Interested in the history of the Power Glove? Well you may find this video by YouTuber the Gaming Historian rather interesting. For those not in the know the Power Glove was a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System and was released back in 1989. The device was actually developed by Mattel and was licensed by Nintendo and not created by them as some people believe. Anyway, be sure to check out the video if it piques your interest.
The REACT guys have posted a video of ‘Teens React Gaming’, specifically retro gaming, and the game they have to team up to play is Contra from the Nintendo Entertainment System. These group of teens are teamed up to play through the game, and we get to watch their reactions. Take a look at the funny video above, watching teens trying to navigate the game. It’s bizarre how much games have changed in such a short amount of time!
News has emerged that Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij has been denied access to glorious 8-bit video games in prison. Neij requested a NES to keep him occupied while he serves his time, but authorities have denied him this privilege. Apparently the authorities say that they can’t decide whether or not the console has anything illicit hidden inside it and they can’t be bothered to purchase a screwdriver to open up the sealed system to see what is inside.
“The console is sealed in such a way that it can not be opened without the machine being destroyed,” Swedish probation authorities wrote in their final decision. “In light of this, not the institution implementing the necessary control of the game console and it is therefore impossible to ensure that this does not contain prohibited items.”
“That the institution lacks a screwdriver [to open the console] which costs 100 kroner can not be considered reasonable,” Neij wrote
“One has to wonder how many other victims there are when all video-game units of the brand Nintendo have the same screwdriver,”
In some surprising news, Nintendo has grabbed the trademark for the NES controller design. Who knows why they’ve reacquired it after all this time, but there’s got to be some method behind the madness. It’s mainly the the B, A, Select, Start button layout that they wanted to acquire. Whether they will use this in their next project the NX remains to be seen. We shall keep you posted.
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Netflix has achieved the impossible and have got the service up and running on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The idea came about during the Netflix “hack day” where the developers are given free reign to do what they like with the streaming service. The company managed to get a slightly pixelated version of the popular House of Cards, which you can view in the video above.
Nintendo of Europe will be offering two new retro home themes for your 3DS later this week. Available to purchase on Friday, February 6, the fantastic looking NES Samus Aran background and NES Sword-Swinging Link will be up for grabs at the standard €1.99 / £1.79. Both backgrounds add to the ever-increasing retro selection of themes, including Fire Mario, Balloon Fighter, Pit, Ice Climbers and Donkey Kong. You can take a look at the two new lovely home themes in the image embedded above.
Nintendo of Europe has offered a whole host of 3DS home menu themes over the past few months – and adding to the ever-growing list are two more NES backgrounds. NES Fire Mario and NES Balloon Fighter will be available from Friday, January 30, at the regular €1.99 / £1.79 in the Nintendo eShop and theme store. Both backgrounds join last week’s three NES themes including, Donkey Kong, Ice Climbers and Kid Icarus’ Pit. You can take a look at the new themes in the image above.