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RetroN HD: Hyperkin Announces HD Console for NES Cartridges

RetroN HD: Hyperkin Announces HD Console for NES Cartridges  May 11, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) There really is no excuse to not be a retrogamer in 2017. Hyperkin, a video game hardware development company from Los Angeles, has announced it …

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Hyperkin To Release 3-in-1 Adapter for RetroN 5 on Feb. 28th

Hyperkin To Release 3-in-1 Adapter for RetroN 5 on Feb. 28th Feb. 9, 2017 (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) The RetroN 5 strikes again! The multi-generational catalog – comprised of the Master System, Game Gear and My Card – will be compatible …

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[NEW TRAILER] ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries’ Episode 2

Fellow Survivors, Today we can share these screenshots and an all-new launch trailer for ‘Give No Shelter,’ the second of three episodes in The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries.   Episode 2: ‘Give No Shelter’ will be available starting Tuesday, March 29th …

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Arcade Regiment

Arcade Regiment specializes in video game content. Bred in Canada, ProducerGuyPhil aka “PGP” along with fellow contributors “Captain Clutch” and “ToxicVolumeChick” or “TVC” were born with controllers in their hand and have been happily gaming ever since. ProducerGuyPhil is a …

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The First Six Minutes of ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries’

Fellow Survivors, Today we can share an extended preview of the first six minutes of The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries.   The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books, portrayed …

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Video game remakes: Which ones would you like to see?

It’s always great to see remakes of classic games.  We’ve seen it with multiple companies before including games like Final Fantasy VII, Shadow of Colossus, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time among many others.  Game companies are smart knowing …

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Arcade USA

  William “Willie!” Culver has been with video games from the earliest days, his first game ever played was Computer Space at Arnolds Park in Iowa back in 1973. That early exposure to videogames resonated with Willie! and started him …

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Introducing the new Coleco Chameleon

  The RETRO VGS system was announced awhile back, and it would be the first true cartridge based home console in nearly twenty years (since the N64, and not including handle systems).  It started off with a big buzz but suddenly …

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Bad Grafx Gamers

Jay & Buzzy AKA the “Diaper Dicks” travel throughout the United States on their quest to sell some ole videyer games. Being collector’s first they got tired of the price gauging by retro game stores and wanted to help collectors …

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HYPERKIN TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT IN LICENSING AGREEMENT

HYPERKIN TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT IN LICENSING AGREEMENT Hyperkin Has Signed With Microsoft To Develop Officially Licensed Products December 1, 2015 (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) On Nov. 5, 2015, Hyperkin, an independent video game hardware developer from Los Angeles has announced that it …

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Gamester81.com turns 4!

  November marks the 4th anniversary for Gamester81.com, and I wanted to thank everyone for their continued support for the site.  I’ve made some great friends through the site, and I’m proud of the growth of Gamester81.com over the past four years. …

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Hagen’s Alley | Jeffrey Wittenhagen

    I’m Jeffrey Wittenhagen, or thesubcon3 around the gaming community. I am an avid retro video game player, writer and collector. I am a published author, with multiple books under my belt and I have written for a few …

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Slope’s Game Room

DJ Slope of Slope’s Game Room is here to take you back to the old school… Here comes the rewind! DJ Slope (Dan) like’s to look deep into the history of some of gaming’s most iconic (and not so iconic) …

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Dee and Dave

Dee and Dave are the jokesters of the retro gaming scene. They spend their days climbing into gamestop dumpsters and filming their game hunting show, “The Game Jerks.” From lets plays to hosting the Gaming Central Podcast, everything they do …

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Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs – 3DS / Steam / Dreamcast/PC Engine/TG16

  Anime and gamers rejoice because there is a new upcoming game coming out for the 3DS, Steam and classic Dreamcast and PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 systems called Saber Rider an the Star Sheriffs.  The game is based off the …

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KWKBOX

  Kevin from KWKBOX started playing video games at very young age.  His first console was Intellivision with which he spent many hours playing BurgerTime.  His true gaming passion triggered when he got the NES with Super Mario Bros in the 1980s.  In …

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What’s In Your Game Room

What’s in your game room is a show that mainly focus’s on the southern Ontario gaming community showcasing their personal video game collections. They like to see what rare or nostalgic game they take pride, the game room layout and …

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‘Game of Thrones®: A Telltale Games Series’ Returns for Penultimate Episode with ‘A Nest of Vipers’

  SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 21st, 2015 — Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and HBO Global Licensing today announced the release of ‘A Nest of Vipers,’ the fifth of six episodes of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games …

