Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jun 1, 2012

The Game Genie Is Back

If you know what a Game Genie is, then there’s a good chance you were a gamer in the mid-90’s. These devices plugged into your console, with the game cartridges plugging into it. You could then enter codes that would alter the game to unlock things like infinite ammo, extra lives and more. Having one of these made some of the seemingly impossible games much easier to beat. What’s interesting is that we haven’t seen one of these made for anything past the SNES/Sega Genesis era.

Hyperkin has decided to revive the idea by bringing back the Game Genie. While it is much more difficult to modify a game’s code these days, the company has decided to take a different route. The Game Genie: Save Editor is a USB device for your PS3 which modifies your save data, rather than the actual game’s code. This will essentially allow you to make a lot of the same changes that we saw in the older generations.

The device allows you to transfer your save data from the console onto your computer. From there, you can tweak and modify your save file, or simply archive it for safe keeping. Some games that they listed compatibility for are Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Twisted Metal, Street Fighter X Tekken and Final Fantasy XII-2. We’ll try to get a closer look at this device when it is shown off next week at E3.


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