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The Next Great Retrogaming Machine: Sony’s PlayStation 3

The retrogaming market has grown remarkably in the last decade or so, evolving from a ragtag hobby of sorts among yard sale and flea market scavengers to something approaching mainstream. Retail giant GameStop added “retro classics” to its online offerings

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The Hyperkin RetroN 5 – Real and Spectacular

Well, well, well. Look what the cat’s dragged in. I preordered Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 console way back in November 2013. Then I cancelled. Then I preordered again this March. Release dates came and went. Sometimes the manufacturer would address the

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RetroN 5 Releasing June 6?

Well, it looks like we may finally might have a release date for the RetroN 5. Hyperkin has just released the following picture on their Facebook page that leaves little to the imagination: Post by Hyperkin. Has the day finally

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RetroN 5 – Coming Soon or The Phantom Console?

UPDATE! Hyperkin has spoken on the state of the RetroN 5. In a video posted to the company’s Facebook page today, Product Developer Chris Gallizzi reassures the teaming masses that yes, the RetroN 5 is real, and it will be

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Hyperkin Retron 5 – April Release or Delayed Indefinitely?

Conflicting reports out there on the Interwebs regarding the fate of the Retron 5 console. Manufacturer Hyperkin is sticking to their guns and claim the retro gaming box will see wide release in April. However, with April now just a

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RetroN 5 Available for Pre-Order (Again)

Let’s try this again, shall we? Hyperkin’s much hyped RetroN 5 console, originally slated for a 2013 release but delayed until the first quarter of this year, is once again available for pre-order on Amazon. The retro gaming device sports

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Hyperkin Shows Off RetroN 5 with Sega Power Base Converter

Hyperkin has released some new pictures of the RetroN 5 via its Facebook page. The images showcase the retro console’s compatibility with the Sega Power Base Converter, a peripheral produced for the Sega Genesis that provides backwards compatibility with Sega

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First Days of the Future – 48 Hours with the PlayStation 4

It was cold. It was dark. I was tired and ready for bed, but instead found myself heading for the front door. As I zipped up my jacket, my wife asked, her voice equal parts sleepy and annoyed, “Are you

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RetroN 5 is the Throwback Console We Deserve

My wife and I just spent the better part of a day cleaning up around our condo. As part of the seasonal de-cluttering process, I was challenged with making some tough decisions regarding my collection of vintage video game consoles.

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Ode to the Tandy 1000

If I can credit my livelihood to any one inanimate object, hands-down it would have to be my family Tandy TL-1000 computer. While other kids were playing baseball and developing healthy social relationships, I, under the tutelage of my grandfather,

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