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Sunday31st May 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #45 - Phalanx

    Dueling banjo

    And we're back with another edition of Box Art Brawl, your weekly opportunity to peruse covers of video games past and pick your favourite. Last week we checked out Super C, although Super C didn't actually win the vote. Nope, it was the European Probotectors who took the title with a small but significant (and surprising) margin over...

Thursday28th May 2020

Tuesday26th May 2020

  • News Fan Transforms Broken NES Into A Fully Functioning Switch Dock

    Always remember to recycle!

    It's never nice to see a games console finally bite the dust, never to play another game or take centre stage underneath the TV again, but some talented folk save the day by repurposing the poor little things for future use. Take the talented Joe Heaton, for example, who we've previously featured on the site for...

  • News Check Out This New And Improved Portable Nintendo 64

    Headphone jack and built-in Expansion Pak included

    A couple of months ago, we shared a video from YouTube user smackedsam that showed off a fully working, portable Nintendo 64 console design. We thought it was a pretty cool creation at the time, but this new take has taken things up a notch. Dubbed the 'Slipstream 2' by its creator, the console has...

Sunday24th May 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #44 - Super C / Probotector II

    Return of the evil forces

    Welcome all to Box Art Brawl, the weekly series where we scrutinise regional box art variants from around the globe and vote on the best. Last week we examined the European, North American and Japanese covers of Super Turrican. At the time of writing, the easy winner is Japan with 66% of the vote. However, both Europe and...

Friday22nd May 2020

Tuesday19th May 2020

Monday18th May 2020

Sunday17th May 2020

  • News Perfect Dark's Joanna Dark Was Based On Winona Ryder

    "She had this great pixie haircut"

    It’s been said in the past that Perfect Dark protagonist Joanna Dark was modelled on historical figure Joan of Arc, but we've been speaking to the guys behind the game and they've put us right on that score – and have revealed exactly who inspired the design of the famous secret agent. “I think that’s the...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #43 - Super Turrican

    Turrican't decide

    It's time for another round of Box Art Brawl, your weekly opportunity to get uppity and opinionated over regional cover art that once adorned the packaging of video games around the globe. Last week the European cover of Pikmin 2 emerged victorious after scrapping with its brethren from Japan and the United States. Yes, the EU...

Saturday16th May 2020

Friday15th May 2020

Thursday14th May 2020

Wednesday13th May 2020

Sunday10th May 2020

Saturday9th May 2020

Friday8th May 2020

Thursday7th May 2020

Wednesday6th May 2020

  • Feature Nintendo Console Codenames And Product Codes

    Do you know your DMGs from your DOLs?

    If you happen to have any official Nintendo console or peripheral to hand, turn it over and hidden in the legalese and small print on the underside you'll find a code which typically begins with three letters. Flip over your Switch, for example, and you'll find the code HAC-001, with an extra (-01) if you've got...

Tuesday5th May 2020

Monday4th May 2020