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Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner - 1942

By Shack Staff, Jul 27, 2016 4:20pm PDT

Greg talks about the top down World War II shoot'em up that started it all.

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"OH SNAP! Just the sounds and music of the next game made me do a backwards jump throwing daggers ..."

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'NES Classic Edition' rekindles nostalgia this November

By Steve Watts, Jul 14, 2016 5:35am PDT

Nintendo is going back to its roots with a mini-system that recalls the glory days of 8-bit.

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"Whoa! This is such a cool and non-Nintendo-like thing to do! Also, a great price! I might ..."

- Gwyndion see all 69 comments

Half Steps: A History of Console Upgrades, Part 1: Famicom Disk System

By David Craddock, Apr 27, 2016 8:35am PDT

To get an idea of the pitfalls and perils littering Sony's path to PlayStation Neo, let's exhume a few half-step consoles from the gaming industry's past. First up: Nintendo's ill-fated disk drive for the Famicom.

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"Rad article man, good stuff you totally got to do more I loved it, thanks for this."

- valcan_s see all 17 comments

Old Made New: The RetroN 5

By Robert Workman, Jun 20, 2014 2:00pm PDT

The RetroN 5 is just what the doctor ordered for old-school gaming fans.

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"Anyone know if there exists a console like this that works with Atari 2600/7800 games? Mine old ..."

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New infinite 1UP glitch found in Super Mario Bros.

By Robert Workman, Jun 18, 2014 8:40am PDT

Nearly 30 years after its release, it appears someone has found a new glitch in the original Super Mario Bros.

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"I always just kicked that turtle that spawned on the stairs in like 4-1 until I got CROWN lives."

- sammyl see all 19 comments

NES creator was 'pessimistic' about console chances

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2013 1:35pm PDT

Masayuki Uemura, the creator of the original Famicom (NES), reflects on his early impressions of building the console and how some of the pieces came together.

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"#Fail. I have Gave Over on my shelf, but haven't read it. D'oh!"

- daggot see all 5 comments

Nintendo Knitting Machine prototyped during NES era

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 30, 2012 2:00pm PDT

"Now You're Knitting With Power" - Former Nintendo exec Howard Phillips reveals the Nintendo Knitting Machine peripheral for NES.

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"I just want one sweater that was knitted by a NES just as a conversation starter, It would start ..."

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Google Maps now for the NES

By John Keefer, Apr 01, 2012 8:00am PDT

OK, so it is an April Fools gag, but it is pretty well done. Enjoy the ingenuity.

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"it sounds like dragon warrior music at parts. i remember those long 8bit notes from wandering ..."

- chilln see all 17 comments