Entries in Hardware (2)

Tuesday
May062014

The New Retro

With all the newness, graphics, and 1080p's of these recently released consoles...there's one that many are completely overlooking. This one doesn't particularly do anything new per-say, but it does one thing that no one else does which that it's capable of playing the majority of your childhood all in one system. With the ability to play physical copies of Famicom, Nintendo, Super Famicom, Super Nintendo, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance - count'em, 10 consoles! With a crystal clear picture hdmi output upscaling to accommodate your HDTV of choice, set your own visual filters (scanlines, AA, etc), save states, and ports that let you hook up your original NES, Genesis, and SNES controllers as long as you still have them around. With a very reasonable price of only $99. That's almost a steal for what this thing can do.
 
It's been delayed a few times with the original release being holiday season last year, but I understand that they could have released a broken product and instead decided to take the time to make it amazing from the get go. I respect them for that, and I kinda wished more companies would follow suit...
 
Can't wait to breakout my copy of Super Metroid again. Consider this part of my collection!
 
Thursday
Sep132012

Nintendo Wii U Will Cost $299 to $350 And Other Announcements


Today Nintendo held their press event in New York and finally let the cat out of the bag in regards to (99%) of the launch specifics for their upcoming system, the Wii U.  

First with the news that people have been asking for -  the system will be launching in stores on November 18th, 2012 and will be available in two different bundles ranging from $299.99 for the "Basic" set up to $349.99 for the "Deluxe" model. 

The "Basic" will come with the console and one Nintendo GamePad controller (both in white), an HDMI cable, a Wii Sensor Bar, GamePad Stylus, the Wii U AC adapter, the GamePad AC Adapter, and 8GB's of built in memory.

The "Deluxe" model comes with everything the "Basic" had, except the system and GamePad are all a sleek black finish instead of white, the memory is bumped up to 32GB from 8GB, both a charging stand for the Gamepad and a basic stand, the stand for the system if you want to display it on its side like the original Wii, and it includes Nintendo Land as a pack in game.