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Your original NES goes wireless with the Retro Receiver

Your original NES goes wireless with the Retro Receiver

The original Nintendo Entertainment System made its debut in the US back in 1985. That was more than 30 years ago, and yet somehow we're still seeing new accessories for the beloved console. One company decided that the cables for the controllers were too short, and decided to remove them altogether.

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COLECO Chamelion takes gaming back to its 80’s roots

COLECO Chamelion takes gaming back to its 80’s roots

If you grew up in the 70's and 80's, you probably know the name COLECO pretty well. In addition to toys like the Cabbage Patch dolls, the company was known for their popular ColecoVision console. Little has been heard from the company in recent years, except for a retro Sega handheld back in 2006. Well guess who is back?

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Driving Fifty Years of Classic Mazda Rotary Power

Driving Fifty Years of Classic Mazda Rotary Power

In the early 1960s, Mazda was facing a crisis. The Japanese government, seeking to mold its nascent automotive industry into a powerful global force, had set in motion plans to combine the many different companies operating within its borders into three large conglomerates. Sensing that Mazda was on the verge of losing its identity and being absorbed into a faceless megalith that would be forced to produce only the specific vehicles deemed 'appropriate' for export by elected officials, its president, Tsuneji Matsuda, sent a group of engineers to Germany to investigate an intriguing technology developed by NSU - the Wankel rotary engine.

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3M makes a 4th gold Delorean for Back to the Future day

3M makes a 4th gold Delorean for Back to the Future day

Just three gold Deloreans were ever made of the model made famous by Back to the Future - now 3M wants to change that. To make a fourth model, in celebration of the date at which Marty and the Doc (and Jennifer) traveled forward in time to 2015, 3M is bringing out the products. As you're about to see, they've not changed the makeup of the metal, they've wrapped it all up. You'll see not only an eye-searing rendition of the Delorean, complete with tinted windows, you'll see it wrapped by a scientist!

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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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GameStop to become a retro gaming destination

GameStop to become a retro gaming destination

Gamestop isn't just accepting the old consoles for trade-ins, the company aims to be a new destination for retro gamers everywhere. Unfortunately, you won't be able to find priceless, old E.T. game cartridges in stores because GameStop will be selling its retro games through an online shop after each game goes through its Texas-based refurbishment center.

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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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Jaguar Lightweight E-type resurrects priceless classic

Jaguar Lightweight E-type resurrects priceless classic

Jaguar will turn back time and build six brand new "Lightweight" E-types, perfect reproductions of the coveted race cars that were never completed in 1963. Eighteen of the beautiful coupes were originally planned for the series, which saw the hand-made British sportscar take to GT races, but in the end only twelve were built.

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