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RetroGamingTube 85

Our story begins on July 4th, 1985 in Bridgeport Connecticut, when Shawn “RetroGamingTube 85” Long entered the world. Exposed to the NES by his Uncle at the age of 4, a love affair with video games was created and still …

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NESRomancer

  NESRomancer (or Shaun) started gaming as early as he can remember on the Atari 5200. Based between Stockholm, Sweden and Sydney, Australia, he has toured Europe and Australia as a musician for nearly a decade in a number of …

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1 UP Card cartridge cleaner

  I was recently introduced to this great product created by Adam Stephey called the 1 UP Card.  This is a great and easy product that can work on NES, SNES, Genesis, Atari 2600, N64 cartridges and more. Here’s how …

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4th Annual 8 Bit Salute – Gaming for the Troops

https://fundraise.operationsupplydrop.org/fundraise?fcid=455236 http://www.twitch.tv/retroislife Welcome to the Game Selection page for those who have donated 10 dollars or more to Operation Supply Drop (8-Bit salute). First, let me thank you from all from those of us involved for your generous contribution to …

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NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE BACK IN 2015!!

  Nintendo has announced that they will be bringing back the Nintendo World Championships, 25 years after the original one back in 1990, and this time Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be competing.  The event will be held …

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Shauntendo64

  Shaun has enjoyed video games ever since he was young. He began game collecting 15 years ago with aspirations of a complete NES collection. Since that time he has amassed over 700 titles, and expanded into collecting for many …

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Kinskii: Family Playtime from Anywhere

  There’s this new Kickstarter campaign for a gaming app called Kinshkii.  It’s coming out soon, and the idea is to bring parents and kids who are away from each other closer through gaming. What is Kinskii? Kinskii is a way …

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New trailer for Telltale Games Game of Thrones Episode 2

Critically-Acclaimed Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Continues This Week with Episode Two: “The Lost Lords”      New Trailer for Episode Two of the Six-Part Episodic Game Series Based on the Emmy Award®-Winning Television Series  “This trailer/video may only …

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New Donkey Kong Country 4: The Kong’s Returns fan project

Donkey Kong Country is one of my favorite series for the Super Nintendo.  So when I found out that some fans are creating a new fourth installment of the game, it made me very excited. Here’s a look at the new …

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Farewell Club Nintendo

Today Nintendo announced that they will be discontinuing their Club Nintendo program in order to focus on a “new customer loyalty program” that will be announced on a later date.  All coins associated with Club Nintendo will be deleted and …

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Play free classic PC games at Archive.org

  Nonprofit website Archive.org has added thousands of classic PC games that can be played for free.  The current computers available include: Apple computer games, Atari computer games, MS-DOS games and ZX Spectrum games.  To check out the list of …

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Analogue Nt: Motherboard (New High End NES System)

  Take a look at the Analogue Nt’s Motherboard   We designed and manufactured the Analogue Nt’s motherboard with an extraordinary focus on detail.  It is designed and constructed like a piece of art using custom materials, rarely seen in PCB manufacturing. custom …

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Humble SEGA Bundle now available

Modern games AND Dreamcast games? Time to party like it’s 9/9/99.     To date, more than $48 million has been donated to charity thanks to people like you! This bundle ends Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific …

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Pier Solar Released / Xbox One

  Pier Solar Released / Xbox One Pier Solar HD is available today on Xbox One! Translated in 6 Languages Pier Solar HD is translated in 6 languages: – English – French – German – Spanish – Japanese – Portugese-Brazil Pier Solar History …

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Telltale Games and HBO® reveal first trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

Telltale Games and HBO® reveal first trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series     First Look at the Six-Part Episodic Game Series Based on the Emmy Award®-Winning Television Series   Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A …

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World Premiere Trailer for TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS: A TELLTALE GAMES SERIES

  World Premiere Trailer for TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS: A TELLTALE GAMES SERIES     Series Premiere Launch Platforms Also Announced     YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/eOPmNBM3Yew Download Link: http://bit.ly/1pSIgqz Download Mirror: http://goo.gl/LjJKZa  All Assets: http://vip.telltalegames.com/ “This trailer/video may only be displayed if it is …

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RELIVE THE GOLDEN AGE OF ARCADE GAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NINTENDO 3DS

  SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – November 3, 2014 – SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announce a second batch of 3D remasterings exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, spotlighting SEGA’s arcade history. Beginning with the release …

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Cygnus Destroyer/The LJN Defender

