Posts Tagged ‘snes’

Record breaking console game auction passes $750k – Could hardcore gaming be a good valid retirement plan?

by James Woodheadon 21/06/2014
As collections go, Michael Thomasson’s collection of 10,607 console games is astoundingly impressive. Spread over 35 different gaming systems and collected over 25 years, there is no denying that this a collection to be proud of. But after 25 years, Michael decided to part with his treasured collection and offered it up to auction through […]

The Console Wars to be Written by Seth Rogen

by Stephen Breweron 26/02/2014
The lovable Canadian Seth Rogen, and his writing partner in crime Evan Goldberg look set to pen a film looking at ‘The Console Wars’. The Console Wars for those who don’t know happened between the 1980’s and 1990’s between Japanese companies Nintendo and Sega. It was a golden time for the young gamers, Nintendo brought out […]

RetroN 5 – A 9-in-1 Retro Console Coming Soon

by Phil_Matthewson 04/10/2013
Thinking of buying a retro console, but not sure which one to get? Well, Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 console is coming to the UK soon, able to play nine different 8-bit and 16-bit formats: NES, SNES, Famicom, Super Famicom, Megadrive, Genesis, Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance. It doesn’t just emulate them like some consoles out there- it has […]

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Release Date and New Dungeon System

by Hani Fearonon 01/10/2013
Today Nintendo have announced that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be released on 22nd November on 3DS. This is the first original title for the console and is in many ways a follow-on from the SNES classic ‘A Link to the Past’ which was released in 1991. As well as finally […]

Former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

by Stephen Breweron 19/09/2013
The third president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, predecessor to Satoru Iwata has died today. Yamauchi took control of the company in 1949 from his dying grandfather. It was here that, with the help of gifted luminaries such as Gunpei Yokoi (Creator of the Gameboy) and Shigeru Miyamotu (Super Mario Bros), Yamauchi moved Nintendo into the […]

The Legend of Niche Nights – Gaming, Cosplay, Anime and Comic Events (with Dinosaurs)

by Owen Duncanon 17/09/2013
Isn’t it bleedin’ great to be a geek at the minute? Or a nerd? If you find either of those titles derogatory then…isn’t it great to be someone into really cool stuff and things? I remember buzzing from getting past the first level of Lemmings! Anyone else think fondly back to the “awesome” graphics of […]

Geek-Pride Exclusive Interview: Smooth McGroove

by Stephen Breweron 30/06/2013
Recently I managed to catch up with Youtube sensation and video-game a-capella singer Smooth McGroove (Max Gleason) and ask him a few questions. These ranged from the possibility of touring to the evolution of his musical work and favourite games. Dear Mr Gleason, in your interview with Daily Dot you said, ‘I’d eventually like to […]

Exclusive Geek-Pride interview: ArmCannon

by Stephen Breweron 21/06/2013
Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Chris Dlugosz, the keyboardist and one of the founding members of the video-game band ArmCannon. We spoke upon several topics, ranging from the creation of the band, collaborations and the future of the band. SB: Where did the bands name ‘Armcannon’ come from, was there a chance […]

Death of a Next-Gen Gamer

by Stephen Breweron 17/06/2013
When the news of the latest consoles broke I was one of the happiest people on earth. I consider myself one of the second generation of gamers. I wasn’t there for the Magnavox Odyssey (1972) or the Phillips Odyssey (1976). But I was around for the rest, the Ataris, the Amigas, the Sega Master System […]

New Legend of Zelda Game Announced For 3DS

by Hani Fearonon 17/04/2013
Nintendo have announced today that a new Legend of Zelda game will be released for the 3DS late 2013. As a huge Zelda geek, this is very exciting news, especially since it will be the first original game released for the console. That’s right folks, whilst the new game, which is yet to have been […]