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LCD browser games

Play Game & Watch and other LCD games in your browser


Blast from handheld gaming's past
Aug 12
// Tony Ponce
Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a lit...
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Zelda rings

Wear Ocarina of Time's famous songs on your hand!


Those are some nice rings!
Jul 06
// Jason Cabral
Do you ever feel like you never really get your love of the Zelda series across through your clothes, wallets, watches, mints, hats, action figures, replica weapons, posters, tattoos, or limited-edition game cartridges and sy...
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Stop-motion Link

Check out this friggin' sweet stop-motion Link battle


STOP! Hammer time!
Jun 07
// Tony Ponce
Taiwanese stop-motion animator Counter656 is no stranger around these parts -- we've of course shared some of his work in the past. But maybe you haven't caught his vids before. If not, you are in for a treat! Using the supe...
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Atari E.T.

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated


For a documentary
Jun 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
E.T. for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the copies of E.T. they couldn't sell and buried it under concrete in a landfil...
Pong on a skyscraper photo
Pong on a skyscraper

There's a Pong tournament on a Philly skyscraper tonight


That's one big-ass screen
Apr 19
// Brett Makedonski
Gamers are capable of doing some awesomely odd stuff for the sole purpose of saying they did it. A Drexel University professor is taking that concept and raising the bar. He's raising it 437 feet, to be exact. On April 19 an...
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Valve and the Oculus Rift

GDC: Valve, virtual reality, and the Oculus Rift


Our janky eyes make all of it really hard
Mar 29
// Daniel Starkey
Back in the day, everyone thought virtual reality was going to be the future of games. We made movies, TV shows, and even very bad early attempts to make head-mounted displays. All of those devices failed, and over time, VR d...
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Zelda cash money

What if Hyrule's banks upgraded to paper currency?


Check out these awesome Hylian banknotes
Mar 23
// Tony Ponce
Why the denizens of Hyrule still exchange Rupees is beyond me. Have you seen the size of those things? A single shard occupies an entire treasure chest! How could anybody fit more than one in their pocket? It's high time that...
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Cool, cool chiptunes

Chiptune album 9-bit Blizzard is as cool as ice


18 wintry tracks for those chill February nights
Feb 12
// Tony Ponce
We've got just over a month until winter officially ends. Time to get at least one more winter-themed chiptune album out the door! Net label 9-bit Records has just released 9-bit Blizzard, a collection of 18 tracks of cool po...
IRL Mario Kart photo
IRL Mario Kart

Real-life Mario Kart with REAL WORKING ITEMS OH SNAP


Thanks, science!
Jan 23
// Tony Ponce
Yeah, we've all seen so-called "real-life Mario Kart" before, but always as a parody rather than a legitimate adaptation of the game mechanics in a physical setting. But wait around long enough and the magic of SCIENCE will ...
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Controllers

Have you used any of these weird-ass controllers?


25 strange and cool controllers from VG history
Jan 16
// Tony Ponce
When it comes to controllers, I try to steer clear of third-party options, as I've never once had a better experience with a knock-off versus the real thing. On the other hand, I gladly welcome any and all limited edition pad...
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Learn music history through awesome pixel GIFs


Rock history from 1964 to now
Jan 02
// Allistair Pinsof
I will never be able to answer the question "What's your first love: music or videogames?" So, I'm always happy when the two combine to make something rad. Such is the case with Tumblr Music History in GIFs. Joshua Carrafa re...
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Jonathan Holmes is one of the founding editors!
So Nintendo Power is over and done with. Tears and all that. Pour one out for our homies. The throne has been abdicated. Time for a new king to rise to power. You've likely heard about a little something called Nintendo Force...

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Mega Man X

Hot! Rooster Teeth animator's sweet Mega Man X vid


HOLY F*#KBALLS!
Dec 22
// Tony Ponce
If you've been catching any of Red vs. Blue during the past couple of years, you'll have noticed that the boys at Rooster Teeth have stepped up their game big time. No longer restricting themselves to basic machinima techniq...
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Remix: A brief history of Nintendo


Listen to this chill, nostalgia-filled tune
Nov 30
// Jordan Devore
You can only hear the sound effects from Super Mario Bros. so many times over the years before they start to grate on your very soul. As such, this new Nintendo-themed remix by Reverse Enginears wasn't winning me over with i...
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What I wouldn't give to play this Sega Smash variant


