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Retro Console Returns With 30 Games to Play

Clear your schedule for summer 2018, because you may be spending an inordinate amount of time playing Nintendo NES Classic games. After announcing in April its plans to axe the iconic video gaming system, Nintendo officials said Tuesday gamers would be able to purchase new shipments of the retro console and games next summer. The company also announced more units will be sold of the Super NES Classic Edition (Nintendo SNES), which have been nearly …

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PAX West: At least eight of UFO 50’s games are instant retro classics

Enlarge / All 50 of UFO 50’s games, displayed as pixelated cartridges. The blue ones are playable at PAX West 2017. The red ones aren’t quite done yet. Sam Machkovech SEATTLE—Our dive into this year’s PAX West expo has just begun, and there are already too many video games. The deep sea of content at this year’s expo, now celebrating its 11th year at the Washington State Convention Center, may take us a while to parse and process. …

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BittBoy is a retro pocket console that does a lot for very little

The GameBoy Pocket remains one of the best-designed pieces of mobile gaming kit ever in my opinion, which is why I was intrigued by the BittBoy, a new third-party portable console that clearly owes a lot of inspiration to the GameBoy. The tiny handheld packs a library of “300” games built-in, controls that will feel familiar to any Nintendo fan, a battery you can recharge via microUSB and a 2.2-inch IPS display. First, let’s get …

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8bitdo NES30 Pro review: A versatile controller with a retro Nintendo feel

Sure, many PC gamers swear by their mouse and keyboard, but sometimes you just need a controller. In a world of dominated by Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers, 8bitdo has stepped into the foray with the NES30 Pro ($43 on Amazon). It’s a marriage of contemporary functionality and classic design, at a fraction of the size of most modern controllers. 8bitdo makes other gamepads (including the NES30 and SNES30) to varying degrees of success. But the NES30 …

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Why Nintendo Fans Are Angry (Again) + Michael Bolton’s Retro Game of Thrones Theme

(Nintendo/YouTube) Hope you weren’t blinded by Monday’s eclipse because there’s plenty to see this week. The SNES Classic Edition had another pre-order fiasco—and it’s leaving some fans disappointed. This, plus the next DC movie that has Suicide Squad fans in a frenzy and a cover of the Game of Thrones theme straight out of the ’90s in this week’s Geek in Review. Super in Short Supply The anticipated SNES Classic Edition—complete with 21 games—went up …

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8bitdo SNES30 review: A lovingly crafted Super Nintendo-style controller for retro gaming

8bitdo SNES30 review: A lovingly crafted Super Nintendo-style controller for retro gaming | PCWorld Classic hardware with a modern touch. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. 8bitdo’s SNES30 feels just like the classic Nintendo version, but even better. 8bitdo SNES30 review: A lovingly crafted Super Nintendo-style controller for retro gaming 8bitdo SNES30 PCWorld Rating Table of Contents Show More “);});try$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd(threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false);catch(exception)console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}); Emulating classic games …

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8bitdo NES30 review: A stunning Nintendo-style retro controller with too many buttons

Emulating classic games is a wonderful way to relive the past—but it never feels quite right playing Super Mario Bros. on an Xbox One controller. 8bitdo’s NES30 ($32 on Amazon) wants to complete your retro gaming experience. The NES30 is 8bitdo’s modern take on the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System’s controller. Its faithful design and Bluetooth connectivity help the NES30 stand out in a horde of cheap and flimsy retro controllers. The controller also comes pretty damn …

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Blasts from the past: Japan’s gaming classics get a retro revival

Nothing sells like nostalgia. Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s online markets and retro gaming shops. While enthusiasts have collected old titles for years, even casual gamers are now snapping up cartridges and CDs, as well as gaming machines that they haven’t played since childhood. Although retro gaming is considered a tiny fraction of the $109 billion global industry, it’s an attractive niche market. Last year’s rerelease of …

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The dark side of the rise in retro gaming

While the modern indie gaming scene has always shown an interest in pixellated, retro visual, there’s been a stark rise in nostalgia-driven gaming. Everything old is new again. For as long as modern gaming systems have existed, there have been collections of older games, repackaged and resold. We have things like Namco Museum, the SEGA Mega Drive Collection and Nintendo’s Virtual console selling us games we bought decades ago. Rare Replay tapped into that expertly, …

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A Blast From the Past Inside Japan’s Retro Gaming Shops

Nothing sells like nostalgia. Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s online markets and retro gaming shops. While enthusiasts have collected old titles for years, even casual gamers are now snapping up cartridges and CDs, as well as gaming machines that they haven’t played since childhood. Exclusive insights on technology around the world. Get Fully Charged, from Bloomberg Technology. Although retro gaming is considered a tiny fraction of the $109 …

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8-Bit Conference – the only dedicated Retro Gaming conference in Ireland

8-Bit Conference is an Irish Owned and the 1st and only dedicated Retro Gaming conference in Ireland. The company was created on the back of a love for all things Retro, its founder Graeme Moore and every other member of the team has a history in Retro Games whether they are collectors or enthusiasts. Graeme from the 8-bit team told buzz.ie: ”To our delight, the world has seen a huge interest in Retro Gaming mainly …

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Retro Tech Is Hot: Polaroid, Old Nintendo, The iPod And Even A CGI Colonel Sanders Make Comebacks

Retro tech is back, if it paradoxically ever went away. For example: Sales of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)’s iPod shot up 929 percent on Australia’s eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) in the week after the opening there of the movie “Baby Driver,” which featured the MP3 player prominently. Gizmodo’s Aussie edition quoted eBay.com.au as saying there were a total of 107,354 product listings after the Edgar Wright-directed flick opened, and sales of the supposedly obsolete MP3 …

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Retro Gaming Expo takes visitors through videogame history

Ben Manu, 41, took his two kids on a trip through his childhood, by way of video games, on Saturday at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo. Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong — they were all there, in the old-school machines that a generation of young people inserted endless quarters into at the video game arcades that once dotted Long Island and the country. “I wanted to get them to relive the history I went …

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Retro Gaming Expo takes LIers through videogame history

Ben Manu, 41, took his two kids on a trip through his childhood, by way of video games, on Saturday at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo. Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong — they were all there, in the old-school machines that a generation of young people inserted endless quarters into at the video game arcades that once dotted Long Island and the country. “I wanted to get them to relive the history I went …

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Namco Museum Nintendo Switch Game Review: Retro gold comes at a high price

NINTENDO Namco Museum Nintendo Switch Game Review: Retro gold comes at a high price NAMCO Museum promises some retro gold from the 80s and 90s for gamers keen on making the most out of their Nintendo Switch. With the classic collection, you get 11 titles from past gaming glories including Pac-Man, Galaga, Rolling Thunder and Splatterhouse. And there’s a good mix of differing games here. From the side-scrolling fighting fun of Rolling Thunder …

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