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Ataribox images show off a retro-inspired console

Ataribox images show off a retro-inspired console

Back in June, Atari revealed that it has a new console in the works. Dubbed Ataribox, at first we didn't know if it would be a retro console like the NES Classic or a new console meant to compete with machines like the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Atari has shared more details today, and as it turns out, the Ataribox aims to be both.

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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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RetroBlox modular gaming console can run old cartridges, CDs

RetroBlox modular gaming console can run old cartridges, CDs

Retro gaming usually calls to mind two thing. Either they’re new games in a retro visual and audio style or, most likely, trying to play old games on modern hardware. The latter usually involves waiting for the generosity of the games’ owners to port the classic to some modern platform or, more often than not, acquiring and playing games through unofficial means. Gaming purists, however, no longer have to resort to such compromises, especially if they still own the original game media. RetroBlox bills itself as the world’s first modular and modern retro game console that can play any and all of those old CDs and cartridges you may have preserved.

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Nintendo Switch Pre-orders up again at Walmart

Nintendo Switch Pre-orders up again at Walmart

While many stores have - seemingly - sold out of the Nintendo Switch well before its on-sale date, Walmart suggests they've got stock. They wont have the device in stores until the street date, just like every other store that we're aware of so far - but they've got numbers. Walmart's suggestion is that they have enough potential stock that they're able to continue offering the Nintendo Switch on pre-order with guarantee of a unit to every person that comes in and orders.

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Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to use up that hard earned cash for the deals you’ve been waiting all year long. If you’ve been waiting for the latest gen gaming consoles to drop to their lowest, now might be the best time to buy. And the best play to buy those might be, you guessed it, from Best Buy. The retail giant has just slashed the prices for the PlayStation 4 “slim” and Xbox One S, and even one Xbox One, to make sure you won’t be left bored while waiting for the old year to give way to the new.

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RetroEngine Sigma wants to cure your NES Classic hang-ups

RetroEngine Sigma wants to cure your NES Classic hang-ups

Nintendo’s NES Classic (Famicom Mini in Japan) is definitely one of the hottest gaming items this half of the year but it suffers from two fatal flaws. It is terribly in short supply and it is woefully limited to 30 old NES titles. Fortunately for gamers (unfortunately for Nintendo), it has inspired not a few takes on the palm-sized mini-console. RetroEngine Sigma might simply look like one of those, but it is going the extra mile. Not only does it not limit you to 30 NES titles, it doesn’t even limit you to NES titles alone, boasting of supporting 28 gaming systems.

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Want a NES Classic? Try Walmart, but you better be fast

Want a NES Classic? Try Walmart, but you better be fast

As annoying as it is, the flippers are out in force when it comes to the NES Classic game console. About the only place you can get one is on eBay for many times the $60 asking price.This is the small game console that looks like the original Nintendo and has games built in. The console launched on November 11 and sold out so fast that many were left wanting.

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NES Classic Edition Amazon, Walmart, GameStop release details

NES Classic Edition Amazon, Walmart, GameStop release details

Today Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was released for sale at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Target. There are a few other places it can be purchased, but for now the only online location is Amazon. This release comes just in time for the holiday shopping season or - some might argue - a bit too early for the holiday shopping season. How is a true retro Nintendo fan supposed to wait several weeks before getting one of these as a stocking stuffer?

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Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

The Xbox One has its fair share of controllers now, both official and 3rd-party. What we're doing today is running down the best of the best - with a real oddity thrown in for good measure. This means both Microsoft-made and 3rd-party-made, since the dawn of the Xbox One. Here you'll find the controller you're looking for - or bust.

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Nintendo NX is finally getting a teaser, teases Nintendo

Nintendo NX is finally getting a teaser, teases Nintendo

Teasing a teaser. Yes, let those words sink in. Ridiculous as it may sound, it’s really a common practice these days. You tease the teaser, then drop the teaser. Months, maybe even years, before the teaser for the final product. All of them driving up the hype. But considering this is the Nintendo NX we’re talking about, that hype, or at least the expectation of it, is pretty much warranted. And while Nintendo itself is saying nothing, the Internet has practically said everything, more or less.

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Famicom Mini is Japan’s NES Classic version

Famicom Mini is Japan’s NES Classic version

To those unfamiliar with gaming history, Nintendo actually had two very different versions of its “Nintendo Entertainment System”, depending on which side of the globe you lived in. In Japan and nearby territories, the company’s hit console was called the “Family Computer”, lovingly referred to as the “Famicom”. In the West, it went by the now standard “NES”. So when Nintendo announced the coming arrival of the miniaturized NES Classic, it was only fitting that it would launch a throwback exclusive to its roots. And thus, the Famicom mini was born.

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Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

I'd wager that most gamers have sat playing their favorite game with controller in hand and wished that their controller were arranged differently. I know I have wished that there were a button here or there rather than a d-pad at times. A patent application has surfaced that shows Nintendo is thinking about a slick new controller that can be configured to some extent to how the player wants it.

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