More 16-bit nostalgia
In a bit of a surprising move Amazon has opened pre-orders on a New Nintendo 3DS XL - Super NES Edition in North America, which hasn't (at the time of writing) been revealed by Nintendo . Pre-orders on both Amazon US and Amazon Canada give a release date of 27th November, with box art showing that Super Mario Kart is...
There's more than one way to revisit the past
It's difficult to write about video games. Believe us, we know. The medium is, strictly speaking, a compound one. Whereas writing about works of art in most media entails a relatively straightforward discussion of how well or poorly the work in question used the tools available to that medium, writing...
Mode 7, Super FX and more
The Super NES is still regarded by some as the finest home console ever created, helped by its cultural impact in the '90s and exceptional software library. What's striking is that it did sustain itself, like other examples of Nintendo home console technology, in the face of some flashier and more advanced rivals — this...
Doubling the bits for Super power
We think it's safe to say that the past two generations of Nintendo home consoles — Wii and Wii U — haven't overly concerned themselves with raw graphical power; now its all about concepts and experiences. It wasn't always so, with Nintendo responding the the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis — which enjoyed a spell...
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