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Ben Heck tears apart a Power Glove

Funny to imagine that the Power Glove was our first hint at a Minority Report world of technology. I didn’t own a Power Glove when I was a kid. I remember thinking, even as a kid, it was excessive. Also, after seeing a few friends use it it didn’t seem…

8-bit Cool Stuff

Ad for NES Classic Mini console lays the retro on thick

We live in a time where those that grew up with the 80’s are now in charge. So what do we get? All those cools things from the 80’s…but in HD! Nintendo announced not too long ago they’ll be releasing a mini NES with 30 preloaded games. The internet rejoiced…

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Finally – NES Classic Mini comes preloaded with 30 games

Took Nintendo long enough. While Atari and even Sega have been offering mini versions of their classic consoles with preloaded games Nintendo has been busy…doubling their stock with Pokemon GO. hmm right. Anyways, this November Nintendo is releasing the NES Classic mini. Which will come with 30 pre-loaded games, an…

Classic Cheats

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and the bearded man’s secret

There’s been some buzz this past week about a new found secret in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! that tells you exactly when to punch to knock out the second Piston Honda and Bald Bull. I find it crazy that a game that has been around for about 30 years is still…

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Super Famicom Themed Nintendo 3DS

A few bits out of the 8-bit realm but we don’t care when it’s worthy. Japan is getting a Super Famicom themed Nintendo 3DS with classic colors and button scheme to boot. It’s launching this month for 21,600 Yen (~$190) but only in Japan and there’s no word on a…

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The Super Mario Bros. 3 PC port that didn’t happen

Not entirely 8-bit but we don’t mind making exceptions. Below you can check out video of a PC port of Super Mario Bros. 3 by the team behind Doom. At the time of the port, back in 1990, the developers from id Software were known as IFD. They had created…

8-bit Crap

Mario and Mercedes hand in hand…again

It’s one of those team-ups that I get…but don’t. This isn’t the first time Mario and Mercedes have paired up for an ad campaign, which led to a weird/creepy real-world Mario. This time you can unlock a “costume” that turns Mario into a Mercedes GLA. You can unlock this add-on…

Netflix Hack Day gets creative with an NES cartridge

I still think the best NES hack is to just make it work properly with no crazy bells and whistles. But hey, what do I know. Netflix had a Hack Day this year – which allows teams of engineers to take a breather from building algorithms that recommend me stuff…