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These GIFs Will Make You Nostalgic for Your Favourite NES Games

Before the hi-def graphics of modern consoles, there was the Nintendo Entertainment System—a world steeped in glorious 8-bit imagery. These GIFs by New York-based Brother Brain (aka John McGregor) show how the in-game art compared with real world photos. And somehow, the 8-bit versions are still way more fun. Read More >>

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A NES Clone Made From a Solid Block of Aluminium

Running an emulator with a few ROMs on your laptop or smartphone is a great way to scratch a nostalgic itch for a long lost console. But for the full experience, you need a TV to crowd around with friends, real controllers, and of course the hardware. Which is where the Analogue Nt—a gorgeous aluminium NES clone—enters the picture. Read More >>

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This 8-Bit Harmonica Makes Blowing Into NES Carts Musical

Even if the original Nintendo Entertainment System was well before your time, you're probably still aware of a well-known issue that prevented games from working until you blew into the cartridges to clean off the contacts. Taking that idea one step further, YouTuber Basami Sentaku has turned a few old NES (or Famicom, to be exact) cartridges into electronic harmonicas that instead produce chiptune-like music when you blow into them. Read More >>

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NES Cartridge Flasks Make Video Games Your Least Problematic Addiction

When you consider that a flask is supposed to be a secret way to smuggle contraband libations, an NES game cartridge doesn't immediately spring to mind as the most subtle design. But maybe that's the true brilliance behind these game cart recreations that you can fill with more than your cherished high scores. Read More >>

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All Your Favourite NES Games in One Swirling Vortex of Nostalgia

Remember before video games had polygons? Or online play? Or more than just an 'A' and 'B' button? When ducks were hunted and princesses were in another castle? Well now you can stare into that cyclone of NES history with this tornado of video game days gone by from Pop Chart Labs. Read More >>

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Hacker Turns an NES Console Into an 8-Bit Gaming Laptop

Forget dropping thousands of pounds on the monstrously spec'd gaming laptops sold by the likes of Alienware. As long as you're not itching to play the latest titles, you can look to the hacker who created this brilliant working NES laptop for some money-saving DIY inspiration. Read More >>

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Play Whole Bunch of SNES and NES Games For Free, Right In Your Browser

It's Friday, it's kind of cold, yet sunny outside, and you sure as hell don't want to be stuck in work. But if you have to be physically present at your desk, you could do so much worse than playing a whole bunch of Nintendo classics like Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Zelda, Bomberman, and Street Fighter, free and right in your browser. Read More >>

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With a Playable NES for a Head, One Vinyl Toy Is Not Completely Pointless

The words 'vinyl' and 'toy' should never have been put side by side. At least not when it comes to describing those plastic miniature sculptures that are most often used as cubicle decor. But we'll make an exception for Hannes Hummel's Super Gigan, which has a tiny playable NES for a head. Read More >>

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Giant NES Zelda Mural Reminds Us To Never Forget About the Battles of Hyrule

We doubt anyone who grew up with an NES will forget the epic battles they fought in the original The Legend of Zelda game. But their kids probably have no idea what it's like to fight Ganon in just two dimensions. And that's why this reminder is so important. Read More >>

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Turn Your Apple TV Into an NES Console (Kinda)

There's no reason to be ashamed of having the sleek Apple TV box perched on your entertainment center. But a soft spot for classic 80s gaming, and the desire to stand out from the crowd, has us wanting to wrap our hardware in this lovely NES skin. Read More >>

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Playing Super Mario On the World's Largest NES Controller Is Bloody Difficult

Oh my, the things we do for comedic value 'round Giz HQ's way. Remember the world's largest gamepad, the 12ft-wide NES controller? We got one into the office, where our video-girl Lucy and I tried our hardest with Super Mario. It was surprisingly tricksy, to say the least. Read More >>

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An All-Copper Touch Sensitive NES Controller That'll Fit In Your Wallet

You’ve that a massive NES controller to play with, but what about one you can fit in your wallet? This awesome-looking all-copper capacitive NES joypad that’s about the size of a credit card, and can be made at home with the help of a KickStater project, might fit the bill. Read More >>

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Button-Mashing Could Prove Tricky on the World's Largest Gamepad, Which Is In London Now

How much do you want to prance across this NES controller, which just so happens to be the world's largest gamepad? If you hotfoot it over to Liverpool Street station in London today, you can button-mash with all fours, while playing Tetris against a world-champ. No, not Dr. Mario, I'm afraid to say. Read More >>

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Anyone Else Blow on Busted Hardware Like It's an NES Cartridge?

You know the trick. When the game wouldn't load properly, you would take it out, blow in the open end to dislodge dust, grit, peanut butter, or what-have-you from the electrical contacts, then put it back in and hope that it worked (or repeated as necessary). Read More >>

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