Tagged With nes classic

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Analogue, the Seattle-based retro console maker, has announced its latest project: The Mega Sg.

Using a technological setup similar to its Super Nt released earlier this year, Analogue says the Mega Sg will be able to play every game from the Sega Genesis, Mega Drive and Master Drive systems, and capable of outputting video from all of them in 1080p with zero latency when it launches in April 2019.

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The bad news is the chances of snagging a Super Nintendo Classic at retail are pretty slim right now, and auction site eBay is probably your best bet if you want it "right now". The good news? The average price of a SNES Classic on eBay is only $US164 ($209), $US80 ($102) less than the NES Classic in the days after its launch.

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After disappearing from store shelves, the NES Classic is returning next year. But that isn't all: The Super NES Classic will continue to be shipped through 2018. In Japan, the Super Famicom will still get shipped after October, and the Famicom Mini is going back into production. Hot damn.

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I tried out the SNES Classic, and found that Nintendo has made some small but meaningful improvements to it over the NES Classic. I have no idea why, since the thing would sell out in 30 seconds anyway even if it were covered in rusty needles. Instead, it has a few nice new features, including a pretty smart system to let you jump back in time when you screw up.

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The Best of NES routinely gets some of the most veteran speedrunners of old NES games together to have them compete against one another and share their love of old games. At the end of October, it hosted a three day marathon, and before that, a back-to-back race through 20 different NES games. Last night, the organisation hosted a special event in honour of the recent release of Nintendo's NES Classic.

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Most NES games have not aged very well. The Nintendo Entertainment System relied too much on antiquated principles from coin-operated arcades -- timers, limited lives, inflated difficulty -- that just don't make for good video games in 2016.

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In honour of the Mini-NES (which is officially called the NES Classic but I'll keep calling the Mini-NES because that's a way better name), Nintendo is going full nostalgia, pulling out the big guns in hopes of blasting your brain with thoughts of the 80s and 90s. Get ready for the return of the Power Line.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Nothing shaped my childhood more than Nintendo. Like millions of other little kids, I got a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas in 1988. It changed my life. At the age of six, the Nintendo was my first real "gadget," and it was love at first sight. I don't know if I would do what I do today without it.