retro

Doom is 25 and co-creator John Romero is putting out a giant expansion for it

25 years ago, anyone old enough to navigate DOS was likely playing Doom every spare minute, assuming their parents weren't around. A quarter century after its release, the game's legacy is unquestiona

Cassette decks from Crosley take aim at tape-hoarding nostalgia-seekers

Crosley, makers of the "good enough" record players you see in Urban Outfitters and Target, have turned their retro novelty eye on the next obvious format: cassettes. These two new decks from the comp

These antique phones are precious, private Alexa vessels

Amazon's Alexa may be in ten thousand different devices now, but they all have one other thing in common: they're new. So for those of us that prefer old things but still want to be able to set timers

Cult classic indie game La-Mulana finally gets a proper sequel

The sequel to the legendary, and legendarily difficult, indie sleeper hit La-Mulana has finally been released, and all gamers with a penchant for retro-style platforming and a broad masochistic streak

Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated

The record-setting score that settled the Donkey Kong arcade rivalry, made famous by the documentary The King of Kong, has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the de facto arbiter of arcade world recor

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cade

UFO 50 is a 50-game love letter to the 8-bit era

Nostalgia may be a hot property right now, what with Nintendo's classic consoles selling like hotcakes and retro pixel graphics in vogue, but God help me, I can't get enough of it. Perhaps this 50-gam

Crunch Report | Disney’s Epic Star Wars Hotel

Disney plans to open an epic Star Wars hotel, new emoji are being released to the world, Amazon could be the latest to get into the meal delivery kit business and the latest Atari game console. All th

The clever, absurd RokBlok rides your vinyl’s grooves like a hipster race car

Sometimes you see a gadget and think simultaneously, "that's insanely clever," but also just "that's insane." The RokBlok was one of those situations for me: Who but a mad genius would have thought of

Living Computer Museum restores Xerox Alto and debuts new emulator

Anyone interested in the history of personal computing will surely have heard of the Alto, but when's the last time you got to play with one? It's been a while even for Paul Allen — long enough that

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 cons

BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

If your early days on the internet involved dial-up modems, slow-loading pages, and low-res graphics, then you’ll get a kick out of a new app called BitCam. The app, which hails from Iconfactory

Retro Is One Of The Most Beautiful Instagram iPad Viewers

Despite being one of the fastest growing social sites in the world, Instagram still hasn’t come out with an iPad app. This has allowed several developers to step into the breech and offer their own

The Retrode 2 Makes Your SNES And Genesis Cartridges Useful Again

Last year, or I suppose it is now the year <em>before</em> last, we saw the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/04/13/retrode-easily-turns-your-snes-sega-genesis-cartridges-into-roms/">Retrode</

Set Your Living Room To Turbo With This NES Advantage Lamp

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/advantagelamp.jpg" />Do you need a little <em>something</em> for your retro-gaming man cave? Something that says "I'm a classy guy, but t

Cartridge Hack Creates Super Mario All-Stars… For NES

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/cart.jpg" />I've always been slightly bothered by the updated graphics in Super Mario All-Stars, but at the same time I can't deny that i

35-Year-Old Apple I Resuscitated At Italian University

Here’s a cheerful little item to help advance your week towards Friday. Technicians at the Politecnico de Torino (a university in Turin, Italy) have managed to bring an original Apple I back to

An Atari 810 Disk Drive For MicroSD – Built To Scale

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/810.jpg" />This is the twee-est disk drive I've ever seen! Those of you who are old enough will remember the Atari 400 and 800 systems, w

SLG 3000 Gives Your HDTV The Old Scanline Look

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/slg-3000.jpg" />I can't be the only one that occasionally prefers the look of scanlines to the pixelated or filtered upscaling one sees o

SupaBoy Handheld SNES Gets Priced And Dated

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Supaboy-Front-no-Cartridge.jpg" />Last week we heard about the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/04/13/hyperkins-supaboy-portable-p
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