Kirby's Adventure - Ice Cream Island Otamatone cover

Oh man, this cover is SPOT on. Perfect timing and pitch. That's super impressive on an otamatone! Can't get enough of this one.

ThinkGeek - Enter for a chance to buy an NES Classic and SNES Classic

We know that many of you who were hoping to get a Nintendo NES or SNES Classic Edition for the holidays were disappointed by the lack of supply. We feel you. But there’s still some time left, and we’re trying to distribute them in the fairest way we know.

We received a shipment of NES and SNES Classics to our warehouse, and we're holding a drawing to let you buy them without having to be at your local store the moment the truck shows up. Because ain't nobody got time for that.

All you have to do is sign up here, and if you're one of those randomly selected, we'll email you with instructions on how to buy yours.

Enter here for your chance to buy

What the hell is the CoolBaby HDMI HD?

Oh man, just look at this thing. Talk about trying to cash in on the NES Classic success! This is the "CoolBaby HDMI HD Video Game", and as you can probably guess, it's chock-full of illegal ROMs and ROM hacks. I mean, even the box mimics Nintendo's own NES Classic packaging!

Let's see if Nintendo tries to squash this one in the coming weeks. I can't imagine they're too happy with this being out on store shelves.

If you're interested in learning more about this weird piece of tech, you can check out this Nintendo Life feature.

Random Time! - Splatoon envisioned in an NES-style

It's a quick GIF, but it's still neat to look at! It makes you wonder if Nintendo would ever take one of their newest IPs and throw it into a retro-style. Would it work? What are your thoughts?

Axiom Verge - physical version's reversible cover pays tribute to Super Mario Bros.

First up, Axiom Verge's retail version on Switch has a reversible cover! Second, the image actually pays tribute to level 1-1 in Super Mario Bros.. A couple neat Easter eggs for those who grab the retail version.

RetroUSB releases 8-Bit Xmas NES compilation cart

There's nothing more emblematic of the Holiday seasons than the cozy feeling you get waking to a fire and conifer brimming under with presents. That feeling of togetherness and warmth and holiday spirit shared while singing songs of the season with friends and family. That feeling of having all your favorite xmas party games all in one place. Ah, such good times!

This years xmas cart is a multicart that contains all NINE previous years 8 BIT XMAS carts in one! From 2008 to 2016, all 8 BIT XMASes are in their original version, complete with original title scenes, xmas music, and of course the games!!

As well as being a multicart, this cart also contains a LCD screen in place of the label. The screen changes depending on what game you select!! See video here.
Playing in an AVS? No problem, the cart is smart enough to know what console its in and the screen will be displayed right side up!

8 BIT XMAS titles included:

2008 - The original 8 bit xmas, enjoy a peaceful snow scene and xmas music
2009 - Snowball Fight, up to 4 player party game
2010 - Jolly Joyriding, up to 4 player party game
2011 - Fireplace Bash, up to 4 player party game
2012 - Biplane Dogfight, up to 4 player party game
2013 - Santa's Blaster, space shooter
2014 - Killer Queen Arcade, up to 6 players(uses 2 power pads) can play at once!
2015 - 12 Seconds of Christmas, platform style game
2016 - Xmas Pinball, its pinball!

Grab yours here

Create your own NES screensavers

Want to make an NES screensaver? Okay, so it's a screensaver that'll work in an NES emulator. I guess you could make it work on an actual NES if you want, but it would take some extra work!

All you have to do is hit up the site below and plug away! There are a number of options to tweak, and you should be able to come up with something you like. If you want to test it, you can just drag/drop the file you download on this website and see how it looks!

Create your screensaver here

NES modded to include its own laptop-style screen

The coolest NES ever

If you ever wanted to take your actual NES on the go and play some games, this mod lets you do that! It might not be the most portable, but it's definitely cool. Too bad the mod doesn't let you actually push the games down into the NES like you usually do. That would drive me nuts!

Super Mario Bros./Odyssey snacks launch in Japan

- coming from FuRyu
- available in two flavors: Super Mario Odyssey Cheese and Super Mario Bros. Takoyaki
- five bags of snacks in each box