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Category: Retro

Someone Put a Zoom Lens on a Game Boy Camera

Someone Put a Zoom Lens on a Game Boy Camera
It’s been 20 years since the strange little Game Boy Camera came on the scene, giving us terrible, low-res, black and white images. Still, kids liked it. It was a $50 digital camera, and it was fun.

What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s

What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s
The 1980s. That decade gave us some of the coolest things ever like The Empire Strikes Back, The A-Team, Back to the Future, arcades everywhere, computers with graphics that we thought were so awesome, and Amazon.

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection is Probably as Infuriating as it Used to Be

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection is Probably as Infuriating as it Used to Be
Way back in the day, I went straight from high school to college into a medical program that saw me going from a broke high-school student to 19-year-old with an actual career making good money. The very first thing I bought with my very first paycheck was a 3DO game system and a copy of Myst.

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming
Nintendo has had a lot of demand for their mini consoles, so now it is SEGA’s turn to take our money by hitting us right in the nostalgia. That said, the company has announced the Mega Drive Mini.

The Oregon Trail Gets a Dedicated Handheld Edition

The Oregon Trail Gets a Dedicated Handheld Edition
Hey, kids! Now you can die of dysentery any time and any place! Thanks to Basic Fun, we now have a handheld version of Brøderbund’s classic 1980s survival simulation game, The Oregon Trail. The handheld version features a case and buttons inspired by the beige cases of 1980s computers, and offers up a complete version of the game you can play anywhere you’d like.

Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!

Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!
This alarm clock looks exactly like the Game Boy you used to play on the go. It even has working buttons. The only difference is that instead of playing classic games, this version is all about waking you up in the morning.

Atari 2600 + Hoodie = Woodie

Atari 2600 + Hoodie = Woodie
Some of us are old enough to remember playing the Atari 2600 when it first arrived on the scene, but even younger gamers have to appreciate the console’s sweet 1970’s wood paneling design. Now you can wear that design on a kickass hoodie.

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets: Insert Brick to Play

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets: Insert Brick to Play
If I had a Bitcoin for every quarter I dropped into an arcade machine back in the 1980s, I would have been on the top of Forbes’ list of wealthiest people. Alas, my coins are long gone, pumped into the bellies of Dig Dug, BattleZone, and Tempest machines.

SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC
Sega is known for re-releasing its classic games, and their latest announcement is sure to please longtime fans. SEGA Genesis Classics is a compilation that will offer a bunch of classic 16-bit games in one package.

These Cool Displays Turn Your Wall into a Star Wars Museum

These Cool Displays Turn Your Wall into a Star Wars Museum
It’s not easy to display your cool Star Wars stuff. Your figures don’t really look good in those protective plastic bubbles and display cards just sitting there on a shelf. Even if you buy two of everything so you can display one, it’s still hard to make this stuff look good while on display.

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Battle in 16-Bit

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Battle in 16-Bit
Star Wars: The Last Jedi really polarized fans. Whether you loved or hated it, most people would probably agree that there were a few great scenes, like the lightsaber battle in Snoke’s throne room for instance.

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.

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future
With the advent of HD and 4K streaming video, you may think that physical disks are obsolete. But frankly, most of the 1080p Blu-ray discs I’ve played on my home theater system look better than even 4K streamed content out there because of the compression streaming services apply to reduce bandwidth usage.

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Portable Is Loaded with 300 Licensed Games

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Portable Is Loaded with 300 Licensed Games
Retro-Bit revealed some exciting news at CES this past week in the form of a handheld game system loaded with old-school classics. The company calls it the Go Retro! It has a Game Boy style look, but in a black and red color scheme, with 4 buttons.

Hyperkin Ultra GB: An Aluminum Game Boy Classic

Hyperkin Ultra GB: An Aluminum Game Boy Classic
Nostalgia among gaming nerds is big business. The NES and SNES Classic Edition retro consoles are still selling out. Obviously a Game Boy Classic Edition must be on the way from Nintendo, right? Maybe, but Hyperkin is working on its own remake and beating them to the punch.

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game
Fans are heavily divided on The Last Jedi, the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Some fans love it, some hate it. In fact, viewers are evenly split on the topic. At the time of this writing, the movie has a 50% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.