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Super NES Classic

The SNES Classic is now available for pre-order at physical GameStop stores ($25 deposit), but will be officially released on September 29th. The system has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, only smaller. Plus, this one comes fully loaded with 21 games. Get your hands on some of the best 2-player games of the era, including Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting. The Super NES Classic Edition is compatible with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro accessories. Just plug it in and play. More information. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Nintendo Switch Stock

The Nintendo Switch has been out of stock for quite some time, ever since it launched, but now, Amazon Prime members (free trial), can pick one up for $299.99, without having to purchase any bundle packages. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers. Get one here now. Continue reading for a video unboxing of the Nintendo Switch Sonic Mania limited edition collector's edition and more information.

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NES Screenshots Art

Photo credit: Andres Moncayo

Artist Andres Moncayo specializes in taking 8-bit NES screenshots and turning them into works of art. Whether it be Duck Hunt, Punch-Out!!, or Ninja Gaiden, he has you covered. Did you know that prior to the NES version, Nintendo also made a Duck Hunt game based on Laser Clay Shooting System released in 1976? That's right, it was later a pack-in game, paired with Super Mario Bros.; the pack later also included World Class Track Meet. Continue reading for more screenshots.

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Nintendo Cross

With Nintendo diving into the mobile gaming universe, it's only a matter of time before they start releasing accessories and / or their own smartphone. The "Nintendo Cross" basically transforms your iPhone into a Switch-like gaming console, complete with a full set of removable controllers. Plus, a sliding mechanism enables users to play games in both horizontal and vertical modes by shifting the controllers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SNES Classic

Set to be launched on September 29 for $79.99, the SNES Classic not only looks like its real-life counterpart, but offers 21 built-in games, including: Star Fox 2, Super Mario World, Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Street Fighter II Turbo. You'll also get two controller pads in the box, so you'll be able to enjoy the titles with a friend. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an elevator designed to go sideways.

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War Game Boy

The Nintendo Game Boy you see above belonged to a soldier during the Gulf War in 1990-91, and was damaged when a bomb hit the barracks he was staying in. Believe it or not, the game console still functions when plugged in, but it now perpetually runs Tetris at Nintendo World in New York City. Continue reading to view more things worn down by time. Click here for a few bonus images.

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HyperKin SmartBoy

HyperKin's SmartBoy started out as an April Fools' Day joke a while back, but now it has become a reality. It's currently compatible with Samsung smartphones that have a USB-Type C port, like the Galaxy S8, and it works with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges. Priced at $49.99, it's designed to look and feel like a real handheld gaming console. "The SmartBoy has been about two years in the making - three if you count the months we were kicking around the idea. From an April Fool's Joke, to a successful dev kit, and now an officially licensed device, that little guy has come a long way," said Hyperkin Product Developer, Chris Gallizzi. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining how long humans could survive in space without a spacesuit.

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PlayStation Switch

The PlayStation Switch, also known as the PlayMan, shows what Sony's future portable game console could look like. Designed by Curved/Labs, this device works exactly like the Nintendo Switch, offering detachable joysticks and a standalone display. "The PlayMan won't be used in just two modes - handheld or TV docking station - but offers three possible fields of use. The device can either be connected to the TV via HDMI or, with attached controllers, be used as a handheld console. But furthermore a large, fully adjustable and above all robust joint allows for a comfortable solution to play while being out and about, without having to suffer from tired arms from holding up the weight of the whole handheld console," said the designers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SNES Switch

Andreas Wallin has always loved the Super Nintendo / Famicom, and when the Nintendo Switch came out, there was only one thing left to do, give it a retro makeover. He started by painting both of the Switch Joy-Con controllers, and then swapped out the standard buttons for the iconic multi-colored Super Nintendo buttons. "The internet is a great resource for modding. I've been following the Switch and the great mod/remix culture that it has started around it. So I followed a few articles and videos about what to do to pick the Joy-Cons apart," said Wallin. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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NES Car

Photo credit: Jennings Ford Direct

Ever wonder what video game consoles would look like as real cars? If so, then the crew at Jennings Ford Direct have just the vehicles for you, starting with the NES car. It retains the classic boxy shape, complete with controller port, cartridge slot windows, and gamepad buttons. Other consoles include: the Atari 2600, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo Switch. Continue reading to see them all.

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