Because if Sony can have a Smash clone, why can't Sega?
Oct 24
// Tony Ponce
No matter how much good press PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale receives, it'll never quite settle with me. The fact that it is a "clone" of Super Smash Bros. isn't what's bothersome -- I personally had a grand time with t...
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Halfont, original SNES jams that come in a cool box set


Aug 27
// Tony Ponce
Yesterday, I shared news of Shnabubula's SNESology, an ongoing musical project in which multiple musicians create brand new songs using the soundsets from SNES games. One of the contributing artists, William Kage, recently re...
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Remix! A nostalgic look at the evolution of PC games


Jul 19
// Jordan Devore
Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps an...
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Games being made based on Ashley Davis' Famicase art


Jul 12
// Tony Ponce
I gotta tell ya, everything's coming up Milhouse for former Dtoid editor Ashley Davis! Every year, the Meteor store in Tokyo hosts the My Famicase Exhibition, a gallery in which artists submit  cartridge labels for fake ...
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Musician Side Brain busts a move with an NES controller


Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
Electronic musician Side Brain likes to have a little bit of fun with his beats. Using the Ableton Live music sequencer, he is able to plug in pretty much any controller and go to town. He can use... oh, for example... an NE...
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A chiptune tribute to John Carpenter's synth movie scores


May 31
// Tony Ponce
Sometimes it pays to stalk people on Twitter. For example, I was peeping in on Max Scoville's feed when he dropped word of a John Carpenter chiptune tribute album. Naturally, my interest was piqued. Famed film director John C...
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Custom Super Metroid UI for Android phones is the shiznit


Apr 26
// Tony Ponce
Reddit user telekinetic just wanted to make a custom battery gauge for his Android phone, but one thing led to another and... well... this happened. I've only owned an iPhone since Christmas, and though I'm happy with it, I r...
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Yo dawg, I herd u like videogames and haircuts...


Apr 23
// Tony Ponce
... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled! If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro ...
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Glorious! Mario 3 airship constructed out of LEGO bricks


Feb 29
// Tony Ponce
I said, "Daaaaamn, son!" In November 2011, LEGO hobbyist Julius von Brunk began construction of a Super Mario Bros. 3 airship, the realization of a dream he's had ever since playing the original NES game way back in the day. ...
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CES: Ice Dragon Cooling brought their cool dragon


Jan 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
Do any of you guys water cool your PCs? The very idea of having liquid of any kind running through one of my computers scares the crap out of me because I just know that I'll screw it up somewhere and wind up with a soggy sys...
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A collection of videogame maps drawn from memory


Jan 13
// Tony Ponce
Here's a novel idea: ask gamers to recreate stage layouts and overworld maps from their favorite games... without any sort of reference! The result is Mapstalgia, a place where folks can upload hand-drawn game maps spawned en...
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Badass! This Mega Man Zero sprite film is intense


Jan 09
// Tony Ponce
No, sir! Sprite films will never die! NEVER!!! What you see above is a re-imagining by YouTuber ultimatemaverickx of the final battle in Mega Man Zero 3. If you haven't played any of the Zero series, you'll probably be wonde...
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New cooking show makes videogame food a reality


Dec 23
// Tony Ponce
Okay, are you guys ready for this? Jimmy Wong, the brother of SFX guru Freddie Wong, has conceived a new web series called Feast of Fiction, which takes foodstuffs from fictional media and prepares them for consumption. In t...
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Japanese gaming chair or sex furniture? You decide!


Dec 05
// Tony Ponce
True story: Back when I lived in Japan, I owned a children's folding chair that sat directly on the floor without any legs. It clicked into place so you could adjust your reclining angle and flattened out for easy storage. It...
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Indie Game Music Bundle now even sweeter, ends today


Nov 28
// Jordan Devore
It warms my frozen heart to see a group of good-intentioned, like-minded individuals come together to offer consumers something of value at a reasonable price. Such is the case with this past weekend's Indie Game Music Bundle...
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Nintendo offices have rupee pillows!?!?


Nov 13
// Tony Ponce
I don't know who this "Andrew Kelly" cat is or how he managed to breach the impenetrable walls of Nintendo's headquarters, but none of that matters! People! People! People! There are rupee pillows in the Nintendo offices! Again, there are rupee pillows at the Nintendo offices! Why does this get me so hot and bothered? I don't know! Rupee pillows at Nintendo by Andrew Kelly [Hipstamatic]

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