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Cool custom-designed game consoles

In Feature on January 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

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A console is more than just a mere tool for playing computer games. These pieces of hardware can take on their own iconic status and on certain evidence can be seen as an area of opportunity for inventive new custom art design.

If a particular game, franchise or even a kitchen appliance comes close to someone’s heart they may choose to reflect that passion on to the game consoles they use to play.

Here is a just a selection of some of the coolest examples of custom-designed game consoles both retro and modern.

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Remembering the Playstation 2: The weird and the wonderful

In Feature on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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You may or may not have heard already, but just before the end of 2012 the news broke out that Sony was finally ending production of the Playstation 2 (PS2) console.

In a way the console itself had already become an irrelevance some time ago, after all its successor (the Playstation 3 of course) was first launched over six years ago. However within the first three years the Playstation 3 became available, the Playstation 2 managed to outsell that and other consoles representing the “next generation”.

In total Sony is believed to have sold over 153 million PS2 consoles worldwide in total, from the moment it first hit stores in Japan back in March 2000, before arriving to Europe later on in November the same year.

On top of that impressive feat it’s also estimated that 11,000 different game titles have been released for the Playstation 2.

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Daft Christmas themed computer games

In Feature on December 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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As another Christmas nears once again you may well be hoping/expecting to get yourself a hot new computer game or console as a present. A recently launched and in-demand blockbuster title from the biggest game publishers is a popular present choice these days, but what if you really focus your attentions to a game that can really capture that Christmas spirit?

While there are all sorts of different kinds of games that could appear in the stockings this year, are there any specifically Christmas-themed games to get you in the mood for the holiday season?

Well over the past few decades some games have cropped up with some distinctive Christmas theme, to an extent. They can fall under a wide number of different genres but within them you can find elements which many would associate with the theme like snow, Santa, snowmen and elves.

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20 awesome gaming weapon replicas

In Feature on December 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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Guns, swords, turrets, whatever the choice a weapon from an action/adventure game can become just as iconic and celebrated as the characters that use them.

For year the brains behind many loved computer games have conceived a huge variety of memorable concepts for fictional weapons to shoot, maim or baffle.

Not only that but some companies or single talented individuals will go as far as to recreate replicas of the most famous gaming weapons. While the majority of them will never actually work like they do in-game, the reputation they hold can make them an appealing model/toy to own.

But which are the best? Gaming Kick has gone searching the World Wide Web to bring you twenty of the most awesome gaming weapon replicas which brings the memorable pieces of fiction to the real world. The list includes (for the most part) weapon replicas which have been built by official manufacturing companies, and they are either available to buy, or at least used to be.

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Classic games to be revived by Kickstarter

In Feature on November 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Is there an old and classic computer game you’d like to see revitalised for the latest modern generation regardless of its popularity or obscurity?

Well thanks to websites like Kickstarter such dreams can become the reality for you and like-minded people. If you’re not familiar with what Kickstarter it is a website where members of the public can receive funding for a project of theirs or back the projects of others.

These crowd funded projects can lead to the making of a large variety of things including indie films, music, food products and computer games, the latter of which can be released online digitally. Typically when someone makes a donation to a project they’ll get a special reward in return like a thank you credit, a branded t-shirt or the chance to test out the supported product.

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30 bizarre gaming controllers

In Feature on November 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

You play a computer game; you play it with either a controller or with a keyboard and mouse possibly if you’re on the PC. This is the tradition; so long you’re not throwing a Wiimote or your limbs near a Kinect of course.

The game controller is not only a vital part when playing computer games but in some cases it can become an icon in its own right. Think of the amount of merchandise which has been created based on the design of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller or the Sony Playstation controller which has changed little in terms of basic design after three generations of consoles.

Over the past few decades we have seen both console makers and third party organisations come up with curios and varied designs for controllers to give players a new and in theory “enhanced” way to play our games.

Many of these ambitious or unorthodox approaches have seen the creation of controllers which can be best described as infamous, absurd or just downright bizarre.

In recognition Gaming Kick has compiled thirty of the most bizarre computer game controllers ever sold on markets worldwide.

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Scary horror conversions (Game mods of the week)

In Game mods on October 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Welcome to the first entry in what is planned to be a recurring feature on Gaming Kick where we take a look at some of the interesting modifications gamers have made to popular titles.

Whether they can be considered crazy, awesome, funny, scary or just downright bizarre we’ll highlight just what you can do to alter your gaming experiences.

Since today its Halloween (at the time of upload) let’s start this feature with a look at some “scary” gaming mods, and we’re not talking about official add-ons like the Call of Duty Zombies mode.

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