2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Edition

On this year’s Holiday Tech Edition Gift Guide we tried to include a variety of tech products for different ages and prices range under $500. We also wanted to include some products that aren’t the normal gift you would find on other gift guides. We hope you enjoy the below gift guide picks!

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E3 2019 Press Release Recap

This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) there were 66,100 in attendance, millions watching and participating online and featured more than 200 exhibitors, approximately a quarter of which exhibited at the event for the first time. We have already covered the AMD, Xbox and Nintendo announcements but below are a few more announcements that happened at E3 2019 starting with Snoop Dogg’s Limited Edition Headset.

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Nintendo Announces Several Gaming Update News for Nintendo Switch at E3 2019

Nintendo had a strong presence at E3 by unveiling multiple Nintendo Switch games scheduled to launch in 2019 and beyond. During its Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed new information for games, including Pokémon SwordPokémon ShieldLuigi’s Mansion 3The Legend of Zelda: Link’s AwakeningMARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black OrderFire Emblem: Three HousesAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsASTRAL CHAIN™ and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. See below Nintendo Direct video presentation during E3 2019.

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The Sega Genesis May Make a Come Back in a Mini Version This Year

For the past couple years gaming consoles like Nintendo and Atari have been releasing or announcing mini versions of their old school products from back in the day. It looks like Sega wants to join in on the success with their rumored announcement of their Sega Mega Drive, called the Sega Genesis in the U.S. that will be released later this year. Continue Reading →

Black Friday 2017 Tech Gift Guide

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are approaching quickly and everyone is curious o what good deals will be unveiled the day after Thanksgiving. Interestingly enough the Black Friday deals have already been rolled out so consumers can take advantage of the deals before Thanksgiving. As usual Hi-Tech Chic wanted to give you the exclusive on what technology will be on sale or running Black Friday deals. Continue Reading →

Nintendo Increases Inventory of Super NES Classic Edition and NES Classic Edition Returns to Stores in 2018

Yesterday Nintendo announced “Due to large demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.” Continue Reading →

Classic Game Fest 2017 Recap

Last weekend was a huge weekend in Austin gaming wise with the Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience, Bullock Museum’s opening of the Classic Game Expo and lastly the Classic Game Fest 2017. Crazy enough I attended all 3 over the weekend! Continue Reading →

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition Coming Soon!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was launched in 1991 and introduced classic games like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO. I remember it like yesterday when my original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and its gaming cartridges became obsolete as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was launched. Everyone HAD to have it and seemed to be an over-night success. The console introduced advanced graphics and audio to be competitive with current gaming console on the market like Sega. The development of a variety of enhancement chips integrated in game cartridges helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace. Soon the SNES became the best-selling console of the 16-bit era and remained popular well into the 32-bit era of its time. Continue Reading →

The Great NES Classic Edition System Order Dilemma of 2016

nintendo-classic-saleSince the Mini NES Classic Edition System was available to purchase I have been one of the shameless people waiting for Best Buy to open on Black Friday and checking when Amazon had them available.  Recently I missed the boat again when Gamestop released them online and at limited stores a couple days ago but there is hope yet again to get a NES Classic Edition System before the holidays.

Per Best Buy’s press release earlier this week “On Dec. 20, Best Buy will have limited quantities of the console available in more than 1,000 Big Box stores across the United States. The NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com.

They also stated that the NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Similar to their Black Friday process, Best Buy stores will have a ticketing process for customers waiting in line. Each Best Buy store will only pass out as many tickets as they have consoles available, and there is a limit of one per customer. Continue Reading →