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A look at video game controllers for quadriplegics

By Spencer . March 22, 2007 . 9:39am

An interesting novelty controller NES/Famicom surfaced on eBay, one that doesn’t require any hands to use. Instead players use their chin to move the D pad and blow into a tube to press the A and B buttons. The device was designed to let quadriplegics enjoy playing video games too. A creative solution that is […]

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Circuit bending Super Mario Brothers

By Spencer . March 21, 2007 . 12:20pm

Circuit bending is one of a creative skill that electronic musicians use to make new sounds by short circuiting low voltage kid’s toys or electronic keyboards. The Ninbento uses circuit bending in a whole other way. It has a custom built circuit that lets it respond to music and visualize it with whatever 8-bit game […]

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Mega Man games invade bookstores

By Spencer . March 2, 2007 . 8:14am

  Mega Man at Borders? Sort of. In Japan Capcom is selling Mega Man books (with actual ISBN numbers!) with a game guide and a PS1 version of the NES game in one package. The price of admission is 2,730 yen ($23) per book and two are scheduled to come out on March 28, 2007. […]

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Watch: Pre NES Duck Hunt

By Spencer . February 26, 2007 . 11:02am

Did you know that the NES wasn’t the first system with Duck Hunt? It was originally a projector game with a battery powered rifle. In the stand alone game of Duck Hunt players would point the projector at a wall, turn down the lights and shoot orange colored ducks.  [youtube]YaUmcG3iors[/youtube]  There are more pictures of […]

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Watch: Rockman, the original (animated) commerical

By Spencer . February 23, 2007 . 1:01pm

Mega Man has gone through so many transitions and starred in his own US TV series and later on many anime series set in the EXE / Battle Network Universe. However, the Blue Bomber got his first animated spot in the first Rockman TV ad. Spoiler alert, the ad gives away the robot bosses weaknesses! […]

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Meta analysis: Classics people don’t play

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 2:31pm

No gamer plays every title on the market and even game journalists overlook the old school. What about the general public? How many gamers missed out on the Legend of Zelda even though it’s been released on the NES, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube (via The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition disc) and most recently, the […]

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Hey! Listen! Zelda themes reorchestrated

By Spencer . February 19, 2007 . 3:46pm

Siliconera reader Rob sends us a tip about the ZREO: Zelda Reorchestrated project. The site has themes from Legend of Zelda on the NES up to Twilight Princess redone with a more atmospheric sound and a simulated orchestra. The themes are recomposed with high-end sequence synthesizers and then MIDIs are transformed into orchestrated pieces you […]

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Valentine’s Day: Cross stitch Link love

By Spencer . February 14, 2007 . 8:06am

  Clever huh? There’s another cross stitch pattern past the break with Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man.

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Squishy Super Mario Brothers mushrooms

By Spencer . February 13, 2007 . 9:27am

Banpresto has some more Mario swag for fans to purchase, 6 cm mushrooms and a question mark block. These aren’t gashapon toys so you’re free to choose to get the poison mushroom, 1up mushroom, question mark block or the super mushroom for a mere $7.99.    

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Now on the Virtual Console: Kirby and Kid Icarus

By Spencer . February 12, 2007 . 5:44am

This weeks three virtual console titles all come from the days of the NES. Nintendo is releasing Kirby’s Adventure, Ice Climber and Kid Icarus for 500 Wii points each.   Kirby’s Adventure(TM) (NES(R), 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Not everything is well in Dream Land.  For some mysterious reason, the Dream Spring, a magical well […]

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Now on Japan’s Virtual Console store: Mighty Bomb Jack

By Spencer . February 6, 2007 . 9:22am

Super Mario World and Gain Ground are old news for Japan. Super Mario World was a launch title and Gain Ground came out last week. This week we’re seeing two Famicom (NES) titles, Mighty Bomb Jack from Tecmo and the classic arcade shooter Galaga from Namco Bandai Games. It looks like that the version of […]

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670 NES games for slightly over 20,000$

By Konstantinos . February 1, 2007 . 7:08am

Actually, make that 21,000$ and rising, as a certain ebay auction hasn’t ended just yet. What ebay auction (I hear your sweet voices menacingly ask)? Well, that auction! An auction that beside the 670 NES games, obviously covering almost everything ever released on the console (thankfully Bible Buffet and other non-licensed horrors are mercifully absent), […]

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Indie Game Intermission: Super Mario War – Mario meets deathmatch

By Spencer . January 30, 2007 . 3:33pm

The premise of Super Mar War is simple, stomp on your opponent’s heads and get points. After getting stomped on once or hit by a stray fireball you lose a life. There are a bunch of different characters to select from and most of them are video game mascots. Mario, Wario, R.O.B. the robot, Cecil, […]

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Bare boobies found in Kid Icarus

By Spencer . January 30, 2007 . 10:36am

  I couldn’t believe this tip from that the Unmasked Ninja sent us. In a short e-mail he/she said, “Have you seen the Kid Icarus manual? My friend showed it to me and the Syrn (corrected to Syren) is topless TOPLESS!” It was one of those tips that I had to see to believe so […]

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Now playing on the Wii: Kid Icarus and Zelda II

By Spencer . January 23, 2007 . 7:34am

  Japan got three new virtual console games online today. Now gamers can pick up Kid Icarus and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for 500 points a piece. Hudson brings out the sole PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 game this week, R-Type II for 600 points. I was psyched to see Kid Icarus on the […]