Hyperkin RetroN 5 console will let you play SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy games and more

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Time to dust off all those retro game cartridges sitting in the attic: Hyperkin are preparing to launch a new 5-in-one retro console called the RetroN 5 that will allow you to play games from five classic games machines from…

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Android Market spring clean sees emulator apps kicked out

Gerald Lynch Android, Android apps, Gaming, Google, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Google have given their Android Market app store a bit of tidy up, in what games developers must feel is a long-overdue cull of emulator apps. Those looking to play retro console games on their Android handsets are going to…

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Happy 25th birthday Super Mario!

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

The world's favourite plumber, Super Mario, has turned 25. Happy birthday Mario! The driving force behind Nintendo's success over the last 25 years, Mario has lead the video-gaming charge almost as long as home consoles have existed. Easily the…

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Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition – Review

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Name: Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition Type: Book Price: £9.71 (Amazon) Out: Now Guinness, the world's globally-recognised authority on mankind's record breaking achievements have released their Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition. It's the latest in what is now…

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The Nintoaster is back – now in 16-bit

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You may remember around 6 months ago we published a piece about the Nintoaster – a fine, if somewhat pointless piece of engineering ingenuity where the innards of Nintendo Entertainment System were crammed still working into the shell of a toaster with the bread-loading mechanism in tact. Given there was a five year gap between Nintendo releasing the NES and the SNES, it’s pretty impressive stuff that the same modder has a toaster based on the newer hardware already.

Other than the step up from 8-bit to 16-bit gaming, it’s more of the same, from the modder.You still switch it on by pushing down the bread switch (technical name that, I’m sure) and it still gives you a nice warming glow, even if you can’t use its original function of cooking bread.

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