Tag: nes

Pondering Life’s Mysteries: Why is the D-Pad on the Left?

We are surrounded by things every day that we take for granted and don’t question. Like, for instance, why is the D-pad on the left side of the controller? Most likely, you have not given that much thought until now, but if you think about it, pretty much every major console in history has had that setup. Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft all have the D-pad on the left. Even the N64’s funky controller still had the d-pad over there. We’ve all grown accustomed to the d-pad being situated over there, and if we saw a controller today with the...

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The best gaming console ever has been delayed, again

RetroN consoles have been around for a while but earlier this year, it was announced that they would be launching the RetroN5 that’s capable of playing NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, various Gameboys and other games using the original cartridges. With the new console, video and audio output improvements have been made to the overall experience and you can also use original controllers or sync up to four wireless controllers via Bluetooth for around $100. Sounds friggin great, right? Sadly though, the first release was scheduled for July of 2013. The second was the end of this year. And now,...

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Father hacks Donkey Kong so his daughter can play as a girl

As a girl, from the time you first lay your hands on a video game, if given the option, you always choose a girl character. There may be a dozen or so male characters to choose from, but if there’s one girl, you’re choosing her. Which is why this guy is already in the running for Father of the Year by hacking the original Donkey Kong game so his 3 year old daughter can play as a girl. From YouTube user Mike Mika: “My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together. Her favorite...

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The Courses in Wii Golf Are the Same Setup As the Original NES [bonus video]

Having never played the orignal NES Golf, I’m sure most of you are just like me in that we had no idea the much newer Wii Golf  is essentially the exact course layout from the original NES game. This was pointed out by Redditor onus111  and just like 99% of us who played Wii Golf  years ago (which was a really fun game) this picture still won’t make us take the time to dust off our Wii’s and put batteries in the remotes to play. RIP Wii. Hit the jump for a bonus video that Simpsons’ fans might get...

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