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Thumby is a $19 (barely) playable game console for a keychain (Crowdfunding)

Thumby is a tiny game console designed to look like a classic Game Boy, but smaller. Way smaller. Designed to fit on a keychain, the entire game console is smaller than the screens on most other micro-consoles. But Thumby is still a playable console that comes with five free and open source games pre-installed, with support […]

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Lilbits: TCL’s foldable phone that wasn’t, Analogue Pocket Delayed (again) and the Cutest Console

The MINISFORUM Elitemini HX90 saga continues. After a couple of prominent YouTubers raised serious issues about the feature set and quality control of the little computer with a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, MINISFORUM released a statement saying it accidentally sent those reviewers the wrong pre-release prototypes for testing. And in other recent tech news from […]

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Sega Astro City Mini retro arcade console is getting a (very) limited US release

The Sega Astro City Mini is an arcade cabinet that comes with 37 classic Sega games pre-installed. Oh, and unlike most game cabinets, it’s small enough to hold in one hand. First released in Japan last summer, the Astro City Mini is coming to the US this week… sort of. Limited Run Games has announced […]

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FunKey S is a tiny retro console that looks like a Game Boy Advance SP (crowdfunding)

While there’s no shortage of retro-inspired handheld game consoles that you can use to play classic games on the go, the FunKey S might just be one of the smallest to date. Designed to look like a Game Boy Advanced SP, the Funkey S is smaller. Like about 1/6th the size in volume. It’s small […]

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Sega’s next retro console is a tiny arcade cabinet (Astro City Mini)

The march of tiny retro game consoles continues. This time Sega is borrowing an idea from SNK and introducing a miniature arcade cabinet rather than a miniature console. Sega’s upcoming Astro City Mini features 6 buttons, a joystick, and a tiny screen. It also comes with 36 classic games pre-installed. The Sega Astro City Mini […]

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Sega introduces Game Gear Micro handheld retro console

Over the past few years we’ve seen game console companies cashing in on nostalgia by releasing “mini” versions of classic game consoles that come with a set of games pre-installed. Now Sega is following up last year’s well-received Genesis Mini with a Sega Game Gear Micro. Actually, make that four Game Gear Micros. The company […]

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Sega Genesis Mini will ship with 42 games, support optional “tower of power” add-ons

The Sega Genesis is a game console best known for classic games like Sonic the Hedgehog. When the console first launched in the late 1980s, it was was designed to play 16-bit games from cartridges. But Sega eventually offered accessories including Sega CD and Sega 32X that allowed you to play games stored on optical […]

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Razer is shutting down its game store for Ouya, Forge TV, and Mad Catz MOJO

A few years back companies thought the next big thing in console gaming was… small. And cheap. And Android-based. That future never really arrived. And now gaming hardware company Razer is putting another nail in the coffin and shutting down the services that would have powered the Ouya, Razer Forge TV, and Mad Catz MOJO… […]

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Jide launches $99 Remix IO Android mini PC/game console/TV box (crowdfunding)

Jide Technology is launching its second Android-powered mini PC. Kind of. Last year’s Remix Mini was a small, inexpensive box that you could use as a computer thanks to Jide’s Android-based Remix OS software. But this year the company is launching a device that it’s positioning as 3 products in one: a PC, a game […]