Winner Gaming Gadget of the year
The 3DS is a classic example of Nintendo’s fearless approach to development: no other company would have had the gumption to squeeze glasses-free 3D tech into a pocket console. Like many Nintendo ideas, it seemed crazy, but the proof has been in the autostereoscopic pudding: the 3DS has proved a worthy platform for Nintendo’s rich array of characters and stories. Not only that, but the 3D camera on its back also allows for mind-blowing augmented-reality gaming.
This cloud gaming service kicks the need for high-end electronics. Processing is performed by faraway servers – all your TV, computer or, soon, tablet needs to handle is a video stream.
ION Audio iCade
Turn your iPad into the tiniest arcade since Mr Miniaturismo’s Microscopic MAME Museum with this cabinet.
Sony Vaio Z
This ultra-slim, high-end Core i7 laptop docks with an external USB 3.0 graphics card that transforms it into a gaming superstar. It’s far from shabby on the road, too.
A real joystick you can use for any game that has an on-screen direction pad. Finished? Pop it off and slip it into your pocket.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Play owners relish the phrase ‘rail replacement bus service’, as it gives them more time to mash their Android phone’s drawer of real buttons as they work their way through classic PlayStation games.Les propriétaires de Play se réjouissent des retards dans les transports, car cela leur donne plus de temps pour taper sur les vrais boutons de leur téléphone Android pour jouer à des jeux de PlayStation classiques.
Make augmented-reality shooting games more fun by loading your iPhone into this plastic gun.