Thor Love And Thunder Xbox Mod Turns Console Into Mjölnir

To promote the release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8th, Microsoft is giving one lucky winner a custom Xbox Series X that looks like Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, complete with handle and everything. Don’t even bother entering, because it will be mine.

I shouldn’t be telling you this if I want to win, but all you have to do to enter the contest is follow Microsoft’s Twitter account and retweet the announcement with the hashtag #ThorLoveandThunderXboxSweepstakes. That’s a long hashtag. I would have suggested they go with #hammeryourXbox instead, but they didn’t ask me.

Would that even fit on my entertainment stand? Probably not. At least not without sawing the handle off first, which is likely considered sacrilege. Plus, I’ll probably never even be able to lift it onto the stand, considering how unworthy I am to wield Mjölnir in the first place. I think about these things.

[via TechEBlog]

8bitdo’s Xbox media remote lets you use your gaming console to comfortably watch Netflix too!

Your Xbox can run Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, and Spotify, which sounds pretty impressive at first till you realize you have to navigate those apps with a gaming controller. If you’re the kind to use your Xbox for bingeing as much as you do for gaming, 8BitDo’s Xbox Media Remote might come in pretty handy. Designed to let you use your gaming console as a media console too, the remote gives you a traditional television-style experience, with the appropriate navigation, playback, and volume control buttons.

Designer: 8BitDo

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While it’s essentially a third-party controller, the Media Remote looks like it belongs right in Xbox’s design family, and works wonderfully with the gaming console too. It comes in the same colors as the Xbox (black or white) and two sizes – a smaller remote with all the basic controls, and a longer one with a few extra buttons. The remote works seamlessly with Xbox One, Series X, and Series S, allowing you to wake up your console just by pushing the main button and navigating through the interface just as comfortably as you would with a TV remote. If you’re in a gaming mood, the remote comes with XYAB buttons too, although don’t expect to pull off any spectacular victories with that! That remote’s for Netflix and Chill, not GTA and Thrill!

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Otterbox Xbox Series X | S & Xbox One Rechargeable Battery Pack: Triple A Solution

Across console generations, Xbox controllers have always used AA batteries instead of a built-in rechargeable one. It has its pros and cons, but Otterbox has found a solution that combines the best of both worlds. The company’s Xbox Battery Pack gives you two rechargeable packs that you can hot-swap. A third tiny battery clips into the controller via a cage. This battery stores up to 30 seconds of power, keeping the controller on while you swap packs.

Each battery pack lasts up to 10 hours per charge. The Xbox Battery Pack also comes with a charging dock. a cage that works with the Xbox Series X or S controller, and a cage that works with the Xbox One controller.

You can order the Xbox Battery Pack from Otterbox for $60 (USD). It’s also on Amazon (affiliate link).

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Xbox Series X-inspired Mini Fridge coming this holiday season, turning the meme into reality!

In November 2020, Microsoft revealed their next-generation gaming console – the Xbox Series X – and it became a part of memes for a very unusual reason. People on social media compared its shape to a fridge, and sportingly, even Microsoft joined in the gag, making a real-sized functional fridge at that time. The one-off Xbox Series X Fridge was given away in an online contest. Now it seems Microsoft has been intrigued by the idea of Xbox Series X being a fridge (or should I say the joke) and wants to take it just beyond a one-off build.

Announced at their E3 2021 event, Microsoft revealed their Xbox Mini Fridge. The cool new appliance carries the tag of “Xbox and Chill” for the current skeptical times we are living in. That is, keep entertained with the next-gen Xbox console and stay chilled with your favorite can of soda during the breaks. Microsoft touts the Xbox-shaped mini-fridge to be the “most powerful mini-fridge” coming to your living room this holiday season. From the teaser reveal video released by Microsoft, the mini-fridge has an Xbox logo on the outside, and on the inside, it has a green ambiance to add a dash of the old Xbox intrigue.

The mini-fridge is powered by the “Xbox Velocity Cooling Architecture,” keeping it ultra-chilled at all times; paying homage to the Xbox Velocity Cooling Architecture that enabled the positioning Series X gaming console to be the most powerful gaming rig out there. By the look of things, the mini-fridge seems to hold around ten cans of beverages at a time and can be used to keep other items cool as well. The best thing is you’ll be able to grab one by the holiday season, and while there is no word yet on this mini-fridge pricing, we know it won’t be a stocking stuffer for sure! The idea already seems to be making waves for reasons good and bad (capitalism, duh!). We’re not entirely thrilled by the idea, as the appliance remains more of a gimmick without any added functionalities, but it may inspire a series of green/RGB light-emitting mini-fridges, and that is something I do find intriguing.

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This Miniature Xbox Series X Says “Hold My Drink.”

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Do you not like having your drink can sitting out on your desk? You could get toss your can in your desk drawer, or you could hide it inside of a miniature Xbox Series X. This tiny video game console looks just like the real deal, though it’s designed to hold a drink can instead of playing games. I suppose you could put a Raspberry Pi game system inside of it and use it to play games if you really wanted to.

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Etsy seller QTechV makes this 3D-printed mini-game system, complete with green LED lighting. It’s the right size for one of those 16 oz. energy drink cans, each of which provides enough caffeine to keep a gamer going for 18 minutes. So you’re gonna need to buy a bunch of these miniature Xboxes if you want to store a day’s worth of energy drinks.

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