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RetroN 5 and the uncomfortable tension between old and new

There are at least two schools of thought when it comes to playing retro games. Let's call it two for the sake of argument. On one side, there are people who want all the modern conveniences, both in-game and out: save states, fast-forward and rewind in the games, and wireless controllers, high def...

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Portabliss: Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters

Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

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Steve Wozniak secretly submitted Tetris scores to Nintendo Power

Aside from his tech eminence having helped found Apple, Steve Wozniak is apparently also a pretty sick Tetris player. He only plays the original Game Boy port, and admits he submitted his scores to Nintendo Power back in the day. "I was always #1 in the Nintendo Power listings in 1988, and after th...

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Chiptune album puts a music player in your Game Boy

A 41-track chiptune album created by various artists under the name "Handheld Heroes Volume One" hit the web this week. While the album is on sale for $15, a mere $5 more nets buyers a physical DVD with extra goodies, including books on creating chiptune music and an LSDJ player ROM. Songs on the ...

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Nintendo patents handheld game emulation on 'low-capability' systems

Nintendo has been awarded a US patent for emulation of handheld video games on other platforms, something that may not impress anyone playing a Game Boy game through the 3DS Virtual Console right now. Nintendo applied for the patent back in 2003, for technology to emulate a handheld game system (ex...

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Transforming LEGO Game Boy and Tetris carts roll out

Toys are wasted on the children. Their small, undeveloped brains clearly don't have the faculties to appreciate the creativity and power of LEGOs. No kid could create the awesome transforming LEGO Game Boy and Tetris cartridge seen above. The duo are named Domaster and Tetrawing, the result of abou...

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Rad: Bionic Commando swings to 3DS eShop this week

Surprise! The 3DS eShop is getting not-terrible! The original downloadable games are starting to stack up (Pushmo, Mighty Switch Force), and the Virtual Console is home to a lot of interesting games -- like, for example, the Game Boy version of Bionic Commando, coming out December 29 in both North A...

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Portabliss: Balloon Kid (3DS)

Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

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Massive Minecraft Game Boy plays Tetris (almost)

We've seen our fair share of huge Minecraft constructions in the past, and we figured that by now, our jaded hearts would have lost the ability to feel the kind of awe and amazement imbued by truly impressive builds. Thankfully, Minecraft community MinecraftA2Z is here to show us just how wrong...

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Pokemon charity marathon aims to catch them all at the same time

If you haven't spent all your money on charity gaming marathons yet, another opportunity for you to throw money at human suffering is coming up -- and this time, it's a test of both endurance and gluttony. Starting on July 15, Pro3Studios will embark on a 72-hour marathon, in which it will att...

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