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Wild price for sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda breaks auction records

Wild price for sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda breaks auction records

Back in April, we told you about a sealed copy of the original Super Mario Bros. that fetched the hefty sum of $660,000 at auction. At the time, we wondered how long this record would stand, and as it turns out, it didn't take long for the record to be broken. Today Heritage Auctions announced that it has sold a sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda for nearly one million dollars.

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Clippy returns with new Microsoft Teams backgrounds

Clippy returns with new Microsoft Teams backgrounds

This week Microsoft released Microsoft Teams backgrounds, including but not limited to "retro" concepts involving Clippy. There's a wide variety of options available with the Microsoft Teams Backgrounds collection, both branded and unbranded. They've got FOX shows, FOX Sports, NBC shows, NBC Sports, Xbox, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Pride, "Holiday background", and now Nostalgia.

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E-Legend EL1 Concept harks back to four-wheel rally machines of yore

E-Legend EL1 Concept harks back to four-wheel rally machines of yore

German startup E-Legend has created a performance electric car that draws inspiration from the glorious days of rallying – notably Audi’s all-conquering Quattro S1, the first all-wheel-drive rally car to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC).

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Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera puts a modern heart in a glorious retro body

Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera puts a modern heart in a glorious retro body

Nikon has revealed its newest digital camera, though at first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking the Nikon Z fc mirrorless was something from the company's film-based archives. Thoroughly retro in its styling, the "heritage-design" model is the first time we've seen the Z-series embrace a more traditional aesthetic, though inside you're not compromising on hardware.

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Playdate gets preorder date, games, and a weird new accessory

Playdate gets preorder date, games, and a weird new accessory

If you thought the crank on this video game machine was weird, wait until you see the Stereo Dock. The Playdate is a handheld video game machine that has a black and white display, directional pad, A and B buttons, and a crank. As of today, the device has a pre-order date and a new "Playdate Stereo Dock" with Bluetooth audio and a pen holder, that holds a pen!

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Retro Revisit: Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis

Retro Revisit: Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis

Sonic the Hedgehog is a game that needs little introduction. It sparked a series that is still going to this day - hit or miss though it may be - and it made Sega a competitor to the once-monolithic Nintendo. While Sonic has had his share of duds over the years, it seems that most people look back fondly on the original Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy. Today we’re taking a look at the game that started it all: Sonic the Hedgehog, which launched for the Sega Genesis in North America on June 23rd, 1991.

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TimeSplitters is finally making a comeback

TimeSplitters is finally making a comeback

For years now, TimeSplitters fans have been asking for a new entry in the series. Up to this point, those requests have gone unanswered - even fan requests for remakes of the original games in the TimeSplitters trilogy haven't managed to gain any traction - but that's all changing today. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that it's reviving Free Radical Design, and it looks like that studio will be tasked with making a new TimeSplitters game.

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David Brown Automotive’s Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is packing a 125HP engine

David Brown Automotive’s Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is packing a 125HP engine

British automaker David Brown Automotive (DBA) is riding the retro bandwagon with its latest masterpiece. The Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is a restomod version of the original Mini from the 1960s. Created in collaboration with performance vehicle specialist Oselli, the newest Mini Remastered gains a new and more powerful engine and a healthy dose of performance-enhancing updates.

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Akai MPC One Retro gives a modern music icon a classic color makeover

Akai MPC One Retro gives a modern music icon a classic color makeover

Akai's MPC is an iconic of electronic music, but while the sound might be achievable today, for the style you've had to step up to the plate with your own retro wardrobe as you hit its familiar pads. That all changes with the Akai MPC One Retro, combining modern MPC functionality with a classic retro colorway.

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Evercade VS home console brings retro gaming back to the TV

Evercade VS home console brings retro gaming back to the TV

Retro gaming enthusiasts are probably already familiar with the Evercade, which is a handheld platform released last year that plays emulated, licensed games stored on cartridges. Today, Evercade announced a console follow-up to that handheld, introducing the Evercade VS. It sounds like the Evercade VS has a lot of the same functionality as the handheld Evercade, with the major difference being that the Evercade VS is meant to be played on a TV.

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Polaroid Go shrinks the instant analog camera to (almost) pocket-friendly

Polaroid Go shrinks the instant analog camera to (almost) pocket-friendly

Impatient analog film fans with small pockets, rejoice. Polaroid has put its instant camera tech on a diet, and the Polaroid Go promises to be the company's smallest model so far. In fact, Polaroid claims, it's the smallest analog instant camera in the world, though given the trajectory of digital photography that has to be a fairly small category at this point.

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Korg MS-20 FS lands as long-awaited full size recreation of a synth icon

Korg MS-20 FS lands as long-awaited full size recreation of a synth icon

Classic synth fans, ready your wallets. Korg turned some heads when it announced plans to offer a full-size reissue of theMS-20, and now the MS-20 FS Monophonic Synthesizer is ready for your fingers' delight. Assuming, of course, they first dig deep into your wallet or purse.

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