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'Sonic Boom' to debut on Cartoon Network in fall of 2014

A new, computer animated television series staring Sonic the Hedgehog and pals will premiere on Cartoon Network sometime in the fall of next year, Variety reports. In Europe, the show will debut on French children's networks Canal J and Gulli. The show, provisionally called Sonic Boom, is being...

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RetroN 5 retro console delayed to December 10

Hyperkin, maker of the five-in-one retro machine, has announced that the RetroN 5 will launch on December 10 for $99.99 in the US and €89.99 in Europe. According to the company, Amazon's listing of an October 31 release date earlier this month was a placeholder. Regardless, the December...

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Pixel art controllers coming from Hyperkin this September

We've got a hard and fast rule against caps lock here on Joystiq, but don't think we didn't write at least three unacceptably uppercase headlines about Hyperkin's forthcoming line of pixel art controllers for PCs and Macs. Beyond the aforementioned platforms and the fact that they're slated to...

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Earthbound and children at play

This is Making Time, a column about the games we've always wanted to play, and the games we've always wanted to play again. Earlier this month, a friend on Twitter asked his followers to name a "perfect game." The resulting conversation was fascinating, as hordes of players listed games while also...

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Life-size Mario statue for sale on Amazon Japan

Whether you're the owner of a local gaming shop or the parent of the world's most spoiled child, now you, too, can make a sizable investment in the momentary, fleeting happiness of a youth with this "life-size" Mario statue. Available for ¥285,000 (about $2,900) from Amazon Japan, the statue...

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'The Power of Glove' is a feature-length Power Glove documentary

Filmmakers Adam Ward, Andrew Austin and Paula Kosowski have taken it upon themselves to chronicle the creation and impact of one of the most infamous video game peripherals of all time, the Power Glove. Their film, The Power of Glove, is a feature-length documentary built upon interviews with...

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Nintendo wanted to remove Smash Bros. from EVO entirely, organizer says

Super Smash Bros. Melee's triumphant return to the stage during this weekend's EVO 2013 fighting game tournament was in greater jeopardy than originally thought, according to statements made by EVO organizer and co-founder Joey Cuellar during a recent episode of Live On Three. "They were not...

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Never-ending season: Twenty years later, NHL 94 lives on

In an era where releasing classic games across a multitude of digital platforms is the norm, EA's sports titles have been left behind. One beloved game left to collect dust within EA's retro catalog is NHL 94, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. After securing licensing agreements with...

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NHL 14 features offline 'NHL 94 Anniversary mode'

In celebration of NHL 94's 20 year anniversary, EA Canada has announced that NHL 14 will include a mode that brings the classic gameplay of the SNES and Genesis original to the franchise's modern engine. "It is the NHL 14 engine driving it all – driving the gameplay and presentation....

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The original Xbox could have been named one of these wacky acronyms

Had Seamus Blackley and his hardware team not vetoed the anagram-based suggestions made by Microsoft's mad men, the original Xbox could have been called the Microsoft FACE – which stood for "Full Action Center" – according to a list of rejected names for Microsoft's debut console...

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