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Amazon confirms it'll start selling the NES Classic on Friday afternoon

The NES Classic is one of the more sought-after holiday items this year, and it has been relatively difficult to secure days before its launch. A few retailers held brief pre-order periods, but anyone who didn't get in on those is left hopi...   read

 
 
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NES Classic is surprisingly powerful

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition won't be made widely available until this Friday, but some folks have already gotten one and pulled it apart. The first pictures of the mainboard came from GameSpot Senior Reviews Editor Peter Brown. Enterpris...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is going totally '80s to celebrate the NES Classic

Nintendo's cute lil' NES Classic Edition will be available (or maybe not) in stores a week from today. To commemorate the launch, Nintendo is celebrating with some throwback '80s events at its stores and on social media. That's anachronisti...   read

 
 
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Inti Creates and Sunsoft are working together on a new 8-bit Blaster Master game

Blaster Master is well known to a lot of people. It basically took me to the next level way back when, as it was notably difficult and contained a mixture of action platforming and Metroidvania exploration. I even explained how it was ...   read

 
 
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Nyko is selling an ugly, but functional wireless take on the NES Classic Controller

Despite its limitations and niche appeal I'm enjoying my time with the NES Classic (I beat several games, and my wife and I died on the last boss of Super C the other day!). Yet, those short cords are a pain! As much as the feel of bei...   read

 
 
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Daytona USA returning to arcades

It's been 18 years since Daytona USA 2 first hit arcades, but Sega announced yesterday that it's bringing a new version of the classic racing franchise "screeching into the 21st century." Daytona 3 Championship USA features the origina...   read

 
 
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Review: NES Classic Edition

The NES was the first console I ever owned. Somehow I had saved holiday and birthday money for over a year to get it (the idea may have been planted by a family member) at five years old, and although I don't remember every detail of that p...   read

 
 
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You can now get ripped off for retro trade-ins at all GameStops

It has been quite some time since a GameStop actually had retro hardware and games within its walls. Last year, the mega corporation tinkered with the idea of bringing back retro trade-ins and it looks like that initiative has gone over wel...   read

 
 
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You will never collect this Super Mario 64 coin

Friends, I know our culture of conspicuous consumption and wealth hoarding encourage us to collect all of the coins, but, alas, you will not be able to collect this coin. At least not without hacking like some sort of Russian. The gist is ...   read

 
 
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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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The NES Classic Edition just makes sense

Things have been a little quiet in the Nintendo world. With a few exceptions in the handheld and mobile device market, there's not a whole lot to be seen from the long-time gaming giant. Many of us are still waiting anxiously for news on th...   read

 
 
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We're learning more about the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition has begun its initial manufacturing run, and some folks in Madrid got hands on with one of the first ones off the assembly line. Spanish-language site GameReactor posted some high-quality images of the upcoming conso...   read

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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The spirit of SCUMM returns in Thimbleweed Park

PAX this year was a little strange for me. I was brought on to Destructoid just as the deadline to apply for media badges expired, so I went to the show as a regular attendee, and didn't take appointments like Brett and Jordan did. I still ...   read

 
 
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Never stop punching in this Jack Reacher tie-in game

I remember the days when movie tie-in games were absolute trash. I'm not going to reminisce (since that has been done to death), but I will say that The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is one of the best movie-based games eve...   read

 
 
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Culture Brain, one of the best-named game publishers of all time, is changing its name

Donald Trump once said that his number-one person to speak to about foreign policy is himself, because he has a very good brain. He's a lot like Jennifer Coolidge's character from Best in Show in that way, trusting in messages from herself ...   read

 
 
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Ken Levine reflects on studio turmoil in a new BioShock interview

Love him or hate him, Ken Levine has been responsible for some of the greatest games ever made. Thief: The Dark Project, System Shock 2, and BioShock are all on his resume, something most developers would kill to have been a part of. Turns ...   read

 
 
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Why'd EarthBound bomb? Well, critics at the time didn't help...

If Metacritic had existed when EarthBound launched in 1995, the cult-classic RPG would be rocking a 72%. Over at The Video Game Preservation Dump, Frank Cifaldi scanned every timely review, "to try and figure out why it failed." The last di...   read

 
 
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Starr Mazer: DSP, a different kind of Rogue Squadron

I wasn't sure what to expect when I loaded up Starr Mazer: DSP for the first time. I haven't played a shoot-'em-up game seriously since R-Type and Gradius III back on the SNES. After a surprisingly lengthy initial load, it booted ...   read

 
 
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Carmen Sandiego caught at last

Carmen Sandiego's globe-trotting crime spree has finally come to an end, thanks to the diligent efforts of one internet sleuth.  That's what I'd say if this were a news story. What we have here instead is an amusing article by Tod...   read

 
 
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Wild Guns Reloaded still looks dope, especially with its playable dachshund

We knew Wild Guns Reloaded was coming to the PS4 in the fall, but we didn't have a good idea of what it exactly entailed outside of a re-creation of the original. But this week Natsume spilled the beans, and man, those beans taste grea...   read

 
 
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Bonk, Adventure Island, R-Type all join the Wii U Virtual Console family

While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk's Ad...   read

 
 
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No breasts, yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk

Aric Wilmunder worked on some of LucasArts' most famous classics, from Monkey Island to Day of the Tentacle. He sits somewhere between sentimental and pack rat, too, having kept a ton of the original documents behind the creation of these c...   read

 
 
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Sup Holmes comes to an end July 24, so here's an amazing rerun

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] A little over two years ago, former Dtoid ...   read

 
 
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I hope Wreck-It Ralph 2 destroys Silicon Valley

While "wreck it, ralph" describes most of my sexual escapades, I think Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, which introduces its titular lead in a world alongside Bowser, Zangief, and Pac-Man, had a lot of appeal. And it wasn't just a pandering appeal ...   read

 
 
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