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SD SNES Cartridge

The Super Everdrive, also known as the "SD SNES", is essentially a game cartridge that supercharges your Super Nintendo / Famicom. How? Well, you're able to load just about any SNES ROM onto an SD card and play it directly from your console, without needing a computer. That's right, you can use your original controllers too. It may not be perfect, but you'll be able to enjoy all the classics without needing to switch things out, and for under $200. Get one here now. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining why Olympic athletes bite their medals.

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PocketSprite Game Boy

Always wanted a pocket-sized Game Boy that fit on your keychain? If so, then look no further than the PocketSprite. Featuring a bright OLED display, dual-core, 240 MHz ESP32 processor with 520 KB of RAM, Bluetooth / Wi-Fi connectivity, an integrated speaker, and a rechargeable battery. Right out of the box the device can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, and Game Gear games, but with a little hacking, it can play many more. Buyers will be able to choose from either a fully-assembled model or a DIY kit, with the latter starting at $45. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Super NT Super NES

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Hyperkin's SupaBoy S is a great alternative for Super NES / Famicom fans who have always wanted a portable version, but fans waiting for a home version should look no further than Analogue's Super Nt. Unlike the classic console, the Super NT boasts a configurable video output with resolutions up to 1080p through HDMI, and perfect performance, thanks to the custom configured FPGA - a chip that can mimic components like RAM, video processors, and CPUs simultaneously - under its shell. Yes, it also natively supports peripheral carts like Game Genie and Super Game Boy, complete with streaming audio. Continue reading for another video review, hands-on pictures and more information.

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Wii SP Portable

At first glance, this looks like a Nintendo Switch, but it's actually Jackson Snowden's Wii SP. This portable Nintendo Wii features infrared LEDs for a sensor bar, 3DS-sourced joysticks, DS Lite buttons, and a full size USB port. That's not all, there's also three controllers built in: an original Classic controller, an original GameCube controller and a PIC microcontroller to convert inputs from the 3DS joysticks. 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 the $1,145 iPhone case.

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Mario Kart Tour


It's official, Nintendo is set to release Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices next year. While details are scarce, some insiders speculate that gamers will be able to purchase several downloadable add-ons, including a possible track maker. "The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019," wrote a Nintendo representative on Thursday. On the console side, entries to the "Mario Kart" franchise are among the best-selling video games of all time, with "Mario Kart Wii" at 37 million and 2005's "Mario Kart DS" at 23 million sold. Click here for the first image in the geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why alien life could possibly be our doom.

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Hyperkin Ultra GB



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Nintendo Game Boy fans rejoice! Soon, you'll be able to get your hands on an aluminum version of the original console, but with a few modern upgrades, thanks to Hyperkin. Code named "Ultra GB," this portable gaming machine will feature left and right audio for stereo as well as an audio amp - possibly LSDJ chip tune software, a USB-C charging port, an RGB wheel to cycle through color options, all priced at under $100 when it's released. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make custom Star Wars lightsabers.

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Nintendo Labo

Nintendo has always been known for their unique controllers and accessories, but "Labo" aims to take creativity to the next level. Simply put, it combines cardboard cut-outs, known individually as Toy-Con shapes, with the Switch console, to encourage imagination and discovery. Users build each Toy Con with the help of interactive instructions on the Switch, while stickers and colors are included to add a personal touch. It will be available as two separate kits: a Toy Con 01: Variety Kit, which offers five different Toy Cons, including a remote control car, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a fully functioning, 13-key piano and Toy Con 02: Robot Kit that lets you create your very own robot. Expect the kits to hit shelves in late April. Continue reading for three more incredible products coming soon.

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Transparent SNES Reimagined

Rose Colored Gaming specializes in salvaging damaged original Super Nintendo consoles by turning them into SNES Re-imagined systems. The case is made from laser cut and etched acrylic components held together by anodized aluminum hardware, which provides a clear view of the components inside. It will be compatible with all original SNES games, controllers and peripherals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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First Person Mario 64

Kaze Emanuar, a YouTuber and Nintendo ROM hacker, has created a new hack for Super Mario 64 that uses the game's camera to follow Mario's head movement as closely as possible, taking players on a dizzying adventure through The Mushroom Kingdom. For an even crazier experience, you could pair this hack with a virtual reality headset, such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Continue reading for a a first person speed run video and more information.

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SupaBoy S

Hyperkin's SupaBoy S is basically a portable SNES / Super Famicom that goes anywhere, and it's being offered for just $81.98 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. It includes right and left shoulder buttons, as well as a D-pad and face buttons. SupaBoy S Portable Pocket Console allows up to two players to play the SupaBoy S on a regular TV screen. It will play original SNES and SFC cartridges on a built-in 4.3 inch LCD screen. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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