retro gaming

  • Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

    Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

    Nintendo has further taken the wraps off the must-have gaming gadget of the holidays — which is to say, the one we’re all buying ourselves as soon as it’s available. An aggressively retro-themed video released today visually demonstrates three of the the NES Mini’s features. Brace yourself, it’s about to get real nerdy in here. Read More

  • The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

    The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

    It was on June 23, 1996 that the Nintendo 64 made its debut — in Japan, that is. We wouldn’t see it on this side of the Pacific for another three months. But today is its proper birthday, and 20 years is a significant enough anniversary that we should probably just take a moment to remember just how awesome this console was — and is. Read More

  • Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

    Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

    Longing for the days of the sticky floored arcades of your youth and long nights spent with the the Atari 2600, but can’t be bothered to dig through your mum’s basement to find all the bits and bobs to throw yourself into a retro-gaming binge? Aren’t you in some industrial-strength luck. Available starting today on Steam, Atari Vault gives you 100 retro games to while away… 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

  • Power Glove: Reloaded features accelerometer, Arduino chipset

    You know, I love the Power Glove. Obviously, because it’s so bad. Not rad bad, but bad bad. It never really worked right, and despite mods like this one over the years, it’s never really found a real audience outside of the ironic crowd (I own two). I really don’t know why Nintendo hasn’t released a Powii Glove yet, but if they make it like this thing, I’m… Read More

  • Super-rare NES "Joystick test cartridge" on eBay at $1050

    Among retro gamers, these types of cartridges are the stuff of legend. No one really knows why — it’s not like it’s the a World Championship cart from The Wizard (those go for $20K) — but it is an extremely hard to find piece of Nintendo history. Read More

  • Contra remade in LittleBigPlanet is unbelievable

    It’s no secret that I love old NES games, and of course Contra is among my favorites. You can imagine my delight, then, on finding that some utterly insane NeoGAF forum members had put together a start-to-finish remake inside LittleBigPlanet on the PS3. Using the toolset they’ve been able to sort of jury-rig the guns, turrets, bosses, and even the rear-perspective base… Read More

  • D-Pad Hero: The franchise finally hits the NES

    If you’ve been itching to try the latest musical Rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but haven’t had the chance to buy a new console since the 80s, this is for you. D-Pad Hero takes all the fun and excitement of the popular instrument-based games and crams it into a 256KB ROM. Check out the playlist after the jump. Read More

  • Joystick hanging pegs

    These crafty little coathooks would look great in a game room, or just a gamer-friendly house. Try mixing them with some of these great Space Invaders decals for the full effect. Read More

  • Can you beat Mega Man 9 in less than 25 minutes? This guy did Yes, the fine art of Speedrunning is alive and well, especially with this second renaissance of retro games and remakes brought on by the rise of the virtual console. I’m still deciding which system to buy in order to play this excellent game, so I haven’t watched this for fear of spoilers, but that shouldn’t stop you. Read More

  • Pac-Man World Tournament Announced

    Yeah, I totally met Pac-Man back in ’05. Fans of Inky, Blink, and miscellaneous bouncing fruit should clear their schedules from April 26th to May 9th. Microsoft just announced that a World Pac-Man Tournament will be held on Xbox Live Arcade. That’s right, you can win some prizes and show off your skills from the comfort of that used couch you found on Craigslist. Here are some of… Read More