‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ is harder with a live audience

Old-school video games are hard. That’s what we learned after booting up an NES Classic Edition for today’s gaming challenge live from the Engadget stage at CES. Feminist Frequency‘s Carolyn Petit joined me on stage to thoroughly thrash me, while her colleague Anita Sarkeesian talked smack from the sidelines. All told, we played Super Mario Bros.3 , Bubble Bobble and …

HTC’s Vive Deluxe Audio Strap makes its VR headset more comfortable

Compared to Playstation VR and the Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset is a bit of a face-hugger. It offers a window into beautiful virtual realms and boasts room-scale motion tracking but, well, it’s just not very comfortable. Soon, that may change. HTC just announced that it’s creating a Vive Deluxe Audio Strap to replace the headset’s elastic headgear. …