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By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Aug, 2016 At 06:22 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatarminines

 

In an interview with Julie Gagnon of Nintendo of Canada, a number of new details about the NES Classic were confirmed including CRT Mode and Pixel Perfect Mode.

 

Check out the translated parts of the interview below

 

“Everyone who has played before, who maybe today wants to play with their children; everyone who wants to beat the bad guy, but they couldn’t back then; all of the new generations who love Mario today and want to understand how he was at the beginning, I really think this can bring everyone together.”

“It’s also in the spirit where retro is very present, and finally Nintendo offers it in a formula that I think is very accessible for everyone.”

“What is interesting is that we can play through HDMI, but there will be different modes of how we will see the screen – a mode simulating the retro aspect of our old CRT screens, there will be a mode which can be at the resolution of the modern screens in 4:3 format, and a pixel perfect mode which will display each pixel as a square, so people can have fun with this too.”

“Yes, there will be permanent save points and instant temporary saves to be able to resume and that’s for every single of the 30 games, so we don’t have to worry if we don’t have a password, or restart right at the beginning…”

This is really great news and shows Nintendo is committed to preserving classic gaming as it was originally. Unlike other retro consoles, this one seems to be going all out. I personally cannot wait for it.

 

Source ( in French and audio only) Via

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Aug, 2016 At 01:12 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarGOG.com sent out the following press release

 

GOG.com and Disney have teamed up to bring three beloved classics
of the 16-bit era to a new generation of gamers and Disney fans. Disney Aladdin,
Disney The Lion King, and Disney The Jungle Book are available now, for Windows,
Mac, and Linux, exclusively at GOG.com.

Previously unavailable to modern gamers, all three titles have been meticulously
updated to be compatible with modern operating systems while preserving the original
graphics, sound, and gameplay. Each game is available separately for $9.99 USD
($8.99 with launch discount), or together as a discounted bundle for $19.99.

Developed during the golden age of platformers, Disney Aladdin, Disney The Lion
King, and Disney The Jungle Book established themselves as hallmarks of the genre,
earning the praise of fans and critics alike for over two decades.

Of course, no mention of these revered platformers would be complete without a nod
to their groundbreaking visuals. With the advent of Digicel technology, hand-drawn
cels from Disney’s animation team brought the characters to life with a level of
vibrancy that was unparalleled at the time, and remains impressive today.

Disney Interactive made its DRM-free, GOG.com debut in October, 2014, and together
they have re-released over a dozen must-play classics, including Star Wars™: X-Wing
Special Edition, Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, Star Wars™: Rogue
Squadron, and Sam & Max Hit the Road, to name just a few of the titles that have
become staples of the GOG.com catalog.

Disney Aladdin, Disney The Lion King, and Disney The Jungle Book are available now,
DRM-free at GOG.com

It should be noted that Aladdin is the genesis version, widely regarded as the superior version of the game.

You can check out a trailer for the three releases below

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jul, 2016 At 03:57 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo sent out the following press release today.

 

 

REDMOND, Wash., July 14, 2016 – If you see a Nintendo Entertainment System on store shelves this holiday shopping season, you haven’t entered a time machine. (Unless everyone around you is wearing acid-washed jeans and neon leg warmers. If that’s the case, you may have unknowingly walked through a rift in the space-time continuum.) The most likely scenario is you are setting eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, launching in stores on Nov. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. That’s right: The NES is back! But this isn’t the same NES that you fondly remember. This new nostalgia-fueled system is a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console and plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The console comes complete with 30 NES games built in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, and Kirby’s Adventure.

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”

The system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, which is patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller. But you really just want to know the full list of 30 games, right? Feast your eyes on the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system:

Balloon Fight™
BUBBLE BOBBLE
Castlevania™
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Dr. Mario™
Excitebike™
FINAL FANTASY®
Galaga™
GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
GRADIUS™
Ice Climber™
Kid Icarus™
Kirby’s Adventure™
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Metroid™
NINJA GAIDEN
PAC-MAN™
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics™
SUPER C™
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
TECMO BOWL
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™

There’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones. You can even enjoy playing several of these games with two players by attaching a second NES Classic Controller, which will be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $9.99. A Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also be used (each sold separately).

When connected to a Wii Remote controller, the NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system. Playing these retro games using a retro controller makes the experience that much more authentic. And if you ever need to step away from the NES Classic Edition in the middle of a tough level (or take a break to call one of Nintendo’s helpful Game Counselors*), don’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress. Each game has multiple suspend points, so you can start where you left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

What’s old is new again with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. Relive past glories. Finish off that boss you never beat. Save the galaxy and rescue the princess!

*Please only call if you have indeed entered a time machine. The Game Counselor program no longer exists in 2016.

 

Our thoughts: This is a great idea and we hope to see more like it, maybe even an SNES version