Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Twelve Unique Arcade Cabinets

oobject.com has up a gallery of unique arcade cabinets that were unique for their day. During the golden age of video arcade games, arcades were blowing up and reaching all new levels of popularity in the states. However, in the mid 1980s the fad suddenly came to a halt with the production of home computers […]

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12 Failed Game Consoles and Add-Ons

While some items on this list of failed consoles shouldn’t be there in my opinion (the bottom four items, actually), it’s still interesting to see what companies have tried over the years. The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive in particular is a curiosity. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re a huge company like Sega or Atari. […]

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10 Console Light Guns

I’m willing to bet there’s a few in this list of 10 console game light guns that you haven’t seen before. Unfortunately, most of these light guns (aside from the Wii Remote, of course) will not work with current flat panel HDTV technology, so you’ll have to have an older television around in order to […]

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Nintendo “Ball” Game & Watch LCD Reissued

For many years Nintendo of Japan has had a customer rewards program called Club Nintendo. As you buy Nintendo products you earn points that can be redeemed for premium items direct from Nintendo. If you earn over a certain amount of points in one year, you are awarded different status levels, with Platinum being the […]

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Nintendo Life reviews Retro Bit’s Retro Duo

Nintendo Life-Retro has recently reviewed the Retro Duo console, with the results sounding pretty good. It’s a compact system that will play NES (North American and European carts only, no Famicom games because of a different pin-out) and SNES cartridges (North American, European and Japanese carts will fit). Supposedly compatibility is improved over previous “Fami-Clones”, […]

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Game Boy Added to the National Toy Hall of Fame

Introduced in 1989, the Nintendo Game Boy was an instant hit, selling through its initial North American shipment in one week. Nearly 120 million Game Boys (including original Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, and Game Boy Color) have sold worldwide. Despite facing competition from other, more technically advanced competitors, the Game Boy line has reigned […]

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SEGA Genesis Turns 20

Twenty years ago Nintendo faced its first real challenge to its dominance in the home console market: SEGA introduced the Genesis to North America. With a faster processor, stereo sound, and many excellent arcade ports the Genesis was a hit, eventually wrestling dominance away from Nintendo’s NES. Click for the full poster.

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