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Famicombox: An NES with 15 cartridges built-in

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2009

Famicombox: An NES with 15 cartridges built-inThe Famicom Box is a rare piece of Nintendo history. It’s an old school Nintendo system with 15 games built in. Sort of like Nintendo’s Greatest Hits. The games include Duck Hunt, Mega Man and Super Mario Brothers. It comes with two controllers and a light gun. Believe it or not it was designed for hotels and arcades.

It’s a rare nerd artifact, highly sought after and it’s available now on Yahoo Auctions at a starting price of $110. How high it will go is anyone’s guess. So, if you want an expensive NES alternative, the Famicombox may be for you. Your friends will be envious should you win.

Nintendo Wii and DS dominate game charts in 2008

Posted in Nintendo by Shane McGlaun on January 16th, 2009

NPD Growth ChartIn my home, we have a Wii, Xbox, and PS3 so most of my son’s friends end up over here playing video games after school. The one console that all of them were hoping for last Christmas was the Wii. It seems they weren’t alone in their dreams of a Wii.

Nintendo is talking up the numbers just released by the NPD Group that talk about the gaming market in 2008. According to NPD, the Nintendo Wii and DS game systems were the most popular systems, by a long way, during 2008.

Possible Nintendo DSi price and release date

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2009

Possible Nintendo DSi price and release dateIf you believe the guys over at IGN, it seems that Nintendo’s DSi will be dropping much sooner than anyone had thought. There’s also a rumored price for the new DSi. IGN’s sources put the DSi’s release somewhere around April 4. The price is apparently going to be $179.99. It’s much higher than the DS Lite at $129.99 due to the DS Lite’s popularity. So, they want to squeeze some extra Mario coins out of ya.

Nintendo wants buyers to see the DS Lite as the system for casual gamers and the DSi to be seen as the system for serious gamers. Looks like the info is dead on, but until Nintendo makes an official announcement, it’s still speculation.

Times Square Toys ‘R’ Us opens a Nintendo Department

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2008

Times Square Toys ‘R’ Us opens a Nintendo DepartmentThat’s right. New York City’s Toys “R” Us Time Square gets its very own Nintendo department. The Nintendo department, located on Level One of the Toys “R” Us international flagship store, is almost 1,000 square feet and is easily visible from the store’s windows overlooking Broadway. It includes more Nintendo products then you can shake a Wiimote at, and should make hardcore nerd fanboys wet their pants.

The department store will include a Wii wall so fans can slam a Wiimote into a TV that they don’t own, and eight Nintendo DS systems for customers to play with and try out new games. There’s also a Nintendo gallery with images from Nintendo’s history in video games.

Nintendo Wii and DS set US sales records

Posted in Nintendo by Shane McGlaun on December 12th, 2008

Nintendo WarehouseMy son is one of the proudest kids in the neighborhood when it comes to video games since we have a Wii, PS3, and an Xbox (all for work naturally). The thing most of the kids want to play is the Wii and many of his friends are asking Santa for a Wii this Christmas.

The catch is that the Wii is still notoriously hard to find, despite the fact that Nintendo is making more of the consoles this holiday season than it did last year. Nintendo has announced that it has set US sales records with its Wii and DS game systems.

MeWe World Wii Remote Quad Charger

Posted in Nintendo by Shane McGlaun on October 17th, 2008

MeWe Quad Wii Remote ChargerAnyone who plays with their Wii a lot knows that the batteries go dead way faster than you want them too. Plus, it’s not all that nice looking to have four Wii remotes lying in a pile on your entertainment center or coffee table. MeWe has a new device that not only keeps the remotes powered up, but also gives a neat place to store them.

The device is called the MeWe World Quad Charger and as you can guess from its name, the gadget charges four Wii Remotes at one time. The system includes the charger base and four fast charging Ni-MH battery packs that are good for up to 13 hours of play per remote.

Nintendo Wii Speak and more coming for the holidays

Posted in Nintendo by Shane McGlaun on October 3rd, 2008

Nintendo Wii Speak AccessoryLast year one of the most difficult to find gifts was the Nintendo Wii. In fact, the Wii is to this day still very difficult to find in stores and remains one of the most sought after consoles available. Nintendo has announced some of its holiday line up for the Wii and says it hopes to fix the Wii shortage.

One of the most important announcements is that Nintendo says supplies of the Wii in America will be significantly increased in October to December of 2008 compared to 2007. Nintendo also said that its Wii Speak Channel and the required Wii Speak accessory will be available in November. The accessory will retail for $29.99.

