Tagged With nintendo 64

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On February 4th, 1999, one of the greatest hoaxes in video game history began. The Zelda fandom was shock by a player claiming to have found the Triforce in Ocarina of Time. Ariana Almandoz, a gamer from Colombia, had all the details, but she wasn't quite ready to share them with the world. Through vague hints and convincing screenshots, she lead the fandom on a wild chase for Zelda's legendary treasure.

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There's really nothing like playing a Nintendo 64 game with one of the classic controllers. The problem is that classic N64 controllers don't hook up to phones, tablet or laptops, which makes playing console emulators a real pain. Now, there's finally some sweet relief for retro gaming fans.

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 in North America. A chiefly innovative console as games made the jump between 2-D and 3-D, the Nintendo 64's release was one of the most important gaming moments of all time.

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Marshall Clark made this N64 console last year. It's not actually made of wood, but through a careful application of paintwork (and some airbrushing), he got it looking pretty damn close.

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The latest Need for Speed got me thinking about going fast and furious. And as it so happens, there's one game that deals with both in spades.

That game, as it so happens, is also one of the most under-appreciated racing games ever made. It should be mentioned in the same sentence, with equal weight, as Mario Kart, but it doesn't.

That game is Re-Volt, it's bloody awesome, and you can still play it today.

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Final Fantasy shows up on every platform under the sun these days, making it hard to remember the RPG juggernaut used to be one of gaming's biggest exclusives. But over the course of Final Fantasy's more than 30 years of video games, it's twice shifted alliances in ways that had huge rippling effects.