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Your very own Walnut Neo Geo MVS for $649

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

This Neo Geo MVS arcade system from Analogue Interactive is made from 100 percent real walnut. The design is sweet and stylish. But do you really want to pay $649 for an old console encased in wood? Then again, that is the same price that the original Neo Geo AES home console sold for when it came out and that didn’t look nearly this awesome.

It’s your call, but to some of us this is bound to be just another thing to spray Pledge on and wipe down. Plus, termites could theoretically kill this thing. But if you are interested, the first units should ship next month.

SNK Neo Geo gamepad for PS3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2010

It’s a good month for Neo Geo fans, with 10 Neo Geo classics hitting the PS3 and PSP complete with online multiplayer. And now SNK is releasing an updated version of the classic Neo Geo gamepad.

The gamepad is for the PS3 of course, with USB connectivity and a PS button in the middle. We wish it was available here in the US, but sadly this is only getting a release in Japan for 3,129 yen (about $37). Still, you can get one imported if you really want one for $45.

Neo Geo Games coming to PlayStation Network

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2010

Good news for classic gaming fans. Publisher SNK Playmore has released details of a new “Neo Geo Station’ its looking to add to the PlayStation Network starting December 21st 2010. The Neo Geo collection of games will be released for both the PS3 and PSP. They will cost $8.99 for the PS3 and $6.99 each on the PSP.

These are not emulated versions of the originals, which is good news and SNK has also been able to add Ad-Hoc Party support on PSP with online co-op and versus play features on the PS3.

Neo Geo mini arcade cabinet mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2009

Neo Geo mini arcade cabinet modPocket Lucho is known for building awesome mini-arcade cabinets using vintage game consoles. And after spending five months perfecting an earlier Neo Geo cabinet design, he has posted some detailed info on this awesome project.

He used a Neo Geo MVS mv1b board, 5-inch PSOne LCD, and Space Invaders Play TV controls. He attached the control panel and the PS one display with magnets make the wiring more accessible, and check out that detailed exterior design. Amazing work all around.

Portable Dingoo A-320 emulates Neo Geo, SNES and much more

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2009

Portable Dingoo A-320 emulates Neo Geo, SNES and moreWe’ve covered many portable retro game systems, but this one covers nearly nearly every gaming system you care about. It plays 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit titles from 7 different game platforms. The CVFH-N03-4G (aka the Dingoo A320) can play thousands of games from the NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Gameboy Advance, SNK Neo-Geo consoles, as well as the CAPCOM CPS1 and CPS2 arcade systems. The system features a 2.8″ QVGA (320×240) display and can also output to your TV.

Pretty sweet no? You’ll just need some ROMs. The system will hold up to 4GB of games and other media files and can even play some Flash-based games. There’s also a mini-SDHC slot in case you want to up the storage. It can play your audio and video files in a wide variety of formats and you’ll get an FM tuner, voice recorder and e-book reader too.

The history of video game consoles

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

segadreamcastWe love video games around here. Whether we’re playing the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even an old Atari 2600. We thought we would take a look at the history of gaming consoles from 1972 to the present. You grew up with the vintage consoles, you play the new ones, so take a walk down memory lane and revisit all your favorites from the massive list below.