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April 21, 2019

Happy 30th B-Day, Game Boy: Here are six reasons why you’re #1

Now you’re playing with power… portable power! [credit: Andrew Cunningham ]

Thirty years ago this week, Nintendo released the Game Boy, its first handheld video game console. Excited Japanese customers snatched up the innovative monochrome handheld by the thousands, which retailed for 12,500 yen (about $94 at 1989 rates) at launch—a small price to pay for what seemed to be an NES in your pocket. Nintendo initially offered four games for the new Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Baseball, Alleyway, and Yakuman (a mahjong game), but the number of available [...]

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April 9, 2019

Greetings, Troubleshooter.

Greetings, Troubleshooter. Welcome to Alpha Complex, where happiness is mandatory. Developer Black Shamrock is making a role-playing game based on Paranoia, one of the greatest and silliest tabletop RPGs of all time. It’ll be out this year on consoles and PC, if Friend Computer approves.

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March 25, 2019

The Mega Sg Is the Only Sega Clone You Should Buy

It’s a great time to be a nostalgic retro gamer with countless ways to replay all the 8 and 16-bit games you loved as a kid—assuming you are a Nintendo fan. The NES and SNES Classic Editions, as well as several third-party console clones that work with original carts, do a lovely job of putting retro Nintendo games on…

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March 7, 2019

Nintendo Switch revisited: Two years makes a big difference

The Nintendo Switch is no Wii U — we knew that much when we reviewed it on March 1st, 2017. Its portable design lets you play your games anywhere, and it seamlessly turns into a home console when you dock it, something that still feels magical t…

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