Jennifer Jolly Special for USA Today Published 4:24 p.m. UTC May 22, 2018 Are you sitting on a forgotten-gadget goldmine? Dusty video game systems, old TVs and record players, and abandoned iPods often seem like trash. Except they aren't. "Vintage electronics are hot sellers,” says Jordan Barnes, senior director for resale app Mercari. "There's an increasingly hot secondary market for old-school electronics." For instance, over the past 90 days, interest in the original Nintendo's GameBoy, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Micro game players have surged to more than 200,000 searches, with sale prices topping $90, he says. To find out if you’re sitting on a potential pot of retro-gadget gold, here are some examples of what old tech is fetching for resale. Video game systems Video game consoles hold their value better than most home electronics. As long as it works, someone likely wants to pay you for it. Many collectors willing to shell out … [Read more...] about Your vintage video game systems, old iPods and disco-era TVs could be worth big bucks
Top 100 video games
Highly-addictive video games risk having a "damaging" impact on children's lives, the Culture Secretary has warned after parents raised concerns about a hugely popular multi-player "survival shooter". Fortnite, a video game which pits 100 players against each other and is free to play on mobile phones and games consoles, has proved hugely popular with children and teenagers. The game has been downloaded more than 40 million times since its launch in July 2017 and been endorsed by a raft of celebrities, including Premier League footballers and chart-topping US rappers. One of the signature aspects of the game enables players to dance. Dele Alli, the Tottenham and England midfielder, celebrated... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and Brexit Register Log in … [Read more...] about Fortnite and other video games risk ‘damaging’ children’s lives, Culture Secretary warns
0 Have your say A multi-million pound commercial development in Dundee is the perfect illustration of the confidence that surrounds the city’s video games industry. Water’s Edge at City Quay is filled with office suites, co-working spaces, and even a 300-cover restaurant. The converted warehouse is the brainchild of Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns, the founders of 4J Studios and developers of the Minecraft console editions.4J will have their head office in the converted building and van der Kuyl is hopeful other studios will follow suit.“The games industry as a whole is healthier now than it has ever been,” he told The Scotsman. “There are a lot of opportunities and the sector is growing at an ever-increasing pace. We’re very bullish about the industry globally. “As to Scotland’s position in that, we continue to punch above our weight by having franchises like GTA and Minecraft developed here. “The independent sector … [Read more...] about Scotland’s video games industry ‘healthier than it has ever been’
EVER played a game for ages, but still not beaten it? We've rounded up the games that take the longest amount of time to fully complete – and the top title requires nearly 700 hours of your time. It's thanks to data from How Long to Beat, a website that tracks how long it takes players to finish games. We've trawled through the website to find the 10 video games that take the longest to fully complete – that means finishing all of the side-quests and getting all the unlockables too. Only games that have "completionist" data from 10 or more players have been included. And the longest game turns out to be Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – which takes an incredible 693 hours to finish, on average. The Monster Hunter franchise actually appears three times in the top 10, highlighting the expansiveness of those games. Created by Japanese gaming giant Capcom, Monster Hunter sees players taking on quests where they have to slay or trap large monsters. Completing all of the awards … [Read more...] about The 10 video games that take the longest time to finish revealed – can you guess which one takes 693 hours to beat?
Drake has unexpectedly appeared in a video game livestream – and smashed through records as he did so. The Canadian singer announced on Twitter that he would soon be playing Fortnite with popular streamer Ninja. He then logged onto Twitch and began to play with him. The video quickly became the most viewed ever. At some points more than 600,000 people were watching the live video, easily breaking through records on Twitch, which was just over half that. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. Jet Capsule/Cover Images 2/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech 2017 held in Bangalore Getty Images 3/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in … [Read more...] about Drake unexpectedly appears in Twitch video game livestream, immediately breaks viewing records