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News: Nintendo Is "Looking At" Virtual Reality, But Don't Expect Details Any Time Soon

Nintendo Is "Looking At" Virtual Reality, But Don't Expect Details Any Time Soon

Virtual Boy 2, anyone?

Nintendo has been famously dismissive of Virtual Reality lately, with NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aimé even going as far as to say that the tech "just isn't fun" right now. However, with Sony pushing its own VR option and Oculus Rift winning over developers, the VR sector could become a massive part of the games industry. Some are...

News: Macronix Will Be Providing Memory Products for the NX

Macronix Will Be Providing Memory Products for the NX

Reiterates that the platform will be launching this year

It seems that more and more information around the NX is beginning to come to light, as we creep closer and closer to the much anticipated E3 reveal of Nintendo's new platform. Just earlier today, it was suggested that there will be a Super Smash Bros. game of some sort on the device at...

News: Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Gotta pre-order 'em all?

The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders for the new Pokémon Yellow, Red & Blue 2DS bundles. Each one comes with a carry case of the appropriate colour (well, almost - the yellow system has a grey one), as well as a preinstalled version of the relevant game. The asking price is £79.99, while the yellow version of...

News: European Zelda Fans Are Getting A Shiny "Hyrule Edition" New 3DS XL Console In March

European Zelda Fans Are Getting A Shiny "Hyrule Edition" New 3DS XL Console In March

My precious

Should you be unsure about investing in Nintendo's latest 3DS hardware then you might find the decision is made for you once you clap eyes on this newly-announced Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL, launching in March alongside Hyrule Warriors Legends. The unit - which puzzlingly doesn't include a copy of the game - will launch in Europe on...

Video: See the GameCube HDMI Mod Thrash Cheaper HDMI Converters in Video & Audio Quality

See the GameCube HDMI Mod Thrash Cheaper HDMI Converters in Video & Audio Quality

Goodbye lag, goodbye blur

We've been raving about the GCVideo HDMI mod for the GameCube for a little bit now, but what we haven't yet done it compare the quality to that of your average AV to HDMI converter; a common option for those trying to get older systems and games onto modern screens. These cheap devices present all sorts of issues with...

News: 1994 Patent Reveals Nintendo Was Looking To Create A Super Mario Maker-Style Experience Through Unique Hardware

1994 Patent Reveals Nintendo Was Looking To Create A Super Mario Maker-Style Experience Through Unique Hardware

A "video game fabricating system" with editing tools and data sharing

Super Mario Maker has been a smash hit for Nintendo, and has finally given players the chance to create their own unique Super Mario experiences. However, if a 1994 patent is anything to go by, Nintendo has been thinking about this kind of user-generated approach for quite some...

News: Koei Tecmo's President Seems To Think NX Is A Home Console First And Foremost

Koei Tecmo's President Seems To Think NX Is A Home Console First And Foremost

"Nintendo announced a new 'machine' called the NX"

2016 is the year that Nintendo reveals more about the NX, which - it has been rumoured - could unify the company's handheld and domestic console markets. Despite the chatter, no one really seems to know what NX is all about, but Koei Tecmo President and CEO Yoichi Erikawa has hinted in an...

News: The Retro VGS Is Reborn As The Coleco Chameleon

The Retro VGS Is Reborn As The Coleco Chameleon

Industry veteran behind the Colecovision reenters the console market

Remember the Retro VGS? It was a console that looked a lot like the Atari Jaguar and aimed to bring back the glory days of cartridge-based gaming. However, its crowdfunding campaign faltered and the project was effectively put on ice - although the team of industry veterans behind...

News: Nintendo NX Doesn't Need To Compete With PlayStation 4 And Xbox One To Be A Success, Claims Analyst

Nintendo NX Doesn't Need To Compete With PlayStation 4 And Xbox One To Be A Success, Claims Analyst

"Nintendo has a history of doing things its own way"

Next year we're going to hear a lot more about Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed NX. The system has been shrouded in secrecy since it was first announced earlier this year, but rumours are circulating that it could be a console/handheld hybrid which effectively unites the two markets...

News: This Limited Edition Luigi's Mansion Game Boy Horror Has Been Reanimated For A Good Cause

This Limited Edition Luigi's Mansion Game Boy Horror Has Been Reanimated For A Good Cause

"Hello...?"

If you're a fan of collectable custom hardware and like the idea of helping a worthy cause, then you might be interested in purchasing one of ten limited edition "Game Boy Horror" handhelds from 8-Bit Evolution - the same talented people who created the fantastic Smash Bros. N64 we featured a while back. Mimicking the handhe

Weirdness: Someone Has Created A Real-World HUD For Super Mario 64

Someone Has Created A Real-World HUD For Super Mario 64

Just because they can

The rebirth of Virtual Reality in the games industry is blurring the lines between the real world and fantasy, offering an immersive experience which - as time goes on - could become indistinguishable from reality. But that's not the only way that video games and real-life can mix with one another - electronics hacker James...

Video: Hands On With The Revo K101 Plus, The Ultimate Game Boy Advance Clone

Hands On With The Revo K101 Plus, The Ultimate Game Boy Advance Clone

Clone in the dark

Veteran members of the site may recall that we reviewed the Revo K101 Plus a few months back, and found it to be an excellent means of playing old and dusty Game Boy Advance software on more recent hardware. The system has been tinkered with and improved of late, with better controls and a fancy new transparent case design - so we...

News: Live In The UK? You Could Find A Sega Mega Drive In Your Stocking Come Christmas Morning

Live In The UK? You Could Find A Sega Mega Drive In Your Stocking Come Christmas Morning

Resurrected system seeing 400 percent jump in sales

The Sega Mega Drive - or Genesis, if you're of the North American persuasion - might be coming up for its 30th birthday, but that doesn't mean the system is completely dead from a commercial perspective. According to UK newspaper The Daily Mail, the 16-bit classic is making something of a comeback...

Art: If Nintendo Did Resurrect The Game Boy, We'd Want It To Look Like This

If Nintendo Did Resurrect The Game Boy, We'd Want It To Look Like This

Past and present

The Game Boy line may be effectively retired in Nintendo's eyes, but the name itself still carries a lot of weight with gamers all over the world - including German designer Florian Renner, who has put together a cool concept which resurrects the classic brand for the modern era. The Game Boy 1up is of course nothing more than a...

News: Swedish Craftsman Is Making An American Walnut-Clad Handheld Inspired By The Game Boy Advance SP

Swedish Craftsman Is Making An American Walnut-Clad Handheld Inspired By The Game Boy Advance SP

Woodn't you like one of these?

There aren't enough consoles made out of wood, in our opinion. Sure, the Atari VCS had pretend wood on its front and the guys over at Analogue Interactive have spoiled us rotten with their range of wooden Neo Geo systems, but there's still room in the market for more of this kind of thing - and thankfully the...