• Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games

    Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games

    When you’re on a roll, why not make crowd-pleasing decisions. Nintendo, which has seen its market cap soar thanks to the Pokemon Go phenomenon, just announced that it will relaunch its iconic NES console. Read More

  • Can BlackBerry Catch A Break?

    Can BlackBerry Catch A Break?

    BlackBerry just announced the Classic, a phone that looks warped into 2014 via 2009. While by all rights it appears to be solid QWERTY solution in a non-QWERTY world, it’s hilarious that the company announced their latest and greatest on the eve of what could be the opening of the Cuban embargo and, more important, massive upheaval in one of Blackberry’s major markets, Russia… Read More

  • EA Mobile announces shmup legend R-Type for iPhone

    One of the best shooting games ever created, R-Type, is soon heading to the App Store. Made in 1987 by legendary gaming company Irem, the classic arcade title has been ported to countless platforms so far. The iPhone version will be developed by EA Mobile, which just announced the game on its Facebook page. Read More

  • Photo report: CrunchGear digs up Akihabara's top 10 expensive classic games

    Nearly two years have passed since I last went to Akihabara in Tokyo to dig up Japan’s most expensive retro games. This time, I made the observation that the general price level has gone down in the past months. Some of the pricey carts and CDs I listed up were simply nowhere to be found, some were considerably cheaper for some reason, and other games became more expensive over time. Read More

  • Classic arcade tribute sculpture

    This rather nifty electronics sculpture was created by Artist Steve D’Angelo, as a homage to the classic arcade. This is what I think all synthesizers should look like. [Make: Online] Read More

  • Personics: The original iPod

    BBG found a great ad from the 80s for a jukebox that offered “1,000s of songs at your fingertips.” You’d pick your songs, enter your name, and a record store clerk would “pour” and hand over your cassette. You would then wear an oversized dress shirt and jeans and then walk with a swagger as you listen to Foreigner on your Walkman. Classic stuff. Read More

  • How to crack open the three new iPods

    This is kind of a tradition now: new iPods launch and some chump has to tear ’em apart. RapidRepair happened to chronicle the whole thing and provides instructions for us common folk for when we need to repair our new iPods. 4G Nano, 2G Classic, 2G Touch. Read More

  • Apple updates the iPod Classic to a minimum of 120GB; kills thick, 160GB model

    For those still interested in the Classic flavor of the iPod, there is now a 120GB storage option replacing the 80GB model. We had a feeling that this one was coming and after the Zune 120 was confirmed, we knew it to be true. The price is set at $249.99, which works out to the same as the Zune 120 and older iPod Classic 80GB model. The monstrous 160GB iPod Classic model was axed. Sorry folks. Read More

  • Last minute Apple "Let's Rock" rumors

    With the Apple press conference mere hours away, the ‘ol rumor mill is work’n overtime. Quoting long time sources, AppleInsider claims that the iPod Shuffle is going to five color options and while the Classic is only going to be available in two. The real news is that the third-gen Nano is getting a whopping nine color palette and will… Read More

  • Apple releasing 120GB iPod Classic tomorrow?

    With Apple’s September iPod event tomorrow, this one’s cutting it close. Straight off the tip lines is a rear shot of a 120 GB iPod classic. The good news? The source is trusted. The bad news? We can’t show you the rest of the shot for the sake of watchin’ their back. We’re not tryin’ to be jerks here; quite the opposite. Take it with a grain of salt… Read More

  • New wooden cases and speakers for the iPod

    Tokyo-based Marubeni Infotec [JP] sells two new stylish accessories for the iPod classic/nano/Touch. At the beginning of next month, the so-called “Alle STACK for iPod” speakers (1Wx2) will be rolled out for prices between $93 (for the iPod nano) and $102 (for the iPod classic). Marubeni promises high sound quality because they used precious wood to manufacture the speakers… Read More