Tag Archives: consoles

July 14, 2016

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System

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Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.

I’ll buy this, if only for the fact that the controllers are compatible with the Wii / Wii U.

October 17, 2015

Nintendo Begins Distributing Software Kit for New NX Platform

The exact shape of the NX hardware isn’t yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.

Please be true. I don’t need bleeding edge hardware in my consoles or handhelds, but I do appreciate competitive specifications.

July 5, 2015
February 1, 2015

240p Test Suite

A homebrew software suite for video game consoles developed to help in the evaluation of upscalers, upscan converters, line doublers and of course TV processing of 240p video. The Wii, Dreamcast and GameCube versions have modes for 480i, 288p, 576i and 480p evaluation as well.

It consists of tests designed with the processing of 240p signals in mind, although when possible it includes other video modes and specific tests for them. These have been tested with video processors on real hardware and a variety of displays, including CRTs, PVMs, BVMs and Arcade monitors via RGB.

For CD-based systems, using the suite is as simple as burning a CD-R. Pretty neat.

January 10, 2012

Retrode

The Retrode is the world’s most versatile (and fun!) USB adapter for vintage video games. Revive the good old 16-bit times on your computer/smartphone/tablet, using your original cartridges and controllers!

For 65€, it seems like a good deal.

April 14, 2011

Multiple sources confirm new Nintendo HD console

Gamers have been waiting years for Nintendo to finally release its Wii successor, and Game Informer has heard from multiple sources that the company will unveil it at E3 this summer if not sooner.

It’s about damn time.