Retro Gaming Stories October 31, 2017

Retro gaming is all the rage lately. Seriously, it seems like there’s a new retro gaming product announced every week, and I’m perfectly OK with that. I grew up with old-style arcade games as my father worked for Aladin’s Castle and Namco as I grew up, so I was always surrounded by arcade-style gaming. But, enough reminiscing, it’s time to talk about the Cary42. The company behind Cary42, Love Hulten, says the name came about because they wanted to say you could “carry for two.”

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Retro Gaming Stories August 22, 2016

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Analogue is perhaps best known for its pricey aluminum NES remake that it released back in early 2015. Today, it’s back with a new version that’s 20% smaller and has a slightly less expensive price tag. The Analogue Nt mini is still made out of a solid-block of aluminum but includes the addition of full 1080p output. With the upcoming NES Classic that was recently announced, retro gamers will have plenty of options over the next few months…

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Retro Gaming Stories August 4, 2016

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You can now browse 13 years (145 issues) of Nintendo Power for free on the Internet Archive. The iconic video game magazine was published from August 1988 to December 2012, but the online collection currently only runs up to June 2001. This release comes just after Nintendo shot retro gaming into the mainstream with the announcement of its mini NES Classic Edition.

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Retro Gaming Stories July 27, 2016

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Virtual reality may be all the rage right now in video games, but there’s still a ton of love for 2D classics. Emulators and Nintendo’s Virtual Console do a good job of replicating the retro gaming experience. However, at the end of the day, it’s just not the same.

Luckily, 8bitdo and Analogue have once again teamed up to help bridge the gap between modern and old school gaming. This time the tandem has set its sights on one of our favorite consoles from the 90’s: Super Nintendo. Now instead of being tethered to the SNES with its short controller cord, you can grab the latest Retro Receiver and go wireless.

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Retro Gaming Stories February 16, 2016

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Retro gaming has seen a spike in interest over the last few years with popular titles like Mario Maker and Rare Replay enjoying recent success. It’s not a surprise that many projects are attempting to cash in on this trend. Just this weekend at Toy Fair 2016, the Coleco Chameleon retro gaming console made its debut. After a failed IndieGoGo campaign last year, the guys behind this project are back with a new licensing deal and eyes on a new round of crowdfunding. The question is, will its cartridge-style games spark enough interest? More below.

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Retro Gaming Stories December 17, 2015

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Retro gaming has made a serious comeback in recent years as iOS and Android have both seen re-dos of popular titles, as well as Nintendo’s massive throwback library on Wii U. It’s no surprise that classics like Space Invaders, Pong, and Asteroids have stood the test of time. These games were a genius mix of fun and ingenuity when they were released and still have a loyal following today.

A child of the 80’s by the name of Ken Burns (no not that one), recently launched one of the coolest retro gaming projects that we have seen on Kickstarter. But instead of using a television set or PC, he has shruken an arcade cabinet down to the size of your fingertips. Tiny Arcade brings takes all the joy of coin-operated gaming and transforms it into a modern day portable toy. Head below for more.

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