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The IIHS Crash Test Ramming Car Has Pretty Sweet Rims

I was just thinking about how nice a set of basketweave-style wheels would look on my 1984 Nissan 300ZX when I found myself watching the 2019 Mazda3 crash test, and realized: “Hey, the deathcart-thing that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety uses as a battering ram has them!”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Emulator In Capcom’s Home Arcade Is Stirring Controversy

The Capcom Home Arcade, a plug-and-play fight stick that comes with classic arcade games pre-installed on it, was announced earlier this week, causing a backlash in the homebrew community who take issue with the device’s use of open-source emulation software.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Spice Up Google’s Carmen Sandiego Game With the Real Theme Song

I have always had room in my heart for the old-school “edutainment” Carmen Sandiego games, because they taught me a decent bit about geography as a kid. I also loved the awesome television show (with the awesome theme song), although I’m pretty sure I had nightmares about being on the show and getting stuck with […]

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This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card

Super Impulse’s Tiny Arcade line—a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets—is a fun way for ‘80s kids to relive their childhoods spent stuffing quarters into arcade machines. But for those times when you’re away from your desk and get the itch for Pac-Man or Missile Command, Super Impulse has created a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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20 Years Later, Snowboard Kids 2 Remains a Hidden Gem

While the Nintendo 64 wasn’t the most revolutionary home console, the clunky cartridge-based system still managed to house some of the best games of the mid-to-late ‘90s. Quite a few N64 classics, including Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong 64, and Pokemon Snap, will celebrate their 20th anniversaries in 2019. Joining…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Brilliant Use of Mode 7 In Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts’ Fourth Stage

When I think of the toughest games of my childhood, the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series from Capcom immediately comes to mind. They’re unforgivingly difficult, taunting you at each corner with a thousand deaths. Arthur’s armor gets shredded by every moving object and even upgraded weapons offer little protection. What’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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My Favorite Childhood Gadget of the ’80s, the Speak & Spell, Is Back

I can’t remember when exactly the Speak & Spell first entered my life—it was sometime in the very early ‘80s when I was four or five years old—but I do remember being amazed that my parents allowed me to touch and play with this marvel of technology, when other devices, like the VCR and the […]

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Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful

This year, Netflix will premiere the third season of its hit documentary series The Toys That Made Us. This series of 45-minute deep dives into the toys we’re most nostalgic for has covered He-Man, Barbie, Hello Kitty, and more. But video games have been noticeably absent from any of the show’s episodes thus far.…Read more… […]

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Someone Got Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Working On A Sony Watchman

Sometimes gaming enthusiasts are so preoccupied with whether or not they can, they never stop to think if they should. How else to explain one Smash Bros. fan’s decision to create an elaborate retro electronics setup so they could play 10 rounds of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the 1.8 inch screen of a Sony […]

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The Eternal Castle Is A Great Throwback To Classic Cinematic Sidescrollers

The Eternal Castle is a love letter to old cinematic platformers of the late 80s and early 90s, a throwback to games such as Another World, Flashback. It capitalizes on their virtues without the weight of their technological limitations. It just came out on Steam over the weekend. I haven’t even finished it yet, and […]

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