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Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit is its Wildest Cardboard Adventure Yet

With its first two kits, Nintendo has already elevated a medium that usually spends most of its life sitting in a recycle bin. Now with the new cardboard Labo VR Kit, on top of adding a whole new dimension of gaming to the Switch’s arsenal, with designs and materials to make cardboard birds, elephants, blasters, and more, Nintendo’s third foray into cardboard is its most ambitious yet. Read More >>

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CES 2019: The RetroChamp Turns the Original NES Into a Nintendo Switch-Inspired All-In-One Handheld

Thirty years after the original Game Boy was first released, handheld gaming is as popular as it’s ever been. Smartphones provide endless entertainment, and Nintendo’s current flagship console is even a portable device. But what if 1983-era technology had allowed the original NES to go portable? My Arcade’s new Retro Champ re-imagines Nintendo’s original 8-bit console as a Switch-like portable. Read More >>

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This Incredibly Rare Console from the 1980s Is Like the Switch’s Great-Great-Great Grandparent

Without the internet instantly dispersing images to millions of people, it was probably a lot easier to keep video game prototypes under wraps in the ‘80s. Just a handful of photos backed up rumours about the possible existence of a miniature version of the ill-fated Vectrex console, but it’s a rumour no more now that the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas has managed to get its hands on that mythical prototype for its collection. Read More >>

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The PlayStation Classic Is Minimum Effort Nostalgia 

Even though I know all these retro consoles are largely an effort turn my nostalgia into big-time corporate profits, they’re damn hard to resist. There’s just something about grey plastic and the old school boot up sound that hits a deep part of my brain as few things do, so when I heard Sony was making a retro revival of the original PlayStation, I thought “Great, another mini console to add to the collection.” But after getting to check out Sony’s take on a throwback gaming machine, I feel a bit shortchanged. Read More >>

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The Guys Behind the Best NES and SNES Clones Have Built the Ultimate Sega Console

While companies like Nintendo and Sony are content to cram a smattering of back-catalogue titles into a tiny box to cash in on gaming nostalgia, Analogue has instead focused on making it easy for devoted retro gamers to enjoy all of their favourite classic games by making them shine on modern TVs. To date, the company has focused on Nintendo, but its new Mega Sg is its first throwback console for Sega fans. Read More >>

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Google’s Rumoured ‘Yeti’ Project Could Be Big For Game Streaming

Companies like Sony and Nvidia have tried to make game streaming a thing for years, so gamers can skip the download process entirely and instead stream games from the cloud. But only recently has the tech been good enough to make it feasible. Sony has PS Now, which can stream games over the internet to a PS4 or PC, while Nvidia’s GeForce Now service does the same thing for the company’s Shield devices or a modern computer with an Nvidia GPU. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games

Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems. Read More >>

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Mad Genius Brings Flappy Bird Back From the Dead on Dreamcast Memory Card

As Sega’s Hail Mary pass on hardware, the Dreamcast wasn’t exactly the miracle the company prayed for. But the long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, as a clever hacker who managed to port the infinitely addictive Flappy Bird to the Dreamcast’s interactive memory card recently demonstrated. Read More >>

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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 >>