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SEGA and Retro-Bit’s mysterious deal gives us retro console palpitations

SEGA and Retro-Bit’s mysterious deal gives us retro console palpitations

Thanks to platforms like Steam, Xbox Live, PSN, and the Nintendo eShop, we've been enjoying something of a retro revival in recent years. Old games that may have otherwise been forgotten have been getting a new life on these platforms, and new games like Sonic Mania look to recapture some of the magic of those classic titles. That's great on its own, but now Sega and Retro-Bit want to take that one step further.

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SNES Classic restock on Cyber Monday follows sell-out weekend

SNES Classic restock on Cyber Monday follows sell-out weekend

Nintendo's SNES Classic has been the surprise hit of the year, with the combination of appetites for retro gaming and minimal supplies adding up to shortages across the US. The latest batch of the console arrived at retail today, but you're almost certainly out of luck if you weren't queueing outside Best Buy stores from the early hours.

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Nokia 3310 3G gives a modern spin to a famous phone

Nokia 3310 3G gives a modern spin to a famous phone

UMD Global is attempting to bring the Nokia brand back to prominence among consumers, and what better way to do that than by re-releasing what was arguably Nokia's most famous handset? Earlier this year, we saw the Nokia 3310 rise from the ashes, and now, UMD is releasing a new version that makes the phone just a little bit more modern. Say hello to the Nokia 3310 3G.

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Jaguar made the most beautiful electric car I’ve ever seen

Jaguar made the most beautiful electric car I’ve ever seen

Jaguar just made the most beautiful electric car in the world, and it only had to cheat a little to do so. The Jaguar E-Type Zero may look like it's right out of the sixties, but that's for good reason: it's an EV wearing the body of a classic. I've been spending some time up-close with it in London, England, at Jaguar Land Rover's inaugural Tech Fest event, and it's not hard to fall in love.

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Roland TR-808 and SH-101 rebooted with modern upgrades

Roland TR-808 and SH-101 rebooted with modern upgrades

Roland has given two of its most iconic electronic musical instruments, the TR-808 drum machine and SH-101 synthesizers, a 21st century reboot. The Roland TR-08 and Roland SH-01A promise the same highly-recognizable sound of the originals, but with price tags that are a whole lot more affordable than trying to pick up classic hardware. It's part of the Roland Boutique range, a modern-day rebirth of some of the most coveted hardware in the company's back-catalog.

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Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Today David Hill from Lenovo confirmed that there is, indeed, going to be a Retro ThinkPad release. This laptop will sport many of the features of ThinkPad notebooks of the past, but here in 2017 it'll have features that can match the current market. According to Hill, this device will be the culmination of the "Retro ThinkPad initiative" he started nearly 2 years ago.

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Nokia 3310 released, but you shouldn’t buy this retro reboot

Nokia 3310 released, but you shouldn’t buy this retro reboot

This week the folks at Nokia have released their most popular phone - or their most notorious phone - in a full retro reboot styling. That is the Nokia 3310, re-released with new technology inside a casing that looks much like the original device. The original device became synonymous with both being ubiquitous as a smartphone - the smartphone - and for being majorly rugged. With the reboot - it's just not the same universe we left back in the day.

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Nokia 3310 hands-on: Retro done right

Nokia 3310 hands-on: Retro done right

One of the cheapest, most basic phones at Mobile World Congress this year has probably got more attention than all the smartphone flagships combined. The Nokia 3310 isn't trying to squeeze the LG G6 from your hand, and its physical keys aren't going to give the BlackBerry KeyOne any sleepless nights, but it possesses a retro charm that has the Nokia booth here in Barcelona buzzing. Turns out, there's a good reason for that.

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Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Today's video game industry draws a lot on the successes of the past, and that certainly isn't a bad thing. With so many indie developers (and a few triple-A developers) paying homage to gaming's past, we've been treated to a number of excellent games, and here we'll round up just a few of the best for those who want a hefty dose of nostalgia to go along with their gaming. Keep in mind that this isn't necessarily a list of the best classic games available for PC, nor is it a list of the most recent games available. Rather, it's a list of games, both new and old, that draw on the past to deliver an experience that's worth both your time and money.

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Moog brings the iconic Minimoog Model D back to production

Moog brings the iconic Minimoog Model D back to production

One of the most iconic instruments in electronic music, the Moog Minimoog Model D, has been reborn, with production starting up again after more than three decades. Its squelchy, distinctive sounds called upon in tracks by legendary musicians such as Bob Marley, Keith Emerson, Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre, and more, the analog synthesizer was the first to break free of the music studio and be packaged for portable use.

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Olympus PEN-F Review: Retro done right

Olympus PEN-F Review: Retro done right

The Olympus PEN-F is retro done right: not just classic looks for the sake of tickling your reminiscence glands, but for delivering the best aspects of old gear. Launched back in January, the micro-four-thirds camera introduces several "firsts" to the PEN line-up, fittingly given it's also styled after Olympus' first PEN rangefinder from eighty years ago. Camera technology may have moved on hugely since the original PEN, but the key lessons are just as relevant today.

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Crystal Pepsi is back for your 90s retro pleasure

Crystal Pepsi is back for your 90s retro pleasure

The quest to resurrect every possible nineties food icon as a retro throwback continues, with the oddly-transparent Crystal Pepsi latest to return to shelves. The caffeine-free clear drink was first launched in 1992, and stuck around for a couple of years until fading interest killed it; now, it's making a comeback.

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