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How To Connect Your Old Video Game Consoles To A New TV

If you've just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you're newly into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you've …

Hyperkin’s Pixel Art Controller

This PC controller looks like a low-res SNES controller! Also it comes in a bunch of colors (there’s a banner on the website showing four more than we have here). Is that Hulk green and purple?<p>It’ll be out in September. No idea how it is as a controller, but this design is fressssshhhh.

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Retrogaming

Does Your Insurance Cover Street Fighter Characters?

I'll tell you what. When I park my car, the thing I fear most isn't theft, careless drives, or hazardous weather. It's Ryu.<p>Courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i> reader …

Link Evolution with Triforce.

Nya Nya Nya! Cat Puppet Mario Time ⊟ So Nintendo has been putting out these “Nya Nya Nya! Neko Mario Time” (Meow Meow Meow Cat Mario Time) videos in Japan to promote Super Mario 3D World and other games – strange but amusing stuff. If watching these videos is inspiring you to host your own Cat Mario show, you will soon be able to import a similar hand puppet! Rakuten has its Cat Mario puppets priced at around $20 (before shipping and handling), and says it will release this June. Credit to @farmboyinjapan for spotting the product, and to Supper Mario Broth for the GIF. BUY Super Mario 3D World, upcoming releases

So Nintendo has been putting out these “Nya Nya Nya! Neko Mario Time” (Meow Meow Meow Cat Mario Time) videos in Japan to promote <i>Super Mario 3D World</i> …

Wake up Energized with a Zelda Life Bar on Your Headboard - Technabob

By the time you go to bed at night, you’re pretty worn down from the day’s events. Your life bar must be close to zero. Some sleep will help and that …

The beautiful aluminum NES that Nintendo didn't build

In 1983, Nintendo introduced the Famicom, which became the Nintendo Entertainment System when it hit North America two years later. Now, a company is reimagining Nintendo's original game console as a vision clad in shining silver. Analogue Interactive, the boutique that turned the NeoGeo arcade …

Japan used to rule video games, so what happened?

Everyone knows video games are big in Japan, but in recent years the question has been whether Japan’s still big in video games. “Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished,” said <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Dead Rising</i> creator Keiji Inafune at the Tokyo Game Show in 2009, and five years on there’s no …

It's games first for Xbox One under new management

Phil Spencer, the newly appointed Head of Xbox at Microsoft, says he'll lead the Xbox team — which includes Xbox Live, Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios — with a "gaming first" philosophy, focusing on video games as the most important component of the four-month-old Xbox One.<p>"Xbox is a …

Google’s Pokémon Master job-opening April Fools’ joke is actually a real game

Google is building self-driving cars and wearable computers — and now, it is getting into the pocket-monster business.<p>The search giant released an April Fools’ Day joke today that has its Maps team inviting the public to traverse the globe to capture Nintendo’s fictional Pokémon creatures. The …

Microsoft Buys Wearable Computing Tech for More Than $100 Million

81 patents acquired in recent deal.<p>A cursory glance around the tech blogosphere should make one point incredibly clear: virtual reality and wearable …

Microsoft’s new Xbox boss will put gamers first (interview)

Phil Spencer aims to make his company and Xbox brand more popular among gamers. The new head of the Xbox business at Microsoft said in an interview with GamesBeat this morning that he wants gaming to be a “first-class citizen in everything Microsoft does.” And he’s got the credibility to do that, …