Technological World for November 24, games: Game & Watch The Legend of Zelda, Steam Deck delayed, Xbox mini fridge

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The Nintendo Game & Watch is perfect for stockings, the Steam Deck will not be here in time for Christmas but an Xbox mini fridge may be.

Play The Legend of Zelda on the new Nintendo Game & Watch portable

The Nintendo Game & Watch is a small, portable game system – about the size of a deck of cards – that has classic Nintendo games built in.

They are modern-day versions of early handheld game systems that Nintendo sold between 1980 and 1991. These new systems are vastly more functional than the originals, which weren’t much more than a digital watch with simple games built in.

The latest edition of the Game & Watch is The Legend of Zelda ($50), which has three game that started the series: The Legend of Zelda (1987), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993).

There are other Game & Watch systems available, including Super Mario Bros. ($50), which includes Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

Valve has postponed the release of the Steam Deck portable game system

If you were hoping to have one of Valve’s new Steam Decks under the tree this year, prepare for disappointment.

The company recently announced that the portable game systems, which come preloaded with the Steam operating system and play all games that you can get on the Steam storefront, were delayed by two months, and shipping wouldn’t start until February 2022.

In a post, Valve said, “We did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.”

When your Steam Deck will be sent to you depends on when, exactly, you placed your preorder, but if this is the only delay it will be about two months later than expected.

To find out what the date is you can check the status of your pre-order.

The Xbox mini fridge is real

As part of its marketing campaign for the Xbox Series X console, Microsoft compared its new game console to a refrigerator.

That got people calling the new system a fridge, so Microsoft actually constructed a full-size fridge replica of the Xbox Series X.

People loved that even more.

So, just in time for the holiday, Microsoft arranged for the manufacture of mini fridge Xbox Series X replicas. The US$100 gadget holds up to 12 cans and there’s a charging port for your smartphone.

They went on sale in the U.S. a few weeks ago but not in Canada.

If you’re keen on getting yourself one of these, keep an eye on the Xbox Gear Shop.


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