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Category: Retro

FC Pocket HDMI Combines Portable Famicom Gaming with HDMI Output

FC Pocket HDMI Combines Portable Famicom Gaming with HDMI Output
I recently had the opportunity to test out Retro-Bit’s RES+ console, which lets you play classic 8-bit Nintendo games over an HDMI connection, resulting in image quality heretofore unseen from these classic games. If you’re looking…

Nintendo Game Boy Classic Watch Sadly Doesn’t Play Tetris

Nintendo Game Boy Classic Watch Sadly Doesn’t Play Tetris
While it wasn’t the first handheld game system, the Nintendo Game Boy was the first one that really mattered. Despite the limitations of its green and grey LCD screen, it offered up a smart design, and…
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Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets
I spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of quarters in arcades when I was a kid. Now that I’m a grown-up and make a halfway decent living, I’ve got my own custom-built…

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger will always be associated with Rocky III. After all, it was the theme song for 1982 boxing flick, in which Sly throws down with Mr. T. Given its era, it only…

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa
I spent a significant portion my spare time playing games at arcades back in my youth. These days, I enjoy playing classic arcade games on a custom-built MAME cabinet I have in my mancave. But for…

WIRED x Super Mario Bros. Watches: It’s Mushroom Kingdom Time!

WIRED x Super Mario Bros. Watches: It’s Mushroom Kingdom Time!
Despite the fact that I wear an Apple Watch most days, there are still times where I’d rather wear a watch with a bit more style and a good old analog dial. One of these sweet…

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?
Back in the ’80s, I was a huge proponent of BetaMax videotapes, though it was less about the image quality for me and more about the audio quality Beta Hi-Fi, which offered up far better sound…

This Mid-Century Modern Arcade Cabinet is Living Room Friendly

This Mid-Century Modern Arcade Cabinet is Living Room Friendly
If you’ve always wanted an arcade cabinet in your house, but your significant other doesn’t like the idea of an upright cabinet sitting in the corner of your living room, the solution is here. This handcrafted…

Retro-Bit RES+ NES Console Review: HDMI Adds Sharp Visuals to Classic Nintendo Games

Retro-Bit RES+ NES Console Review: HDMI Adds Sharp Visuals to Classic Nintendo Games
These days, there are a number of ways to play classic Nintendo 8-bit games, from PC ROM emulators to Nintendo’s own NES Classic Edition console. But those methods take the original cartridges out of the mix.…

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game
Boy, it’s been a really long time since I saw or heard an 8-track tape. These technological antiquities were insanely popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but gradually went the way of the dinosaurs as…

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player
Somewhere in my basement, I have a box of old cassette tapes. Most of them aren’t store-bought ones, but custom made mixtapes that I created for myself, back in the days long before CD players, MP3s,…

Mattel Pocket Football and Basketball Shrink Down to Keychain Size

Mattel Pocket Football and Basketball Shrink Down to Keychain Size
When I was a kid, I used to play the heck out of that Mattel Pocket Football game. I always sucked at kicking, but I was quite adept at running down the field fast as hell.…

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection
Apple fanboys and fangirls, here’s a chance to own a miniature Macintosh computer for your office. Okay, so the Macinbot Classic isn’t exactly an officially-licensed bit of Apple memorabilia, but it is pretty nifty nonetheless. This…

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?
Look at this glorious line art. No that isn’t a new Rebel fighter from the coming Star Wars flick. This is a basic line art drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller. I spent many, many days…

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card
We thought that we had heard the last of Flappy Bird, but it is back in a not so big way – on a Dreamcast memory card. The long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, so…

Ataribox Will Come In Two Versions, But We Still Don’t Know What Games It Will Play

Ataribox Will Come In Two Versions, But We Still Don’t Know What Games It Will Play
It has been just over a month since the rebirthed company known as Atari announced that it was working on a new console. Now they are giving us a better look at it. In an email…
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