The Worthwhile Compromise of Retro Mini Consoles

Playing old video games in modern times is a weird experience. On one hand, we’ve been able to play older games on newer hardware for quite some time. However, I’ve always preferred the experience of playing games with original controllers on original hardware.

Going the other way, collecting and playing retro games in their original form is such a pain and only getting harder. Classic consoles are oftentimes difficult to hook up to modern TVs and the picture is often compromised. Worse yet, the prices for original copies has soared due to scarcity and demand.

When done right, the modern wave of retro mini consoles is proving to be a solid compromise between the two.

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LOST TAPES: NES Classic Mix Featuring Castlevania I and II, Double Dragon II, and Ninja Gaiden! Tune in at 7pm EST!

Though I’m somewhere across the pond, the show must go on!

Before I started streaming, I made let’s play videos. Here’s a mix of me floundering through some of the tougher NES games out there! Tune in at 7pm EST for this compilation of deep cuts!

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Dr Mario Co-Stream with Kris & Rachel from Double Jump!

Double dose of Double Jump today! Kris, Rachel, and I come together for our first co-stream! First on the docket is Dr. Mario! They’re awesome and it was so much fun getting to play games and hang out on stream together. If they’re not back on sooner, they’ll be joining me and many others on our Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon! Make sure to follow them on everything!

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Ranking the Games Featured on the NES Classic

The NES Classic Mini is back! Assuming it hasn’t sold out again, of course, which is a very real possibility.

To celebrate, let’s rank the games on the console from worst to best! I’m sure you’ll disagree with my picks, so share your rankings with me in the comments!

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The NES Classic Will Return to Stores on June 29th

What should have been a joyous occasion turned out to be a disaster for Nintendo in late 2016. The highly-sought after NES Classic Edition instantly disappeared off store shelves and was discontinued long before the market hit a saturation point. If you’re still searching for one and don’t want to pay the exorbitant after market prices for one, relief is arriving shortly.

Nintendo has announced that the NES Classic Edition will be returning to stores on June 29th. No word on exactly how many units will be available, but Nintendo has stated this this and the Super Nintendo Classic will be available in stores for the remainder of the year.

If you weren’t lucky enough to snag one before, I hope you get one this time!

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Nintendo Discontinues the NES Classic Edition

In a stunning turn of events, Nintendo’s hard-to-find mini console is going to be even tougher to track down in light of Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. In light of the high consumer demand that persists for the console to this day, this is a really bad look for Nintendo and a huge loss for those still trying to get one.

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Jett Plays Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES Classic

World 8 of Super Mario Bros. 3 ends with…a rage quit? Well, that’s one way to end the NES Classic series of videos.

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Jett Plays Kirby’s Adventure on the NES Classic

Watch me play through a few levels of the pink puff’s debut! I also go into detail around how my parents trolled me leading up to my birthday in 1993 with promises to get me a TurboGraphx 16 as a gift.

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