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Retro gaming fans, meet Retro Freak which promises to play games from Famicom, Super Famicom /SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy,  Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and even the Supergrafx. 139 more words


Network Connection Pending

In the early 2000’s online play was rare on consoles. Before Microsoft and their Xbox Live service, most console players relied on bulky modems and suffered a limited library of compatible games, but where did it start? 749 more words

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A Famicom for the 21st Century?

Artist Arne Niklas Jansson has recently posted a really cool and creative new concept for a variation on the Famicom system, the ‘Famicube’, on his website… 290 more words


Spring Hobby Drifting

There are people who think that, when you live in (or around) Tokyo, you’ll never be short of things to do.  I know.  I was one of them.  460 more words

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Meteor's 2015 Famicase Exhibition is live!

Awesome Japanese-based design store Meteor have just opened their yearly ‘My Famicase Exhibition’, an in-store art exhibition displaying hundreds of original Famicom cartridge cases, each sporting one of almost 150 different artists’ take on fictional Famicom games of their creation. 178 more words


The Famicom Disk Writer kiosk has scarily catchy music

Around the launch of the Famicom Disk System, Nintendo introduced Japan to the Famicom Disk Writer; a clever method for allowing Famicom Disk System owners to change up their game library for a reduced price (generally around 500 yen as opposed to 2,600 yen, the average price of new Famicom games) in a ‘rental’ style system, despite game rentals being illegal in Japan. 219 more words


I've Been through a Whirlwind: Beggars Can't Be Choosers

Awhile back I had “scored” a catalog containing information about the various game cartridges that the infamous pirate outfit (Whirlwind Manu) had produced. Manu had distributed copied Famicom games across the globe, with their territories spanning from Taiwan all the way to places such as Argentina and Chile in South America. 485 more words