Some may refer to him as an “idiot who doesn’t know what good games are”, but most people know him as Cygnus Destroyer, The LJN Defender, or just simply Matt. Like many children of the ‘80s, Matt’s video game journey …

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Girlfriend VS

  She’s British. He’s American. They’re in love. Just add video games. The concept for ‘Girlfriend VS.’ came to life in early 2014 when this cross cultural couple decided to take it to the next level. That’s right… a YouTube …

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The Pinball Arcade Releases Ghostbusters & Phantom of the Opera Pinball Games

Newsletter 32.5 IN THIS ISSUE Ghostbusters™ Just Released! Phantom of the Opera™ Just Released! Addams Family Table Hint Have questions about Pinball Arcade? Check out Pinball Arcade Fans for information about bugs, tournaments, news, and discussion about pinball in general. …

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Pier Solar Now Available: PS4/PS3, STEAM and OUYA

    Pier Solar Available TODAY: PS4/PS3, STEAM and OUYA Pier Solar is available today PS4/PS3, STEAM, and OUYA.   PS4: http://bit.ly/1Bz2d5w PS3: http://bit.ly/1Bz2fu1 STEAM: bit.ly/1xuBzwQ OUYA: http://bit.ly/1Bz2dT0 Review Codes: PS4/PS3, STEAM & OUYA Interested in reviewing Pier Solar? There are a limited amount of keys remaining …

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2K Games Evolve – From PAX Prime 2014

From the creators of the Left 4 Dead series, 2K Games brings us Evolve coming out early next year.  Here is some more information about the game.

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Play Donkey Kong Arcade live now on Arcade Impossible’s website!

This has got to be one of the coolest ideas ever! Gregg and Mike with Arcade Impossible has set it up so you now can play their Donkey Kong arcade online and stream it through their Twitch.tv channel.  Here is …

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Nintendo Reveals the “New 3DS” – Thoughts

Overview: On August 29th, 2014 Nintendo announced their newest version of the 3DS system called the “New 3DS”.  The New 3DS will be released in Japan on October 11th in both standard size and XL size (known in Japan as …

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Elysian Shadows Team Releasing Dreamcast Tool Kit for Free

We’re at over $100k in funding on KS and we’re Releasing Elysian Shadows Tool Kit (ESTk) for Dreamcast // FREE In celebration for the fact that this weekend we surpased $100k in funding on Kickstarter, we’re excited to announce that we …

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The Wolf Among Us Season Finale Available Starting July 8th

THE WOLF AMONG US – A Telltale Games SeriesEpisode 5 – ‘Cry Wolf’     Season Finale Available Starting July 8th     YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/snjTY8TWrzI   Today we would like to share the full trailer and release dates for ‘Cry Wolf,’the season finale …

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Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, Wil Wheaton & Leonard Nimoy from Phoenix Comicon

All New!! Stan Lee & Todd McFarlane @ 2014 Phoenix Comicon All New!! Wil Wheaton @ Phoenix Comicon All New!! Leonard ‘Spock’ Nimoy @ Phoenix Comicon Video provided by GNAV TV.  Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GregNosekAudioVisual

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Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 Will be Released on June 6th, 2014.

South El Monte, CA May 22, 2014 Hyperkin has announced their RetroN 5 game console will release June 6th 2014 for the Americas. This product release reflects Hyperkin’s ongoing commitment to the retro gaming community. The RetroN 5 is a …

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PixelTunesRadio

Video game music. You love it. We love it. So why not share that love in an hour-ish long podcast radio show? PixelTunes Radio is your one stop shop for fun, engaging conversation about video game music, the composers and …

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Phoenix Comicon announces some exciting comic book guests!

Jen Broomall, Kelci Crawford, Shannon Eric Denton, Christopher Herndon, Danny Miki, Bryan Q. Miller and Brandon Peterson to Join PHXCC 2014 Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that comic book artists Jen Broomall, Kelci Crawford, Shannon Eric Denton, Christopher Herndon, …

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Analogue Nt: an Aluminum NES. Videophile. Audiophile.

NES. FAMICOM. RGB: VIDEOPHILE. HI-FI: AUDIOPHILE. FOUR PLAYERS. NO EMULATION. The NES. Often called the most iconic video game system of all time. Today, to experience its greatness, options are limited and riddled with compromises. The Analogue Nt sets a …

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Nintendo is Hurtin’ for Certain-Five Reasons Why

It seems like not long ago when Nintendo was dominating the console markets; both home home and handheld. Only a few years ago the Wii had sold more total consoles than both the Sony Playstation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox …

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Happy 25th Birthday Mega Drive!

