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Return of the Nintendubs! Lack of Social Awareness Mega Man

By Spencer . May 29, 2007 . 1:19pm

Overtime Comedy who released the set of Mario in MySpace videos has a new Nintendub out that uses footage from the 1994 Mega Man cartoon. In the clip Mega Man is trying to convince Protoman to watch Six Feet Under with him. Can Mega Man succeed and find a friend other than Veronica Mars? [youtube]COvUGvx1a3I[/youtube]  […]

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Watch: Rockman dancing to Para Para

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 5:09pm

Dan found an excellent machinima video earlier today where orcs from World of Warcraft sing “A Pirate I was meant to be” from The Curse of Monkey Island. I’m not sure this is going to beat his find, but this retro machinima clip has 8-bit Megaman and the robot masters do Para Para to Harehare […]

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Super Mario Brothers redesigned to frustrate you to no end

By Spencer . May 15, 2007 . 8:14am

Many of the Super Mario Brothers hacks on the market are designed to test how well you can exploit bugs in the game. This hack discovered by the Lost Levels is different, it’s designed to test your patience. Level 1-1 starts with Mario falling on a question mark block and a huge gaping pit to […]

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Watch: Japan’s Super Mario Brothers 2 and Zelda TV spots

By Spencer . May 9, 2007 . 5:47pm

Nintendo is about to release Super Mario Brothers 2 (aka Super Mario Brothers: The Lost Levels) on the virtual console later this month for Japan. Super Mario Brothers 2 was originally released for the Famicom Disc System along with the Legend of Zelda. The TV spot below is one of the ads back in the […]

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Watch: Conquering Hard Relay Super Mario Brothers

By Spencer . May 6, 2007 . 2:26pm

Hard Relay Mario Brothers is a sadistic hack of Super Mario Brothers that requires players to exploit glitches to complete the game. While an emulator is used, it still takes skill to do tricks like bouncing off a moving koopa shell and passing through solid objects. TAS videos explains how to do some of the […]

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Retro Bomberman shirts

By Spencer . May 6, 2007 . 2:11pm

  Banpresto who makes all kinds of video game swag has a collection of three Bomberman t-shirts based on the NES game. NCSX, who is selling the shirts and has pictures of the neato packaging describe them as:   A) White t-shirt with an explosive combination in progress that travels the upper length of the […]

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Nintendo hides their classic consoles in Super Paper Mario

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 12:17pm

Hidden in Super Paper Mario is a collection of older Nintendo consoles in one of the rooms of the third chapter. Look right underneath the HP meter and where the chest is. You can see (from left to right) a Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Famicom, Super Famicom, and the Virtual Boy!   See a close of […]

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Watch: Transforming from NES to Wii

By Spencer . April 17, 2007 . 9:07am

It’s far from official, but this neat CG video shows a NES transforming into other Nintendo consoles until it evolves to the Wii.   [youtube]fAMuGPusU0E[/youtube] 

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Unearthed NES RPG: Dragon Wars

By Spencer . March 28, 2007 . 2:25pm

Virtual console options are slim in America this week, only Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire is released. Things are a little more interesting in Japan where Wonder Boy V: Monster World III, Alien Storm, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Syubibin Man and the surprise addition of Sega’s Dyna Brothers. But why would […]

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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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