TwitchCon - The Event And Why It's Trending on TwitterIf you have been browsing Twitter, you may have seen TwitchCon on the trending page.
What Is Google #GetTheMessage?While you were searching for more video game news, you may have spotted something below the search bar. Underneath millions of Googles happening today, there is a message (advertisement? PSA?) telling us: "Help make texting better between iPhone and Android. #GetTheMessage".
Lego Unveils New Atari 2600 SetThe next in the series of eighties' cartoon characters and video game consoles is the Atari 2600, made for the 50th anniversary of the former video game company. You can bring the arcade right in your home, in the form of Lego bricks.The Atari 2600 is one of the most iconic video game consoles ever, and it's blocky graphics have a place in the hearts of thousands. It's following the Lego Nintendo Entertainment System, released the same day in 2020, August 1st. So if you are an avid fan of Legos, Atari, or 70's wood paneling, this set just might be for you.    #lego #atari #nintendo #atari2600 #70s 
The Best Selling Video Game Consoles in HistoryDespite the advancement of gaming devices, no other consoles have recorded more sales than Sony’s PlayStation 2. And get this: the iconic console has been discontinued since 2013. Throughout its lifetime, PS2 racked up 157,68 million in global sales. Following closely behind is rival Nintendo’s portable console Nintendo DS with nearly 155 million global lifetime sales.A major factor in PS2’s popularity was its DVD-friendly feature. Remember DVD, the disc that you used to watch movies on? Back in PS2’s heyday, the console was relatively cheaper than an actual DVD player in many places. PS2 was also one of the first devices to be backward compatible. It allowed gamers to play most of their PS1 games on PS2, eliminating the necessity to buy a whole new set of games as well as retaining the fanbase.Though long hath the king reigned on top, eventually it’ll have to concede. Now, the top contender to possibly take that #1 spot happens to be Nintendo Switch. In early 2022, the console broke the record for fastest 100 million units sold.Checkout the full list of the best-selling video game console of all time over at Visual Capitalist.#GamingConsole #Nintendo #PlayStation #PS2 #Sony #NintendoDS #gaming #NintendoSwitchImage: Mendoza Tincopa @datavizadventure
The PS1's Secret Feature No One Knew AboutDid you grow up playing a PS1 console? Did you ever delete your saved games by accident? It was pretty traumatic, I'm sure. You may have raged about it for a while, and then chalked it up to lessons learned, and sometimes awful things happen that you can't do anything about. But now you just may feel that adolescent rage all over again when you find out that the early PS1s had a secret feature they didn't bother to tell anyone about, and was never included in the manual. What's more, they dropped the feature in later models. Why? Maybe because no one used it... because they didn't know about it! I wonder how the shirts at Sony feel about that now. Sure, let the rage sweep over you again. But then, you are an adult now, and the lesson about starting over and not making the same mistake again is a good lesson to have at your age. -via Boing Boing#playstation #PS1 #delete
Sega Mega Drive Mini 2: Retro Console with 50 Classic GamesFor gamers in the 1980s and 1990s, Sega would be the most popular name among many. Now, these fans get a chance to relive the games of their youth because the Japanese game maker is back with another Mega Drive Mini, simply named Mega Drive Mini 2. The console is a smaller size of the retro Mega Drive game console, as reported by Liliputing. Preloaded with 50 games from their classic catalog, Sega just reawakened the nostalgia of their heydays and reintroduced it to the modern era.Among the games included in the machine are beloved titles such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Virtua Race, and Bonanza Bros.Images: SegaThe Mega Drive Mini 2 will start retailing in Japan October 27 for ¥9,980 ($75).#Sega #videogame #gameconsole #MegaDrive