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  1. Dust Off Your NES! GameStop Will Begin Buying and Selling Retro Games

    Here we go!

    Are you ready for some 8-bit video games? GameStop's new pilot program is aimed at getting the classics into their stores, and you will be supplying them.

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  2. There’s an iPhone NES/SNES Emulator on the App Store If You Can Get to It Before Apple Does

    Sneaky emulator apps: The best holiday tradition of them all.

    While we're waiting for Nintendo to officially get on board with offering old games on smartphones and making piles and piles of money, sneaky apps continue to pop up on Apple's app store with hidden emulation functionality. If you're quick, you can grab an NES/SNES emulator right now without needing to jailbreak your phone.

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  3. Watch Today’s Youth Understand Our Pain as They Get Mercilessly Wrecked by NES Mega Man

    No one even taught them the pause trick? Harsh.

    Depending on your age, you may remember a time when video games were hard. I'm talking controller throwing, unapologetically emotionally damaging, brutally hard. To heal those wounds in a totally healthy, schadenfreude-driven way, watch kids of today play the original Mega Man and get equipped with nothing but lasting psychological torment.

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  4. Nintendo Releases New NES-Themed 3DS XL And Oh So Much Yes Please

    It's-a me, your drained bank account!

    Well, we didn't need money anyways, right? Nintendo has just announced that they're releasing three new variations of the 3DS XL before the 2014 holiday season - including one that looks like a classic NES controller. And the box it comes in? Shaped and designed like an NES console.

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  5. Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams and Other Teens React to the Original NES

    "Just bang on it." Close, but we were looking for: "Blow on it."

    Yes, there are now people who are nearly full-grown adults who have never blown into an NES cartridge to make it work. Who is raising these children without NES in their lives? It's downright disgraceful. While I call DYFS about that, watch these teenagers try to figure out how an NES works. (Hit the jump for a bonus video of the teens playing some more NES games.)

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  6. Analogue Nt Is the Futuristic/Retro NES of Your Dreams, and You Can Own One for $500

    It turns out you can put a price on your childhood.

    If you've got an extra $500, you can go out and spend it on the finest gaming console on the market. No, not Xbox One or a PS4 plus some peripherals. What I'm referring to is the brand new, aluminum NES, the Analogue Nt. Adjusted for inflation, it's not even that much more than you originally paid for that NES you should've kept.

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  7. You Can Play The Legend of Zelda From Link’s POV With The Oculus Rift

    Living in an 8-bit world has never been more heroic.

    The Oculus Rift can be used for all sorts of amazing things, like controlling space robots and diffusing bombs. But let's be honest with ourselves - what we really want out of virtual reality gaming is the ability to play The Legend of Zelda from a first-person perspective. That's right; you can be Link (just make sure you keep quiet).

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  8. Super Mario Bros. Is Surprisingly Hard to Beat With the Lowest Possible Score [Video]

    You can't even fail at Mario Bros. as well as this guy.

    YouTuber NotEntirelySure has beaten Super Mario Bros. with the lowest possible score without any cheats for assistance. Now even if you usually fail admirably at old school games, you can't even feel good about that, because someone has turned it into an art and is better at it than you.

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  9. Here’s a Bunch of New Art from the Little Nemo Comic Reboot

    Hey, it turns out reboots are capable of not being "gritty." Who knew?

    Winsor McCay's 1905 comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland and its unprecedented vision left a huge impression and spawned an animated movie almost a century later in 1989 and a great NES game (Little Nemo: The Dream Master) in 1990. Now, it's coming back to comics, and artist Gabriel Rodriguez has tweeted a bunch of the artwork.

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  10. Watch Every Single NES Start Screen Back to Back [Video]

    Come for the nostalgia; stay for the random chiptunes.

    For some perspective on your NES library, watch every NES start screen back to back and marvel at just how many of these games you never played, let alone even knew existed. Seriously, the NES had an incredible amount of games, and just their start screens alone will take up over three hours of your life with charming chiptunes and nostalgia.

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  11. The Entertainment Flask Looks Like Your Favorite NES Cartridges, This Is Your Adulthood

    Maybe our video game addiction isn't the one our parents should've been worried about?

