Check Out The Very First Advertisement For The NES

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Check Out The Very First Advertisement For The NES

After five years of searching, video game archivist Frank Cifaldi has tracked down the very first advertisement for the Nintendo Entertainment Console, and was kind enough to share it online for everyone to see.

Earlier in August, Cifaldi tracked down one of the first game prototypes for the NES, but his latest find is a little more visually appealing than an unassuming chipboard. The magazine advertisement appeared in the January issue of Consumer Electronics in 1985; Cifaldi says he's only seen two copies of the issue on sale in the past five years on eBay. Thankfully, Cifaldi didn't hesitate sharing the image with the rest of us:

It took five years but I finally found it: the very first advertisement for what became the Nintendo Entertainment System, from late 1984! pic.twitter.com/6r4sv7vSst

Blade Runner 2049 Looks As Visually Striking As The Original

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Blade Runner 2049 Looks As Visually Striking As The Original

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the sequel to the premier neo-noir sci-fi film, and it delivers the same atmospheric intrigue.

Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the first film, with Ryan Gosling stepping in as a new replicant hunter pulling at the strings of a conspiracy that, according to Warner Bros., "has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos." Thanks to the trailer we know that Gosling will encounter at least one character from the past, though we'll avoid naming names for the sake of spoilers (but seriously, why are your reading this if you're worried about that sort of thing?!).

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Mega Man I-VI Coming Soon To iOS And Android

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Mega Man I-VI Coming Soon To iOS And Android

Capcom has announced that the first six installments of Mega Man are coming soon to a touchscreen near you.

Capcom made the announcement with the above image on its Capcom Mobile Twitter account, stating the games will be available in January. No other details have been announced, but the tweet did include a link to sign up for notifications when the games are available. Capcom's approach to mobile has run the gamut from high-priced ports like Apollo Justice Ace Attorney ($16) to free-to-play games like Street Fighter Puzzle Spirits.

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Update: Square Enix Announces Date For Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Ceremony

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Update: Square Enix Announces Date For Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Ceremony

Update: Square Enix has announced that it will be holding the opening ceremony for Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary festivities on January 31. 

The announcement doesn't reveal much beyond details for a presentation that will take place at a TOHO Cinemas theater in Tokyo, but we're guessing we'll get more info regarding the FF XII remaster and FF VII Remake during the show, so mark the date on your calendar. 

Original Story:The first Final Fantasy title released in Japan on December 18, 1987. That means the franchise will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 – but what will that look like?

Keyboard Hack Runs Doom 2 On The Tiniest Display Imaginable

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Keyboard Hack Runs Doom 2 On The Tiniest Display Imaginable

YouTube user Radioactive Channel has set a new record for absurd platforms to play Doom on, by reprogramming an OLED keyboard to display the game on a single key.

The keyboard in question is the Optimus Maximus, an out-of-production keyboard that features 48x48 pixel screens for each key. While the main idea behind the keyboard is so that users can redefine key layouts however they choose or display different languages, one intrepid hacker proves you can also use it to play id Software's seminal shooter.

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The New John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer Gets Violent

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 The New John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer Gets Violent

After a relatively reserved debut trailer at New York Comic-Con a few months ago, John Wick is back to what he does best: Murdering a ton of dudes.

Based on the new action-packed trailer, it appears John Wick is now the most-wanted man in the shadowy realm of paid hitmen. Someone has put a price on his head, and despite his reputation for mercilessly killing anyone who opposes him, a seemingly endless stream of wannabe assassins are eager to fill the contract. The new trailer features just the right mix of pensive Keanu Reeves close-ups and ridiculous action, which is pretty much John Wick in a nutshell.

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Update: Dishonored 2's New Game Plus Update Out Now

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Update: Dishonored 2's New Game Plus Update Out Now

Update: The free update that adds custom difficulty settings and a new game+ mode to Dishonored 2 is out now on all platforms.

Original Story: Bethesda has announced that a free update is coming to Dishonored 2 next month, adding custom difficulty settings and something that's bound to make life worth living for the completionists out there.

In addition to the new difficulty settings, which Bethesda says will let players further customize the game according to their specific playstyles, the update will also add a new game+ mode. That's a great way for players to roll into a fresh game with their current powers and unlocks intact, letting the more ambitious players out there max out every skill tree and see everything the game has to offer.

Artist Plays Christmas Music In The Style Of Iconic Video Game Tunes

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Artist Plays Christmas Music In The Style Of Iconic Video Game Tunes

The holiday season is upon us. In a new video, talented YouTuber SethEverman reimagines multiple Christmas songs, making them seem as if they came right out of your favorite video games. 

What would a Christmas carol sound like if it was featured in The Legend of Zelda? How about Angels We Have Heard On High, but in an underwater level? Using drums, a keyboard, and other instruments, this musician has created an impressive and amusing compilation of songs in the video below.

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This 3D Printed Map Of The Original Legend Of Zelda Is Incredible

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This 3D Printed Map Of The Original Legend Of Zelda Is Incredible

A talented fan has 3D printed a replica of the original Legend of Zelda's overworld map after meticulously building it in Minecraft.

The map, pictured above, took six months to build in Minecraft and 24 hours to print. The last touches included painting the map, which took six hours. The piece, according to Retro Gaming Mag, was sold through a closed Facebook group to its new owner Willard McFarland.

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Unseen64 Looks At Watchmen Games That Nearly Happened

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Unseen64 Looks At Watchmen Games That Nearly Happened

In 2009, a video game titled Watchmen: The End Is Nigh released as a tie-in to the Watchmen movie that released that same year. The game didn't do well, but it turns out that this title wasn't the only Watchmen game that was pitched to Warner Bros. Interactive.

YouTuber Unseen64, also known as video game historian Liam Robertson, takes a look at two Watchmen games that developer BottleRocket, a studio that included the creators of Mark of Kri, hoped to bring to life. The team pitched two ideas to Warner Bros., including an open world third-person action title that centered around Rorschach that would feature puzzle-solving and interrogations.

The second pitch was to create a prequel game that takes place before the events in either the movie or the comics, following several Watchmen characters during historical moments such as the JFK assassination. In the end, neither of these games saw the light of day. Watch the video below to find out more.