Retro video game collectors look away, for in the heart of YouTube there live two guys playing through the entire NES collection available in North America. After Paul and Andy had managed to collect every NES title in the region, they set about to complete them all in 2015. We caught up with the guys to find out what they've discovered from their extensive library, and any retro games collecting tips they may have to offer.
How can we define a retro console? We look into how we can consider the classic consoles and games and decide what classifies as 'retro' in today's popular culture.
Nintendo's SNES Mini is rumoured for release this Christmas, but will its stock space be the same size as the NES? And what is Nintendo accomplishing with these retro plug and plays?
In a move that further aligns Nintendo with the business models of PlayStation and Xbox, the Switch console will feature a paid online subscription for multiplayer. This was, of course, just factor that was revealed at the Nintendo Switch event yesterday. However, people seem to be ignoring Nintendo's move to provide a free monthly game... Continue Reading →
The NES Classic console is the Christmas must-have of 2016 apparently. It was a nightmare to find on release date, so consider how elusive that little grey box is going to be on black friday. That being said, a number of US retailers are expecting new shipments of the console just in time for the... Continue Reading →
With the advent of the NES Classic Mini later this month, and TecToy's Sega Genesis newly announced, it's not surprising that many eyes are turning to the neo-retro market. While they may not be terribly exciting for seasoned collectors, the all-in-one plug and play boxes are cropping up across the market. Apparently RetroN's multi-cartridge reading... Continue Reading →
It turns out putting a specific game cartridge in your pocket in the 80s is an incredibly good business plan. Stadium Events - NES When Bandai released Stadium Events in 1987 to complement their interactive Family Fun Fitness Mat, they didn't foresee Nintendo buying the rights to the game and mat just a year later. Sucks to... Continue Reading →
Back in the days before online FAQs and YouTube walkthroughs, kids had one tool at their disposal if they were stuck on their favourite NES title - the telephone. Call 206-885-7529 in the 80s, and you'd be put through to a resident 'expert' in your pixel conundrum. For many childhood years, this myth of the... Continue Reading →
1. Nintendo Origins While our first fact has been in circulation for some time, and dominates every Sony, PlayStation, or Nintendo fact list in general, I feel its exclusion here would cause a few headaches. So here it is, for those who didn't know. Before the word PlayStation was even a mere thought bubble, Sony... Continue Reading →
Though multiplayer has evolved now to an online medium, many devs are still choosing to implement split-screen cooperative action in their games. Resident Evil Revelations 2 bossed the feature last year, and Quantum Break will be providing the mode on its release on the 5th. Local split screen therefore maintains its merits in an online world, though its beginnings... Continue Reading →