Ben Heck’s Nintendo Classic Edition teardown

It’s time for another hardware teardown! This time it’s the Nintendo Classic Edition — specifically, a unit belonging to David of the “Technophiles” podcast. Using Keysight’s DSOX1102G oscilloscope, Ben is able to find out how the NES controller talks to the base of the NES Classic. He then compares the inner workings of the NES Classic controller to the Wii …

‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ is harder with a live audience

Old-school video games are hard. That’s what we learned after booting up an NES Classic Edition for today’s gaming challenge live from the Engadget stage at CES. Feminist Frequency‘s Carolyn Petit joined me on stage to thoroughly thrash me, while her colleague Anita Sarkeesian talked smack from the sidelines. All told, we played Super Mario Bros.3 , Bubble Bobble and …