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Funko POP! 8-Bit Horror Figures: Pixel Panic!

Funko POP! 8-Bit Horror Figures: Pixel Panic!
Horror fans, check out these sweet Funko POP! collectibles, based on famous evildoers Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Unlike other POP! vinyl toys, these ones look like they stepped right out of the screen of a retro video game. These ThinkGeek special edition figures come in a special color schemes…

The Nintendo Switch Gets Official NES Controllers… With a Catch

The Nintendo Switch Gets Official NES Controllers… With a Catch
The Nintendo Switch has been getting a lot of cool accessories lately, but they aren’t done yet. The console is about to get some classic NES accessories. A few days ago the publisher confirmed that it would be bringing specially designed NES wireless controllers to the latest console, that will…
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Game Cartridge Cutting Boards: For Nintendiced Veggies

Game Cartridge Cutting Boards: For Nintendiced Veggies
Do you know a gamer who also knows their way around a set of kitchen knives? Then here’s a great gift idea. These fun wood cutting boards look just like classic 8-bit NES game cartridges. They’re made by Etsy shop Cutting Boredom, who makes all kinds of fun and geeky…

These Classic Nintendo Consoles Play Thousands of Arcade and Other Systems’ Games

These Classic Nintendo Consoles Play Thousands of Arcade and Other Systems’ Games
Do you love to play classic arcade games? Don’t have the space for a big arcade cabinet, or the time to futz about installing and configuring emulators along with all of their convoluted config files? Then check out NewAgeRetro, who makes cool Raspberry Pi-based game emulator systems, built into 3D-printed…

NES Controller Pool Float: Press “Start” to Swim

NES Controller Pool Float: Press “Start” to Swim
It’s a bit too cold here in Chicago to even think about going for a swim, but I’m pretty sure lots of us will be heading to warmer points South this winter for vacation. And if you’re going somewhere with a swimming pool, you’ll want to bring a pool float.…

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 for something a bit more versatile, you might want to check out this system…

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. There’s something about being able to dust off your old NES cartridges and play…

Gamer Tries to Beat Super Mario Bros. Without Coins, Kills, or Items

Gamer Tries to Beat Super Mario Bros. Without Coins, Kills, or Items
Super Mario Bros. is a great game on it’s own, but there are unique ways to play it to provide an added challenge. Roderick of Nintendo Unity took on difficult task of beating the original NES game without the benefit of collecting coins, killing enemies (besides the final Bowser), or…

Classic NES Box Art Now on Canvas

Classic NES Box Art Now on Canvas
I’m a sucker for old video game box art. My favorite systems when it comes to art were the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Back in those days they were able to sell the hell out of a game based on the box art alone. Well, now ThinkGeek…

Japanese NES Classic Edition Gets Shoved Into an Old Game Boy

Japanese NES Classic Edition Gets Shoved Into an Old Game Boy
After the release of the NES Classic Mini, we are all wondering what console Nintendo plans to miniaturize next. Well, the folks at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, and they don’t want to wait for it. Instead, the hacked together their own and it is pretty…

Nyko Miniboss for NES Classic Edition Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wires

Nyko Miniboss for NES Classic Edition Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wires
I lobbied all summer the year the first Nintendo Entertainment System hit the market to get one for Christmas. I remember the fancy version console with its little robot that moved stuff most of the time selling for about $250, which was a fortune back then. When we finally got…

This Zelda Treasure Chest Holds an NES and a Levitating Triforce

This Zelda Treasure Chest Holds an NES and a Levitating Triforce
This Wind Waker-style Legend of Zelda chest has some very special features, including a built-in NES console with a matching custom controller. But the real show-stopper is the Triforce that actually levitates and rotates on top. That golden Triforce is made from acrylic, and uses electromagnetic levitation technology and near-field…

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge
I have very vivid memories of schlepping around the local Target store back in the ’80s and coming across the Nintendo Entertainment System display with the robot that moved the spinning thingies around to open doors in some lame ass game on the screen. I thought it was awesome and…

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge
Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics is a new book from strategy-guide publisher Prima Games. It is coming this November, which is great because we are all getting ourselves a copy for Christmas. This hardcover book has 320 pages of interviews from the NES era, some vintage advertising and “priceless…

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial
Last week Nintendo announced an awesome “new” piece of hardware: the NES Classic Edition (aka the NES Mini), a tiny version of the classic console with 30 games built right in. Sweet! It’s all about nostalgia, and that nostalgia will sell tons of units. Nintendo seems to be doing everything…

Nintendo Is Launching a Miniature NES This Holiday Season

Nintendo Is Launching a Miniature NES This Holiday Season
For years now we have been forced to buy knock-off NES replicas since Nintendo has never re-released the console. Well, those knockoffs are about to get dusty on store shelves, because Nintendo has announced that they’re launching its own miniature NES called the Nintendo Classic Edition (or Nintendo Classic Mini…
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