The Analogue Nt Mini Is A High-End, $450 NES

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The Analogue Nt Mini Is A High-End, $450 NES

There have been lots of "faux-retro" consoles of over the last few years. The Retron series, the NES Classic, The Super Retro Boy. But few of them have been exactly what we've wanted, always leaving something to be desired. Analogue is hoping to change that, for a price.

Compared to something like the Retron five (which costs $160) The Nt Mini's $450 price tag might sound unjustified (Analogue previously created the limited-quantity Analogue Nt, which sold for $500). But Analogue promises this is the best recreation of the NES ever made, and then some. Compatible with all NES, Famicom, Famicom Disk System games (as well as all accessories such as the Zapper) and featuring an aluminum shell, the unit outputs to both HDMI and RGB, meaning you can play on a modern TVs or classic CRTs. As with the original Nt, Analogue promises audio and video "free of any compromises."

It also features several additional settings as well, such as the capacity to modify scanline depth, the size of the screen, altering the color palette, use different sound chips, inputting cheat codes without the need for an extra device, and modifying button assignments.  You can watch a full rundown of all the system's features below.

Reader Discussion – What Square Series Would You Like To See As An Avengers Game?

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Reader Discussion – What Square Series Would You Like To See As An Avengers Game?

The recent news that Square Enix and Marvel are partnering up to produce an Avengers game (among other projects) raises a number of questions: Does this mean the Avengers will be a part Kingdom Hearts III? Will Final Fantasy XV get Squirrel Girl DLC? Will Daredevil star in his own Deus Ex-style game? Will we ever get a sequel to The World Ends With You? Sorry, any mention of Square Enix brings up that last one for me.

A question more to the point, though: what current Square Enix series would best map onto the Avengers? I'd personally like to see a Black Widow game in the style of the recent Hitman; a small city filled with people you can rummage through for information about your next target. The espionage angle seems to be a part of the opener of a few Marvel films (such as the second Avengers film and Captain America: Civil War) that I want to see what the longform version of that would look like. And then, of course, when you got spotted, you'd switch control over to The Hulk and start wrecking the whole place.

So what game Square series or game would you like to see transformed into an Avengers game? Avengers ASSEMBLE(GO)? Vision's Fantasy?  Lara Croft and the Guardians of the Galaxy (okay, that's not an Avengers thing. But the name's too good to pass up)?

Ninja Theory-Developed Shooter Dexed Coming To PlayStation VR Next Week

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Ninja Theory-Developed Shooter Dexed Coming To PlayStation VR Next Week

Released last year on PC, Dexed offers Rift and Vive owners a Panzer Dragoon-style shooter, allowing you to tag enemies before firing upon them, and target enemies based on their elemental weakness. Next week, PlayStation VR owners will get to see what the shooter's all about.

Developer/Publisher Ninja Theory announced this week via the PlayStation Blog that the game will arrive on the platform Tuesday, January 31, for $9.99. The shooter takes place underwater and lets you shoot whales, starfish, and other creatures that probably don't deserve to get fire at. You can watch a gameplay trailer for the game below.

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What To Watch This Weekend: Pax South, Frosty Faustings IX, And Counter-Strike:Global Offensive

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What To Watch This Weekend: Pax South, Frosty Faustings IX, And Counter-Strike:Global Offensive

It's the end of the month, which means... wait, what does it mean, other than it's almost February? Regardless of what time of the month it is, we've got some major things going on in a number of big eSports. We also have PAX South which, in addition to a number of panels and musical acts, will feature the conclusion to two major tournaments.

PAX South will be at San Antonio, Texas once again this year, bringing with it a deluge of scheduled events, including music, panels, and, of course, the Omegathon. (Stream / Schedule)

PAX South is also having its own Hearthstone major tournament, bringing a slew of notable players together to fight for a $10,000 prize pool. Matches begin at 10am both Saturday and Sunday. (Stream)

Weekend Warrior – The Terror Of Days Off

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Weekend Warrior – The Terror Of Days Off

Some people like to enjoy their days off; we like to scare ourselves silly. Resident Evil 7 and Yakuza 0 are on our playlists for the weekend. What will you be playing, watching, reading, and otherwise doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

Jeff Cork (@gijeff) – My son’s celebrating his birthday this weekend, which means there are going to be a bunch of screaming children running around my house. It only seems appropriate to keep the horror theme rolling and spend the rest of the weekend playing Resident Evil 7. I’ll also sneak in a few more matches of Overwatch, even though I know that the only thing those new loot boxes contain is disappointment.

