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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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Tamagotchi is Back – And I Already Killed Mine

Just after 11 am on Saturday morning, I became the proud parent of my very first Tamagotchi, freshly hatched from its virtual egg. By yesterday afternoon it was dead; its passing a poignant reminder that the gadgets we adored as kids aren’t always as awesome 20 years later when we’re grownups. Read More >>

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Classic Video Game Themes Sound Even Better Played Backwards

Video games like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognise those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can’t stop listening to them. Read More >>

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TVs in the 1920s Had Bottle Cap-Sized Screens, With Just 30 Lines of Resolution

Before you start complaining again about the lack of 8K video content online, take a moment to experience what TV was like 87 years ago. As Tim Rowett of Grand Illusions demonstrates, in 1929 TV screens were the size of bottle caps and boasted a paltry resolution of just 30 lines. Read More >>

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This Gingerbread Apple II Computer Is Perfectly Edible Inside and Out

If you’re looking for a quick hit of internet fame around Christmas, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we’ve seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year. 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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This Bluetooth N64 Controller is Every 90s Kid’s Dream

There’s really nothing like playing a Nintendo 64 game with one of the classic controllers. The problem is that classic N64 controllers don’t hook up to phones, tablets, or laptops, which makes playing console emulators a real pain. Now, there’s finally some sweet relief for retro gaming fans. Read More >>

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Remember Playing ‘The Floor Is Hot Lava’ as a Kid? It’s Now a Video Game

When there’s nothing on TV, and it’s raining outside, and you’re bored of your toys, every kid always has one reliable way to entertain themselves: pretend the floor is lava and do anything you can to cross a room without stepping on it. It used to require a healthy imagination, until someone turned the idea into a video game. Read More >>

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Wooden Desktop Arcade Might Be the Most Beautiful Retro Hardware I’ve Ever Seen

8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing this gorgeous wooden retro desktop arcade on its Facebook page. 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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Pac-Man Bomber Jacket Will Remind People of All Those Ghost Battles You Fought

They might not be remembered in 75 years the same way the battles of World War II were, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be proud of all the times you fought those menacing ghosts while playing Pac-Man as a kid. Now, you can commemorate your valiant deeds with this on this bomber jacket from Blues Heroes. Read More >>

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Building a Windows 98 Gaming PC in 2016 Is a Pain in the Arse

1998 was such a good year for PC gaming. Half-Life, Grim Fandango, Baldur’s Gate, Star Craft, Rogue Squadron, and many, many more. Dang. Those looking to relive the glory days could easily run most of these games through a virtual machine, but YouTuber nine took it a step (or several) further and built a period-accurate 1998 gaming rig. Read More >>

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The Case That Turns Your Smartphone Into a Game Boy Was Shown Working at E3

The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools’ joke over a year ago, Hyperkin’s Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully functional, with a possible official release closer to December. Read More >>

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Lego’s Second Attempt at a Classic ’60s VW Beetle Has Finally Perfected Its Curves

Available starting August 1 for £70, Lego’s new Volkswagen Beetle isn’t as large or complex as its Porsche 911 GT3 RS – but the company’s designers have worked hard to perfectly recreate the curves and contours of the car that help defined the ‘60s, even introducing new pieces to help replicate the Beetle’s iconic bulging bumpers. Read More >>

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Guy Gets Chromecast to Work on Vintage TV, Results in Great Fun

Good news for the basements and attics of the world: bulky old cathode ray TVs are no longer useless! And turning them into a retro streaming device is easier than it looks. Read More >>