 which sports the traditional flat tablet design offers a 9.4-inch display and an “off-center of gravity design” to improve ease of handling balance and comfort. It’s designed…

The best PC gaming accessories: 13 gaming mice reviewed and rated

If you’re a super-keen gamer there’s an entire market out there dedicated to making you even better. Just like any outdoor sport PC gaming has its gadgets and gizmos to increase your performance. We grabbed some of the newest and most popular products from the big names in gaming gear and put them through their…

Nintendo 3DS: vibrant 3D gaming and movies in the palm of your hand, no glasses required

When Nintendo launched its first DS console in Australia almost exactly six years ago it was an exciting breakthrough moment for handheld gaming and portable devices generally. In a pre-iPhone and pre-Android world the cutting-edge DS featured a host of innovations: two displays a touchscreen a microphone Wi-Fi and dual cartridge slots. For a handheld…