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Video: Here's The Moment The SNES PlayStation Gets Turned On For The First Time

Here's The Moment The SNES PlayStation Gets Turned On For The First Time

"Thanks to the haters, too"

Last week we reported on the news that the legendary SNES PlayStation has been turned on and played, proving once and for all that the system is the real deal and not an elaborate fake, as some people had claimed. Dan Diebold - son of Terry, who unwittingly purchased the system when the company he worked at went bust -...

News: CyberGadget's Ridiculously Well-Equipped Retro Freak Console Begins Shipping Tomorrow

CyberGadget's Ridiculously Well-Equipped Retro Freak Console Begins Shipping Tomorrow

All-in-one wonder machine finally coming to market

We covered the news of the Retro Freak quite a while ago, and since then we've been waiting expectantly for more information about this potentially amazing system. With support for 11 different consoles - Famicom, SNES/Super Famicom, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy, Game Boy...

News: Masayuki Uemura on How the NES Controller Came About

Masayuki Uemura on How the NES Controller Came About

Thank God it didn't have a joystick

When you really get down to it, the NES controller is the granddaddy of all modern game controllers. Granted, they didn't have thumbsticks, triggers, or tilt controls back in the 80's, but it doesn't take a terribly observant eye to note the design principles that are still evident in today's controllers. This is...

News: Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardware Bundles And Cover Plates

Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardware Bundles And Cover Plates

Jealousy mode: engaged

Japan gets all the best hardware bundles - that's just one of the things us westerners have to live with. As if to prove this universal truth, details have just been released regarding two fresh New 3DS bundles coming to The Land of the Rising Sun, and both look downright lovely. First up is the Super Mario Bros. 30th bundle,...

News: Yo-Kai Watch 2DS Bundle Coming To North America On November 6th

Yo-Kai Watch 2DS Bundle Coming To North America On November 6th

Comes with the game pre-installed for $99.99

Nintendo is releasing a new 2DS hardware bundle to mark the launch of Yo-Kai Watch in North America. The console - which comes with the game pre-installed - will launch on November 6th for $99.99, alongside the game's full retail release. Yo-Kai Watch is the first in a series which has taken Japan by a...

News: Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Home And Mobile Hardware Powered By "Industry-Leading" Tech

Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Home And Mobile Hardware Powered By "Industry-Leading" Tech

Development kits already in the hands of third parties

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo NX development kits have been issued to third parties, and that the system itself will indeed be the much-rumoured combination of domestic and portable hardware. Citing sources "close to the matter", the report speculates that Nintendo could...

News: This Custom SNES Console Is The Perfect Way To Mark Three Decades Of Super Mario

This Custom SNES Console Is The Perfect Way To Mark Three Decades Of Super Mario

Sadly one of a kind

We've featured the superb custom console mods of Zoki64 in the past, but this latest one seems especially timely when you consider that Super Mario reaches 30 this year. Boasting artwork from Super Mario All-Stars and coming in a fetching yellow colour (for once that has nothing to do with the plastic changing over time), this...

News: These Limited Edition Analogue Nt Consoles Will Make Your Bank Account Weep

These Limited Edition Analogue Nt Consoles Will Make Your Bank Account Weep

Gold LE and Famicom LE limited to 50 units each

We've been keeping a keen eye on the Analogue Nt since it was first announced as we're massive fans of the Analogue Interactive CMVS systems released in the past. By the sound of things this highly-refined NES system has been a real hit with fans, as the first production run is totally sold out...

News: New Euro Wii U Premium Bundle Contains Mario Kart 8 And Splatoon

New Euro Wii U Premium Bundle Contains Mario Kart 8 And Splatoon

Launches this month, costs £239.99

Nintendo has confirmed today that it is releasing a new Wii U premium bundle which contains two of the console's most critically-acclaimed titles, Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. The pack - which will be a limited-time offer - contains the standard black premium Wii U console with 32GB of storage and all the usual...

Hardware Review: BitBoy Lets You Back Up Your Game Boy Camera Snaps With Ease

BitBoy Lets You Back Up Your Game Boy Camera Snaps With Ease

Digital photography, 1998 style

In 1998 Nintendo launched the Game Boy Camera, a tiny (at the time) digital camera that sat in the Game Boy's cartridge slot and took simple monochrome photos that could be edited and printed via the link cable and an optional Game Boy Printer, using a roll of thermal printing paper similar to a till receipt. In the...

News: Retro VGS Crowdfunding Campaign "Dead In The Water" But Work Will Continue

Retro VGS Crowdfunding Campaign "Dead In The Water" But Work Will Continue

"The good news is we aren’t giving up"

Remember the Retro VGS we reported on last week? It was supposed to be a throwback to the good old days of cartridges, and was up on crowdfunding site Indiegogo with a target goal of $2 million. Sadly, the campaign wasn't exactly a success - only $61,755 had been raised in 11 days - and has this forced the...

News: Updated Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handheld Features Save State Support

Updated Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handheld Features Save State Support

Fixes the big issue with the original system

AtGames' Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handheld was the dream machine for hardcore Sega fanboys. Not only did it allow you to play 16-bit classics on the move, it featured SD card support so you could load up even more games - although the rather shady nature of ROM distribution did cause some to frown...

Video: This Laparoscopic Wii U Controller is Teaching Medical Students to Perform Keyhole Surgery

This Laparoscopic Wii U Controller is Teaching Medical Students to Perform Keyhole Surgery

Time to scrub up

Nintendo consoles have been privy to some incredibly unusual controllers in their time, most of which are a bit rubbish and don't really improve gameplay in any way. However these previous blunders haven't deterred Grendel Games from designing a Wii U eShop game called Underground and an accompanying controller to accurately...

News: The Retro VGS Wants To Revive The Glory Days Of Cartridge-Based Home Consoles

The Retro VGS Wants To Revive The Glory Days Of Cartridge-Based Home Consoles

Up for funding on Indiegogo now

Remember the good old days of video games coming on cartridges? We're not talking about 3DS cards, either - we mean the big, chunky carts which NES, Mega Drive and SNES games shipped on. These lumps of plastic defined an industry for years, and they could be making a comeback if a new crowdfunding campaign is...

News: Fresh Nintendo Patent Shows Handheld Device With "Outward-Facing Linear Image Sensors"

Fresh Nintendo Patent Shows Handheld Device With "Outward-Facing Linear Image Sensors"

Toy scanning and pulse detection included

We recently reported on two patents which - given the hype surrounding Nintendo's next console, the NX - have understandably triggered quite a bit of interest. The first involved clickable, shoulder-placed scroll wheels while the second was related to haptic feedback on a touchscreen. Another patent...