Here’s A Rare Prototype of the Sony Super Nintendo CD

We gamers and gaming hobbyists know the story: Nintendo partners with Sony to create a CD-ROM add-on to the Super Nintendo, Nintendo gets cold feet about the contract, Sony announces partnership with Nintendo, THEN Nintendo announces partnership with Sony’s rival, Philips, a spurned Sony goes on the create the legendary PlayStation console (arguably the greatest console in modern gaming history), and the Nintendo/Philips arrangement results in NO SNES CD console, 3 terrible Zelda games and an awful Mario game for the Philips CDi console. What’s a CDi, you ask? EXACTLY.  Anyway, just after the partnership termination with Nintendo, Sony went on to produce prototypes of the cancelled ‘Nintendo Play Station’ console that were eventually shelved. Recently, some guy has recently shown-off his newly acquired prototype of that console. Continue reading “Here’s A Rare Prototype of the Sony Super Nintendo CD”

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ as an NES Game…

While the earlier years of the NES may never have had the power to produce a game like this, I like to hold imagine that the classic system could have in its twilight years… Anyway, here’s CineFix’s take on a game based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which looks great as a late NES, early SNES game, something from the early … Continue reading ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ as an NES Game…

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Gamer Beats Mega Man X and X2 At The SAME TIME…with the SAME Controller!

I guess SOMEONE has to keep the ‘Mega Man’ love going; Capcom sure isn’t doing anything so far… It common knowledge in the retro-gaming community that beating either Mega Man X or Mega Man X 2 is a satisfying, yet difficult feat. Now, beating them both classic games at once? Now THAT’S pretty freaking amazing. NOW, beating them both at once using the SAME CONTROLLER? Well that’s just plain … Continue reading Gamer Beats Mega Man X and X2 At The SAME TIME…with the SAME Controller!

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The World Is Yours; Here’s ‘Scarface’ as an NES Game…

Scarface As An NES Shooter

In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. Then when you get the women, THEN you get the 8-bit homage — because the ladies love cool games. The classic 1983 gangster movie ‘Scarface’ with Al Pacino’s Tony Montana and his M-16a1 machine gun would have made a really great side-scrolling shooter. And it’d need to have the craziest final level if it followed the movie’s story properly. Continue reading “The World Is Yours; Here’s ‘Scarface’ as an NES Game…”

SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7

Shaquille O’Neal is a man of many names. Shaq. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Diesel. The Big Shaqtus. Superman. The Big Shamrock. Then there’s Shaq Fu; THEN there’s the infamous 1994 game based on said nickname: ‘Shaq Fu’. This month on Doc’D, host Montez McCrary takes you back to the height of Shaq-Mania and gives the skinny on Shaq – the man – and Shaq Fu … Continue reading SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7

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Hyperkin’s Pixel Art USB Controller Brings the Retro!

And now: bringing back memories of the corners of the old-school NES controllers digging into our hands after hours of playing. Only this time…there’s MORE CORNERS to cause MORE HOLES IN OUR HANDS!

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New Monitor, Retro Games & Duke Nukem FOR-EV-VURH! – 1’Offs

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In this edition of “1’Offs”, I show some things I picked up recently, including: a new wiiiiiiidescreen monitor, some retro Nintendo and PlayStation games, and the reason I buckled and bought one of the worst games in recent history… Continue reading “New Monitor, Retro Games & Duke Nukem FOR-EV-VURH! – 1’Offs”

Design Fails the USB Tentacles for $25K in SNES Games & Finished Them – WIRed #25

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Whenever my life gets be so down, I know I can go down…wait a minute!

This week’s SILVER edition of WIRed features failures in architectural desgin, a USB tentacle device from ThinkGeek, $25,000 worth of EVERY North American SNES Game, and some awesome finishing moves in pro wrestling. Also, I sing a little bit…   Continue reading “Design Fails the USB Tentacles for $25K in SNES Games & Finished Them – WIRed #25”

Would You Pay $25,000 to Own EVERY Super Nintendo Game?

It’s tempting; I’ll tell you that.

This eBay user says he’s got all 721 Super Nintendo games ever released in the United States, and that he wants to sell them to you at the bargain-bin price of $25,000, averaging at about $34.67 per game (which would actually be a bargain since some UNBOXED SNES games can be worth $100 and upward and some BOXED SNES games are worth up to $250 and upward).   Continue reading “Would You Pay $25,000 to Own EVERY Super Nintendo Game?”