The nostalgia effect is powerful. If you’re still clinging to your old-school Nintendo Entertainment System (however you pronounce it) there’s no reason to let it collect dust in a closet or a forgotten corner of your home entertainment system. Your older gaming consoles will still work with your fancy new television, or even your sort-of new television; they just need a little TLC.
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One of the more interesting technology trends for 2017 was the wave of nostalgia that passed over the industry. HMD Global's Nokia 3310 stole the limelight at Mobile World Congress this year, despite a raft of cutting-edge phones on display. The always-nostalgic Nintendo released an adorable re-imagining of the 1990s Super Nintendo, called the SNES mini.
We've had some good times, aeroplanes and video games. Though not as popular as they once were -- we can thank the demise of the joystick for that -- flight simulators are still a popular genre, one that's home to some of the most realistic physics and hardcore fans around.
When I think about retro games, forget Mario, Sonic or even Tetris. I think Zork. The quirky text adventure, published by Personal Software (and then Infocom) back in 1980, screwed with players in many, many ways (when it wasn't sending grues after them). I thought I knew its best secrets -- that is until prominent developer Ryan C. Gordon revealed the granddaddy of them all... and the most underhanded use of randomness I've seen in a game for a while.
Unlike many of my friends, my first video game console wasn't the original NES. It was a Commodore 64, which my parents bought as our first home computer. It could do a few useful things, but the C64 was always first and foremost a gaming system in our house. So while I find the SNES Classic Edition intriguing, this miniature Commodore 64 really hits a nostalgic nerve for me.
The Super Nintendo Classic Mini went on sale today. That means it's time for us to crack open the console, take a long hard look at the list of 21 inbuilt games that come with it, and rank them all.
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System officially launches in Australia on 30 September. Here's everything you need to know about buying one.
We have some great news for everyone desperate to get their hands on Nintendo's upcoming SNES Mini Classic video game console. The company has confirmed it will be manufacturing additional units next year - and Australia will be receiving some of the shipments.
In other words, if you miss out on launch day (which is likely), you will still have plenty of opportunities to snap up the console in the future. Hurrah!
Dear Lifehacker, I'm keen to get my mits on the Nintendo Mini SNES video game console, which comes out at the end of the month. I wasn't interested in the NES version, but heard people had a pretty rough time getting hold of one!
So my question is: what are my chances of buying the Mini SNES on launch day? Will I be able to just walk into a store, or am I basically screwed?
Having lugged around those gigantic 21" CRTs to LANs as a kid, the concept of being able to carry fully-fledged PC games like Duke Nukem and XCOM in my pocket would have blown my mind. But while they're some of the most recognisable games, there are plenty of other classics from all platforms you can grab on iOS and Android right now - and you don't have to deal with a compromised experience or dodgy controls either.
Don't count on Nintendo making enough Super Nintendo Classics for everybody. In fact, if you don't already have your pre-order locked in, there's a distinct possibility you might never get one.
It's official: after the runaway success of the Nintendo Classic Mini NES, Nintendo is releasing a retro remake of the Super Nintendo video game console. Boasting 21 of the best games from the 16-bit era, two SNES controllers and a nostalgic SNES design, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition is going to be one of the hottest items this Christmas. Here's everything you need to know - including links to pre-order right now!
Attempting to buy the Nintendo Classic Mini NES was a colossal pain in the bum. A lack of available units coupled with bad website management left thousands of customers angry and empty-handed.
Now, the terror is set to unfold all over again with the release of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition. But there is hope. Here's how to increase the odds of bagging your very own SNES Classic on launch day.
Of all the things I expected out of E3 2017, Atari announcing a new console was last on the list. Heck, it wasn't even on the list, more scratched in chalk on the tip of my shoe. But it is happening -- CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi the company's plans to get "back [into] the hardware business".
If you managed to buy a Nintendo Classic Mini NES from EB Games today, you were definitely in the minority. The website crashed within minutes due to the surge in traffic which left many customers unable to complete their orders. (There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.)
Fortunately, there's still one last chance to pick up the Nintendo NES Classic before Christmas. Here's what you need to know.