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News: The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has Been Beaten Yet Again

The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has Been Beaten Yet Again

Crikey

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is not only an all-time classic game, but the source of one of the most keenly fought speedrun world records. Speedrunning experts continue to set new standards, each seemingly defying the odds more than before. Well, the record has been beaten again, once again utilising quirky skips that can be accessed...

Video: Step Inside Classic Home Video Games Author Brett Weiss' Room of Doom

Step Inside Classic Home Video Games Author Brett Weiss' Room of Doom

The ultimate man-cave?

Author Brett Weiss has written several highly respected books on the history of the video game industry, and unsurprisingly has managed to amass a pretty awesome collection of consoles and systems over the past few decades. iretrogamer.com - a new YouTube venture from occasional Nintendo contributor Tyler Esposito - was lucky...

News: Nintendo Classics in the Running for Inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame Honour  

Nintendo Classics in the Running for Inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame Honour  

Just don't let Angry Birds win

While any award or honour can be taken completely seriously or dismissed as a trinket, it's nevertheless pleasing when Nintendo's in the running. The latest gong up for grabs is from The Strong National Museum of Play in the US, which is opening its World Video Game Hall of Fame with the first entrant this year. As...

Weirdness: You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To The Past's Map Using Your Web Browser

You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To The Past's Map Using Your Web Browser

Turn-by-turn Navi-gation not included

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past features one of the most vibrant game worlds ever created for any video game, and now you can gaze longingly at it using your humble HTML5 web browser. The peeps at Jadsdsengine have created a living, breathing replication of the game's overworld which can be viewed via...

Video: The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing To The Next Level For Taco Bell

The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing To The Next Level For Taco Bell

"Nintendo Sixty-Foooooooooour!"

Remember Brandon Kuzma, AKA The Nintendo 64 kid? He got rather excited about his shiny new Nintendo 64 console back in 1998, and when YouTube arrived a few years later, became something of a celebrity. He's now harnessing that power by starring in a commercial for Taco Bell's Steak DoubleDilla. His sister Rachel is...

Video: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Has Neat Glitches, Including Tricks to Clear it in 10 Minutes

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Has Neat Glitches, Including Tricks to Clear it in 10 Minutes

Too many energy drinks for you, Link

When developing a sizeable adventure for hardware as humble as the Game Boy, coding trickery and compromises are inevitable. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX on the Game Boy Color - and the non-DX original - naturally falls into that category; it's a lovely game, and also has some rather entertaining...

Ninterview: Jeremy Parish On Cataloguing The History Of The Game Boy, One Game At A Time

Jeremy Parish On Cataloguing The History Of The Game Boy, One Game At A Time

"I've made peace with the fact that I'll die before completing this"

The original monochrome Game Boy is the elder statesman of Nintendo's handheld family, having arrived on the market back in 1989. The console became a commercial and cultural phenomenon, effortlessly casting aside its more technically-competent rivals and establishing a brand...

News: ​Unseen64 Digs Up Some Screens of Brimstone, a Cancelled SNES JRPG From Taito

​Unseen64 Digs Up Some Screens of Brimstone, a Cancelled SNES JRPG From Taito

A lost classic

Over the course of its life, the SNES hosted several legendary RPGs, such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and Earthbound. These are just a few examples of how the RPG genre really came into its own in this generation, stepping out of the rather awkward and simplistic experiences that were available on the NES and creating games...

News: Fan Ports Hideo Kojima's Cyberpunk Classic, Snatcher, to the Virtual Boy

Fan Ports Hideo Kojima's Cyberpunk Classic, Snatcher, to the Virtual Boy

In honour of a fellow Virtual Boy fan that passed away

The Virtual Boy is a true oddity in Nintendo's history - though the company has acknowledged the curious system recently, it was largely ignored for years due to its status as the company's biggest ever flop. Never even released in Europe, it was undeniably a commercial disaster for the famous...

News: Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

We weren't aware it was still required

The legal world of trademarks and rights can be slightly baffling at the best of times, so a Nintendo of America trademark for the NES controller, essentially, is certainly one to raise eyebrows. The application is most certainly for the design of the iconic controller, with the image above being included...

Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

The last throw of the dice for Nintendo's old rival

Sega's Dreamcast holds a special place in the history of home video game entertainment. It was an innovative beast, being the first home console to offer online connectivity out of the box and setting the modern trend for sourcing internal components from PC manufacturers. It also proved to be...

Video: Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Leap of faith

Proposing marriage is one of the most signficant gestures of affection one can give to another human being, but the event itself can be quite intimidating - will your other half say yes? Will you make a fool of yourself? Will they turn their noses up at the cheap ring you've bought? It's serious business. However, we like the approach...

News: A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

The full history of the creators of Gods, The Chaos Engine and Speedball

If you're a UK gamer with a keen sense of history then the name The Bitmap Brothers will be instantly recognisable. Most active during the 16-bit era, "The Bitmaps" are considered by many to be gaming's first "rock star" developers, and produced such classics as Gods, The...