Game News | Hardware

Announcement: The New 3DS

It’s PAX time. One of the geekiest tech conventions around, and this week Nintendo dropped a bombshell with the announcement of a revamped 3DS. The big news here is not a simple redesign, but what appears to actually be a whole new model. Let’s start off easy, the new model features better battery life, a faster […]

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Game News | Hardware | Nostalgia

Remembering the Playstation

From the 80’s to the early 90’s, Nintendo was the undisputed king of the home console market. The NES and Super NES were household names, but times were changing fast. In order to keep up with new technology, rumor has it that Nintendo decided to partner with Sony on a joint project that would add […]

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Xbox One – Revealed

Just a few days ago, Microsoft revealed the successor to the popular Xbox 360 console. The Xbox One. As a result, have now been introduced to all three of the “next-gen” consoles. The Xbox One in many ways is a standard upgrade. More processing power, better graphics capability. The software is a 64-bit Windows 8 […]

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Hardware | Nostalgia

Dawn of the Handhelds

Somewhere between the glory days of the NES and the introduction of the SNES, Nintendo brought us the now legendary Game Boy. I was living in Japan when this little brick of happiness was released and I remember being in complete awe of it. It was not the most attractive device. A grey hunky of […]

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Playstation 4 Announcement

So just the other day Sony had a big press conference to announce the upcoming release of the Playstation 4. While we’ve seen no picture of the console itself, several details including an image or two of the controller have been presented. Based on the picture alone, the controller hasn’t changed a whole lot. The […]

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Hardware

Playstation Panic

One of the worst things about modern gaming consoles tends to be their lifespan. In the last few years, I’ve gone through two Xbox 360’s and recently I began experiencing issues with my PS3. The problem most of these devices seems to encounter has to do with overheating. After a while, dust accumulates inside the […]

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Hardware

First Impressions: Wii U

Well, I’ve had some time now to sit down and really dig into the depths of the Wii U. Overall, the verdict is still out. But let me begin with some of the first things I have noticed thus far. First, the controller. I was very skeptical about the design on the new control pad. […]

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Hardware

Enter the Wii U

This Christmas, my son will unwrap a brand-spanking new Wii U. He has absolutely no clue he will getting one. For those of you not in the know, the Wii U is Nintendo’s successor to the highly popular Wii. It is backwards compatible with Wii games and controllers and will also retain Virtual Console functionality. […]

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Hardware | Nostalgia

Evolution

So far I’ve written about my experiences growing up with the original 8-bit NES. But naturally, like many other kids who came of age in the 80’s and 90’s, I was also the proud owner of its successor the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The SNES was a thing of glory to behold. It boasted better graphics […]

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Hardware | Nostalgia | Retro Sensei

The Nintendo Era

The world of gaming changed forever in October of 1985. That is the month that the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in North America. I still remember getting mine. It was Christmas morning, at my grandmother’s house. I tore the wrapping paper from the corner and my eyes caught sight of the golden Nintendo Seal. […]

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