Smash Seminar: The Melee Metagame

Categories: 3DS, News, Retro, Wii U

Welcome back to the Smash Seminar! In this series I’ll be introducing readers to the world of competitive Smash through articles on history, characters, players and more, in the hopes of getting more people involved in the competitive scene. Whether you wish to be a casual observer or a future…

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Upcoming book details 17 classic Nintendo games

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Merchandise, News, Retro

Prima has partnered with Nintendo to create the best history book you’ll ever read! Playing with Power: Nintendo NES Classics features 320 pages of art, interviews, commentary and in depth detail on 17 beloved Nintendo games. Exclusive embossed slipcase holds this hardcover tome in a clever package that resembles a…

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NES Classic Edition shown off at Comic-Con

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Merchandise, News, Retro

It’s been less than a week since Nintendo dropped the news that a mini version of the beloved Nintendo Entertainment System, pre-loaded with 30 classic titles, would be hitting store shelves just in time for the holidays. Now, with Comic-Con upon us, Nintendo has brought out its adorable new console…

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First NES Classic Edition trailer is a blast to the past

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition was one of the biggest surprises of last week, and now Nintendo of America has finally released its first trailer for the little system. Much like the official NES Classic Edition website, the trailer is filled with ’80s nostalgia, from wireframe backgrounds to…

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Video released of the 64DD U.S. prototype in action

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: News, Retro

Yesterday, we reported on a story about what appeared to be a U.S. prototype of the 64DD getting discovered in the wild. While many were skeptical of the find, new information and a video were recently released to put any lingering doubts people had to rest. YouTube personality and respected game…

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EVO 2016 stream schedule

Categories: News, Retro, Wii U

EVO 2016 has begun! The most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world is hosting nine separate game contests, including Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Pokkén Tournament. Currently, you can find Melee on twitch.tv/srkevo3, Smash 4 on twitch.tv/srkevo2, and Pokkén at twitch.tv/srkevo4. Check out…

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The Famicom is now 33 years old

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

Today, July 15th, 2016, is the 33rd birthday of perhaps the most important Nintendo system of all – the Famicom. The system that would eventually become known as the NES over in the west and effectively save the home console industry after the infamous crash of the early ’80s, the…

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Official NES Classic Edition website is live

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

Today saw the surprise announcement of a brand new Nintendo system (of sorts); the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. A miniaturised version of the home console that made Nintendo what it is today, the plug and play device seems like a deliberate nostalgic love-letter for fans and collectors alike….

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