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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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Analogue Pocket gaming handheld delayed again due to global affairs

Analogue Pocket gaming handheld delayed again due to global affairs

There was a bout of new consoles in the past few years that were designed to pay homage to the old consoles of yesteryears. These retro consoles, often coming in miniature forms, only allowed for a limited set of titles that their originals supported. Some, however, have tried to expand that roster to almost any game, provided you still had the original physical media. That's what the Analogue Pocket promised for Game Boy cartridges and similar handheld games but, unfortunately, the fulfillment of that promise is being delayed a second time around.

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Analogue fighting scalpers and bots with bigger efforts than PS5

Analogue fighting scalpers and bots with bigger efforts than PS5

This week the folks at Analogue made an extended statement on supply and demand. The gaming products they offer are not "Limited Edition," they've confirmed. This means that they'll be available for purchase, at some point, no matter how many are sold. Per the company's message, "More Pockets will be available for purchase in 2021."

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Analogue Duo revives TurboGrafx-16 and more for the modern era

Analogue Duo revives TurboGrafx-16 and more for the modern era

Analogue is known for making really solid hardware that can play a range of retro games, and today, it introduced its next product: the Analogue Duo. In its announcement today, Analogue says that the Duo "compatible with nearly every NEC system and game format." That means it can play games from platforms like the TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and TurboGrafx CD.

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Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4000c brings iconic turntable back to life

Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4000c brings iconic turntable back to life

Bang & Olufsen is bringing a classic back from the vault, with the Beogram 4000c turntable launching a new series of reborn icons from the Danish company's back catalog. The B&O Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition is a modern-day restoration and first in the new Classics series, focused on renovating original models rather than building them anew.

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New Motorola Razr is 2020’s 5G foldable do-over

New Motorola Razr is 2020’s 5G foldable do-over

This afternoon Motorola revealed the new Motorola RAZR 5G, a second-generation foldable display smartphone. This device is very similar to its immediate predecessor, with a few feature upgrades to make the case for a new model, including 5G connectivity. Motorola's decided to continue on with their strategy of recalling the hype of the original RAZR flip phone with some marketing materials that effectively say that July of 2004 was a very, very long time ago.

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Analogue Pocket pre-order today – the good news and the bad news

Analogue Pocket pre-order today – the good news and the bad news

Last week, Analogue made a couple of big announcements regarding its upcoming handheld, the Pocket. First was the announcement that Pocket had been delayed into May 2021, at least in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic complicating production and shipping. The second big announcement was regarding when pre-orders would open, with Analogue setting a pre-order date of August 3rd.

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Analogue Pocket delayed, but there’s good news on the horizon

Analogue Pocket delayed, but there’s good news on the horizon

Last year, Analogue revealed the Pocket, its newest retro console. Like the Super Nt and the Mega Sg, the idea behind the Analogue Pocket is to give players a modern way to play retro games - in this case, handheld games from systems like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. When it was first revealed, it looked like an exciting handheld for retro enthusiasts, but today, we're learning that the Analogue Pocket has been delayed.

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Legendary SimRefinery game released for free after 30 years in hiding

Legendary SimRefinery game released for free after 30 years in hiding

Back in the early-to-mid 1990s, SimCity and its derivatives seemed to be everywhere. Maxis at one point was pumping out two or three Sim games per year, and after the success of the original SimCity in 1989, we saw the series branch out to a number of different themes - SimTower, SimFarm, SimAnt, SimCopter, SimGolf; the list goes on and on.

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This restomod 1997 Acura SLX is super-stealth “Super Handling” genius

This restomod 1997 Acura SLX is super-stealth “Super Handling” genius

Your eyes do not deceive you: this is indeed a 1997 Acura SLX, the automaker's first SUV, but the classic lines hide a thoroughly more entertaining restomod. Forebear to the MDX and RDX, the automaker's current SUVs, the SLX was hardly commonplace to begin with, but thanks to an engine more powerful than what you'd find in a Civic Type R, along with some other improvements, this reimagined modern classic is even more unusual.

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The C64 brings the Commodore 64 back to life in full size

The C64 brings the Commodore 64 back to life in full size

There’s a saying in the fashion world that what’s old will eventually become new again. While not exactly the norm in the gaming industry, we’re seeing a revival not just of classic games but classic consoles as well. The NES and especially the PSX, however, has nothing on the Commodore 64 and Atari VCS in terms of antiquity and both of the latter have gotten their own retro revival. Not satisfied with a Mini version, however, Retro Games is returning with a full-sized recreation of the beloved computer, simply called “The C64”.

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