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Old Made New: The RetroN 5

Old Made New: The RetroN 5

For years, Hyperkin has been making "alternative" consoles for gamers who don't necessarily want to shell out premium bucks for old reliable hardware. These came in the form of RetroN systems, and while the intentions were good, they weren't quite perfect. Shoddy building and lackluster controllers left a few gamers crying foul, wondering when the company would make something worthwhile. Well, kids, that time is now with the RetroN 5.

Read more: old-bit goes next-gen

"Anyone know if there exists a console like this that works with Atari 2600/7800 games? Mine old ..."
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How the language barrier made Star Fox a good game

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How the language barrier made Star Fox a good game

Before Dylan Cuthbert made a name for himself with his PixelJunk games, he helped create a Nintendo franchise: Star Fox. But, the SNES shooter had quite the troubled development. And at GDC last week, Cuthbert revealed that if it weren't because of the language barrier, Star Fox could have been a terrible game.

Star Fox originally started off as a first-person 3D flight game called Starglider. While it was technologically impressive, Shigeru Miyamoto thought that it wasn't a "Nintendo quality" game. He recommended taking away many key elements of Starglider's original design, namely 3D flight and the first-person perspective.

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"They said it was due to a "language barrier" Meaning: if they had a clue how to convey things ..."
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MobyGames Classic: Syndicate community stories

MobyGames Classic: Syndicate community stories

On Wednesday we announced 1993's cyberpunk RTS title Syndicate was the next addition our growing list of video game classics, presented by MobyGames.com.

Syndicate garnered a lot of respect among gamers and critics alike when it was released in 1993, thanks to its blend of deep strategic choices and real-time tactical combat. Similar in many ways to X-Com: UFO Defense, players of Syndicate could customize their squads in an RPG-like fashion, using the money they earned on missions to upgrade their agents, tools, and equipment. Syndicate presented players a memorable world: a vision of a dark future, in which all-out corporate warfare was the norm.

Read more: Shacknews community discusses Syndicate »

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MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

On Wednesday we announced 1995's classic role-playing title Chrono Trigger was the next addition our growing list of video game classics, presented by MobyGames.com.

Chrono Trigger is widely regarded as one of the best classic Japanese role-playing games ever made, due in no small part to its time-travelling storyline with multiple endings, memorable characters, and epic scope. Since its release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995, the game has been ported to several other platforms, including the DS, PlayStation, and iPhone OS.

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MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is widely regarded as one of the best classic Japanese role-playing games ever made, due in no small part to its time-travelling storyline with multiple endings, memorable characters, and epic scope. Since its release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995, the game has been ported to several other platforms, including the DS, PlayStation, and iPhone OS.

Today we add 1995's classic role-playing title Chrono Trigger to our growing list of video game classics, presented by MobyGames.com.

Read more: Classic time-travelling in retrospect

"Ok that's fair, but it still makes no sense that I can run a 3D rpg like Chaos Rings but not this."
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