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The Story of Sega's First Console (And It Wasn't The Master System)

On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to change video games forever. Did you know, though, that the Famicom wasn’t the only gaming system released on that day? It was joined on shelves by the SG-1000, the very first home console manufactured by Sega. Read more...

Here’s What Netflix Looks Like on an Original Nintendo

We all get nostalgic for legacy tech, but we also probably wouldn’t want to give up our smartphones and advanced graphics for the gizmos of yore. But what if you could watch Netflix on a classic Nintendo Entertainment System? Problem...Show More Summary

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin available this Friday in UK

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced the release of LEGO ® Ninjago™: Shadow of Ronin™, available from Friday 27th March in the UK for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and the PlayStation ® Vita. Show More Summary

9 NES Homebrew Carts You Won’t Believe Exist

Angry Birds, Final Fantasy VII and Tecmo Bowl with up-to-date NFL rosters – all on the Nintendo Entertainment System. These aren’t 8-bit parodies: these games were all actually created to run on the 1980’s console. From unofficial Asian knockoffs to homebrew titles, it’s surprising how many NES games are still being made. Show More Summary

Wooden Cutting Board Shaped Like an Old School NES Video Game Cartridge That Is Great for Slicing 1-UP Mushrooms

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

San Diego-based Dave Stencil of CuttingBoredom has created a wooden cutting board shaped like an old school Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game cartridges that would be perfect for cutting up all of those 1-UP mushrooms from the 8-bit world of Super Mario Bros.. It is currently available to purchase online from his Etsy store. […]

Hack of the Day: This is What Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ Looks Like on Nintendo

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

As part of Netflix’s “Hack Day,” some of their engineers got together and figured out a way to watch their programming in 8-bits on a Nintendo Entertainment System. Why? Why not? From their description: In a world… where devices proliferate…...Show More Summary

8-Bit Netflix Cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System: NESFlix

Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you could have bought a Netflix cartridge for the original NES console? Wonder no more. Netflix employees Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe, and Carenina Motion participated in…

A Cartridge Hack That Brings an 8-Bit Version of Netflix to the Original Nintendo Entertainment System

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Netflix employees Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe, and Carenina Motion participated in the company’s latest developer Hack Day by bringing an extremely low-resolution version of the popular video-streaming service to an original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Show More Summary

Netflix finally comes to … the Nintendo Entertainment System

The wizards at Netflix somehow enabled Netflix streaming on a 30-year-old gaming console.

Netflix Engineers Got 'House of Cards' to Play on the Original Nintendo

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

For Netflix’s Hack Day, employees Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe, and Carenina Motion created a version of the Netflix app that runs on the original Nintendo Entertainment System and features a number of Netflix’s key features, including the ability to scroll between films and television shows, load synopses and images, and playback media. Show More Summary

Netflix on NES

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

As part of a Netflix Hack Day, these fellow demonstrated Netflix access on a Nintendo Entertainment System.

How two Sonic fans brought an aging franchise back to life on iOS

In the summer of 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog was, quite simply, the greatest thing Simon Thomley had ever seen. At the age of 11, Thomley had graduated to the SEGA Genesis gaming console after years as a Nintendo Entertainment System … Read more ›

Jennifer Lawrence Cast as Steven Spielberg’s First Female Lead in 30 Years - Welcome... to 1985 Park.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

1985: the entire Mary Sue staff—those of us who'd been born, anyway—were in diapers, the Nintendo Entertainment System first came to America, and Steven Spielberg had The Color Purple in theaters, starring Whoopi Goldberg. Yes, it's been that long since Steven Spielberg directed a movie with a female lead.

A Portable KIM-1

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The KIM-1 was the first computer to use the 6502, a CPU that would later be found in the Apple, Ataris, Commodores, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Being the first, the KIM-1 didn’t actually do a whole lot with only 1k of ROM and a bit more than 1k of RAM. Show More Summary

The aluminum Nintendo Entertainment System is custom built inside and out

The folks at Analogue Interactive know that making a good looking game console only goes so far, and that it's what's on the inside that truly counts. It's with that in mind that the solid aluminum Analogue Nt -- the outfit's take on the original Nin...

Rare video game auction reaches $100k, but will anyone pay?

An ultra-rare video game from the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is currently going for $99,850 on ebay, but there is a good possibility the seller might never see that money. The rare game is Stadium Events, an early exercise game … Continue reading ?

Teens React to the Original ‘Mega Man’ Video Game and Try to Play It on a Classic Nintendo Entertainment System

3 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In the latest episode of their Teens React: Retro Gaming (previously) series, Benny and Rafi Fine of The Fine Brothers show a group of teens the original 1987 Mega Man video game and capture their reactions as they try to play it on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Fixing An NES For Good

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Sometime in the late 80s, the vast collective consciousness of 8-year-olds discovered a Nintendo Entertainment System could be fixed merely by blowing on the cartridge connector. No one knows how this was independently discovered, no...Show More Summary

Ultimate NES Collection For Sale

If you’re still looking for that Christmas stocking filler and you’re a fan of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, you might want to get in touch with Nate Duke who is selling his incredible collection. It includes over 800 different games including rarities and misprints: the result of a five year quest to collect every […]

Nintendo fan grabs Guinness World Record for "largest collection of Nintendo Entertainment System paraphernalia"

“It is a very expensive hobby, but I wanted to set this record to give a message to the world that Arabs are not only interested in speeding cars and flashy things." - Guinness World Record holder, Ahmed bin Fahad Full interview here Link

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