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24-karat gold NES = nerd luxury

Simply beautiful. But completely unnecessary. Those are the first thoughts that come to mind when describing Analogue’s 24-karat gold NES. It’s their latest of beautifully designed NES‘ and was created to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Legend of Zelda. This time around, though, it’ll cost you $5,000 and only 10…

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3DNes is exactly what it sounds like

Don’t think you need much exposition on this one. Led by Geod Studio, 3DNes is a Unity based emulator that converts NES titles into…yup…3D. The results vary depending on the complexity of the game. Think Super Mario Bros. vs. Contra. Check out the video to see the emulator in action….

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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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Nintendo Quest is the quest we wish we could make

There is no denying the awesomeness that is the NES. It started a cultural phenomenon and paved the way for mass consumption gaming. We all know there are tons and tons of games for the NES. Some we didn’t even see in the states – making it all that more…

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[Watch] NHL arena gets a Blades of Steel takeover

Even though the 8-bit offices are primarily Bruins fans – we can’t help but get a little giddy with this one. NHL playoffs are hands down the best playoffs to watch and this is one of the reasons why. Extravagant opening ceremonies that borderline epic and ridiculous. The Tampa Bay lightning raised…

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…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Infinite Lives

The holy grail of Super Mario Bros. cheats. The infinite lives cheat! Everyone knows about this one – or at least should – but knowing about it and being able to pull it off are different stories. I think I’ve only done it twice, but I’ve also only tried it…

Mario and the One Foot Sliding Trick

Kickoff those Sunday shoes…cause Mario is about to get Footloose. Originally I was going to put this under the [Classic Cheats] but it really isn’t. It’s just Mario being Mario…on one foot! Cool little trick in the classic Super Mario Bros. title –  to do this just hold B and jump…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Extra Life Edition

Doubling down on this edition of classic cheats with not one, but two ways of earning those extra lives we all love so dearly. Of course there is the infinite life trick – but that’ll be covered separately since it deserves the attention. These are a bit more simple in…