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Someone managed to get Slack running on a SNES

Slack is a popular messaging software used in a lot of offices, letting users message each other quickly in a myriad of ways. It supports multiple devices and operating systems, and now we can add the SNES to that list.

In the latest installment of people doing completely random things with old Nintendo hardware, someone has managed to get Slack up-and-running through an SNES and a copy of BS-X: The Story of the Town Whose Name Was Stolen. Believe it or not, it's all possible through Satellaview emulation software! You can see the results of these efforts in the clip above.

It might not be the best way to use Slack, nor is it the easiest to set up, but it works!

Fan-Art: Custom NES, SNES cases to store your Switch game cards

Looking for a neat way to store your Switch game cards? How about with a nod to the past? These Switch game card cases are made to look like SNES games, complete with appropriate labels for the game your storing! Check out the various cartridge options here.

Perhaps NES cartridges are more your thing? These are a bit different than the SNES carts above, as these are super tiny! Just enough room to hide your Switch game card. Check out the collection here.

Custom, homemade NES and SNES arcade sticks available to purchase




Who's looking for some custom NES and SNES arcade sticks? These are fan-made projects, but you can actually snatch one of them up! The creator is looking to grab 50 preorders for each stick, and I'm thinking he won't have any problem pulling those numbers in. If you're looking to get in on the action, you can hit up the Twitter account above to get more details!

Did You Know Gaming - Video Game Samples

This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at how Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino uses Donkey Kong Country music samples in his tracks, how Eminem sampled Soul Calibur, and how Pendulum sampled Nintendo's Super Mario World. We also look at how Ab-Soul sampled from Bastion, and how Doom sampled from D.R.I., and how Sonic Rushes uses music from both Grandia and speeches by Malcolm X. Then we finish off with some lewd trivia about World Championship Soccer 2 for the SEGA Genesis.

Ed Boon shares behind-the-scenes footage from Mortal Kombat 3's mo-cap session


I will forever be mesmerized by games that used digitized versions of real-life people. There's just something about the technique that looks so cheesy, and so awesome at the same time. That's why I'm so happy to share this clip, which comes from none other than Mortal Kombat creator, Ed Boon. I can only imagine how much more footage Boon has hiding in his archives.

Nintendo files trademark for Super Famicom button scheme

You thought Nintendo was done with trademarks? Think again, my friend! The company has filed a trademark for the above button scheme, which they're tying to the Super Famicom specifically. As usual, all the filing info is related to video game controllers, but we have no specifics on what it will be used for.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas includes a Corneria theme remix

The Corneria theme from StarFox is one of my favorite gaming songs ever. It really gets me pumped for some Arwing action! I still prefer the original SNES version, but I'll take any remix I can get!

IGN Video - Unboxing Mega Man's Gorgeous Retro 30th Anniversary Cartridges

We open up the 30th anniversary editions of Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X from iam8bit.

NES/SNES Classic in stock online at multiple retailers

If you're still looking for the NES or SNES Classic, you have plenty of options for purchasing right now. Both Best Buy and Walmart's websites have the NES/SNES Classic in stock. Amazon says they'll be getting another round of shipments on the NES Classic come Oct. 1st, 2018. Hit up the links below to grab yours!

NES Classic here and here

SNES Classic here and here

Nearly 500k Steam users are playing games with the Switch Pro Controller, nearly 200k use the SNES controller, and 130k go GameCube


Nearly half a million Switch Pro Controller users have taking the controller over to Steam for some PC fun. This data comes from Valve themselves, who broke down what controllers users are enjoying games with.

The Switch Pro controller arrived in 2017 and players immediately began attaching them to their PCs. At the time, support was mostly limited to basic Steam Input remapping; meaning the UI did not match the physical device and features like motion control and rumble were not available. In May 2018, a Steam update enabled the full feature set of the device, added matching artwork in the UI, and improved the overall experience. The result was an acceleration in Switch Pro controller registrations, and a rise to the 7th most popular controller type on Steam.

As you can see, the chart also shows hundreds of thousands of players using controllers from the SNES, GameCube, N64, and more as well. There's a lot of Nintendo love going on with Steam fans!

Check out the full feature here