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The Internet Archive has launched a beta version of the Console Living Room, a new initiative that makes hundreds of classic video games available for free, in-browser play. Part of the Internet Archive's preservation-focused Historical Software Collection, the Console Living Room uses the JSMESS...

December 30th 2013 at 9:00pm 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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An iOS app replicating the 1982 ColecoVision console recently found its way to Kickstarter. Developer Rantmedia Games, the makers of the official Vectrex Regeneration app, is seeking $250,000 on the crowdfunding platform by November 8 to fund the iOS app. It is also targeting Android, PC, Mac and...

October 9th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Constructed by evil genius/mad scientist/hardware hacker Bacteria, Project Unity is a single, unified gaming console that can play Sega Master System, Neo Geo MVS, GameCube, Dreamcast, Saturn, Intellivision, Colecovision, Atari 7800, Turbografx 16, PS1/PS2, Mega Drive, NES, Super NES, Game Boy Adva...

April 13th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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During a recent Judge John Hodgman podcast about the fairness of strategy guides, reference was made to George Plimpton's Video Falconry, a ColecoVision game from an alternate universe in which the writer was not an Intellivision advocate. Newgrounds reached into an interdimensional portal (that...

May 28th 2011 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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The Misty Mountains You are on a steep rocky slope and just above lies the remnants of an ancient rock slide. Far below you can see the Redhorn pass through breaks in tree canopy as well as the winding Anduin River. The sky is overcast, with a strong northerly wind raining down icy lances. The air...

November 27th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Call us biased, but we still prefer Ben Heckendorn's portable ColecoVision over this one, but that's not to say we don't deeply respect the immense amount of work that went into the mini ColecoVision. The seller of the unit stripped a ColecoVision PCB from an original casing and got to modding; whe...

August 20th 2008 at 6:56am 0 Comments
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One of the first things homebrewers do when they gain the ability to run unsigned code on a game console is to see what other console's games they can get running. Although the use of commercial ROMs varies from legally ambiguous (in the case of backup copies of your own software) to unambiguously...

May 22nd 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments