30 Years Of The Famicom, And A Crappy Handheld Clone For £15

July 15th 2013 marks 30 years since Nintendo released its second (or 6th, depending how you look at it) home console system, the Famicom. Without it, or perhaps more accurately, without its western world sibling – The NES – gaming today could well have ended up looking quite different. Instead of reeling off facts and interesting …

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Gateway 3DS Will Be The First 3DS Flashcart (Update – Q&A)

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A couple of days ago news of a real 3DS Flashcart hit the GBATemp forums for the first time. Unlike the Crown 3DS (and various other rumoured 3DS carts) this one seems to be the real deal and is due to hit retailers sometime this month. Unfortunately we’re going to have to wait and see exactly how this cart will function as there is a lot of confusion and possible mis-information surrounding it at present.

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Not So Obscure Handheld – Nintendo 3DS UK & US Pre Orders Are Up!

OK so not it’s not in keeping with the theme of this blog, but I am pretty damn excited about the Nintendo 3DS so here it goes. As of today, for all you UK’ers it’s available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk for the mind boggling price of £229 and for the Yanks at Amazon.com.In the UK …

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The Nintendo Game Boy Advance Clone

I came across this a few months ago on DealExtreme. The Game Boy Advance was the first handheld I owned, my brother and I were driven up to Toys R Us by our Dad on the hot summer launch day back in 2001 and we parted with our hard saved cash to grab one each. I recall attempting  to play F Zero Maximum Velocity in the car on the way home and having a very hard time keeping the bright sunlight off the non-lit LCD screen.

So almost 10 years later, and with a promise of a fully working clone with a back lit screen (wooohooo) and the ability to load any GBA game I felt like I could not resist.

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