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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.…

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,…
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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…

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…

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…

Nintendo Ends New 3DS Production in Japan

Nintendo Ends New 3DS Production in Japan
It doesn’t seem like the Nintendo 3DS has been around that long, but it has been six years since the original model launched, and the new version came out in 2014. Kotaku reports that an official…

Mattel Classic Retro Sports Games Still Suck

Mattel Classic Retro Sports Games Still Suck
Anyone who didn’t grow up back in the early ’80s doesn’t really understand how awesome it was when video games started hitting the scene. In those days, if we found a quarter in the road, we…

Nintendo 2DS XL Is for Gamers Who Don’t Need No Stinkin’ 3D

Nintendo 2DS XL Is for Gamers Who Don’t Need No Stinkin’ 3D
I’ve never really had a problem watching 3D movies in the theater with nausea or tired eyes. I can’t say the same about the 3DS that my son had. The top screen on that portable literally…

Super Retro Boy Brings the Game Boy Back with Some Upgrades

Super Retro Boy Brings the Game Boy Back with Some Upgrades
The Game Boy has had it’s time in the sun and then went away. There’s no hint that Nintendo plans to re-launch it either, despite great sales of the NES Classic. At least we have the…

TV Game 100 Plus Crams 100 Games into a Tiny Controller

TV Game 100 Plus Crams 100 Games into a Tiny Controller
There are lots of ways to play retro style arcade games on your TV these days, but most of them are a little big to carry with you everywhere. This little gadget from across the Pacific …

Bungle Portable N64: Shiny Old Console

Bungle Portable N64: Shiny Old Console
Bacman member Bungle made this polished, compact and portable Nintendo 64 mod. As far as portable N64 mods go, this is one of the cleanest ones I’ve ever seen. It’s not that pretty – it reminds…

The World’s Most Confused Handheld Gaming System

The World’s Most Confused Handheld Gaming System
Oh, China. You’re such a great nation, but sometimes we’ve got to call you on your ridiculous reinterpretations of trademarked and copyrighted works from other parts of the world. This handheld gaming console is one such…

Aluminum N64 Portable: Metaltendo

Aluminum N64 Portable: Metaltendo
Over the years, I’ve seen some pretty impressive custom-built handhelds, and here’s another that’s definitely worth checking out. This Nintendo 64 portable system features a beautiful aluminum case, and even aluminum buttons.…

Archos Unveils Android-powered Gamepad 2 Handheld Gaming System

Archos Unveils Android-powered Gamepad 2 Handheld Gaming System
Archos rolled out the original Gamepad Android-powered gaming tablet back in December of 2012. The company is back this week with the announcement of the Gamepad 2. The new Archos Gamepad 2 is still designed specifically…

Nintendo 2DS Announced: It’s Just Like the 3DS, Except It’s More Confusing

Nintendo 2DS Announced: It’s Just Like the 3DS, Except It’s More Confusing
Nintendo’s announcement of the Nintendo 2DS is one of the most surprising developments in the gaming world this year. As an entry-level variant of the Nintendo 3DS, the 2DS can play all 3DS games and thousands…

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable
We’ve seen a small arcade machine that can be powered by a Raspberry Pi. Master modder Ben Heck decided to make an even tinier version of the tiny computer and put it in a custom case…
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