Castlevania: Dracula X gets the MSU1 audio treatment

Once again, for those who are unfamiliar with MSU1...

MSU1, also named "Media Streaming Unit revision 1", is a homemade enhancement chip made by byuu for the SNES. It allows the SNES to have 4 GB of storage space and CD quality Stereo Audio.

Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

SNES Classic Edition available on a daily basis at Nintendo NY starting Nov. 24th, 2017

If you're able to get in to Nintendo NY later this week, you have a great chance of picking up an SNES Classic Edition. We'd imagine there will be lines, so get ready for a challenge!

RARE releasing Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Viva Piñata soundtracks on vinyl

With the holiday season barrelling inexorably towards us and home-made mince pies making regular appearances around the company, we've begun indulging in furtive daydreams of brightly wrapped packages with our names on them. And blow us down with a festive feather if our chums over at iam8bit haven't provided the perfect gift idea: a whopping three new vinyl editions of classic Rare soundtracks.

As with our previous iam8bit collaboration (on the sold out Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark vinyls) it's Rash, Zitz and Pimple leading the charge – this time with Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, a 16-bit brawl through the nefarious Gamescape featuring a soundtrack originally composed by David Wise, seeing its first ever official release 25 years later. (We think most of you should have finished level three by now.)

Not to be outdone in the catchy-tunes-accompanying-gratuitous-violence department, Conker and the Bad Fur Day crew make some noise in a double-LP outing that chronicles the hedonistic hero's misadventures. There's previously unreleased music here from maestro Robin Beanland, alongside fan favourites like Rock Solid and Sloprano – well, we were hardly going to leave them out, were we? You'd be livid.

If that all sounds a bit hectic, fret not! Soothing tunes from a papery paradise await within the double-disc Viva Piñata collection, the music of which is guaranteed to chill and charm you in equal measure courtesy of Grant Kirkhope and a chuffing great orchestra. Naturally, we've snuck some never-before-released tracks in here too, both from the original game and its sequel Trouble in Paradise.

As if that wasn't enough, each of the albums offers you access to a digital version so you can listen on the go without having to lug your gramophone around. Tempted? Then we highly recommend a visit to iam8bit's site to learn more – and see the accompanying range of stylish Rare character pin badges. Preorders coming soon!

Switch, SNES Classic named two of the top ten best gadgets of 2017 by TIME

TIME already named the Switch one of the 25 best inventions of 2017, and now they're heaping more praise on the device. In their list of the 10 best gadgets for 2017, you can find the Switch mentioned yet again. As a matter of fact, they put the device in first place overall! It has some great company, as the SNES Classic Edition is also on the list, coming in at the #6 position.

Thanks to JBMindTrick for the heads up!

Nintendo working hard to have a regular supply of Switch/SNES Classic during the holidays, no Black Friday Switch discount

Nintendo has two hot systems on their hands with the Switch and SNES Classic Edition. As we head into the holiday season, people will be looking to snatch these up by the millions. Nintendo knows this, which is why Reggie Fils-Aime has said Nintendo is working hard to make sure both platforms have a regular supply throughout the holiday season.

Also, if you were hoping Nintendo was going to offer up some sort of special Switch deal for Black Friday, you can let that hope go right now. Reggie states that there are no plans for a Black Friday discount.

Game Informer Video - NBA Jam's Announcer Tim Kitzrow On Boom-Shakalaka's Origin

In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Ben Hanson talks to Tim Kitzrow about the origins of "Boom-Shakalaka", voicing Rod Serling in The Twilight Zone Pinball, and why he's so excited about Mutant Football League.

Reminder - Walmart restocking SNES Classic Edition at 2 PM EST!

Good luck to those of you who try to grab one! If you don't get one today, there will be restocks tomorrow and Friday as well.

Walmart restocking SNES Classic Edition this week

Here's your next chance to get the SNES Classic Edition. Walmart will have more stock to grab tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday. We're not sure if this is online only or also via retail locations. You can keep tabs on this page for more information.