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Nintendo Famicom Mini hackers find a secret message waiting for them

Nintendo Famicom Mini hackers find a secret message waiting for them

Though the NES Classic Edition and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom Mini, shipped with a mere 30 games on them, we all knew it wouldn't be long before they were hacked. Sure enough, that happened over the weekend, with one hacker posting video proof that they had added more games to their NES Classic. Today we're hearing more interesting things from the people who have looked at the code for these new consoles, with one hacker taking to Reddit to share a secret message he found hiding in the Famicom Mini.

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Famicom Pocket puts the Famicom Mini inside a Game Boy

Famicom Pocket puts the Famicom Mini inside a Game Boy

There has never been a lack of hacks and DIY projects surrounding Nintendo’s most beloved classic gaming systems, but Nintendo itself kicked off renewed interest when it launched the Famicom Mini in Japan and the NES Classic to the rest of the world. There have been some interesting work trying to replicate those mini consoles using a Raspberry Pi or, more recently, hacking into the box to make it support more than the fixed 30 games inside. This latest one to come straight from Japan is, perhaps, the craziest and best one yet, which practically puts a NES inside a GameBoy. Behold, the “Famicom Pocket”!

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NES Classic hack adds 30 games with USB cable

NES Classic hack adds 30 games with USB cable

Despite launching in the last few months of the year, Nintendo's NES Classic Edition turned out to be one of the hottest devices of 2016. But other than being incredibly hard to find over the holiday season, the only real drawback of the tiny retro game console is that it's limited to the 30 titles that come pre-installed. Fortunately modders and hackers have been hard at work at rectifying that problem, and the latest successful trick manages to add another 30 games over a USB cable.

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Snakebyte shows off Nintendo Switch, NES Classic accessories at CES 2017

Snakebyte shows off Nintendo Switch, NES Classic accessories at CES 2017

The Nintendo Switch is still a couple of months off at this point, but that isn't stopping Snakebyte from announcing a slew of accessories for it. Snakebyte has all of them in tow at CES 2017 this year, being the first manufacturer to announce an accessory line for the incoming console. On top of all that, Snakebyte has a couple of accessories for the hugely popular NES Classic Edition in the works as well.

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SNES Classic Edition teased with Famicon listing

SNES Classic Edition teased with Famicon listing

As Nintendo reveled in its success with the NES Classic Edition, a trademark for a Super Nintendo-age device was filed in Japan. This Super Famicon controller is the Japanese version of what was released in the United States as the Super NES. That's also known as the SNES, or Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Rumor has it that Nintendo's next big retro-console move will be to release an SNES Classic Edition to keep the retro love ball rolling into the future.

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NES Classic Edition available at these new retailers soon

NES Classic Edition available at these new retailers soon

After losing out on GameStop, Best Buy, Meijer, and even Target*, sale seekers are looking to a new retailer to carry the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. This console is quite easily the fastest-selling console in Nintendo's history, selling more units in a week than the Wii sold in its entire lifespan. This is also true of the original PlayStation, GameBoy, and Xbox 360, too, each selling less than 120-million while the NES Classic Edition has already sold 196k.

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NES Classic Edition Walmart price gouging: don’t get tricked

NES Classic Edition Walmart price gouging: don’t get tricked

Some of you might be excited to hear that the NES Classic Edition is listed as in stock on Walmart's website. Don't be fooled, though: these aren't the NES Classics you're looking for. Instead, they're listings from third-party sellers, not Walmart itself, and the price has been suitably gouged as a result.

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NES Classic Edition sales were through the roof in November

NES Classic Edition sales were through the roof in November

This may not come as much of a shocker to most of you, but the NES Classic Edition is selling really well. Nintendo seems to have a hit on its hand, which couldn't come at a better time considering that Wii U sales can't get much worse. Now if Nintendo could actually keep the NES Classic in stock for longer than a few minutes at a time, it would really be sitting pretty.

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NES Classic Edition in stock for some Amazon Prime Now customers

NES Classic Edition in stock for some Amazon Prime Now customers

Do you want an NES Classic Edition? Do you use Amazon Prime Now? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you might be able to get one of the hard-to-find consoles. Amazon announced earlier today that the NES Classic Edition is available for Prime Now delivery, however that's only true for a select number of cities.

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NES Classic Edition in stock at ThinkGeek, but only for lottery winners

NES Classic Edition in stock at ThinkGeek, but only for lottery winners

The NES Classic Edition is, unsurprisingly, still very difficult to find. What little stock comes in at retailers around the US is quickly swept up by eager consumers (and savvy scalpers), but the folks over at ThinkGeek have a new approach to making sure everyone has a fair shot at getting one. The NES Classic Edition is in stock over at ThinkGeek, but in order to get one, you'll need to win a lottery first.

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NES Classic Edition returns to Best Buy December 20, but for how long?

NES Classic Edition returns to Best Buy December 20, but for how long?

We've got some good news and some bad news for those of you still hunting for an NES Classic Edition. The good news is that Best Buy will have the console in stock starting on December 20, just in time to pick one up as a last-minute holiday gift. The bad news - or the more realistic news, at least - is that whatever stock Best Buy secures isn't likely to last for long.

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NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

Assuming you've been lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition, chances are the console's short controller cables leave something to be desired. Enter Analogue and its new Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Edition. Analogue offers wireless receivers for both the NES and SNES, so it's little surprise to see the NES Classic get one as well.

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