Testing The NES Classic Edition

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Testing The NES Classic Edition

Nintendo's plug-and-play console is out next week, but ours is already here. We hooked it up to play with it, and discuss all its games and features.

The system, called the NES Classic Edition, releases November 11, will be $59.99, and include 30 classic NES games. In the video below, Joe Juba (who reviewed the system here), check out a few of its games, try out its assorted display options, and discuss a few of its shortcomings. And by shortcomings, I mean the length of its controller.

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Testing The NES Classic Edition

about X hours ago from
Testing The NES Classic Edition

Nintendo's plug-and-play console is out next week, but ours is already here. We hooked it up to play with it, and discuss all its games and features.

The system, called the NES Classic Edition, releases November 11, will be $59.99, and include 30 classic NES games. In the video below, Joe Juba (who reviewed the system here), check out a few of its games, try out its assorted display options, and discuss a few of its shortcomings. And by shortcomings, I mean the length of its controller.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 3, 2016)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 3, 2016)

You all blogged a lot this week, which means we've got a lot of great content to check out. Get reading!

Community Blogs For October 27 – November 2:

Nintendoomed V: Switch Off RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer) is not impressed by the Nintendo Switch, and he writes a long blog highlighting all the reasons why. While I'm not convinced either way, I still believe Nintendo's console will do what the past four did: provide a platform for great Nintendo experiences, with little third-party support. But you never know!

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 3, 2016)

about X hours ago from
Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 3, 2016)

You all blogged a lot this week, which means we've got a lot of great content to check out. Get reading!

Community Blogs For October 27 – November 2:

Nintendoomed V: Switch Off RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer) is not impressed by the Nintendo Switch, and he writes a long blog highlighting all the reasons why. While I'm not convinced either way, I still believe Nintendo's console will do what the past four did: provide a platform for great Nintendo experiences, with little third-party support. But you never know!

Test Chamber – Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies In Spaceland

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Test Chamber – Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies In Spaceland

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare looks way into the future, but its included zombie mode is firmly planted in the past.

The mode, called Zombies in Spaceland, takes place in the 80s with four teenage archetypes doing their best to push against the zombie menace, all while David Hasselhoff blasts licensed 80s music from the safety of his DJ booth. Dan Tack and I played a few rounds of the mode and talked about what differentiates from Call of Duty's previous zombie modes.

For more on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, head here to see the campaign's opening hour. And look out for our full review of the game soon.

Test Chamber – Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies In Spaceland

about X hours ago from

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare looks way into the future, but its included zombie mode is firmly planted in the past.

The mode, called Zombies in Spaceland, takes place in the 80s with four teenage archetypes doing their best to push against the zombie menace, all while David Hasselhoff blasts licensed 80s music from the safety of his DJ booth. Dan Tack and I played a few rounds of the mode and talked about what differentiates from Call of Duty's previous zombie modes.

For more on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, head here to see the campaign's opening hour. And look out for our full review of the game soon.

Test Chamber – The First Hour Of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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Infinite Warfare looks and feels a little different than past Call of Duty games, and we played through the game's opening hour to show off how.

Infinite Warfare takes the franchise further into the future than it ever has before, and Dan Tack (who has played the campaign in full) and I show off some of the ways that changes the game. It's worth noting that this is the first hour of the game, so if you're looking to go in blind when the game releases tomorrow, understand that there are some spoilers in this video.

To see Infinite Warfare's zombie mode, Zombies in Spaceland, head here. Also make sure to keep an out for our review, which will be online soon.

Test Chamber – The First Hour Of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

about X hours ago from
Test Chamber – The First Hour Of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Infinite Warfare looks and feels a little different than past Call of Duty games, and we played through the game's opening hour to show off how.

Infinite Warfare takes the franchise further into the future than it ever has before, and Dan Tack (who has played the campaign in full) and I show off some of the ways that changes the game. It's worth noting that this is the first hour of the game, so if you're looking to go in blind when the game releases tomorrow, understand that there are some spoilers in this video.

To see Infinite Warfare's zombie mode, Zombies in Spaceland, head here. Also make sure to keep an out for our review, which will be online soon.

NES Classic Edition Review

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Nintendo has never been shy about targeting its fans’ nostalgia, but the NES Classic Edition takes this approach to a new level. That’s not necessarily a problem; with a cute, compact design that mimics the look of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, this new plug-and-play console lets you relive the glory (and many of the inconveniences) of the 8-bit era.

I spent several hours today playing around with the NES Classic Edition, jumping between games, checking out different features, and unearthing long-lost muscle memories from my childhood. It was fun, but as someone who was really looking forward to this gadget, I’m a bit disappointed. It’s not a bad device, and certainly has some cool elements, but I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it. Here’s how it all breaks down.

What You Get: The box includes everything you need to get set up. The system (pre-loaded with 30 games, listed below), one controller, an HDMI cable, and a USB power cable. You can see the various components of the package in our photo feature, but it’s all easy to set up: You plug it in, hook up the HDMI, press power, and you’re good to go. No accounts to set up, and no wi-fi to connect to. It is an offline, standalone system.

NES Classic Edition Review

about X hours ago from
NES Classic Edition Review

Nintendo has never been shy about targeting its fans’ nostalgia, but the NES Classic Edition takes this approach to a new level. That’s not necessarily a problem; with a cute, compact design that mimics the look of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, this new plug-and-play console lets you relive the glory (and many of the inconveniences) of the 8-bit era.

I spent several hours today playing around with the NES Classic Edition, jumping between games, checking out different features, and unearthing long-lost muscle memories from my childhood. It was fun, but as someone who was really looking forward to this gadget, I’m a bit disappointed. It’s not a bad device, and certainly has some cool elements, but I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it. Here’s how it all breaks down.

What You Get: The box includes everything you need to get set up. The system (pre-loaded with 30 games, listed below), one controller, an HDMI cable, and a USB power cable. You can see the various components of the package in our photo feature, but it’s all easy to set up: You plug it in, hook up the HDMI, press power, and you’re good to go. No accounts to set up, and no wi-fi to connect to. It is an offline, standalone system.