Box art for the PVP Station Light 3000, a cheap Chinese knock-off console. [technabob]
The nature of Chinese manufacturing can sometimes be an awful thing, but at times, it can be wonderful as well. Like this...thing, which looks like it used to be a Go-Bot, before it emerged from a cocoon into something amazing.
Watch this from across the room, or squinting, and you'll think it's Mario Kart. From the effects to the course design, it is literally Mario Kart Wii.
Chinese tablet company JXD has released a new unit called the S7100, which in an effort to sell to its local market, flaunts not just its specs, but who and exactly where it's ripping off properties that are owned and controlled by someone else.
What's this, a new, more angular version of Microsoft's Kinect? Not quite. It's just a wireless receiver for a PC that looks like a Kinect, down to the Microsoft-inspired packaging.
Actually, it's not a bar. It's a Chinese market, where this abomination hails from, bringing together the very worst in Xbox, PlayStation and ill-advised superhero movie sequels.
Joyland, a theme park in China built with massive (if unlicensed) tributes to the video games of Blizzard Entertainment, has actually opened its doors. People are going on the rides. And taking photos.
So Final Combat, China's seemingly shameless rip-off of Team Fortress 2, isn't as shameless as we first thought. I mean, it's not entirely lifting content from Valve's shooter. It's lifting it from EA's Battlefield Heroes as well!
This is "Arcade Game Box", model no. Nj-3802. While it may look like an unholy union of an Xbox 360 console and PlayStation 3 controllers, the truth is even stranger.
There is of course no such thing as a Harry Potter game on the Sega Genesis. The series came about far too late for Sega's old console. If you thought that would stop Chinese pirates, though, you don't know Chinese pirates too well.
Sadly, it's not called Capitalist Running Lackey Pig Dog Army. Nor is it called China's Army. It's called Mission of Honor, which for fans of Chinese rip-off naming conventions is still pretty great.
If the Xbox 360 and the NGP ever mated, this would be their spawn. Dubbed the iReadyGo, the Chinese made handheld is open source and will run Android.
Joyland, a Chinese theme park due to open its doors in May this year, looks to be at least partly inspired by the games of Blizzard Entertainment.