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News: The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks It Will Probably Be Sold

The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks It Will Probably Be Sold

"Sure my dad would think about selling it because he's pretty broke"

Yesterday we reported on the stunning news that a SNES PlayStation has been located in the wild. The existence of this almost-mythical machine was never in doubt - Sony released promotional images back in the early '90s - but it was believed that all of the prototypes were either...

News: Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, Unicorn And Big Foot Expected Next

Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, Unicorn And Big Foot Expected Next

Update: Video of console now live

Before Sony entered the home console arena it worked with Nintendo on a CD-ROM drive for the SNES. The aim was to eventually release a combined console - called the PlayStation - which would play SNES carts and SNES CD-ROM games. Of course, this never came to pass - at the 1991 CES Sony officially announced the...

News: The Smart Boy Is Real, Will Let You Play Original Game Boy Carts On Your Smartphone

The Smart Boy Is Real, Will Let You Play Original Game Boy Carts On Your Smartphone

Hyperkin's April Fool's joke turns out to be true

Back in April, hardware maker Hyperkin posted what many people thought was an elaborate April Fool's joke. The "Smart Boy" was pitched as a bolt-on controller which allowed you to play your original Game Boy carts on your smartphone. A fantastic idea, but surely too bonkers to actually be true,...

News: Analogue Nt Starts Shipping To Buyers, Pitched As "The Leica Of Home Consoles"

Analogue Nt Starts Shipping To Buyers, Pitched As "The Leica Of Home Consoles"

"We've always looked up to the standards of companies like Leica"

Analogue Interactive's Analogue Nt has completed its initial production run and is now shipping out to consumers. The aluminium-cased console - which plays NES and Famicom carts - comes from the same company which gave us the wooden SNK Neo Geo AES and features a wide range of AV...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Also states that New 3DS-exclusive download games are coming

When Nintendo announced earlier in the year that only the New Nintendo 3DS XL would come to North America, heads were scratched, petitions were launched and fury was vented. Subsequent justifications from Nintendo of America generally weren't accepted by online communities - including when...

News: Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Plays Sega, Nintendo and NEC games

We reviewed the RetroN 5 a while back and found it to be an excellent way of playing your original retro game cartridges in glorious HD. However, Hyperkin's wonder-console has a challenger in the shape of Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak - a clone system which out-does the RetroN 5 by offering support for PC Engine...

Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus

REVO K101 Plus

Hands-on with the ultimate hardware GBA clone

Love them or loathe them, hardware clones of vintage gaming platforms are here to stay. Technical wizards operating on the fringe of the gaming hardware arena are constantly dreaming up new products which ape the performance and feel of classic consoles, and in the past few years we've seen imitations...

News: Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Launches in Europe on 19th June

Following the North American confirmation, Nintendo has revealed Australia, New Zealand and Europe will also receive a special hardware bundle to celebrate next month's release of team-based squid shooter, Splatoon, on the Wii U. Launching 30th May in Australia and New Zealand alongside the game's release, the...

News: Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Costs $299.99 and also includes Nintendo Land

Splatoon is the next major Wii U retail release on the way from Nintendo, arriving in Europe and North America on 29th May - the latter region now has a confirmed Wii U hardware bundle to look forward to, as Nintendo aims to convert hype around the colourful shooter into some additional system sales...

News: Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SNES 

Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SNES 

Say hello to the Bandai HET

Bandai may be joined at the hip with Namco these days, but once upon a time the company stalked the edges of the video game industry, desperate to find a route into the potentially profitable hardware arena. It released consoles such as the Pippin (in conjunction with Apple) and created the WonderSwan handheld, but...

Hardware: Settle It With This Customised Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Console

Settle It With This Customised Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Console

Complete with four pads

Super Smash Bros. may be the big thing on Wii U and 3DS right now, but veteran players will lovingly recall when they played the first entry on the N64 all those years ago. If you're hankering to revisit the past - or you're a newcomer who wants to see how it all started - then you might want to point your browser towards

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Now Available From the Official Nintendo UK Store and More

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Now Available From the Official Nintendo UK Store and More

New wave of stock in Europe

The stock situation for the rather handsome limited edition Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL - say that quickly three times - isn't as tricky in the UK and Europe as it is in some area - supply has been particularly low in the US and the broader North America region, for example. Nevertheless, those hoping to grab one...

News: Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge On FCC Website in North America

Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge On FCC Website in North America

Files show that Nintendo sought approval for a US release

It's still a sore subject for many North American residents, but tongues have been set wagging today as photos of a decidedly standard-sized New 3DS have been found on the FCC website. Does this mean that a US release for the smaller handheld is finally on the cards? Well, not entirely. The...

News: Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Change Their Video Gaming Lives

Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Change Their Video Gaming Lives

"If you only expand upon existing hardware, it's dull"

Last week, Nintendo announced it was working on a new "dedicated" platform by the name of Nintendo NX. Details on the this new system are virtually non-existent at present - and we're unlikely to know more until next year - but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stated that it won't be a simple...

Video: Here's How Long Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3DS Extended Batteries Last

Here's How Long Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3DS Extended Batteries Last

Power to the people

We recently reviewed Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL extended batteries, and gave them a thumbs up to anyone who is willing to sacrifice form for longevity. Thanks to their massive capacity the batteries dramatically increase the stamina of your New Nintendo 3DS system, but you don't need to just take our...