On October 29th, 1988 Sega introduced the Sega Mega Drive to the Japanese market.  The Mega Drive would take the gaming industry by storm and would soon after its release create an epic 16bit war between Nintendo’s Super Famicom/Super Nintendo. …

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Hyperkin to Release RetroN 5 on December 10, 2013

Hyperkin to Release RetroN 5 on December 10, 2013 Leading video game peripherals company to release the RetroN 5 during holiday season. EL MONTE, CA (SEPTEMBER 2013) – Hyperkin has set December 10, 2013 as the official release date for the …

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Nintendo announces the new Nintendo 2DS System

  Last week Nintendo revealed their newest system; the Nintendo 2DS due out October 12, 2013.  The 2DS is compatible with all current 3DS games, as well as the nearly 1,300 DS game library.  What makes the 2DS different than …

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HYPERKIN TO RELEASE THE RETRON 5 IN EUROPEAN TERRITORIES

HYPERKIN TO RELEASE THE RETRON 5 IN EUROPEAN TERRITORIES Leading video game Peripherals Company to release the RetroN 5 in Europe. EL MONTE, CA (AUGUST 2013) – With the widespread demand that the RetroN 5 has worldwide, Hyperkin officially announces that …

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Is GameStop playing us? A Xenoblade Chronicles conspiracy

    Xenoblade Chronicles came out on the Nintendo Wii in Japan in 2010, in Europe in 2011 and eventually in North America on April 6th, 2012.  Xenoblade Chronicles is a Japanese role-playing game, has received strong reviews and is …

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New Limited Edition Gold DuckTales NES Cart!

Would you like to have a copy of Stadium Events for the NES? Or perhaps a copy of the Nintendo Championship cart? I’ll take either the gray or gold please!  Well Capcom recently released a very limited number of gold …

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WaterMelon is hiring Pixel artists for AAA Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Super Nintendo development!

WaterMelon is hiring Pixel artists for AAA Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Super Nintendo development! What if we told you that there was a company developing brand new, AAA retro games completely on and for the original hardware?   What if YOU …

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The Final Day at Westfield Arcade novel

The Final Day at Westfield Mall novel is out now. Here’s a plot synopsis: In 1982, there were 13,000 video game arcades in North America that generated over $8 billion in quarters, a figure higher than the combined revenue of …

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Microsoft recants on Xbox One policies

Lately Microsoft has been receiving a lot of backlash from the gaming community because of what they announced about their new Xbox One console.  Gamers didn’t like the fact that the system had to be online to play games, and …

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Microsoft E3 Recap-2013

2  Microsoft has been known to cater towards the hardcore gamers during E3, and this year they did not disappoint.  Microsoft announced 13 new Xbox One titles, a new slimmer Xbox 360 that looks similar to the new Xbox One …

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Star Wars Battlefront is coming back!

  Today (Monday the 10th) Electronic Arts announced a new Star Wars Battlefront game for the next gen consoles.  At their press conference EA teased the spectators with a 34-second trailer of the new game.  The trailer featured an AT-AT …

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Nintendo teaming up with Best Buy for “The Nintendo Experience”

Nintendo is teaming up with Best Buy locations throughout the US and Canada and offering gamers an opportunity to demo upcoming Wii U titles in select Best Buy locations.  According to a leaked source from Best Buy, the following games …

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I am MT: Card Battle iOS Game

  After landing on the iOS App Store’s top 10 Paid Games list, I am MT: Card Battle, is now free-to-play. Those who have already purchased the title will receive $5 worth of runes, enough runes to purchase 1 premium …

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Microsoft Announces The Xbox One System

  The Xbox 360 has been out for seven and a half years, and Microsoft recently announced information about their next generation console called the “Xbox One”.  Considering the original Xbox lasted barely four years, it’s time for a new …

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Nintendo vs. YouTube Content Creators-Enforces Copyrights

  Nintendo recently decided to start claiming ad revenue on user-created YouTube videos featuring their games. Unlike some other entertainment companies Nintendo has decided not to block any videos featuring their content, however any ads that will appear on these …

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Nvidia Announces New Shield Handheld Priced At $349

American global technology company Nvidia announced at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show their new Shield gaming handheld coming out towards the end of June. The Shield is a portable Android device with a built in 5″ screen displaying 720p, with …

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First Screenshots for Telltale Games’ Upcoming Series ‘The Wolf Among Us’

