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A Simple Emulator Patch Makes Many Super Nintendo Games Look Amazing on an HDTV

In 1991, the Super Nintendo was a graphics powerhouse, but today, some of the tricks it used to create 3D effects on 2D-focused hardware are hard to look at. Emulating classic SNES games on a modern hi-def TV exaggerates those graphical shortcomings, but a modder has found a way to make some titles actually look beautiful thanks to some clever math. Read More >>

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Report: Nintendo’s Got a Cheaper, Smaller Nintendo Switch Coming This Autumn

As someone who’s obsessed with portable gaming, on paper, the Switch seems like the perfect console for me. But I actually find it a little too big to leave the house with, so I’m optimistic about a report from Japan’s Nikkei newspaper which claims a couple of new Switch consoles are en route, including a smaller, cheaper version, and one with more horsepower. Read More >>

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eBay’s Latest Voucher Deals Means You Can Get Nearly £65 off a Nintendo Switch and Super Smash Bros.

Buying a Nintendo Switch can cost as much as £280, because the console has been so popular there hasn't been much reason to offer any incentivising price cuts. Similarly the new version of Super Smash Bros. will set you back £45 by itself. But with AO's latest discount you can get both together for £260.10. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Switch’s Labo VR Kit Is Cheap VR That Doesn’t Suck

Considered Nintendo’s biggest failure and the butt of endless jokes, the Virtual Boy delivered an embarrassingly limited virtual reality experience when it debuted in 1995. But the console’s quick death didn’t discourage Nintendo from taking risks, and 24 years later its second attempt at virtual reality leverages the Switch hardware to deliver a series of experimental games that let you dabble with an impressively capable VR experience for as little as £35. Read More >>

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This Might Be the Least Fun Switch Accessory

But it’s still more fun than the Virtual Boy. Read More >>

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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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Nintendo Does VR Now, Again

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it’s going full VR. Tonight the company announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, an $80 (UK price TBA) Labo kit that lets users build a VR headset out of cardboard. This is the first major foray into VR for the company since the 1995 Virtual Boy. Read More >>

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Yes, Bowser Is the New President of Nintendo

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the President of Nintendo for the past 13 years, has officially announced his retirement. He’s being replaced by the most perfectly-named man for the job: Doug Bowser. Times are hard in the Koopa Kingdom, I guess! Read More >>

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There’s a Cleaning Kit Hidden Inside This Portable NES so You’ll Never Have to Blow on a Cartridge Again

Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming. But for $80 (around £62, UK pricing TBC), its versatility makes it worth a spot in your throwback console collection. 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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An Old-School Film Trick Finally Brings Colour to the Game Boy Camera

The Game Boy Camera was one of the first truly cheap digital cameras, but the trade-off was that it could only snap grainy, 128x112-pixel black and white photographs. Despite its abysmal image quality, there are still a few photographers who love the Game Boy Camera’s lo-fi aesthetic, including Matt Gray who discovered an old-school photography trick that finally lets the peripheral produce colour images. Read More >>

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Turn Your Old Game Boy Into the Ultimate Retro Controller With This Custom Cartridge

As playing retro games on modern consoles has become more popular, so has the accessories market dedicated to reviving classic controllers that promise to make the retro gaming experience feel more authentic. But why buy the same hardware again when there are clever ways to repurpose your old controllers? This cartridge even turns the original Game Boy into a wireless gamepad. Read More >>

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Detective Pikachu Got Remixed With the Voice of Alex Jones and It Just Feels Right Somehow

The trailer for the new Detective Pikachu movie caused a lot of controversy when it first hit the internet on Monday. Ryan Reynolds voices the yellow pocket monster and people are having feelings about that choice. But one Twitter user has now fixed the movie by adding exactly what this film needs: The voice of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Read More >>

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The First Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer Is as Creepy as It Is Fun

Wildly unbelievable though it may be, the Detective Pikachu movie is definitely a real thing that is coming to cinemas. “What proof do you have?”, you might ask. Well. Here’s the first trailer. Read More >>