Analogue has been making great-quality recreation video game consoles for reliving our favorite old-school games via modern technology. So far, they’ve released the Analogue Nt and the more-compact Nt mini (for playing NES and Famicom games) and the Super Nt (for playing your old Super Nintendo games). While they come in at a premium price, there’s good reason for it; they rely on an field programmable gate array — or FPGA — technology rather than the common route of emulation found in most other retro clone systems. Now, Analogue is taking the next logical step and are announcing the the Mega Sg, which will be compatible with your Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges. Plus, you’ll be able to connect your original Sega CD and Mega-CD add-on systems. SCORE! Continue reading “Analogue announces the ‘Mega Sg”, a.k.a., the PREMIUM Sega Genesis clone console…”
On September 19, Sony announced and revealed the PlayStation Classic, a mini-console that will play 20 pre-loaded PlayStation classic games. The release date is set for December 3, 2018, arriving a little over 24 years after the console was first released in 1994 in Japan (and 1995 elsewhere). Continue reading “The PlayStation Classic Mini-Console is Arriving December 3rd!”
In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the stories behind the rise, the fall, and the lasting legacy of the Sega’s final video game console, the Sega Dreamcast.
1) Sega Dreamcast listings on eBay [https://goo.gl/UjJqZW]
2) The Sega Dreamcast Collection for PC [http://amzn.to/2xbBSj5], Xbox 360 [http://amzn.to/2fTd7oh]
3) Jon’s PCWzrd13 [youtube.com/pcwzrd13] and Dreamcastic [youtube.com/DreamcasticChannel] YouTube Channels Continue reading “The Sega Dreamcast – Doc’D #67”
In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the upcoming home and portable gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, including the Nintendo’s prior systems leading up to the Switch’s March 2017 release.
1) “First Look at the Nintendo Switch” [https://goo.gl/10bzcO]
2) “Nintendo Switch™ – Official Site – Nintendo’s New Video Game System” [http://www.nintendo.com/switch/]
3) Search “Nintendo Switch” on The PractitioNERD [https://goo.gl/0BUj3c] Continue reading “Nintendo Switch – Doc’D #59”
Formerly referred to as the Nintendo NX, this morning Nintendo revealed a trailer for their upcoming new home console, the Nintendo Switch. According to the press release,
“Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.”
Continue reading “The Nintendo Switch, coming March 2017”
Many of us know (and believe) that the first video game console Sony made was the PlayStation. However, he truth is that the PlayStation was actually Sony’s first console that they released. It turns out that before the PlayStation (even before their ill-fated collaboration with Nintendo) was, this lovely piece of gaming tech. This console,simply labeled as “Prototype TV Game Machine”) used — or WOULD HAVE used — cards and cartridges, and since this console dates to the 1970’s, the games would have likely been relatively simple. However, if you want a Japanese write-up on the exhibition it was shown at, here you go. Continue reading “Sony FINALLY Releases Their 1970’s Console Prototype”
I suppose it’s time for us gamers in South Texas to start making a pilgrimage to the Videogame History Museum. What’s nice is that we won’t have to travel TOO far, but at this time most of its collection is in storage, and what we’ve been able to see concerning it was on cross-country tours at various gaming conferences and conventions. But in the near future, there will be a permanent public display, as the Frisco, Texas community board has approved a deal to give the Museum a 10,400 square foot location (roughly a bit larger than a baseball diamond) inside the city’s Discovery Center by this April, and then we retro gaming nerds can easily revisit some of the classic games and consoles that defined our childhood. Continue reading “The Videogame History Museum is in Frisco, Texas?!? Yay!”
Naming a brand new gaming console can be a fairly difficult task. When it comes to marketing a console, the name is almost as important as the hardware, features, services, and the games. When Microsoft was entering the home console market, they ended up with the name “Xbox”, but there were plenty, PLENTY of alternative names? Edge Magazine recently posted a list of rejected names for Microsoft flagship game console, and they’re so great, they’re “turrible“.
Continue reading “What the Original Xbox Could’ve Have Been Called…”
Heh-heh-heh; fooled you, didn’t I PCWzrd13? HA-HA-HA. #ShoutOut
Anyway, during the lifetime of the Sega Saturn (between 1995 to 1999), Sega was creating a new and updated Saturn console with a built-in NetLink modem nicknamed “Pluto.” This was done because, well, you know, Sega couldn’t help themselves NOT to release and support YET ANOTHER gaming console — and this gripe is coming from a Sega fanboy, mind you. Well, it’s been rumored that only two Pluto system are in the wild, and one of them is up for auction at GameGavel courtesy of user kidvid666, who says that he purchased the Pluto for $1 at a garage sale about five years ago. Continue reading “Get Your Own Sega Pluto Console (Not Really)!”
When Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4, all I had to say in reaction was: Dang it, Sony; just shut up and take my money! Continue reading The Future of PlayStation [REPLAY]