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Were There Really This Many NES Games?

Following the video game crash of 1983, Nintendo came onto the scene with the NES in 1985. Everybody wanted a piece of it and publishers began putting out hundreds upon hundreds of games for the console. By the end of the system’s life in 1994, there were 709 titles with an additional 113 unlicensed titles released for the NES. So, …

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Friday The 13th: This Is What The NES Game Should Have Been

If you’ve ever played the Friday the 13th NES game, there is a good chance you were disappointed. That goes especially for fans of the film franchise. Dr. Terror’s Hacktivision has imagined what a truly legit Friday the 13th NES game could have entailed (of course, you have to take into account that some of what is depicted comes from …

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Mike Tyson Plays Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, Finally Beats Glass Joe

Mike Tyson recently say down in the FOX Sports 1 green room and played Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, the NES game responsible for quite a bit of my childhood controller-throwing. FOX Sports would have you believe that it’s his first time ever playing the game. But is it really? Well, last month he suggested that he played his own game in …

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Guy Hacks Contra to Propose to His Girlfriend

On the list of NES games I played the absolute hell out of when I was a kid, the run-and-shoot classic Contra is pretty high up there. And if you’re like me, this should make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Some guy (redditor Equinn0xX) recently hacked Contra and used it to propose to his girlfriend. “I hacked Contra because …

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Somebody Is Actually Making A Documentary About The Power Glove

“I love the the Power Glove – it’s so bad.” The above words, spoken by Lucas in 1989’s The Wizard, weren’t just an expression of 80s opposite slang, but a prophetic voice declaring to the world that Mattel’s NES peripheral was utter trash. Now a group of filmmakers want to chronicle the creation and continued popularity of gaming’s most notorious …

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Capcom Is Remaking The NES Classic DuckTales

DuckTales is fondly remembered as one of the few licensed games that actually got it right. The perfect platforming and the amazing music have inspired countless gamers the world over. Now the classic is coming back and it looks better than ever. Capcom announced today at PAX East that it’s working together with Disney and developer WayForward to bring DuckTales …

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Nintendo Kicks Off Its Famicom Celebration In This Week’s Nintendo Download

After yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, fans across Twitter and Facebook said 2013 was the year of Nintendomination. It’s hard to deny after seeing announcements for such a broad range of titles that all appeal to the hardcore gamer, not to mention a remake of the greatest Zelda game ever made. Unfortunately, all of these titles are months away, but fans can …

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Experience Over 30 Years Of Nintendo History In 2 Minutes

As far as game companies go, Nintendo has been around the longest. It was founded in 1889 as a hanafuda card company. The company moved to video games in the mid-70s, and the rest is history. That history is the focal point of an amazing art project/video. It should be noted that some Nintendo hardware is absent from the above …

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8 Bit Mouse Pads Help You Play Better

What is your favorite game of all time? If you ask anyone who is in their 30’s the answer is probably a classic game that was on the Nintendo Entertainment System(NES) or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(SNES). The people over at 8bitmemory have come up with great mouse pads that feature screen shots of famous games from the 8 bit …

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Fort Atlantic Puts First Album On NES Cartridge

If you’re looking to break through the crowded indie rock scene with your first studio album, I’m going to say that it helps to release it on a freaking NES cartridge. “The idea to put together a Nintendo cartridge and make it a record came about when I was thinking about how other bands are releasing their music,” says frontman …

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Google Maps Comes To The Nintendo Entertainment System

This may be my favorite April Fool’s offering from Google ever (and they’ve done a lot of things). They’ve created Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), complete with a special cartridge and controllers (for voice search input). You can actually go to Google Maps and navigate in 8-bit. It even includes Street View: “Our engineering team in Japan …

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Battlefield 3 NES Edition Gaining Viral Momentum

I don’t care how great and realistic graphics are getting these days, the best video games are all behind us. However, if we can see more of the newer titles incorporate soundtracks like this, I might be inclined to backtrack on that statement. Someone put together this Battlefield 3 clip with music and sound effects from old 8-bit NES classics, …

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