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NES Classic Is Now Available For Purchase – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo NES Classic Is Now Available For Purchase Ubergizmo As Nintendo promised, the NES Classic has been re-released this year and is finally available for purchase. For those who missed out on the chance to buy the console last year, now is your chance to do so. The console will be maintaining its original ... and more »

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Nintendo Files New ‘GameCube’ Trademarks In Japan – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Nintendo Files New 'GameCube' Trademarks In Japan Ubergizmo So far Nintendo has released the NES Classic, the SNES Classic, and judging by the success of these mini consoles, it's not a stretch to think that Nintendo could have more retro consoles that they might revive in the future. Now according to trademark ... and more »

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Bag Week 2018: Pad & Quill Heritage Satchel is a modern leather classic

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. Leather bags are the best bags. That’s a fact. Pad & Quill has been making some fine leather products for years and the new Heritage Leather Satchel is stunning. I love it. This bag is constructed out of tough leather. It’s thick, well conditioned and sturdy. It smells like a artisanal boot store in Austin, Texas and that’s the best smell in the world. That’s also a fact.

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Playmaji is looking to bring its retro-gaming, modular console to market

Tucked away in a far corner of the West Pavilion of the Los Angeles Convention center among the independent game developers showcased by IndieCade   during E3 , is a small booth demonstrating the latest Polymega hardware , a device that’s billing itself as the NES Classic for every old school game released on every old school gaming platform. The company that’s making the device first debuted last year as Retroblox , and while its name has changed (it’s now called Playmaji) and its hardware has gotten more refined, the vision remains very much the same. Playmaji debuted the new system and its user interface last year at E3 and it’s back again this year to tout its new pricing, and drum up support for pre-order campaign even as it tries to raise money to license games from publishers. Last year, Playmaji eschewed going down the crowdfunding route and instead raised $500,000 from undisclosed angel investors, according to chief executive and co-founder Bryan Bernal. This year, Bernal said his company would look to launch a pre-order campaign within the next three months and begin shipping systems by the end of the year. While there are plenty of consoles ( like the Retroengine ; or Hyperkin’s SNES clone ; or Analogue’s SuperNT ) that tout similar capabilities to play retro arcade and console games from gaming’s golden age, Playmaji’s grand designs to provide an all in one networked console for gaming that can stream to Twitch or YouTube may set it apart. The company wants to ensure that it’s doing everything by the book and not tacitly encouraging piracy, according to Bernal. Eventually Bernal does envision a move into licensing (aiming for 50 to 100 games when the company launches its first product in the fourth quarter of this year), but for now users are limited to the cartridges that they own — or that they can find somewhere. Both Bernal and his co-founder Eric Christensen have a history in the games business coming from Insomniac Games where Bernal worked on the Ratchet and Clank title. The hardware console will sell for $249.99 initially with module sets that allow for users to upload games from different consoles starting at another $59.99. Those modular sets also include controllers that resemble the classic designs from NES and Sega systems. “We designed new classic controllers packaged with the element modules,” said Bernal. “You can have a retro controller ready to go. To allow the classic feel and emotion of the games to carry on into the future.” So far, the company has only raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding, but Bernal is gearing up fo ra larger round of $2 million to $3 million for licensing additional games. He said preliminary talks were already underway with companies like Sega, Konami and Capcom

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Oculus brings Boggle to VR because… why not?

Hasbro isn't wasting much time bringing its board games to Oculus Rooms. As promised, you can now play Boggle in Facebook's social VR space, letting you play the classic word-finding game with up to four pals using Oculus Go or Gear VR headsets. It...

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NES Classic loaded with classic manga games raises hopes for other special editions

Japanese gamers and manga aficionados and every combination thereof will get a treat this summer with the release of a NES Classic Edition loaded with games from the pages of Weekly Jump. The beloved manga mag is celebrating its 50th anniversary and this solid gold Famicom is part of the festivities. There’s basically no chance this Jump-themed NES will get a release in the US — first because hardly any Americans will have read any of these manga (with a couple exceptions) and second because even fewer will have played the Famicom games associated with them. Familiar… and yet… That said, this nurtures the hope inside me that we will at some point see other themed NES Classics; the original has, of course, a fantastic collection — but there are dozens more games I would have loved to see on there. You can hack the thing pretty easily and put half the entire NES library on it, but Nintendo’s official versions will have been tested and perhaps even tweaked to make sure they run perfectly (though admittedly emulation problems aren’t common for NES games). Review: The NES Classic Edition and all 30 games on it More importantly it’s possible these hypothetical themed consoles may come with new accessories that I desperately need, like a NES Advantage, Zapper (not sure how it would work), or NES Max. Perhaps even a Power Glove? In the meantime, at least if you missed the chance to buy one the first time around, you can grab one come the end of June. Nintendo’s NES Classic will return to U.S. retail stores on June 29

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NES Classic loaded with classic manga games raises hopes for other special editions

Japanese gamers and manga aficionados and every combination thereof will get a treat this summer with the release of a NES Classic Edition loaded with games from the pages of Weekly Jump. The beloved manga mag is celebrating its 50th anniversary and this solid gold Famicom is part of the festivities. There’s basically no chance this Jump-themed NES will get a release in the US — first because hardly any Americans will have read any of these manga (with a couple exceptions) and second because even fewer will have played the Famicom games associated with them. Familiar… and yet… That said, this nurtures the hope inside me that we will at some point see other themed NES Classics; the original has, of course, a fantastic collection — but there are dozens more games I would have loved to see on there. You can hack the thing pretty easily and put half the entire NES library on it, but Nintendo’s official versions will have been tested and perhaps even tweaked to make sure they run perfectly (though admittedly emulation problems aren’t common for NES games). Review: The NES Classic Edition and all 30 games on it More importantly it’s possible these hypothetical themed consoles may come with new accessories that I desperately need, like a NES Advantage, Zapper (not sure how it would work), or NES Max. Perhaps even a Power Glove? In the meantime, at least if you missed the chance to buy one the first time around, you can grab one come the end of June. Nintendo’s NES Classic will return to U.S. retail stores on June 29

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NES Classic Edition Will Be Available Again June 29 – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo NES Classic Edition Will Be Available Again June 29 Ubergizmo Last year many gamers were disappointed when the NES Classic was cancelled. Given that Nintendo seemed to have problems trying to keep up with demand, it meant that many gamers weren't able to get ahold of it which led to crazy prices on eBay. and more »

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