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One man created an amazing update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy was the size of a hotel bible, required four AA batteries, and only played games in black and white.<p>Beautiful, isn't it?<p>But one ambitious gentleman thought he could make it even more beautiful. Behold: the updated Nintendo Game Boy, with the ability to play games from …

Raspberry Pi

Build of the week: Tt D3sk

<i>Every Monday,</i> <i>Build of the week</i> <i>highlights a unique rig from the web's most dedicated PC building communities.</i><p>The Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational is …

Computer Hardware

Short Film Shows What It's Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation <i>Player Two</i> should hit you right …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 140th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines from the last week:<p>ES File Explorer released perhaps it’s more horrible update ever that claims to charge our device 20% faster.. Instead, it hijacks your lock screen, puts ads on it, and, because it’s hogwash, it doesn’t …

Apps

Build a Truly Pocket-Sized Video Game Console with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Adafruit’s PiGRRL is one of the best little DIY portable game devices out there, and now they’ve put out a guide that shrinks it down even further …

Blueprints: The Spring 2016 Midrange Rig

<i>Presented by Newegg</i><p>The term Midrange can mean different things to different folks. A lot of people assume that “midrange” equates to “average,” but …

Four utilities to optimize your Steam client

In the last decade, Steam has gone from ‘Half-Life 2 DRM’ to being the unofficial frontend of a massive gaming platform. Many gamers see it as an …

Software

How to make the most of the Steam Controller: a comprehensive guide

The Steam controller is intimidating. It’s not the keyboard and mouse we’ve been using as PC gamers for years and years, but it’s not a regular …

Game Boy Zero enables you to play SNES games on an original Game Boy

By Robert Jones<p>Thanks to the awesome work of a very talented modder, Nintendo's classic handheld gaming console the Game Boy can now play basically …

Retrogaming

This awesome hack updates the classic Nintendo Game Boy for today

Wermy (Imgur)<p>Nostalgia is a great thing. It can make you miss a time and place in your life so much that you’ll go to extreme measures to recreate it. Such is the case with YouTuber Wermy, who loved the look and feel of the classic nintendo Game Boy so much he went to some pretty impressive lengths …

Retrogaming

Nintendo Is Leaking Like Crazy

In 2013, when I visited Nintendo’s Redmond HQ for a feature on the company’s Treehouse localization team, staffers there opined that secrecy was …

LEGO Gaming PC Runs Much Cooler Than It Looks

Building a gaming PC out of standard hardware and LEGO bricks is pretty impressive. Integrating an all new method of air-based graphics card cooling …

Nintendo is pitting Pokémon Red and Blue fans against each other

Hot off its Super Bowl 50 appearance, Pokémon is pitting another two teams against each other to settle a 20-year-old debate once and for all: Red or …

Read This: Playing video games improves real-world navigational skills

According to a study done at the University Of Calgary and published in the journal <i>Computers In Human Behavior</i>, playing video games can improve you …

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

The Phantasy Star series is Sega's crowning RPG jewel. Because it was released in the U.S. before Square's Final Fantasy, the game gave many Sega Master System gamers their first-ever taste of the role-playing genre. It wouldn't be until 1995, however, until Sega would perfect the series with the …

Final Fantasy

Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into a Nintendo Controller for Old School Gaming

We’ve already seen a Raspberry Pi Zero get stuffed inside an Xbox controller, but if you’re looking for a project that’s a bit more retro, then a NES …

Raspberry Pi

Touring the living remains of an 11-year-old MMO

EverQuest 2 has been around over a decade, but there's still some incredible sights to see in this odd game<p>My name is Phil Kollar, and I had a weird weekend.<p>Let's start our story just over 11 years ago, on Nov. 9, 2004. That was the date that Sony Online Entertainment released <i>EverQuest 2</i>. I had …

Nintendo’s make-or-break year

Nintendo’s make-or-break year Nintendo Nintendo have had a rough 12 months – can they turn things around in 2016? By Ben Sillis on 1 January 2016

Nintendo

What Are Your 2016 Gaming Resolutions?

The new year is upon us, which means its time to make big promises to ourselves that we probably won’t keep. My 2016 gaming resolution is to finally …

Someone Got Windows 95 Running on a Nintendo 3DS

If you're nostalgic for the days of MS Paint and Internet Explorer 1.0, one aficionado has discovered a method to run Windows 95 on your Nintendo 3DS. In a post to a Game Boy forum, the retronaut posted screenshots and a video showing Windows 95 booting up and running on the handheld console.<p>"Why …

Fallout: New Vegas mod Autumn Leaves is worth a break from Fallout 4

All the cool kids with their fancy new graphics cards are playing something called <i>Fallout 4</i> these days, but <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> is still alive and …

Power retro gaming with a Raspberry Pi

Next came the dismantling of the ZX Spectrum, easy enough once the five screws on the bottom of the machine had been removed and the keyboard ribbons …

Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday: Pictures

Performing Arts

Nintendo’s biggest successes — and fumbles — from the era of the Super NES

It’s been 25 years since the Super Famicom — better known to us Westerners as the Super Nintendo, or SNES — launched to long lines and countrywide sell-outs in Japan. While the console enjoyed a healthy dominance in its homeland, it was a participant in an incredibly fierce marketing battle against …

Retrogaming

Diamondbacks Announcers Tease Sorority Girls Who Are Caught Taking Selfies

Link to Media<p>Let's face it. We now live in a world where the picture you get at the game has become more important than the game itself.<p>This was proven during Wednesday night's Arizona Diamondbacks contest.<p>A group of sorority girls were caught on camera taking several selfies.<p>The Diamondbacks …

This Super Mario Maker stage puts David Cage on blast — and is better than Heavy Rain

Games can make you cry. If you need proof, don’t play Heavy Rain — play Super Mario Maker.<p>A Super Mario Maker creator going by the name Geofferu Heromoto has built a course that will force you to make tough decisions by asking one simple question: how far will you go to save your son? In the video, …

Super Mario

Recommended Reading: The story behind Google's new logo

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Evolving the Google Identity</b><br>by Alex Cook, Jonathan Jarvis and Jonathan …

This Rocket League MLG tournament had an amazing, clutch ending

Major League Gaming hosted a <i>Rocket League</i> tournament this week, with the grand finals wrapping up yesterday in what can only be described as a perfect ending.<p>To understand what happened, it's important to know that a game doesn't end until time runs out and the ball touches the ground.<p>In the final …

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Amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship.<p>Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg, which crashed in New Jersey in 1937. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry …

Dining Rooms