Tag Archives: Retro Gaming

Pre-order Opens For Atari Modern Day Connected Game Console, Atari VCS

Lo and behold. Atari is finally getting back into the game that it had once rein supreme. Now, please don’t ask why we have missed the announcement last year, but anyways, what matters here is, it is now a reality called Atari VCS. VCS here is, of course, the moniker once associated with the classic Atari 2600, which is also the design this modern day Atari console drew its inspiration from and hence, the delightful, retro-licious look. Continue reading Pre-order Opens For Atari Modern Day Connected Game Console, Atari VCS

This Nintendo-Inspired Gaming Device Is Modular, Can Do More Than Gaming

Rejoice, tinkerers with the love for retro gaming, specifically portable gaming. Clockwork Tech has announced a new piece of gadget that will satisfy both your love for retro gaming on-the-go and the need to tinker. Called GameShell, it is a modular retro game console that not only allows you to play retro games, it is also a DIY mini-computing platform. Thanks to its modular design and its open source nature, you can turn this Nintendo GameBoy lookalike device into a wireless speaker, a remote for home automation or LEGO robot, or you can simply create your own games and mods using supported programming languages like preset C, Python, LUA, and LISP. Continue reading This Nintendo-Inspired Gaming Device Is Modular, Can Do More Than Gaming

Oh, Look. Commodore 64 Is Making A Comeback As A Mini Game Console

Mission A.D., California Games, Cyberdyne Warrior, Chips’ Challenge. If the mention of any of those titles sends a nostalgic feeling surging through you, then we are quite sure you are a fan of the Commodore 64. Yeah. That Commodore 64. The iconic single computer unit that managed to find its way to millions of homes in the 80s. It was arguably an advanced hardware of its time that was not only a programming machine but it was also one that entertains. Anywho, if you are a huge fan, here’s a good news: the C64 is making a comeback, only this time, it will be reborn as a miniature machine that’s a little larger than a grown man hand, or 50 percent of its original size. Continue reading Oh, Look. Commodore 64 Is Making A Comeback As A Mini Game Console

This GameBoy-inspired Handheld Gaming Device Packs A Cool 300 Titles

You know how is it like. You enjoy the myriad of modern day games like Minecraft, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Killzone: Mercenary on your modern day PS Vita, but at the back of your head, you still relish your days fixated on pixelated games. We are talking about games like Contra, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and the likes and while it is true that today’s smartphone can easily fill the shoes of a device such as the Gameboy, it will never feel the same as trying to beat your high score on a purpose-built portable gaming console. That being said, if you are feeling super nostalgic and would rather relive the days of GameBoy with purpose-designed hardware, well, then the good news is, you can always look to BittBoy to fill the void in your on-the-go gaming life. Continue reading This GameBoy-inspired Handheld Gaming Device Packs A Cool 300 Titles

Nintendo To Sell Super Nintendo Classic Edition This September For $80

On one hand, Nintendo is trying its best to snag a bigger piece of the video game console pie from the two giants and on the other, it has been rebooting its classic video game console in miniature proportion to please nostalgic gamers and it must been something of a success because it this other Japanese video game console maker has announced yet another, this time it is the Super Nintendo getting the miniature treatment. Called the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, this rebooted retro video game console will come with 21 classic 16-bit titles, including never before released Star Fox 2, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Continue reading Nintendo To Sell Super Nintendo Classic Edition This September For $80

Look! Here’s A Fully Functional Microwave That Plays Games Too

In segment called Fuze’s Invention Show, or FISH, British mad garage inventor Colin Furze takes up the challenge of inventing something to solve problems pitched by fans. Late last May, something very interesting popped up. A fan by the moniker of Board Chefs, AKA Dan Ibstons, (who is not quite a chef but a car mechanic, btw) asked Colin about killing the waiting time when cooking. You know, time spent drumming your fingers on the kitchen countertop while waiting for the pan heat up, or the microwave oven to be done – those kind of inevitable waiting time. Continue reading Look! Here’s A Fully Functional Microwave That Plays Games Too

12-in-1 Video Game Console Is Pure Retro Gaming Wet Dream

Rejoice retro gaming lovers. Your days of scratching your head over which retro video game consoles to hook up to the limited ports available on your modern day flatscreen TV is over – all thanks to this 12-in-1 retro gaming console called, well, Retro Freak, what else? With this seemingly unassuming white box, it will let you play the original cartridges from NES, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Game Boy, NES, SNES, Famicon – just to name a few, that you may have amassed over the decades. Just imagine that! Absolutely a blast for any retro gaming fans. Continue reading 12-in-1 Video Game Console Is Pure Retro Gaming Wet Dream

Forget About Multiple Retro Consoles Cos’ This One Plays Them All

Good news, retro gaming fanatics! You can consider ditching your many retro consoles and enjoy all you favorite retro video games from a single, palm-size console – thanks to RetroEngine Sigma. RetroEngine Sigma, the brainchild of Doyodo Team, is style retro-listically too, with a form that looks much like the Sega Mega Drive AKA Genesis. Beyond the retro look and under the hood, this dream retro console is all modern, packing a 4-core processor along with a pair of USB for any USB controller, HDMI output for hooking up with modern TV sets, and an additional expansion port by the way of a micro USB port that, when used with an adapter, can support another USB controller, or Bluetooth dongle, or rigging up to a USB hub. Continue reading Forget About Multiple Retro Consoles Cos’ This One Plays Them All

Sega Genesis Rebooted In Limited Quality For Brazilian Market

If you love Sega but looked away from the very un-Mega Drive Mega Drive Mini, then I am sure what you need is this: a remake of the Sega Genesis AKA Sega Mega Drive. This officially licensed reboot is developed by Brazilian toy maker and Sega’s manufacturing partner, Tectoy, and it will be available for a limited time (though for how long, it is not known) to the Brazilian market. So, Sega fans outside of Brazil are essentially out-of-luck, but it helps if you have relatives or friends of there who can acquire it on your behalf. The console is identical to the original right down to the functioning cartridge slot which is compatible with most original cartridges. Continue reading Sega Genesis Rebooted In Limited Quality For Brazilian Market