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It's a sad day for gamers: Ralph Baer, one of the cornerstones of the early video game industry, has died at 92. Details of his passing aren't immediately available, but there's no question that gaming would be very different without him. He co-developed what would become the first home game conso...

December 7th 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments
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Many gamers won't load a console emulator for much more than a brief nostalgia kick. The Internet Archive has loftier goals, however. It's expanding its Historical Software Collection to include the free-to-play Console Living Room beta, which recreates classic '70s and '80s systems on the web f...

December 26th 2013 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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For tightfisted HD fans, Woot.com has a treat. Just a few minutes ago it posted two daily deals on Blu-ray, with the Magnavox NB500 player that we thought was a value at $128 two years ago on sale as a refurb for $59.99, and four "HD Over:" scenic Blu-ray discs for $9.99, plus $5 shipping on the di...

May 24th 2010 at 1:18am 0 Comments
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Just to throw in a bit of old school flavor to this week's gorge of high-tech news, here's an entirely acoustic, zero-electronics amplifier for the iPhone and iPod touch. Designed by Matt Richmond, this retro device channels sound through the walnut stand, via the vintage Magnavox horn, and into yo...

January 6th 2010 at 6:01am 0 Comments
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Like Blu-ray but hate spending lots of money? The guys at FormatWarCentral spotted the Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-ray player cold lampin' on the shelf of a local Wal-mart now permanently rolled back from $168 to a mere $98. as usual, you'll pass up the newest, fastest, internet-connected-est features of...

July 9th 2009 at 4:18pm 0 Comments
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Our friends at Format War Central have spotted a new Blu-ray deck from Magnavox at their local Wal-Mart -- the NB530MGX. It's a Profile 1.1 player, just like last year's discount darling NB500 model, so this is probably just a new model designation for a Funai-sourced player with NB500 internals. C...

January 29th 2009 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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If you were a bit confused as to how Funai planned on boosting its Q4 numbers with sales of Blu-ray players, maybe this will clear things up. Effective January 1, 2009, Philips Consumer Lifestyles will "license its Philips and Magnavox brands to Funai for Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, DVD reco...

November 19th 2008 at 6:58pm 0 Comments
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We casually mentioned this here deal a few days back upon spying Walmart's leaked Black Friday list, but just in case you missed it, there will be at least one Blu-ray player out there for well under $150. The Magnavox NB500MG9 (which is really a Funai NB500 underneath the logo) will be offered for...

November 19th 2008 at 3:26pm 0 Comments