Could this no-name device give you more fun than your iPod and PSP combined? Sure sounds like it. The Pocket Retro Game Emulator ($100) plays NES, SNES, GBA, Sega Genesis, and Neo Geo roms, and when you're done with the classics, the device can play movie files, music files, view photos, read eBooks, and more. About the size of a GameBoy Micro, the device features 4GB of built-in storage, a mini SD slot, a 2.8 inch QVGA (320x240) LCD screen, a built-in FM radio, built-in stereo speakers, and an internal rechargeable li-battery.
Sony's struggling handheld gets a much-needed shot in the arm with the new PSP Go ($TBA). Being officially introduced at E3 2009 this week, the slider-gamer sports a 3.8-inch display, 16GB of flash storage, Bluetooth, and a Memory Stick Micro slot. Gone is the UMD drive, making it about 40% lighter than the current PSP. The Go will also offer PlayStation Network support and integration with the PlayStation 3.
Sure, there are plenty of ways to play NES games on the go, but most of them don't take actual cartridges. The Retro Mini Handheld NES System ($50) is like the Game Boy that never was, with a 2.4-inch LCD screen, a top-loading slot for NES titles, AV output, built-in speakers, a headphone jack, and the ability to run up to eight hours on 4 AA's.
Forget trying to keep up with the latest-and-greatest in gaming tech: let your service provide it for you. OnLive ($TBA; Winter 2009) is a new gaming service that promises to let you play the latest games in the cloud. You purchase the service, games, and microconsole from OnLive, which runs the games themselves on their high-end servers, streaming video of the game in progress back to your PC, Mac, or TV. Imagine: no more money wasted on graphics card upgrades, or tricked-out gaming rigs, just games. [via]