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Nintendo Is Releasing a Mini NES With 30 Integrated Games

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There’s a huge retro-gaming market for people my age, born in the early 80’s who spent their childhood playing NES and SNES games. Nintendo is clearly aware of this, so they’re about to capitalize on that by releasing the NES Classic Edition. It’s a palm-sized version of the old console which comes preloaded with 30 games, which means no fussing around with large cartridges that you had to blow into constantly just to get them to play! You just have to plug the machine into your TV’s HDMI port and play away. The game roster includes classics like all three Marios, Punch-Out, both Zeldas and Metroid. It’s going to cost all of $60 and comes in time for the Holidays with a release date of November 11.

Hit the jump for a full list of the games as well as links.

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A1 Interview Material Right Here: The PacMan Suit


Nothing says you’re a serious professional who knows how to kick it in the weekends than showing up for your interview in an officially licensed PacMan suit, from OppoSuits!. Some might find it tacky and tasteless, we say it’s all in how you wear it. Just maybe don’t go around the office saying Waka Waka. It’s $110, and completely out of stock at the moment.

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Deal Of The Day: 22% Off On SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller & Smartphone Holder


My generation has reached an age where it’s getting nostalgic about retro gaming. It’s been long enough that SNES controllers are no longer seen as dated and archaic, but cool and efficient instead. Well, with the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller & Smartphone Holder you can bring back some of that retro glory.

Remember the glory days of playing Super Nintendo on that classic gray controller with its signature purple push buttons? 8Bitdo is bringing it back again with the SNES30, a 1:1 original design that supports both Bluetooth and USB connections. Connect with your favorite device or computer to play any modern game, and easily mount your phone with the expandable clipping phone mount.

– Play all the latest games w/ an old school controller
– Connect via Bluetooth or the included USB cable
– Use w/ your PC, Mac, iPad, Android & more
– Play multiplayer games using the dual-keyboard code system for iOS
– Play w/ up to four players on Wii w/ Wiimote emulation support
– Play touchscreen-only games w/ touchscreen simulation
– Mount your phone at the perfect angle

Normally $45, it’s $34.95 with today’s deal. Shipped for free, as always.


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Coleco To Release A New Console In 2016


Are you old enough to remember ColecoVision? If you are, there’s a chance that playing retro games also tickles your cockles in a way that very few of the modern games do. We don’t know whether it’s the ingenious simplicity of a 2-D sidescroller, or the melancholic throwback to your youth that makes these games attractive, but Coleco is certainly hoping to cash in on the sentiment by announcing the release of the Coleco Chameleon. In a partnership with Retro Video Game Systems, the company plans to bring a new console that’ll play “20th-century 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit titles. There will also be brand new games with similar graphics available, too.” We don’t know how much it’ll cost, and the image you see is only a render, not the actual product, but by the time February comes around we should know more as the company plans to show off their product at the 2016 NY Toy Fair.

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Romain Jerome Releases $18,950 Super Mario Bros. Watch


Romain Jerome is known to make some eye catching and obscenely expensive watches. Whether it’s a DeLorean themed watch with actual pieces of the car, its Moon Dust watch, containing dust from the moon, or the Titanic DNA watch, containing (you guessed it) actual pieces from the sunken ship, the timepieces always stand out. The same holds true of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ watch, although it contains no parts of Mario, for obvious reasons. Released as a tribute to the game’s 30th anniversary, it will be produced in a limited run of 85 pieces, each fetching an eye watering $18,950. Made from PVD-coated back titanium, the 46mm case features a three-layer face meant to recreate the pixelated look of the seminal game.


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Side A’s Got the Party Mix: Cassette Shaped Coffee Table

Cassette Shaped Coffee Table

Pay homage to a part of your past and recall the awesomeness of the era of mix tapes with this cassette tape-shaped coffee table. The gigantic cassette tape sits atop custom made steel legs and is built with removable remote and bottle holders, cleverly positioned in cassette’s holes. The coolest part is probably the cassette’s label, which you can actually write on because that part is actually a white board. Neat huh?

The cassette tape coffee table was commissioned by Rob Ireland and built by Ross Langley. You can check out more photos here.


Someone 3D Printed A Save Button


I don’t want to live in this world anymore.

Ok, so maybe it’s a hoax. Maybe it’s real, and some kid just has no idea that the “save button” used to be an actual thing. Whatever the explanation is, one thing is certain: I’m old. If you saw the above and realized this scenario is, sadly, totally possible, then you too are old, my friend.

The “not wanting to live in this world” comment? That’s just age-related depression; it happens at 30, and that’s a fact.

Ok, moving on…

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Make Some Kind Of Statement With Nintendo Drinking Flasks


We’re not sure exactly what you’re trying to say if you go around taking sips of bourbon from a plastic NES cartridge, but it’s nice to know that you can, since Thinkgeek now sells these awesome 6oz flasks. Perhaps you want people to know you’re a fan of retro gaming, and of drinking, and that you’re the sort of person they’d totally want to hang out with because who doesn’t love a retro gaming drunk? Amirite? The best part are the names: “Drunk Hunt”, “Fine Ale Fantasy” (coming soon), and “The Legend of Drink”. Get it? They’re drinking/gaming puns… Yeah… ok, we’ll show ourselves out. But hey, if your interest is piqued, just know they’re $20 a pop.

Oh, and also, considering the design, it might be hard to take actual sips from this flask, so maybe you pour yourself a shot or two, ok? Ok.


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Waka Waka: A Pacman Piercing


This is just too cool. There isn’t much to say, since the image kind of says it all. It’s a Pacman piercing, which could easily be expanded by simply adding more dots between the ghost and Pacman. This particular one was done by Precision Body Piercing in Marquette, MI (their Instagram).

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