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  • Random You Can Now Fly A Drone Using Your Game Boy, If You So Wish

    Pocket power

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoLxrchwSpo Not so long ago we reported that one industrious individual had turned the Nintendo Power Glove into a device which could control a drone. Now, Gautier Hattenberger has gone one better by turning his dusty old Game Boy into a remote control for his Parrot AR.Drone 2.0. Hattenberger - who is...

  • Video These Five Mario Games Were Never Really Mario Games

    A Link to the Farce

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W520NMKj5VI Companies will often use a mascot to sell a mostly unrelated product, whether it be a tin of SpaghettiOs or otherwise, it's an expected move by big brands. Video games are no exception to the rule, and more times than we'd like we've been tantalised by the Mario name only for the...

  • Feature ​The Making Of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    We speak to Sam Barlow about the Wii horror classic

    The Silent Hill series has long been one of gaming's horror greats, often bringing a subtle and mature approach to the genre thanks to its deep characterisation and mature themes. With the high-profile cancellation of Silent Hills on PS4 and Konami's insatiable lust for Pachinko machines showing...

  • News Nintendo Shares The Best NES Nostalgia Photos From UK Fans

    #ILoveNES

    It's fair to say that there is a lot of excitement for the upcoming Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, bundled with 30 of the best classic NES games. If you're a seasoned Nintendo fan then you're certainly going to want to find one under your Christmas tree this year. To celebrate the launch of the NES Mini our chums at...

  • Random Nintendo Acknowledges Virtual Boy After Decades of Passive Denial

    Graphics so good they'll give you a headache

    The 3DS has done a remarkable job in the current economic climate, cutting out a respectable install base several million units sold over it's run. Of course, in the early days of the console, many believed that it would be a failure due to the unfortunate historical precedent that was the Virtual Boy...

  • Poll What Are Your Favourite Super NES Games?

    A tough call...

    As you've likely been aware, the Super NES recently turned 25 in North America. It's another nice landmark for the iconic system, and one that's prompted us to get all misty-eyed and reminisce on our youth. That aside, it's a chance to celebrate the best of the SNES era, so with that in mind we thought it'd be nice to have an...

  • Feature From Paul Rudd to Dancing Link and Beyond - Some of the Best SNES Commercials

    Can you handle all 24 Megabytes of Super Metroid?

    With the Super NES / SNES reaching its 25th Anniversary in North America on 23rd September, we've been reminiscing over the 16-bit powerhouse a lot, and let our minds drift to the advertising that Nintendo used for the system. It was... quirky, though that is a comment admittedly made through a...

  • Hardware Classics Super Nintendo / Super Famicom

    Still super after all these years

    Originally published way back in March 2013, we thought we'd re-share this feature on the Super Famicom as part of our celebrations for the Super NES turning 25 years old in North America. To many, it's the greatest video game console ever made. The Super Famicom — or Super Nintendo Entertainment System as it...

  • Video Relive The Wonders Of The Super Nintendo's Famous Mode 7

    Scale, rotate and manipulate

    To celebrate the Super Nintendo's 25th Anniversary in North America, certified Retronaut Jeremy Parish gives himself a break from 8-bit tech to explore the wonders of Nintendo's 16-bit wonder console. Launching a new series affectionately titled "Mode Seven", Jeremy aims to provide a chronological survey of U.S. releases...

  • Anniversary The Super Nintendo Is 25 Years Old Today

    Happy birthday, you boxy thing

    25 years ago, the Super Nintendo - or Super NES (or even SNES, if you're in a rush) - arrived in North America to critical acclaim and great fanfare. Following on from a successful launch in Japan - where it was named the Super Famicom - the console recieved a rather drastic facelift for its North American debut,...

  • Weirdness Pokémon GO Triggers Massive Trainer Stampedes In Taiwan

    Lots of people, all trying to be the very best

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoYjVTbLWyo While the latest data suggests that Pokémon GO has peaked in terms of popularity, it's still one of the most-played games on the planet right now - as these chaotic scenes from Taiwan attest. Various sightings in the country have triggered massive stampedes...

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