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Famicom photo
Famicom

Here's a giant playable Famicom controller, because why not


Those kids!
Feb 01
// Chris Carter
Over at the Game Party event in Japan, one major booth stood out -- a giant NES (Famicom) controller. And not just any controller, as this one actually worked, allowing people to hop up and play Super Mario Bros. with it. As ...
NES Xmas photo
NES Xmas

This 1989 Christmas footage of a child getting an NES is adorable


From iretrogamer
Dec 25
// Chris Carter
For a lot of gamers, some of their fondest memories lead back to the holidays. Opening gigantic boxes to find consoles inside is one of the greatest feelings in the world as a kid, and that's just what iretrogamer decided to...
Documentary photo
Documentary

A documentary style quest to obtain every NES game is now streaming on Amazon Prime


8-bit road trip
Dec 02
// Chris Carter
Previously available on-demand, Nintendo Quest is now streaming for all Amazon Prime members. In essence, it's a quest taken on by two people to obtain all 678 officially licensed games in 30 days. Along the way they'll encou...
NES photo
NES

The NES turns 30 this week in North America


Original release was 1983 in Japan
Oct 19
// Chris Carter
Although it was released in July 1983 in Japan, the NES is now over 30 years old in the west. It hit the US on October 18, 1985, and literally changed the entire landscape of the gaming industry. Several years later I would f...

Quest Forge photo
Quest Forge

Quest Forge: By Order Of Kings is a new NES game


Available now for $34.99
Sep 07
// Chris Carter
It's not unusual to see games released on legacy platforms these days. Nightmare Busters was recently sold for the SNES, the Dreamcast still sees new releases to this day, and now, we have Quest Forge: By Order of Kings...
Ecto-1 NES photo
Ecto-1 NES

Don't cross the streams on this working Ecto-1 NES


It's yours for $425
Jan 05
// Chris Carter
Seller ultimatecustoms1982 has a treat in store for fans of Ghostbusters and the NES console -- a combination of the two! For $425, you can nab an Ecto-1 themed NES, which actually takes the shape of the vehicle. My...
Christmas photo
Christmas

What was the strangest gaming-related Christmas present you've ever gotten?


Toxic Crusaders for the NES is mine
Dec 24
// Chris Carter
I owe a lot of my gaming knowledge to my mother. She was very supportive of my habit, allowing me to rent many, many games at my local video store that ran a "two for Tuesday" promotion. Not only were the prices considerably ...
NES Remix photo
NES Remix

Ultimate NES Remix doesn't seem all that Ultimate after all


It's a mix of both Wii U games
Nov 03
// Chris Carter
A few months ago Nintendo hinted at a new SKU for their NES Remix series -- Ultimate NES Remix for the Nintendo 3DS. Many fans were pretty excited at the prospect of a brand new entry in portable form, anxious to se...
NES Remix 3DS photo
NES Remix 3DS

Nintendo announces 'Ultimate NES Remix' for 3DS


Coming on December 5th
Aug 29
// Chris Carter
Without any real fanfare of any kind, Nintendo has sent over word of a gamed called Ultimate NES Remix for the 3DS. It'll launch on the eShop and in retail form on December 5th, and will be priced at $29.99. According to...
RetroN photo
RetroN

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box


Coming real soon
May 24
// Jordan Devore
Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SN...
NES Remix 2 photo
NES Remix 2

Here are a ton of NES Remix 2 gameplay videos


Rundowns of select minigames
Apr 18
// Chris Carter
NES Remix 2 is dropping next week, and this time it'll have a few more classics in tow. Like the last time around I've been playing it like crazy, capturing various clips from some of the minigames on offer.  Feel free to check out some gameplay of the remix elements (Kirby vs. Super Mario Bros.) and individual games like Metroid!
NES Remix photo
NES Remix

Here are a ton of NES Remix gameplay videos


Rundowns of select minigames
Dec 18
// Chris Carter
Out of nowhere, NES Remix dropped today on the Wii U for $14.99. It's basically a WarioWare-like collection of minigames from various NES-era titles, with some challenge-centric goals and a few remixed levels (like Luigi in ...
Mega Man NES photo
Mega Man NES

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome


Blue console + blue lights
May 07
// Chris Carter
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, mega-fan Platinum Fungi, in conjunction with Custom NES Guy, has created a fully functioning piece of art -- a 25th anniversary NES. The mod was made solely by hand, with the art ...

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