    Ink Whiskey LLC has passed its Kickstarter goal for the Entertainment Flask, so you'll soon be able to carry your liquor around in a flask that looks just like an original NES cartridge. Now you can hide your real collection of booze inside a fake collection of NES cartridges with humorous, alcohol themed labels that may homage to gaming classics.

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  12. Vsauce Is Here to Meet Your NES Trivia Needs with This NES Stop Motion [Video]

    Shots fired. Lots of them. In Duck Hunt.

    What is the cumulative weight of all NES consoles ever sold? How much total RAM did they contain? What is their correlation to the speed of Domino's Pizza sales? Yup, that's something you'll know after watching this video. You're welcome. All of your burning questions are answered here by a stop motion NES console and Vsauce.

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  13. Every Original NES Game Makes up this Gorgeous Nebula

    Even Day Dreamin' Davey? Yeah. Even Day Dreamin' Davey.

    You may have had a lot of games for the original NES, but you probably didn't have all of them. There were over 700 games made for the system, and they're all featured in this beautiful poster that spirals outward like a nebula -- a NESula if you will. No? Fair enough. Take a look and try to find your favorite.

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  14. Artist Makes Chandelier from NES Zappers, Wife Won’t Let Him Hang It in the Dining Room

    This would go well with the mounted head of the dog from Duck Hunt.

    Artist and vintage gaming enthusiast J.J. Hendricks made this gorgeous NES Zapper chandelier, but his wife wouldn't let him hang it over their dining room table. What follows is a letter to Mrs. Hendricks by me on behalf of her husband asking her to reconsider.

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  15. Licensed NES Games From the ’90s That We’re Surprised Don’t Really Exist

    My childhood weeps for a Daria game now.

    Back in the glory days of the NES and SNES, there were about a spillion officially licensed video games that did not need to exist. Seriously, does anyone remember the tie-in game for Home Improvement where you fought dinosaurs as Tim Allen? Thank god VGJunk put together some imagined title screens for franchises that would have made much better games.

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  16. Mike Tyson Finally Beats Glass Joe in Punch Out!!, Humanity Redeemed

    It's a retro gaming miracle!

    Anyone who's played the Nintendo classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! knows two things-- that your first opponent, Glass Joe, is a total pushover, and that the bout with Iron Mike himself is legendarily hard. That's why it's so surprising to us that it apparently took Tyson 26 years to sit down at a NES and give Joe the pummeling he so richly deserves.

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  17. Take A Look At the RetroN 5, The Retro Gaming Console We’re Drooling Over [Video]

    We got really excited when Hyperkin announced the RetroN 4 gaming console, which was supposed to be capable of playing NES, SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy games with one console. Hyperkin was supposed to debut the RetroN 4 at the Midwest Gaming Classic this weekend, but they didn't. Instead, they introduced the RetroN 5. So what was the fifth element in the new console?

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  18. Hot Four-Way Action! Stick Your NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA Cartridges in the RetroN 4

    You kids can all get excited for the PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, but I'm pumped for this thing. Hyperkin has announced their RetroN 4 console that plays NES, SNES, Game Boy Advance, and Sega Genesis cartridges, though sadly not all at once. It's an upgrade from the RetroN 3, and besides adding Game Boy Advance games into the mix, Hyperkin has made a few additional improvements. It will be like a fifth grade sleepover every day of your life.

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  19. Beast of a Nintendo Emulator Looks Like an NES, Is Four Systems In One

    Emulation is a great way to get your jones when you're really fixin' for some old-timey goodness. But while it's incredibly easy to download an emulator on your computer, it's not quite the same; there's no console and no controller. Redditor woolydawg5's Ultimate Nintendo Gaming Machine solves those problems. Built into an original NES, woolydawg's device is actually a computer that can emulate the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and the N64. For extra fun, it also supports the original controllers, so you can get that authentic feel, even when it looks like you're playing Super Mario 64 on an NES.

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  20. A Cute, Evil Nintendo Entertainment System Monster Papercraft

    This adorably evil, blood-spattered anthropomorphic papercraft Nintendo Entertainment System was created by Alex Huret, adding to just how mind-bogglingly impressive papercraft can be. Also, adding to the collection of anthropomorphized children's toys reproduced in paper. Head on past the break to see more pictures of the cute little guy, and download this PDF if you'd like to try your hand at making your own.

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