First Screenshots for Telltale Games’ Upcoming Series ‘The Wolf Among Us’   Based on Bill Willingham’s ‘FABLES’ and Set to Premiere on Consoles, PC/MAC this Summer Greetings Mundies,Today we would like to share the first set of screenshots from our …

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Nintendo Expected To See Big Losses

  Nintendo President Satoru Iwata promised less than three months ago to improve Nintendo’s financial performances. Mr. Iwata had pledged that Nintendo would see an operation profit of 100 billion yen (1 billion USD), yet unfortunately things aren’t going to …

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Nintendo’s Big Announcements: Link to the Past 2, Earthbound & More…

    Earlier today Nintendo announced some huge news during their Nintendo Direct.  They announced a new The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 for the 3DS (no official release date yet), and some great firmware updates …

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Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 “Unlocks Showcase” for Borderlands 2 and more!

Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 “Unlocks Showcase” for Borderlands 2 and more! Download Trailer and Images: http://yousend.it/11fC4I6Direct to YouTube: http://youtu.be/XCHAPsAxHJA  Poker Night 2 shuffling closer to release date.  Wise-cracks, showdowns and the chance for players to win items for use in Borderlands 2, Team …

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John Barrowman & Wil Wheaton Join PHXCC 2013

  Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that actors Wil Wheaton and John Barrowman  will be attending Comicon 2013. “We are very excited to welcome back Wil Wheaton to Phoenix Comicon for the sixth time,” says Marketing Director Jillian Squires. …

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Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

    When I first heard that Disney acquired the rights of the Star Wars franchise for $4 billion back in October of 2012 I had mix feelings.  A part of me was happy that George Lucas no longer could dictate …

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Telltale and DC Entertainment Announce ‘The Wolf Among Us’

Telltale and DC Entertainment Announce ‘The Wolf Among Us’ Download Image: http://yousend.it/13zJIm7   A Telltale Games Series Based on Bill Willingham’s ‘FABLES’ Set to Premiere on Consoles, PC/MAC this Summer SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Mar.  28, 2013 — Leading developer and publisher of digital …

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HYPERKIN ANNOUNCES THE RETRON 5 AT THE MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC

HYPERKIN ANNOUNCES THE RETRON 5 AT THE MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC  A Modern Retro Console that has Five Platforms in One Console. EL MONTE, CA (MARCH 2013) – Hyperkin surprised attendees at this year’s Midwest Gaming Classic by foregoing development of the …

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Rock Band Ending DLC

  Harmonix recently announced that after April 2nd, 2013 they will no longer be providing any additional new weekly songs for their Rock Band franchise.  To date Harmonix has provided new weekly DLC for Rock Band for 275 concecutive weeks, …

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Hand Crafted SNK Neo Geo Video Game System out of Rare Woods

  After two years of producing one of the highest end video game products ever made, today we are launching a service that takes it even higher. We are pleased to introduce Analogue Interactive Black Label. As always, the unit pictured …

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HYPERKIN TO REVEAL NEW RETRON 4 SYSTEM

HYPERKIN TO REVEAL NEW RETRON 4 SYSTEM AT MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC A Modern Retro Console that plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA Cartridges. EL MONTE, CA (MARCH 2013) – Hyperkin will be unveiling their new console, the RetroN 4, at this …

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GameStop Closing 500 Stores in 2013

GameStop recently announced that they will be closing 500 under performing stores this year (2013) due to low system sales.  Currently GameStop operates over 6,700 locations worldwide, so it’s certainly far from the end for the largest retailer of video …

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SEGA ANNOUNCES WALMART EXCLUSIVE FOR ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES

Aliens: Colonial Marines Kick Ass Trailer SEGA ANNOUNCES WALMART EXCLUSIVE FOR ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2013) – SEGA® of America, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Gearbox Software announced today an exclusive offer for customers of Walmart and Walmart.com. …

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ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES New Screenshots!

ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES New Screenshots! Here are some new screen shots from the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines game coming out February 13th, 2013 About Aliens: Colonial Marines Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available in stores across the globe on February 12, …

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The Walking Dead Hits Retailers

    Game of the Year Winner – The Walking Dead – from Telltale Games Now Available at Retail in North America Based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, Winner of Game of the Year at the 10th Annual Spike TV Video …

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Batman: Arkham City Escape The Board Game Announced!

Cryptozoic Entertainment Partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment for Batman: Arkham City Escape Board Game Two-Player Game Pits Batman against the Entire Rogues GalleryIn Stores Early 2013 Irvine, CA — Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, and Cryptozoic …

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