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NES Air Max Sneakers Are Not As Cool As They Try To Be

At first, these shoes don’t look much like a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. Look closer. These kicks have D-pads printed around them. Look even closer. See the “Start” button? It’s trying very hard to look like the one on the controller. Definitely a cool design, but is it cooler than Hennessys Cognac Kicks? Absolutely not. Not even close. There is ...

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Nintendo DSi Sells Out In Japan

As if you expected any less, Nintendo’s new DSi portable gaming console flew off shelves as Japanese consumers braved both Godzilla and a bad economy to get their hands on one. It supposedly took only two days for Nintendo to move 170,000 units of the 200,000 available. If you’re worried about importing one, have no fear; Nintendo is prepping another ...

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Deals: N64 Goodness

Attention owners of the Nintendo 64! You can score the best hockey game the system has to offer for a staggering 13 cents on Amazon.com. Yes. 13 cents. Don’t trust the guy selling Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey ’98 for that low? Then buy a copy from the other guy for 75 cents. Sure, there’s no box or manual included, but ...

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Programmer Fixes An Obsolete Vectrex

Forget what I said about the Vectrex, I was merely poking fun. It is a goofy looking but awesomely retro gaming console that’s easy to ridicule. If you just so happen to have one collecting dust in your attic because of an obsolete chip, In Choi writes on Programmable Logic DesignLine about emulating the chip with logic design. Choi proves ...

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Prepare For The New Xbox Experience

Microsoft has announced its New Xbox Experience will launch November 19, bringing a fresh look to the Xbox 360 Dashboard that integrates social features and customizable gamer avatars reminiscent of the Nintendo Wii’s Mii. In order to compete with the upcoming PlayStation Home, Microsoft is adding a slew of avatars, social networking features and more media to the Xbox 360.

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Why Do Wii Fans Enjoy The Wii So Much?

What really makes the Wii so popular? Is it the robust library of games? Can’t be. Is it the faulty control mechanism? Anything is possible. What about the fact that Nintendo has the cheapest system on the market but you’ve got to buy twice as many controllers at marked up prices just so you can play with friends? Nah, that’s ...

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Xbox 360: Now Cheaper and Still Plenty of Fun

What’s this? The price drop for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is official and not exclusive to just the Arcade version of the Xbox 360? Xbox 360 Arcade will now retail for a price of $199.99, the standard 360 console for $299.99 and the Elite for $399.99. This gives the 360 the “cheapest system” title, taking the place of the $249.99 Nintendo ...

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XB01 Xbox 360 ATX Case

Are you into so-called “alternative lifestyles”? Do you game but feel your Xbox 360 isn’t satisfying you? You might need Lian-Li’s communist XB01 Xbox 360 case. It’s a modified ATX-style computer case for your Xbox 360. Made out of brushed aluminum, the case greatly resembles that of a Mac Pro. The XB01 should solve the cooling issues that plague the ...

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Sony Announces Virtual Advertising Space For The Highest Bidder

In an effort to stem losses from console sales (because the PS3 is a steal), Sony announced Friday that it is in desperate need of cash. Well, that wasn’t verbatim but it was something along the lines of an offer for advertising space in their upcoming games. “Various game titles are played by fans who like certain things, which can ...

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Famicom Sans Console

Remember that Nintendo Famicom which was built into an NES cartidge? That was cool and all, but a post on Ben Heckendorn’s console hacking forum by user Darkeru revealed a new approach which may have just one upped it. Not only did he manage to fit the NES inside the cartridge, he also has managed to embed a controller and ...

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