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27 Innovations in Portable Games

From Multiplayer Avian Apps to Revived Retro Handhelds

— September 26, 2014 — Tech
In an era where instant gratification reigns supreme, being able to distract yourself with media on the go, including portable games, is becoming essential to survival. Whether you refuse to be alone with your thoughts, are a serious gamer or are a parent looking to keep your kids busy while traveling (for example), portable video games will come in handy.

These video games on the go take a variety of formats. Some are gaming apps compatible with tablets or smartphones, such as comic book based games or shark attack apps. Others make playing games on movable devices more fun or easier to manage, like gamer-friendly phone sleeves and DIY portable gaming kits. On the other hand, some companies are throwing it back to old school Game Boy-type gadgets including modernized vintage consoles.
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Portable Gaming Controllers
Portable Gaming Controllers
Bacman User 'Bungle' Created an N64 Console in a Controller
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Simplified Handheld Gaming Systems
Simplified Handheld Gaming Systems
The Nintendo 2DS is a Cheaper Alternative to the Nintendo 3DS
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Sensory Gaming Applications
Sensory Gaming Applications
The 'Sona' Game by Ruslan Gaynutdinov Plays with Touch
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Comedy-Inspired Game Apps
Comedy-Inspired Game Apps
Kwazy Cupcakes is Based on the App Featured in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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22
Spatial Tablet Gaming Apps
Spatial Tablet Gaming Apps
'IDNA' Uses Spatial Story Telling for a New Kind of Gaming Experience
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21
Tailored Zombie Game Apps
Tailored Zombie Game Apps
Season Two of the Walking Dead App Adjusts Gameplay Based on Choices
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Retro Timber Gaming Systems
Retro Timber Gaming Systems
The Atari 2600 VCS System is for the Avid Vintage Gamer
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Portable TV Gaming Consoles
Portable TV Gaming Consoles
The GameStick Console Fits in Your Pocket
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18
Smartphone-Enabled Physical Gamepads
Smartphone-Enabled Physical Gamepads
Samsung Has Released a Mobile Gamepad for Android Smartphones
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Portable Pocket Computers
Portable Pocket Computers
The New Tango Super PC Can Easily Fit in the Back of Your Pants
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Console Tablet Cases
Console Tablet Cases
The Gamevice Controller is Perfect for Gamers On-the-Go
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15
Retro Gaming Smartphone Add-Ons
Retro Gaming Smartphone Add-Ons
The iCade 8-Bitty Game Controller Takes You Back to 1985
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High-Performance Gaming Laptops
High-Performance Gaming Laptops
MSI GS Laptops Offer Top-Notch Audio, Video and Processing Speed
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13
DIY Portable Gaming Kits
DIY Portable Gaming Kits
The Darkmatter DIY Portable Gaming Kit is Easy to Assemble
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Multi-Touch Gamer Laptops
Multi-Touch Gamer Laptops
The New Razer 'Blade' Laptop is a Cutting-Edge Gaming Machine
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Portable Arcade Tablet Apps
Portable Arcade Tablet Apps
The iPad Pinball Game Console is Like a Mini Arcade Machine
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10
Gamer-Friendly Phone Sleeves
Gamer-Friendly Phone Sleeves
'G-Pad' Gamepad is a Game Boy Controller for Your iPhone
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9
Portable Retro Gaming Systems
Portable Retro Gaming Systems
Retro Duo Portable Game Systems
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8
Revived Retro Handhelds
Revived Retro Handhelds
The Neo Geo Portable Device Marks the Triumphant Return of SNK
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Tablet Gaming Controllers
Tablet Gaming Controllers
The Drone Controller is Bluetooth-Enabled for Gaming On-the-Go
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Miniature Mobile Gaming Controllers
Miniature Mobile Gaming Controllers
The iMpulse is the World's Smallest Mobile Controller
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Apocalypse-Proof Gaming Systems
Apocalypse-Proof Gaming Systems
Game the End of the World Away with the Rugged and Portable SNES
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Wireless Game Controllers
Wireless Game Controllers
John Godfroid's Gamepad for Tablets Creates an On-The-Go Gaming Unit
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Modernized Vintage Consoles
Modernized Vintage Consoles
The Fake Game Boy Cartidges Fuse Old and New Technology
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Smartphone Gamer Peripherals
Smartphone Gamer Peripherals
The Xappr Gun Offers a More Portable and Realistic Experience
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Stylus-Embedded Cases
Stylus-Embedded Cases
The Ozaki iCoat Finger iPhone Protector Allows People to 'Grab and Write'
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