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Rare Replay: The Kotaku Review

Rare games meant a lot to the people who played them, so a collection of 30 of (most) of their best works should mean a lot to children of the Spectrum ZX, the Nintendo 64 and even the Xbox 360 eras. Combined, they’re part of a new collection on the Xbox One that is one of the most extraordinary bundles to ever hit… » 8/03/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

You Can Still Buy Classic NES Sports Games, Now With 2015 Rosters

Never underestimate the devotion and dedication of a few hardcore fans. R.B.I. Baseball and Tecmo Super Bowl were originally released for the NES way back in 1986, and 1991, respectively. But both games are still available today, and in cartridge form, but with updated 2015 player rosters thanks to the dedicated folks… » 7/24/15 2:26pm 7/24/15 2:26pm

Is This a Long-Lost Prototype of the "Nintendo PlayStation?"

At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come… » 7/04/15 11:30am 7/04/15 11:30am

A Super Mario Bros. Watch Reminds You It's Always a Good Time To Play

It’s impossible to count how many artists, designers, and Nintendo fans have been inspired by Shigeru Miyamoto’s work, but you can add the folks at Mr. Jones Watches to that list. Their latest timepiece is this Super Mario Bros.-inspired creation featuring the side-scrolling landscape from the original NES game. » 6/10/15 11:44am 6/10/15 11:44am

Screentendo Turns Screenshots Into a Playable Super Mario Level

When you’re bored at work, pulling out your Game Boy to pass the time isn’t exactly inconspicuous. But this simple app called Screentendo is. It snaps a screenshot of whatever you’re working on and then turns it into a simple Super Mario level with clouds and breakable blocks. Spreadsheets have never been more… » 5/27/15 12:00pm 5/27/15 12:00pm