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It wasn't until after I'd repeatedly pummeled an oversized rat's testicles that I realized why preserving video game history is so important. Were it not for Rare Replay, an anthology of 30 games spanning 32 years, I'd never have played Battletoads Arcade and would've missed one of the finest mome...

August 7th 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Hippies beware! Nintendo has just revealed that Mother, the 1989 NES console game, has finally come to the Wii U Virtual Console under the title Earthbound Beginnings. The paranormal Japanese role-playing game was never officially released in North America, despite the fact that Nintendo had local...

June 15th 2015 at 4:40am 0 Comments
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We've seen 3D projections on basketball courts and arena floors before, but the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning just took the game up a notch. Before the team's Eastern Conference Finals game on Tuesday, it used the playing surface to project a "Bolts of Steel" (get it, lightning bolts) game simulation...

May 28th 2015 at 5:12pm 0 Comments
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Netflix's experimental Hack Days often lead to wonderfully off-the-wall projects, but its latest might have produced the best example yet. Engineers Guy Cirino, Carenina Motion and Alex Wolfe have whipped up DarNES, a hack that turns the original Nintendo Entertainment System into a Netflix playba...

March 10th 2015 at 6:59pm 0 Comments
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In its latest giveaway, Joystiq Deals is offering retro gaming fans the opportunity to play classic NES games (and even games exclusive to the Japanese Famicom) in modern style. The Analogue Nt (pictured above) is modeled from a single block of aluminum and uses the same CPU and PPU found in Ninten...

January 14th 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Mattel's legendary-but-finicky Power Glove has been used for seemingly everything but playing Nintendo Entertainment System games as of late, and that trend isn't about to slow down in the wearable tech era. Witness animator Dillon Markey: he's using a heavily modified version of the glove to prod...

January 14th 2015 at 11:49am 0 Comments
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Capcom kicked off a sale on games in its Mega Man series through the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops today. The sale coincides with the 27th anniversary of the iconic blue hero as well as the debut of another game on Nintendo's Virtual Console: Mega Man Zero. The Game Boy Advance classic is now avail...

December 17th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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The same people who made us feel geriatric by givings kids Game Boys and teenagers NES-es are back, and now they've got Mega Mans. This time, we don't just feel old, but also shocked and appalled. Why isn't this stuff taught in schools? Where the hell is Mega Man 11? Why are you still on our lawn?...

December 15th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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If you style yourself as a fan of Castlevania, you have nothing on Reddit user XsimonbelmontX. He's created a board version of Nintendo's classic NES game that looks like a hoot thanks to well-thought-out gameplay and stunning craftsmanship. It features 11 characters with upgradeable weapons, 100...

November 10th 2014 at 8:24am 0 Comments
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Following a trailer for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. that showed the infamous chuckling dog from Duck Hunt in action (seen above), today's Nintendo Direct livestream revealed that the classic lightgun game is also on the way to the Wii U Virtual Console. Given that it made its debut in 1...

November 5th 2014 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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Chiptune music is one the many phenomena that '80s era gaming nostalgia spawned -- but to get into it you need to mod a working 30-year-old NES into an instrument. Now, a company called Assorted Wires has launched a hackable 8-bit chiptunes instrument on Kickstarter to make it way easier. The pitc...

October 27th 2014 at 10:01am 0 Comments