The hole truth: The mystery of Famicom cartridge holes uncovered
By on October 20th, 2017 0
Released in 1983, the Family Computer, or Famicom, was Nintendo's first successful foray into the home video game market. While it was later released in the West as the Nintendo...
Nintendo trademarks a few retro console icons
By on August 7th, 2017 0
According to Japanese Nintendo, Nintendo has applied for the trademarking of these cute logos for home consoles in Japan. The Super Famicom D-pad, however, is for merchandise...
Play the demo of this fanmade Breath of the Wild 2D prototype before it’s gone
By on April 28th, 2017 1
During this year's Game Developers Conference, fans were shown screenshots of the prototypes used to help create the open-world vision for Breath of the Wild. After this viewing,...
Music Monday: A song of beginnings
By on March 27th, 2017 0
If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, then the Legend of Zelda title theme was the song that launched a thousand quests. The videogaming world was never...
An early piece of Satoru Iwata’s legacy has potentially been found
By on August 18th, 2016 1
The Famicom board in the picture above may not look like much, but according to Frank Cifaldi this board may hold the first ever code the late Satoru Iwata wrote for the company...
The AVS is an HDMI NES by RetroUSB, up for pre-order now
By on August 18th, 2016 0
If the recently announced NES Classic Edition by Nintendo doesn't suit your fancy -- since it doesn't support cartridges and instead has 30 pre-loaded games -- perhaps the AVS by...
Fan beats Nintendo to the punch with his own mini NES
By on August 8th, 2016 4
If you ever find yourself transformed into a Picori, don't fear as you'll still be able to get your gaming fix. Before the Big N announced the upcoming release of the NES Classic...
Playing With Power: Prima announces NES classics retrospective
By on July 28th, 2016 0
In the world of gaming strategy guides, there is no one bigger than Prima Games. Boasting over 1,400 titles and 90 million prints, the division of Random House has become the...
Step back into the 80s with the mini NES Classic Edition, coming to stores this November
By on July 14th, 2016 10
With one tweet, Nintendo surprised its fans this quiet Thursday morning with the announcement of the mini NES Classic Edition, a new take on the "Plug 'n' Play consoles" of old...
Make your NES cartridges new again with this DIY tutorial
By on May 27th, 2016 1
For nostalgic collectors of retro video games it can be tough to keep those old cartridges safe from things such as temperature, dust, and time itself. Unless you have the money...
Retro Gamer interview NES designer
By on May 26th, 2016 0
The latest issue of Retro Gamer features a 10-page-spread titled “30 years of entertainment,” which boasts an interview with the NES creator.   Retro Gamer spoke to...
Nintendo themed Vans to come in NES-shaped box
By on May 24th, 2016 0
It was recently confirmed that Nintendo would be pairing with Vans to collaborate on Nintendo IP themed shoes, including Super Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. As if...
This wireless Bluetooth adapter for the NES is amazing
By on April 28th, 2016 3
The old days spent playing on the NES, with the controller's cord flinging all over the living room while you played are sure to be some precious memories for some. Still, that...
You can get a 24-karat gold-plated NES for just $4,999
By on April 11th, 2016 2
We all love our old NES consoles. But some show their love for them in a very extreme and expensive form, as demonstrated by the group Analogue, who have gone so far as to...
Nintendo takes down 3D voxel-based Legend of Zelda fan tribute
By on April 11th, 2016 1
Nintendo has always been very protective of their intellectual properties, no matter how old they may be. They have put an end to fan projects in the past centered around Super...