An officially sanctioned, HDMI-enabled machine that plays NES ROMs? Yup, sold. Nintendo have just announced the NES Classic Edition, which looks like a miniature NES and plugs into your TV via HDMI. 30 games are included, all of which - except for Castlevania II - are great games. Surprisingly, several third parties like Konami and Capcom have signed on and contributed games to the lineup. How good the image quality is, considering NES graphics were designed for blurry CRT TVs, is something to look out for, but I'd imagine latency would be low since analog-to-digital conversion won't be an issue. The best news here is the controller. From the looks of it, this thing is the same size and shape as the original NES controller, except it uses the Wii Nunchuck connector to plug into the system. This hopefully means you can plug these into a Wii Remote to play some Virtual Consoles games like they were meant to by played. Pre-orders aren't up yet, but a release date of November 11 has been announced, so keep your eyes peeled. This could turn into a must-have for X-mas 2016.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:04pmLast year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:16pmAfter seven months of infuriating silence, Nintendo finally unveiled their new console this morning. The Nintendo Swich is, as rumors have stated, a console / portable hybrid with detachable controllers.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:33pmSanrio had a booth at NYCC but it was pretty much empty. There were a few pieces under glass, such as their collaboration with Chocolate Skateboards, but didn't have anything for sale.