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Guy Builds a Portable SNES That’s Basically the Switch’s Great-Great-Grandfather

It sounds like the best thing the new Nintendo Switch has going for it, at least at launch, is a new Legend of Zelda game. That makes it a hard sell, especially when this custom portable Super Nintendo already has a massive library of classic 16-bit games — most of which are probably collecting dust in your parents’ basement. Read More >>

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The New Nintendo Switch Lets You Milk a Virtual Cow, For Some Reason

We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on 3rd March for £280, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn’t enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card. Read More >>

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Some Genius Crammed the Japanese NES Classic Edition Into an Old Game Boy

After the release of the NES Classic Edition, there’s been quite a bit of speculation about what console Nintendo plans to miniaturise next. The SNES? The N64? The geniuses at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, but instead of waiting for Nintendo to make one, they went and hacked together their own. Read More >>

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This Tiny Gaming Console Can Play Retro Games From 28 Different Systems

Aside from the pointlessly short controller cables, the only other complaint we have with Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is that it only comes with 30 classic games. There are so many classic consoles and retro titles to choose from, which is why the RetroEngine Sigma might be a better alternative since it promises to emulate over 28 different classic gaming machines. Read More >>

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There’s Already a Wireless Controller For Nintendo’s Tiny New Console

The adorable NES Classic Edition won’t be available for another week, but there’s already a wireless replacement for the tiny console’s included tethered controller because as much as we all love retro authenticity, we’ve learned to despise wires when it comes to gaming. Read More >>

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This NES Controller Notebook is the Perfect Place to Jot Down Cheat Codes

ThinkGeek’s timing could’ve been better with this 240-page notebook inspired by the NES console’s boxy controllers. It would have been the perfect place to write down level codes, cheats, or draw out maps to help you navigate Metroid’s endless caves and caverns — when you were eight years old. But hey, it’s never too late. Read More >>

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Why Settle For Just 30 Games When This Tiny Aluminium NES Clone Plays All of Them

Despite a £380+ price tag, the Analogue Nt, a gorgeous NES clone made from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminium, has been continuously selling out since it was first released back in 2014. If you keep missing out, you can always grab one off eBay for thousands of pounds, or wait until January when a smaller, cheaper, improved version will go on sale. Read More >>

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The Super Nintendo Retro Receiver is a Painless Wireless Upgrade For Your Classic Console

If you’ve still got your childhood Super Nintendo hooked up and on active duty you’ve probably discovered that while the console is going strong, its original controllers have long since died. But since it’s 2016 and we’ve made so much progress on cutting cords, isn’t it about time for your SNES to go wireless too? Read More >>

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Xbox One S Review: What the Xbox One Should Have Been

There were very few complaints when the original Xbox One was announced, despite it failing to handle 4K. In 2013 nobody really cared about HD’s successor. Not unless they’d spent thousands on one of the few 4K TV sets available at the time. Yes, the best consoles have a habit of being future-proof (see the PS2 playing DVDs and the PS3 playing Blu-ray), but in 2013, 4K seemed too far in the future for anyone to care. Read More >>

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This DIY Mini NES Console Is What Nintendo Should Have Made

When Nintendo announced the pint-sized NES Classic, people rightly got super excited about the little guy. Although its hardware limitations became more known over time, the gadget is just so tiny, cute, and cheap that it’s easy to look past your faults. But one hardware hacker named daftmike crafted the mini NES Nintendo should have made, and it will give you intensive teeny console jealousy. Read More >>

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Build Your Own Classic Pong Arcade Machine, Complete With a Faux Wood Finish

If there’s one thing modern gaming consoles are missing, it’s a stylish wooden veneer finish. That’s what classic ‘80s consoles did best, and if you’re feeling nostalgic for those gaming machines of yesteryear, why not build yourself a retro version of Pong, complete with a pair of paddle controllers for two players? Read more >> Read More >>

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A 24K Gold NES Clone Is the Classiest Way To Celebrate Zelda’s 30th Anniversary

First revealed back in 2014, the Analogue Nt remains one of the best ways to play classic NES games on a modern TV. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most popular Nintendo franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda, you can now get a gold-plated Analogue Nt to match your gold cartridges. Read More >>

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If it Actually Played Classic 8-Bit Games, This NES Would Be the Perfect Backpack

Remember packing up your original Nintendo Entertainment System when your family visited relatives for a few days? You couldn’t possibly be expected to go a few days without Punch-Out!!, but it would have been a lot easier if you had an NES built into a backpack. It’s just too bad this one doesn’t actually play games. Read More >>

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Alienware Steam Machine Review: PC Gaming With Console Comforts

Steam is a massive online gaming platform that reaches 100 million players worldwide. Now, Valve, the company behind Steam, along with a litany of hardware makers (in this case Dell/Alienware) wants to go head-to-head with Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Read More >>