Javy Gwaltney (@HurdyIV) – I'm going to be tracking down the legendary chicken in Yakuza 0 and hopefully finishing up the (excellent) new adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events. I'll probably make some time for SWAT 4 as well since it was just rereleased.

Reader Discussion: Which Style Of Resident Evil Game Do You Prefer?

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Reader Discussion: Which Style Of Resident Evil Game Do You Prefer?

There is a clear dividing line in the Resident Evil franchise and it is right before the release of Resident Evil 4. That game took the series in an action-focused direction, changing it dramatically for years to come. The games in the series before Resident Evil 4 feel very different than the ones after it. Both types are good in their own ways, but which do you prefer? The slower-paced atmospheric horror of the originals? Or the crazy action with periodic jump-scares of 4 and beyond?

If you can't choose, Resident Evil 7 does its best to find a middle-ground and is successful in many ways. You can find our review of it here.

Pokémon Producer Junichi Masuda Names As Many Pokémon As He Can In 20 Seconds

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Pokémon Producer Junichi Masuda Names As Many Pokémon As He Can In 20 Seconds

Junichi Masuda, who goes by the title producer these days, has been with Pokémon since the very beginning. He was recently tasked with naming as many pocket monster as he could in 20 seconds.

Unsurprisingly, as the man who was there for the inception of many of these creatures, he does a pretty good job. You can check out the video below.

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Nintendo Offers Official Image Of The Switch Home Menu

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Nintendo Offers Official Image Of The Switch Home Menu

Nintendo's UK site recently posted a detailed spec breakdown of the Switch, and within it is an official image of the Switch's home menu.

The menu appeared briefly, and accidentally during one of Nintendo's Treehouse live streams that was airing during the Switch reveal event, but this offers a much better look. The text for the image reads, "From the HOME Menu, you can start games and select game settings. In addition to managing friends and user accounts, you can also change your system settings here." The blue icon at the bottom is where you will go to manage your screenshots, which are taken using the lower button on the left Joy-Con.

The site offers additional details and specifications, which you can see here. It's not new information, but it's a good round-up. The Switch launches March 3 for $299. for our impressions of the console, head here.

Respawn Lays Out Titanfall 2 DLC Road Map And Details New Live Fire Mode

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Respawn Lays Out Titanfall 2 DLC Road Map And Details New Live Fire Mode

Respawn and EA have stuck to their free DLC plan since announcing it, and have some new details to offer about what's in store for the future.

Live Fire mode will be available in February. It is apparently inspired by playing speedball in paint ball, according to the mode's designer Griffin Dean. In the 6 v 6 mode, players have 60 secodns to grab a neutral flag. Whoever has the flag when the timer runs out wins, regardless of how many lives have been lost up to that point. The mode will be available, for free, in February.

In March, a (sort of) new map, Colony will be available. It is a map from the original Titanfall that is being updated to appear in the sequel.

Dead Rising 4 Is Getting Street fighter Clothes And A Harder Difficulties With Free DLC

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Dead Rising 4 Is Getting Street fighter Clothes And A Harder Difficulties With Free DLC

Capcom has announced some free DLC (and a patch) coming to Dead Rising 4 on Xbox One right before the end of the month.

The DLC is bundled with a patch to address some of the game's bugs, and it adds two additional difficulty modes and new costumes. In the new difficulties, weapons break faster, zombies bite harder, and health restoration items restore less. Five new Street Fighter costumes will also appear in Frank's costume, three of which you can see above.

The patch and DLC will be available on January 30. Additionally, a trial version of the game, which will let players play for 60 minutes (in single-player and/or co-op) and bring their progress forward if they decided to purchase the full game, will be available on January 31.