Items tagged with retro

If the Macintosh was a person instead of a personal computer (yes, it's technically a PC), it would now be entering middle age and probably on a steady of diet of Ibuprofen for those aches, pains, and creaky knees. Instead, it's even more ancient by technology standards, as the original Macintosh (which was later... Read more...
The Sega Saturn, which succeeded the 32X add-on for the Master System/Genesis, was the first standalone disc-based system Sega produced before its unfortunate hardware market demise with the Dreamcast. The console played host to some incredible titles, including Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Cop, Tomb Raider, Sonic 3D... Read more...
Greybeards like your author recall the original 3dfx (then stylized as 3Dfx) Voodoo Graphics card with immense nostalgia. It was the card that brought the term "3D accelerator" to the mainstream with incredible performance in the then-new GLQuake. They generally came with 4MB of EDO DRAM on board, but a YouTuber has... Read more...
We love new tech and gaming, but we cannot ignore our roots. As such, it's not a surprise to many when we say that we also love retro. We get excited when we hear about a new remaster of a classic game, especially when it's a remaster of a title in the legendary Castlevania series. It may not be from Konami, but a fan... Read more...
Remember when the eMachines brand permeated the PC space with value priced systems and a 'Never Obsolete' upgrade program? If that's before your time, then take our word for it that eMachines had a big presence in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Harkening back to that era, the latest episode of GeForce Garage... Read more...
If you are still sad about Epic Games removing some of your favorite classic Unreal Engine games, your retro heart might be happy to know other classics are now showing up on Nintendo Switch. The Sega Classic Virtual Console for Nintendo Switch is adding several titles, including both console and arcade... Read more...
You're in rare company if you ever played Akka Arrh, a short-lived and ultra-rare arcade cabinet prototype that Atari released to a small test market in 1982. Now 40 years later, Atari is remaking the game to play on PC and modern consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and of course... Read more...
Gamers of the late 1980s, and all the way into late 2012, will no doubt remember the awesomeness that was Nintendo Power. If you, like many of us here at HotHardware, remember flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power, you'll probably be excited to learn that high-resolution digitals scans of every single issue are... Read more...
Years ago I cut my teeth on a Commodore 64 that my parents purchased from a family friend. Now that I've grown equally ancient in years, I've developed a fond appreciation for attempts to tap into C64 nostalgia, whether it's a throwback t-shirt or in the form of a custom-built emulator. One thing I never expected to... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to drive a tank? Feeling all that power, blowing stuff up, crushing anything in your way—Of course, you have! Thanks to a Raspberry Pi mod and some ingenuity, and restoration efforts you can drive one yourself! Well, kind of. At the Swiss Military Museum in Zurich, tourists can hop into a tank... Read more...
Are you old enough to fondly recall SEGA's Genesis system? It was known as the Mega Drive outside of the US. SEGA's 16-bit machine was the second of the fourth-generation game consoles. While it was a modest success in its home country of Japan, it was wildly popular in the US, Europe, and South America. The company... Read more...
Do you ever go wandering through a thrift store or even your grandparents' basement and find some awesome looking classic piece of electronics? Or do you just love that 1930s through 1970s wood-grain look? The only problem is that it's hard to find new parts to restore, or to fix these antiques up. Thanks to the... Read more...
About a month and a half ago, Sega announced it was launching the Genesis Mini 2, a miniaturized throwback console to the original Genesis, but it wasn't initially clear if was bound for the United States or only releasing in Japan. Shortly after, Sega's Yosuke Okunari clarified that the Genesis Mini 2 would in fact... Read more...
We talk a lot about micro-computer and micro-controller mods here, and that's mainly because we think they're awesome. Every week, if not every day, we see more amazing and inspirational mods on how to use these inexpensive little devices in cool and creative ways. Or, we just see someone who decides to make a great... Read more...
There is some very exciting news for classic Nintendo fans today. The long running project known as SNESManuals.com has reached a major milestone. It has finally gathered a scan for every known English language manual for games released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Good stuff. Documentation... Read more...
If you have existed on the internet in the past 11 years and are as much of a geek as our two and a half hosts, then you likely have heard of Floppotron. If you haven't heard of Floppotron then you are in for a real treat, for its creator, Paweł Zadrożniak, has posted up the latest upgrade to date: Floppotron... Read more...
History has already been written, but had things gone just a little bit differently, we might find ourselves reflecting on the Commodore 65 as the greatest selling single model PC of all time. Instead it's the Commodore 64 bears that designation in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the decision to build a C65... Read more...
The iconic 1967 Ford Mustang is being reinvented by a British company, and it is breathtaking. But if you want to get your hands on one of these rare cars, you better act fast because only 499 are up for sale. When one thinks of a Ford Mustang from the 1960's, you immediately think of an American muscle car and the... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to take GTA V on the go? Well, this modder might just have a solution for you. While there have been mobile releases of games from the first installment in the Rockstar GTA series all the way to Liberty City Stories, the latest title, GTA V, still hasn’t seen a mobile or portable port. Well, with... Read more...
You will find plenty of gift ideas in our Holiday Wish List roundup, in which each all of us at HotHardware picked out up a few tech items that we personally find appealing. However, one thing that's admittedly cooler than all of our picks is the Time Machine Radio that a Raspberry Pi modder built and plans to gift to... Read more...
Perhaps somewhere in a parallel universe, the Commodore 65 kept the good times rolling for Commodore, and was even more successful than the legendary Commodore 64 that old folks like myself cut their teeth on way back when. In this universe, however, the C65 never made it past prototype status, leaving us to wonder... Read more...
The quirky little Playdate handheld gaming console is finally getting closer to release. Panic, the company behind the eye-searing yellow device, says that it will finally be available to preorder in July. And if all goes according to schedule, the Playdate will start shipping later this year. Unfortunately, Panic... Read more...
1 2 3 Next