retro

This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

As gaming collaborations go, Nintendo and Sony might seem unlikely bedfellows, but the discovery of one super-rare console proves it wasn't always that way. The Nintendo PlayStation was to be a grand coming-together of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and a CD component built by Sony for a new type of SNES CD game. The deal eventually soured, and Sony went its own way on the PlayStation project, but not before a small number of prototypes were constructed.

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Mopar made this retro drag monster from Dodge’s Challenger

Mopar made this retro drag monster from Dodge’s Challenger

Dodge's Challenger is no stranger to performance, but Mopar is giving the coupe a distinctly retro drag-racer kick with the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. A factory-prepped race car for those with a taste for going very fast in a straight line, the Mopar Drak Pak will offer not only a naturally-aspirated engine option but - a first for Mopar - a supercharged model, both markedly different, though no less crazy, from Dodge's own Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 707 HP V8.

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Retro Freak can play old console games if you have cartridges

Retro Freak can play old console games if you have cartridges

There is no shortage of devices and software that will let you relive your youth's gaming days by letting you play that generation's console titles. But this retro console, appropriately named Retro Freak, is admittedly and curiously different. It makes a boast no other custom-made console has so far been able to make. It claims to be able to play any and all old console games, from Famicom all up to the more recent Game Boy Advance. That, however, seems only possible if you actually have the game cartridge at hand.

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Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

Ask Nintendo 64 owners what their favorite game was and, after a little reminiscing, many will tell you Super Mario 64. Now, you can relive the classic 3D title - or at least its first level - all in the comfort of your browser. Handiwork of Erik Roystan Ross, the recreation of Nintendo's 1996 masterpiece can be played online or through the browser, using either the keyboard or a gamepad controller from either Microsoft or Sony's stables.

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Lost Sonic X-Treme game is playable after 20 years

Lost Sonic X-Treme game is playable after 20 years

Nothing goes better with 1990's video game nostalgia than Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog. Some die-hard fans have found a Sonic game that has been lost to the world for the past twenty years. They found a way to play Sonic X-Treme, a game abandoned by Sega that was never released on any platform to the videogame market.

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum redux brings 1,000 retro games

Sinclair ZX Spectrum redux brings 1,000 retro games

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is being reborn as a retro gaming console, bringing with it 1,000 games and a tweaked design that facilitates playing them. The new console has been announced by Retro Computers and Sir Clive Sinclair, and it is able to run all the games developed for the original Sinclair Spectrum. The development is finished and a final prototype is ready to head into production, and so the folks behind it have taken to Indiegogo for the funding.

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Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 teased with Aliens, Robocop, Starship Troopers

Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 teased with Aliens, Robocop, Starship Troopers

In what could just as well be another April Fools’ joke, the folks behind the game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have teased Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2. The saga begins with a tap on the shoulder to the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon vinyl soundtrack (a real product) with the artist Power Glove in tow. Behind the director of Hobo with a Shotgun, Jason Eisner, you’ll see an image of the new game being shown with extreme clarity.

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I Went Old-School Gaming: Now I Miss the Old Days

I Went Old-School Gaming: Now I Miss the Old Days

I had some free time over the weekend last week, and decided that rather than read that book I've been trying to finish or go out for a walk, I'd sit down on my couch, put up my feet, and play some games.

As I've said here before, I'm a long-time gamer with a true love for all types of video games. That's probably why I've kept all the old consoles I owned – even the 3DO! – and all the titles that went with them. You never know when the urge might strike you to play some old games.

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LG retro TV delivers 1080p HD and physical channel dials

LG retro TV delivers 1080p HD and physical channel dials

If you're in the mood this week for a lovely bit of nostalgia, LG is ready to bring the heat in full begone-era fashion with a retro set with physical dials. This is the LG 32LN630R, and beyond the bits and pieces that make it looks very much like a time-traveling set from the 1950s, the company keeps up with the times: 32-inches of 1080p IPS-based display.

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