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Recently I picked up 8Bitdo's NES30 Pro bluetooth gamepad. I have a bunch of PC controllers but most of them like the XBox 360 controller are great for PC shooters and other games but not great for traditional platformers or retro games.

The NES30 advertises support for the PC, Mac, Android, iOS & more recently the Switch. With some research I found out that the NES30 supports iOS through iCade which is a pseduo-standard that began with the iCade for iPad where the controller acts like a keyboard and games that support the iCade respond to certain keyboard button presses. It's an interesting work around to Apple not having a controller standard at the... Read All

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For many the thought of building up a retro game library of the games you want to collect isn't easy or cheap. It seems like more and more people are trying to collect these old games making stock limited and driving up prices. Even when new opportunities to own these classics comes up by way of the Nintendo or Super Nintendo Classic those options aren't available to everyone as again... stock is limited so what's a person to do? Well Cygnus Destroyer as a video about solutions to these problems by way of flash carts and bootlegs. Seems a bit odd to to me to play a Nintendo Game on a NES recreation like the RetroN and a flash cart when you could just... Read All

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Artist Dave Delisle has recreated the Portland Trimet light rail lines in the style of Super Mario Bros. 3. I find this particularly cool as I live in Portland and ride the MAX lines when I head into work. Dave has also created version of metro lines in other cities such as Washington DC Metro, Vancouver Skytrain, Pittsburgh LRT, Toronto TTC, Calgary C-Train & the Atlanta Marta.

http://www.imagekind.com/Portland-Trimet-MAX-Map-_art?IMID=a23c5985-1fe3-41e8-9b9f-c0ff73c52203

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RetroLiberty's Shauntendo64 reviews the Super Mario Brothers 3 hack, Super Mario Bros. 3 remix. This is a game that I am interested in playing as it mixes elements from Mario 2, 3, Super Mario World, Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine all on the Mario 3 engine. It's a great review and the ROM hack looks like one of the more creative fan versions of the game.

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"After over 50 days of rendering FPM Endgame is finally done. I've always said that if I'm going to do a sequel it has to be creatively worth doing.

Software used: 3dsMax 2012, After Effects, FumeFX, Vray, Krakatoa, and Premier.
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Gratz to YouTuber @fredlew for making this really epic video. Hadn't considered id be able to see the World 8 level from this perspective. Nearly forgot that level was in the rain too. :D

http://www.youtube.com/user/freddiew?feature=watch

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