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The Famicom Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary: The Console That Changed Gaming Forever

The Famicom (and the NES that followed) was a game-changer. Take it from someone who was there.

Authorities Bust Attempt to Smuggle Spiders in Famicom Cartridges

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What is Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia? Here's How it Differs From the Rest of the Series

Now's a good time to learn about Fire Emblem Echoes' weird and wonderful inspiration: Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Nintendo Has a Secret Message For Famicom Mini Hackers

Greetings from the Hanafuda Captain.

The Time a Japanese Famicom Game Tried to Simulate American Presidential Politics

As the 2016 presidential election finally comes to a close, we look back on Japan's optimistic take on American electoral politics.

Taste the 8-Bit Rainbow With This Week's Retronauts Episode

Sometimes we collect the games we love, but sometimes we just buy games because they look nice. Not the graphics — the games themselves!

USstreamer: Celebrate David Bowie with Labyrinth [Update: Archived on YouTube!]

Tune in and watch Bob play two very different interpretations of the 1986 Jim Henson classic.

Now You Can Finally Play the Worst Famicom Game in English

Prepare yourself for the harshest advanced interrogation techniques with the help of Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken.

The Birth of Japanese Console Games

Our comprehensive look back at the coming-of-age of Japanese console games 30 years ago.

1983: The Summer That Changed the World

30 years ago Nintendo, Sega, and Microsoft entered the Japanese console race. In doing so, they reshaped the future of games.

The Famicom Legacy

Jeremy Parish explores the many ways in which the NES continues to affect gaming and gamers 30 years after the system's debut.

Nintendo Gets Into the Game

Three decades ago, Nintendo parlayed a single arcade hit into a home gaming dynasty that remains strong to this day. Their secret? A strong belief in quality, the cutthroat pursuit of profit, and an occasional dash of humility.