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Nintendo Switch’s hidden “flog” emulator hides full NES Golf

Nintendo Switch’s hidden “flog” emulator hides full NES Golf

A little over two months ago, the Nintendo Switch community was brimming with excitement at the report that there might be a built-in emulator, oddly named “flog”, inside the Switch. Nothing came out of it since then, however, and it was mostly regarded as a dead end. Until now that is. Thanks to the investigations of SwitchBrew member yellows8, we may have an idea now why it was named “flog”. That’s because this emulator might have been made specifically for the classic NES Golf game alone, which apparently is also available inside every Switch console as well.

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Nintendo should just make NES Classic stock unlimited

Nintendo should just make NES Classic stock unlimited

This morning we were all greeted with some happy news: Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic! After an initial production run that was abysmal in every sense of the word, Nintendo has decided to give eager gamers another chance to own an NES Classic Edition. This is good news for anyone who missed out on it the first time around, but it begs the question: why doesn't Nintendo just make the NES Classic Edition a regular product in its hardware lineup?

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NES Classic Edition returns next year, SNES Classic stock extended

NES Classic Edition returns next year, SNES Classic stock extended

There's a lot of good news coming from Nintendo this morning, as the company has announced that it will bring back the NES Classic Edition next year. Many of us are already familiar with the debacle that was the NES Classic's original production run, as the mini retro console was notoriously difficult to find and then discontinued far too soon. Now, everyone who missed out the first time around will be getting another chance to buy one next year.

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SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

Nintendo's SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have been cancelled in droves over the past week. This seems to have happened largely in the UK, but some reports suggest the spread of this oversold device situation to the USA. Today we're having a peek at which stores have the console - or where the console will MAYBE be available in the near future. Like Best Buy, a company that had a pre-order session last night.

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Rare NES game sells for a fortune (you won’t guess which one)

Rare NES game sells for a fortune (you won’t guess which one)

When it comes to game collecting, there are a lot of hard to find video games that cost a pretty penny. Unboxed copies of Chrono Trigger, for instance, routinely sell for more than $100 on eBay, while a handful of copies of the infamous Atari game E.T. the Extra Terrestrial sold for around $1,500 after being exhumed from a landfill in 2014. Those games and their prices, however, pale in comparison to one highly sought-after NES title: Stadium Events.

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Nintendo Switch actually has a hidden NES emulator

Nintendo Switch actually has a hidden NES emulator

Console makers have a love/hate relationship with emulators. On the one hand, emulators walk the thin line between innocent emulation of legally owned games and piracy. On the other hand, console makers themselves are now known to make use of that very same technology for their own benefit, from the Xbox One’s backward compatibility to the tiny NES Classic. Now it seems Nintendo is yet again banking on emulation, this time for the Nintendo Switch as homebrew modders discover traces of one inside Nintendo’s latest console.

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Hyperkin Retron 1 HD wants to fill the void left by NES Classic Edition

Hyperkin Retron 1 HD wants to fill the void left by NES Classic Edition

Now that we're well into May, your chances of finding an NES Classic Edition at retail price are pretty much zero. While that's likely frustrating to a lot of folks, Hyperkin is looking to fill the space left by the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition. The company has revealed its new Retron 1 HD, giving classic gaming fans another way to play NES games on their HDTVs.

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Nintendo Switch gets an unofficial Super Famicom makeover

Nintendo Switch gets an unofficial Super Famicom makeover

Nintendo might now be considered the underdog among the three console giants, but its fans go farther back in time and possess an unwavering love for the company's console designs. It doesn't hurt that Nintendo uses very memorable designs. So when the Nintendo Switch came out, it was really only a matter of time before someone tried to blend Nintendo's oldest and its newest, the Switch and the Famicom. Well, someone just did, and the results are jaw-dropping.

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NES Classic discontinued due to lack of resources, Nintendo explains

NES Classic discontinued due to lack of resources, Nintendo explains

It came as a surprise and disappointment to many around the world to learn earlier this month that Nintendo was discontinuing production of the NES Classic, especially when demand for it was still so high. However, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has forward this week to explain the company's decision, also noting that the mini retro console was originally intended to be a limited item for the 2016 holiday season.

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You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

Earlier today, the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition was briefly available at Best Buy. As is usually the case with the NES Classic Edition, it sold out quickly, but there's one big difference this time around: this could very well be the final restock Best Buy gets. We might see other retailers get more consoles sometime this week, but once April is over, there won't be anymore replenishment coming from Nintendo.

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NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

Just a heads up if you're still trying to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition: Best Buy will says it will have "limited quantites" in stock at stores today. This restock comes a couple of weeks after Nintendo officially pulled the plug on the NES Classic Edition, announcing that retailers would be getting their final shipments throughout the rest of April. Given the date, it's very likely that these will be the last NES Classics Best Buy will receive.

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NES Classic Edition production ends in Europe

NES Classic Edition production ends in Europe

Last week, Nintendo announced that it was discontinuing the immensely popular NES Classic Edition in the US. Today, the company confirmed that the mini console will be discontinued in Europe as well. That probably isn't the most surprising news given its discontinuation in the US, but now we've got official confirmation from Nintendo.

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