Despite Nintendo promising to bring back the NES Classic Edition next year, and to manufacture enough SNES Classic Editions to meet demand, both consoles are still hard to come by ahead of the looming Christmas deadline. ThinkGeek has managed to get its hands on a bunch of both consoles, but the retailer says it will…
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely-expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they’ll happily deliver everything else on your list. But you’re an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat…
After disappearing from store shelves, the NES Classic is returning next year. But that’s not all: the Super NES Classic will continue to be shipped through 2018. In Japan, the Super Famicom will still get shipped after October, and the Famicom Mini is going back into production. Hot damn.
If you were one of the many, many sad people who missed out on snagging the NES Classic Edition before Nintendo inexplicably pulled the plug on it, there’s still a chance you can get one without spending hundreds on eBay as ThinkGeek has apparently stumbled onto a massive cache of the consoles.
The Video Game History Foundation officially launched today. A non-profit dedicated to the preservation of video games and video game materials, the foundation is already working on special projects to help keep gaming history alive.
The Legend of Zelda on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try and keep track of where each dungeon and secret, alternative methods now exist. Like, for instance, 3D printing a replica of the game’s entire overworld.
We’ve all seen the classic NES controller thousands of times, but look closely at this one, notice something slightly different? On the Goofy Foot NES controller, the directional pad and the A+B buttons are reversed, so southpaw gamers can finally feel comfortable playing their favorite classic games.
Thanks to the new mini NES, we’re all wafting through fits of nostalgia for 8-bit graphics and classic Nintendo games. Jerry Liu loves this era so much, he decided to launch an art project dedicated to reliving our favorite game moments.
As has become standard procedure for Nintendo’s hardware systems, the NES Classic is very hard to buy. If you want one, you’re going to have to work for it.
Most NES games have not aged very well. The Nintendo Entertainment System relied too much on antiquated principles from coin-operated arcades—timers, limited lives, inflated difficulty—that just don’t make for good video games in 2016.
YouTube’s HMS2 wields a hobby knife like ancient samurai warriors wielded their katana swords. And with the help of equally precise tools like tweezers and toothpicks, the master miniaturizer turned a bunch of thin plastic sheets into an impossibly tiny Famicom console—the Japanese predecessor to the original NES.
Nothing shaped my childhood more than Nintendo. Like millions of other little kids, I got a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas in 1988. It changed my life. At the age of six, the Nintendo was my first real “gadget,” and it was love at first sight. I don’t know if I would do what I do today without it.
ThinkGeek’s timing could’ve been better with this 240-page notebook inspired by the NES console’s boxy controllers. It would have been the perfect place to write down level codes, cheats, or draw out maps to help you navigate Metroid’s endless caves and caverns—when you were eight years old. But hey, it’s never too…
Let’s be real for a second: The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One designs are hideous. Sure, both are great gaming consoles, but their cases employ the same look of every generic VCR from the 1980s. Thankfully, Etsy store-owner Decalgirl has a fix for that problem.
Arbitrary code injection is fascinating stuff. Intrepid gamers have discovered hidden glitch worlds, turned Mario into Flappy Bird, or performed a standard action so many times it crashes the game. The original Legend of Zelda is susceptible too—as glitch hunter Sockfolder found out—and executing the following…
Early consoles and home computers worked with extremely limited firepower. In those days, not only was the hardware less capable, there really wasn’t room for expandability to make machines like the Commodore VIC-20 or Famicom more capable. Or wasn’t there?
For the upcoming ‘Hacked on Classics’ show being held as part of the Brighton Digital Festival in the UK this month, hacker Seb Lee-Delisle modified the classic NES’ Zapper accessory with LEDs, a green laser, the smoke-generating parts from an e-cigarette, and a small blower to create the convincing effect of a…