To help sell people on its new console after the 1983 video game crash, Nintendo branded the NES as a complete “Entertainment System”, which included a robotic accessory that could play along with gamers. Thirty years later, some hackers at Croxel have found a clever way to revive that long-forgotten accessory.
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Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming. But for $US80 ($112), its versatility makes it worth a spot in your throwback console collection.
Thirty years after the original Game Boy was first released, handheld gaming is as popular as it’s ever been. Smartphones provide endless entertainment, and Nintendo’s current flagship console is even a portable device. But what if 1983-era technology had allowed the original NES to go portable? My Arcade’s new Retro Champ re-imagines Nintendo’s original 8-bit console as a Switch-like portable.
Nintendo never released a CD-ROM gaming system. But for a while in the early 1990s, it flirted with the idea. That protracted will-they-won’t-they romance produced pages of breathless gossip columns in video game magazines, a mountain of vaporware, some terrible Zelda games, and one priceless prototype.
For five years, 8Bitdo has been creating near-perfect wireless clones of your favourite classic gamepads, improving the experience of emulating retro games on modern devices.
But if near-perfect isn’t perfect enough for your discerning gaming tastes, the company is now selling kits that should make it dead easy to upgrade your original Nintendo and Sega controllers with Bluetooth, without requiring any electronics know-how or soldering.
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they will happily deliver everything else on your list. But you're an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat yourself to those top-tier items your parents would have scoffed at?
After the release of the NES Classic Edition, there's been quite a bit of speculation about what console Nintendo plans to miniaturise next. The SNES? The N64? The geniuses at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, but instead of waiting for Nintendo to make one, they went and hacked together their own.
After selling out super quick, twice, the $99.95 mini NES is back in stock at EB Games.
We've all seen the classic NES controller thousands of times, but look closely at this one, notice something slightly different? On the Goofy Foot NES controller, the directional pad and the A+B buttons are reversed, so southpaw gamers can finally feel comfortable playing their favourite classic games.
When EB Games took pre-orders for the Nintendo Mini NES Classic earlier this week, the website crashed under the sheer volume of traffic from eager buyers. This happened two days in a row, leaving a mob of angry customers in its wake. With all the hype around the classic console, you'd think EB Games would have expected the level of traffic to its online store and worked to ensure its website was reliable. We take a look at where EB Games might have gone wrong and what businesses can learn from this debacle.
The Nintendo Entertainment System of the mid-1980s was a great home console, and 2016's miniaturised NES Classic Edition is a wonderful reimagining. You can buy one, too, as a Christmas present for yourself or your friends -- after the first shipment sold out entirely, a second lot, likely the last for the year, is due in early December.
But you'll have to pre-order if you want one; the Classic Mini NES is going to be extremely hard to come by.
The NES Classic Edition sold out everywhere in a matter of minutes yesterday. Nintendo has promised that more are on the way but that means you have to do things like wait and have patience. The internet is here to help. This video is a twofer. You can experience the vicarious joy of opening that sucker up and you can see what's in its guts just by clicking play.
Video: YouTube's HMS2 wields a hobby knife like ancient samurai warriors wielded their katana swords. And with the help of equally precise tools like tweezers and toothpicks, the master miniaturiser turned a bunch of thin plastic sheets into an impossibly tiny Famicom console -- the Japanese predecessor to the original NES.
Nothing shaped my childhood more than Nintendo. Like millions of other little kids, I got a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas in 1988. It changed my life. At the age of six, the Nintendo was my first real "gadget," and it was love at first sight. I don't know if I would do what I do today without it.
ThinkGeek's timing could've been better with this 240-page notebook inspired by the NES console's boxy controllers. It would have been the perfect place to write down level codes, cheats or draw out maps to help you navigate Metroid's endless caves and caverns -- when you were eight years old. But hey, it's never too late.