Most handheld games are fairly simple, if not slightly challenging at times. Not this one. The 20Q Deluxe Handheld Game from Radica ($20) seems simple enough in its idea — you pick a word in your mind, and then the little guy asks you twenty questions, and most of the time actually guesses it. While this is amazing, it’s the game’s incessant taunting that will keep you coming back for more — or going to buy a replacement for the one you smashed against the wall.
For all of you tinkerers out there who just aren’t satisfied with the PSP’s closed operating system, we have the gadget for you. The GP2X Personal Entertainment Player ($190) runs a linux operating system and features Dual CPU Cores, 64MB of NAND Flash Memory, a 3.5” screen, an SD slot, and comes pre-loaded with video, music and photo software and MAME, NES, and SNES emulators for an almost unlimited number of gaming options. Plus, the operating system is open — allowing the growing homebrew community endless freedom to expand the machine’s capabilities.
If you're anything like us, you've dreamed of having your own arcade machine since you were old enough to beg your mom for quarters. The Midway Home Use Arcade Machine ($500; available Nov. 15) can make your shallow retro gaming dream come true. The full-size unit features 12 classic Midway games including: Joust, Defender I and II, Robotron, Rampage, Splat, Satan's Hollow, Root Beer Tapper, Bubbles, Wizard of War, Timber and Sinistar. The machine comes ready to roll with a full color monitor, two-player joysticks, and extra A/V inputs so you can also hook up your PS2 or Xbox to the screen.
You can now once again play the classic games from the Commodore 64 Home Entertainment System with this plug-and-play joystick ($20). It packs in 30 of the best old school Commodore 64 games including: Impossible Mission, Firelord, Pitstop, and Jumpman Junior, Apshai, Sword of Fargoal, and Summer Games.
We love our Gran Turismo here at Uncrate, so we were thrilled when we saw this — the Gran Turismo Cockpit ($TBA). It features a fully adjustable driving position, a pedal platform with left foot rest, and is made from high quality materials and goods — such as the Logitech steering wheel. Now we’re not sure this makes us want to even think about running the 24hr. Nurburgring race, but it’s certainly cool enough to make us play GT4 back through. [via Engadget]