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    ‘Mystic Searches’ out-retros everyone, will release as an NES cartridge

    An adventure 25 years in the making is fittingly getting the old-school treatment, as developer Joe Granato’s homage to the 8-bit games he grew up with, Mystic Searches, will release not only in digital form, but also as a physical cartridge in that eye-pleasing NES grey, playable on the system that inspired it and complete with the dust-blowing “mini-game” that accompanied those 1980s originals. More

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    ‘Punch Out’: Mike Tyson’s legacy as the ultimate 8-bit boss

    Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! Nintendo R&D3 Nintendo NES After attending a boxing match in the early 80’s featuring future heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Nintendo of America’s founder and former president Minoru Arakawa, had the brilliant idea of porting the arcade hit Punch Out, to the NES. There were several changes made, mostly because the NES wasn’t […] More

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    30 year later and the Nintendo Entertainment System has a new release called ‘Mad Wizard- A Candelabra Chronicle’

    Japanese video game giant Nintendo emerged as a global leader in the video game industry when it unveiled the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to the Japanese market on July 15, 1983. It was an instant-hit when it was officially introduced to the United States market two years later and went on to become the best-selling […] More

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    The 100 Greatest Nintendo Games, Pt. 1

    Nintendo celebrated its 125th Anniversary last year, with the company founded on 23rd September 1889 in Kyoto, where its headquarters remain. The company has had an extraordinary history, originally producing handmade handful playing cards and several small niche businesses (including a cab service and luxury hotels), but since 1977, Nintendo has grown into one of […] More

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    NES Kept Alive by Social Media

    “Hipsters,” nerds, romantics, and other atavists aren’t overly concerned about convenience and portability. They revel in the idiosyncrasies and nostalgic charm of dated technology. They want bulky, cumbersome interfaces to engage with – things that take up space and require a lot of maintenance.  This holds especially true for the vintage gaming enthusiasts, people who […] More

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    NES Forever in my Heart

    I’ve spent hours on the Nintendo 64, PS2, XBox360, and Wii; but the NES will always have a special place in my heart. Growing up my parents were very much against having video games in the house. My brother and sister and I were allowed to play at our relatives homes, but a console in […] More