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Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

25 years young

In this past week the venerable Game Boy celebrated its 25th Anniversary in North America, which means we've had a quarter century of monochrome gaming goodness. The iconic system established Nintendo's leadership of the dedicated gaming handheld market, a position it still holds in the 3DS generation. It's not just nostalgia that...

News: Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

Not a Japanese exclusive anymore

Capcom and Sumthing Else Music Works have announced the release of Mega Man Soundtracks in ten delicious volumes. The first four volumes are already available, and the subsequent six will be released at the rate of two per month. The classic chiptune tracks have been heralded as some of the best in the business, so...

Video: This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This'll pummel your senses

As you may have read earlier today, it's the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy in North America, another welcome landmark for the venerable portable console. This dramatic three-minute tale is perfect for the occasion, as a result. The video, entitled "Pulse Fighter", is the work of m7kenji (visuals) and chiptune artist...

News: The Game Boy is 25 Years Old in North America

The Game Boy is 25 Years Old in North America

Happy Birthday, Old Boy

The Game Boy recently celebrated the 25th anniversary for its release in Japan, a reminder of the enduring legacy of one of Nintendo's greatest creations. Its role in transforming the games industry and popularising portable systems can't be overlooked, not to mention the various franchises and classic games that define it...

News: This Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit From First 4 Figures Has Lit Up Our Day

This Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit From First 4 Figures Has Lit Up Our Day

A pricey treat

When it comes to premium collectible Nintendo-themed statues, First 4 Figures has often provided some of the most memorable releases. Its latest product is sure to excite Samus fans, as it's opened pre-orders for the Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit. This is from the excellent Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, of course, and will come...

Video: The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari: Game Over Emerges From Landfill

The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari: Game Over Emerges From Landfill

Hyperbole ahoy!

Not so long ago, we reported on the news that film director Zak Penn had successfully unearthed the now-legendary Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges which were buried in the New Mexico desert back in the '80s. Penn has produced a documentary regarding the game, its development, how it sank the games industry and its subsequent rediscovery,...

News: This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary

This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary

Yep, slow news day

When it comes to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Nintendo's successfully kept demand for a remake at bay — speculation and iffy-looking shop 'listings' will continue until the end of time, or until a fresh release is announced. In any case, the fanbase for the N64 classic will continue to find ways to honour its status in...

News: NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

Let's party like it's 1985

If you're fed up of using the Wiimote for games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns, then you might want to take a look at 8Bitdo's new NES30 GamePad controller. A near-perfect replication of the original 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System joypad, this controller brings the concept up to date...

News: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage In Pixels

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage In Pixels

Based on the web short of the same name

Remember Pixels? It was a short film made by Patrick Jean back in 2010, and showed New York city being invaded by characters from famous retro games. The short is being turned into a fully-fledged movie helmed by Home Alone and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus and starring Peter Dinklage (Game of...

Hardware Classics: Sega Master System

Sega Master System

Everyone's favourite underdog

If you're reading this outside of Europe, then there's a very good chance that your perception of the Sega Master System is one of complete and utter failure. The 8-bit system wasn't even close to contesting the might of the NES in North America or the Famicom in Japan; although Sega at that point was a well-known...

Video: Here are Plenty of Awesome Super Mario Bros. 3 Glitches to Try Yourself

Here are Plenty of Awesome Super Mario Bros. 3 Glitches to Try Yourself

Including a particularly tricky but cool way to skip to the end

Whenever gamers argue over which 2D Mario platformer is the best of them all, Super Mario Bros. 3 is normally included in the debate. It pushed the capabilities of the NES and blew a lot of minds when originally released, and still stands up as a terrific title by modern standards. The...

News: The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

We are Family (Computer)

31 years ago today, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released the Famicom console in Japan, an event which would herald the beginning of the firm's wildly successful relationship with home video games. Hitting store shelves at 14,800 Yen (around $145 / £84 / 107 Euros), the system wasn't an instant hit with the Japanese public. Sales...

News: Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...