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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 delays, sometimes┬ánothing. I began to think the RetroN 5 might not even exist. I went […]

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 releasing. The exact date still remains a mystery. Watch Hyperkin’s update on the RetroN 5: […]

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 compatibility with a staggering number of older video game formats, including Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega […]

RetroN 5 Delayed Until Q1 2014

Hyperkin has delayed the release of its RetroN 5 gaming console until Q1 2014. The company’s blog states that faulty connector pins caused the delay. Read Hyperkin’s Retron 5 delay blog post – http://hyperkin.com/blog/2013/11/hyperkin-to-delay-retron-5-release/ The RetroN 5 is touted by Hyperkin as an all-in-one solution for playing NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges. The console […]

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. Our place simply doesn’t have the square footage to sustain a small museum of consumer […]