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Happy 27th Birthday, Nintendo Entertainment System

In Feel Old Again news, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console went on sale 27 years ago this week in North America. Yes folks, it was October 18, 1985 when Nintendo Fever first invaded the living rooms of America. The NES came in two bundles to start with: the Deluxe Set ($199.99 [...]

The NES Toaster

This NES-turned toaster is a pretty sweet accessory for every geek kitchen. My only question: do you have to blow on the toast a few times before popping them in to get it to work? Link

Fully Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

While it may not be all crazy huge like the largest working NES controller (link), this fully functional wooden coffee table version is still super cool, and it encourages you to use the buddy system when you bust out on a night of old school gaming. The warmth of the woods (walnut, mahogany and maple) adds [...]

This Tetris Video Will Stress You Out

In this eight-minute video, Tetris master Matt Buco maxes out NES Tetris — achieving 999,999 points. According to Twin Galaxies, only three other players in the world have achieved this feat. If you ever played Tetris on the NES, this video may give you bad dreams. Buco starts on Level 18, as do many [...]

One Of The Hardest NES Games Ever Translated To English

Have you ever heard of a game called Takeshi’s Challenge? Probably not, since this game from 1986 has only been available for the Famicon (Japan’s NES), and all the in-game text is in Japanese, up until now. Dedicated retro game enthusiast and ROM modder King Mike has finally cracked this bad boy wide open, translating the [...]

The Super Mario Christmas Tree

We wish you an 8 bit Christmas. We wish you an 8 bit Christmas and a Happy NES Year. Link

Etch A Sketch X NES Gamepad Hack

(YouTube Link) If you ever wanted finer control over your Etch-A-Sketch lines, then you may want to consider splicing in a NES controller! Here’s the process as described by Alpinedelta32, the creator of this brilliant mod: I connected the etch-a-sketch knobs to stepper motors, which are then controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. The Arduino program I [...]

The Wizard T-Shirt Pays Homage to NES Power Glove and Harry Potter

Remember the 1989 The Wizard about the greatest NES game player in the world, starring Fred Savage? (There’s a memorable scene where the coolest kid on the block, Lucas Barton, says how he loves the Power Glove … it’s so bad). Well, fast forward to 2011 and our pal Nerd Approved has got the T-shirt in [...]

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! Where Are They Now?

I love NES “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!” so I was tickled to find out what happened to all the boxers after all these years. I should’ve known about Von Kaiser! Check out this video clip from PMSports: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Have You Seen This ?!