NES Bong will have you seeing 1up mushrooms

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on October 2nd, 2008

NES Bong will have you seeing 1up mushroomsI don’t think you’ll find this controller at your local Gamestop. Aside from being several years out of date, it’s also a bong/pipe. Which makes sense. I mean, what magical land has mushrooms that can make you bigger and spit fireballs, ride a green dinosaur named Yoshi and warp travel through pipes, all while collecting coins so that you can presumably earn enough to fill up your homemade modded bong again?

Now, I question whether the game ever existed in the first place. It may have all been illusion. Some guy spent an entire weekend putting this together and claims it doesn’t work.

New Nintendo hardware spotted in pedometer form

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2008

New Nintendo hardware spotted in pedometer formNintendo has stated that it doesn’t plan to release “a whole lot more” accessories for the Wii. Most of us take that to mean that there is at least something coming, but is this that something? The images come from some European trademark registry site with very little detail, but it’s some kind of pedometer.

Personally I’m hoping that this doesn’t count as one of the accessories they had in mind. Maybe it’s just a Wii-Fit add-on. That’s what we’re hoping, because we deserve something a bit neater then a pedometer. To release this thing in place of something cooler is…Well it’s evil…And lame. It just looks like a freakin’ box.

Nintoaster NES mod for crispy 8-bit gaming

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2008

Nintoaster NES mod for crispy 8-bit gamingNES in a toaster? We’re sold. Anything in a toaster that isn’t actually toast gets the ‘Brick’s seal of approval. When these things actually make toast, well, that’s just a bonus. The mod features a functional front lever that is now a power switch, and some red LEDs that light up your cartridge but won’t turn it into toast. Hit the link for plenty of pics of the build process.

Four-foot SNES controller works

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on August 30th, 2008

Four-foot SNES controller worksIf Bigfoot actually existed, which we all know he does, he would need a giant controller to play Nintendo with you. This is what he would use, while you used your puny girlly controller. It was obviously inspired by the NES coffee table we showed you awhile back.

It’s made by SCAD Inc., a company that has seemingly mastered the art of enlarging things. This giant SNES controller actually has working buttons. The body is cut from wood and the buttons are connected directly to the guts of a standard SNES controller. Matt LaBoone, the main guy on the build, says that videos are coming soon.

Nintendo NES case becomes lunchbox, holds stuff

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on August 14th, 2008

Nintendo NES case becomes lunchbox, holds stuff
If you’re looking for a project that requires very little work, and simultaneously want something to pack your lunch in, you might want to check out this mod, which barely qualifies as a mod at all. Just open up the console and get rid of the guts and attach some hinges.

Your co-workers will A)wonder why you are carrying an old NES console, B)Beat you up and steal your lunchbox, or C)see A and B. What kind of person makes their own NES lunchbox? The kind of person that has an action figure and Star Wars Millenium Falcon stuff on their desk of course.

Guy recreates Nintendo classics with Lego

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2008

Guys recreates Nintendo classics with Lego
What’s a guy to do for a hobby when he has a love for both NES and Lego? Combine them of course. More specifically recreate all kinds of classic NES awesomeness using Legos. Scenes from such games as Metal Gear, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Bionic Commando, Contra, Mortal Combat, Castlevania and more.

These aren’t just slapped together scenes either, but highly detailed snapshots of the game. It’s like a walk down memory lane using Lego vision. It must have taken him hours to do all the work. And a lot of game pausing.

NES console inside of a light gun

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2008

NES console inside of a light gun
Much like the guy who stuffed an NES inside of an NES controller, this modder managed to stuff a Nintendo NES 8-bit game system into a light gun controller. Instead of hacking up an actual NES system he used the NOAC(Nintendo on a chip) system.

The down side is that there’s no cartridge slot, so you have to play the games built into the NOAC board. Luckily the chip came from the Super Joy III which has 76 games. The setup is powered by 3 AAA batteries that fit snugly into the handle.

Modder fits NES clone inside NES Controller

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2008

Modder fits NES clone inside NES Controller
Forget the entire NES in a cartridge thing. Forget I even mentioned it. A modder on the BenHeck.com forums known as “G-force” has managed to get a famiclone aka Super Joy III, into an NES controller.

The famiclone already had 70 built-in pirated games, but that wasn’t gonna cut it. So he added a cartridge slot on the bottom so he can play any NES game he wants. The Nintendo logo is even backlit. Pretty damn awesome. As for the rest of you, allow me to paraphrase a classic AC/DC song. For those about to mod, we salute you.