USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

Sega’s Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use modern hardware to play without constant (and sometimes expensive) battery swaps? …

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

It’s no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times‘ supply chain sources claim that Nintendo has hiked its Switch production to 18 million for its current fiscal year (which ends in March …

You’re never getting an NES Classic Edition now

If you’ve spent the last few months trying to get your hands on a NES Classic Edition, it’s time to give up. Nintendo’s tiny, plug-and-play retro console is dead. Or dying, at least. The company says the last shipments to North American territories will reach stores in April, advising buyers to check with their local retailers for availability. In other …

You can try to pre-order the Nintendo Switch in NYC on Friday

Nintendo will open up pre-orders for its next console, the Switch, at its New York City store on Friday, January 13th, starting at 9AM ET. However, things aren’t that cut-and-dry. Nintendo notes that there will be a “limited quantity” of pre-orders available “while supplies last” at the store. Author:  Source: Engadget

Gear up for tonight’s Nintendo Switch live stream

Nintendo revealed the Switch, its latest console, back in October — but the company left out plenty of key details about the half-portable, half-living room system. So, that’s what tonight is all about. Nintendo will host a live stream at 11P ET on Thursday, January 12th, intended to outline more of the features, hardware specs and games coming to the …

The Engadget Podcast Ep 12: Surface Envy

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about the value of the Esc key, the Nintendo Switch and the impeding Gilmore Girls resurrection. Then they’ll relive Microsoft’s big Surface event and dig in on future of Twitter… and whether or not it even has one. Author:  Source: Engadget

Ben Heck tears down the legendary Nintendo PlayStation

We got a good, close look at the Nintendo PlayStation last year and even talked to Sony veteran Shuhei Yoshida about it, but have you ever wondered about everything inside the ill-fated game console? Ben Heckendorn, aka Ben Heck, is happy to show you. The homebrew gadget expert has conducted an extensive teardown of the cancelled system (the same one …