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Have you struck out again and again when it comes to trying to find a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console (we’re looking at you, Paul)? Well, it looks as though Amazon will be the latest retailer to give gamers the chance to score the console at retail price instead of paying huge markups from sites like eBay or Craigslist. Amazon made the announcement last night with a simple tweet: NES Classic fans: we've got a couple exciting announcements to make in the coming week. Stay tuned for more info soon! — Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) December 7, 2016 For now, that’s all we have to go on. Will... Read more...
It is often said around this time of year that this is the season to be jolly, but screw that, I'm a little ticked off at the moment. Check that, I'm a LOT ticked off and I don't know whether to direct my rage at Nintendo, Urban Outfitters, or ultimately myself for getting sucked into this consumer culture that castrates the true spirit of the season. You see, I've been trying and failing to secure an NES Classic Edition console, the equivalent of this year's Tickle Me Elmo or Cabbage Patch doll, and it's maddening. It shouldn't be. After all, the system is rigged for failure, and I know that.... Read more...
Are you still looking to find a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console, but don’t want to pay upwards of four times the retail price on eBay or Craigslist? Well, get in line. Everybody and their grandma wants the retro console and Nintendo seemingly just loves toying with gamers when it comes to initial supplies over and over again. However, there are reinforcements on the way, and they are coming from the most bizarre retailer that we could imagine when it comes to console sales. No, we’re not talking about Best Buy, Amazon or even Toys R Us — instead, you’ll have to venture to Urban Outfitters.... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition game console is this year's Tickle Me Elmo, only it's not just kids who have it on their wish lists, it's adults too. And just like the Sesame Street doll, Nintendo's retro-themed miniature game console is sold out everywhere, save for second-hand sellers who have gone and jacked up the price on places such as eBay and Craigslist. If you really want to grab one in time for Christmas, you can pay a grossly inflated price, or you can try your chance at Toys R Us tomorrow. Toys R Us is kicking off its Christmas sale bonanza on Sunday. It's a week long event featuring an assortment... Read more...
8Bitdo has announced a new accessory for the red-hot gaming console that nobody can seem to get their hands on this holiday: the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. The company is marketing its NES30 Classic Edition Set, which adds wireless controller support to the retro console via Bluetooth. The set comes with a Bluetooth adapter that plugs directly into the console, and includes the NES30, which is a wireless replica of the original NES controller. The NES30 is capable of providing you 30 hours of wireless gaming, which should be more than enough to handle your hardcore Super Mario Bros. gaming sessions.... Read more...
Winter is coming and so is a highly anticipated Nintendo event. Nintendo is hosting a Switch private five-hour hands-on event in New York City on Friday, January 13th. The exact location and details for the event are not yet available. The private NYC debut will follow a streamed presentation the evening before in Tokyo. Nintendo is currently referring to the January 12th event in Japan as its “Tokyo webcast". The Tokyo webcast will be held live for investors and media. The invitation stated that the event is intended to "further emphasize some of the details that Nintendo plans... Read more...
The holiday shopping season isn't even in full swing yet though it looks like we already know what one of the hottest selling items will be: Nintendo's pint sized NES Classic Edition. Demand is red hot for the miniature version of the most popular game consoles of all time, and that's led to inflated price tags on eBay and through third-party sellers. Don't give in. Walmart is making available a limited number of NES Classic Edition consoles each day through the end of the work week. Like the handful of other vendors hawking the classic console, Walmart quickly sold out of its inventory at $60... Read more...
If you’ve been anxious to dive into some officially-sanctioned Mario gaming on your iOS device, the wait is nearly over. Nintendo announced this morning that Super Mario Run, which was originally revealed by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto during the iPhone 7 keynote, will be available on the iPhone and the iPad beginning December 15th. While Super Mario Run will initially only be available on the iOS platform, it will eventually make its way over to Android devices at a later date (hopefully some time during 2017). There will be three modes included in the game, all of which can be tried out for... Read more...
If you couldn't get your hands on the NES Classic Edition when it first went on sale yesterday, you weren't alone. Initial supplies of the retro gaming console were extremely limited, with some brick and mortar locations receiving just six units per store (really, Nintendo?). As we noted yesterday, trying to purchase the NES Classic Edition from an online retailer wasn’t much better, as most quickly went out of stock (or never had any stock to begin with). Many gamers penned their hopes on getting the console from Amazon, which advertised that the NES Classic Edition would be available to purchase... Read more...
If you were dead set on having a bit of officially-sanctioned Nintendo gaming nostalgia in your hands, your chances of scoring the NES Classic Edition at retail price are quickly dwindling. The retro gaming console went on sale today (retailers did not offer pre-orders) and is quickly selling out online. Taking a quick peek online, Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Gamestop and B&H Photo are all sold out of the NES Classic Edition. Brick and mortar stores that had stock were quickly depleted. Perhaps the last hope for people that would like to score the console at retail price any time... Read more...
It’s an almost certainty that the upcoming Nintendo NES Classic Edition console will be one of the runaway hits of the holiday shopping season. Nintendo first announced the pint-sized gaming console back in July, and it brings with it all the retro-gaming goodness that those of us who grew up as 80s kids loved. However, if there’s one thing that is somewhat of an annoyance for potential customers, it has to be the NES Classic Edition’s wired controllers. While wired controllers are in keeping with the original NES, in which gamers usually sat on the floor directly in front of the TV, they don’t... Read more...
Whether or not the Nintendo Switch goes down in history as a successful console launch or a flop is predicated on how interested gamers are in gaming on the go. As we learned, the Nintendo Switch's defining characteristic is that it can be uprooted from the living room and act as a mobile console. But in making that pitch, Nintendo was curiously silent about the touchscreen display. That's okay because additional information about the Nintendo Switch's screen since its official unveiling last week is starting to leak to the web. Assuming the latest leaks are correct—and they come from sources who... Read more...
If you are dying to know more about the upcoming Nintendo Switch (previously referred to as the Nintendo NX), the wait won't be much longer. Nintendo of America announced on Twitter that it will be revealing pricing, software lineup, and the launch date during a livestream event on January 12th, 2017. An introductory video for the Nintendo Switch was released last week. What do we know about the Nintendo Switch? The Switch is a gaming console that can rest in a dock, be played by multiple people and easily “switch” to a portable device. There are also detachable Joy-Con controllers that can be... Read more...
For many old-school gamers, few games hold a place in their heart quite like the original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Today, the game might look primitive - because it is  obviously, comparatively to today's title - but back then, it proved oh-so satisfying, and not to mention challenging. However, despite the game now being 31 years old, it's still played by many, reminding us of simpler times, or at least to giving us that nostalgic glow. While you might have completed the game a handful of times since its release over three decades ago, there are some folks... Read more...
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