Sony won’t be at E3, the biggest trade show in the video game industry. They didn’t show up last year either, but with the PlayStation 5 coming this holiday season, it’s hard to see the company’s absence as anything except a vote of no confidence in gaming’s biggest dog and pony show.
Sometimes you see an idea for sale that’s so wonderful and perfect you want to buy it instantly. At first glance, the Gaming Power Bank seems like exactly that scenario. It’s an 8,000 mAh backup battery that ALSO doubles as a portable gaming system. What’s not to love? Well, plenty. Second and third glances leave me wanting it—just made by someone reputable.
PCs have an incredible variety of games available to them, but without a discrete graphics card from NVIDIA or ATI, those options are severely curtailed. But there are still plenty of games worth playing, even if you restrict your selections to those that can be played on low-power laptops or budget machines.
If you’re new to RetroPie, you likely picked up some cheap Nintendo-style gamepads. They’re great for starting out, but you’re better off using something superior in the long run. Nothing is better than the PS3’s Sixaxis controller.