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The NES Classic Edition might be tough to get at GameStop

So uh the NES Classic Edition? It's a Nintendo thing, you'd expect that it would be poorly rolled out by now, and it seems like that's the case. It's a commonplace strategy where the publisher thinks that no one will buy their stuff, a...   read

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Shoot the dog! A fan remade the original Duck Hunt in virtual reality

Imagine playing the original Duck Hunt, but this time the ducks can zip to the left and far right of you and escape into the bushes behind! Some random guy just built that. You can play it today. Sooner or later Nintendo is going to give us...   read

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Turn your NES games 3D with this free emulator

A bunch of us were smitten with that super cool emulator that turns NES games into little 3D dioramas, and now it's out of beta. The software is available through as a free download, with the option to chip in $4.99 or more for "acc...   read

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Recovered Snow White NES game is actually pretty hardcore

This recently uncovered Snow White NES game is more Ninja Gaiden than Disney classic. Although it's based on Happily Ever After, a decidedly non-Disney project, in a surprising change of pace, the prince is actually captured ...   read

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New NES emulator displays classic games in 3D

3DNES, a new web-based emulator for the Nintendo Entertainment System that displays games as if they were made in 3D, has been publicly released in beta form. As you can see in the video above, it isn't always perfect, but man does Dr. Mar...   read

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

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 you can clearly...   read

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

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 share with us....   read

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

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 encounter special gu...   read

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The NES turns 30 this week in North America

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 find one at Sear...   read

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

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 for the N...   read


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

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 favorite part ...   read

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

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 cheaper than Bl...   read

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NES Remix

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

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 see what games wo...   read

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Nintendo announces 'Ultimate NES Remix' for 3DS

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 Nintendo the g...   read

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The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

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, SNES, Super Famic...   read

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Here are a ton of NES Remix 2 gameplay videos

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 so...   read

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Here are a ton of NES Remix gameplay videos

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 the original Do...   read

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Mega Man NES

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome

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 done pixel by p...   read

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