Items tagged with retro

Gamers of the late 1980s, and all the way into late 2012, will no doubt remember the awesomeness that was Nintendo Power. If you, like many of us here at HotHardware, remember flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power, you'll probably be excited to learn that high-resolution digitals scans of every single issue are... Read more...
Years ago I cut my teeth on a Commodore 64 that my parents purchased from a family friend. Now that I've grown equally ancient in years, I've developed a fond appreciation for attempts to tap into C64 nostalgia, whether it's a throwback t-shirt or in the form of a custom-built emulator. One thing I never expected to... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to drive a tank? Feeling all that power, blowing stuff up, crushing anything in your way—Of course, you have! Thanks to a Raspberry Pi mod and some ingenuity, and restoration efforts you can drive one yourself! Well, kind of. At the Swiss Military Museum in Zurich, tourists can hop into a tank... Read more...
Are you old enough to fondly recall SEGA's Genesis system? It was known as the Mega Drive outside of the US. SEGA's 16-bit machine was the second of the fourth-generation game consoles. While it was a modest success in its home country of Japan, it was wildly popular in the US, Europe, and South America. The company... Read more...
Do you ever go wandering through a thrift store or even your grandparents' basement and find some awesome looking classic piece of electronics? Or do you just love that 1930s through 1970s wood-grain look? The only problem is that it's hard to find new parts to restore, or to fix these antiques up. Thanks to the... Read more...
About a month and a half ago, Sega announced it was launching the Genesis Mini 2, a miniaturized throwback console to the original Genesis, but it wasn't initially clear if was bound for the United States or only releasing in Japan. Shortly after, Sega's Yosuke Okunari clarified that the Genesis Mini 2 would in fact... Read more...
We talk a lot about micro-computer and micro-controller mods here, and that's mainly because we think they're awesome. Every week, if not every day, we see more amazing and inspirational mods on how to use these inexpensive little devices in cool and creative ways. Or, we just see someone who decides to make a great... Read more...
There is some very exciting news for classic Nintendo fans today. The long running project known as SNESManuals.com has reached a major milestone. It has finally gathered a scan for every known English language manual for games released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Good stuff. Documentation... Read more...
If you have existed on the internet in the past 11 years and are as much of a geek as our two and a half hosts, then you likely have heard of Floppotron. If you haven't heard of Floppotron then you are in for a real treat, for its creator, Paweł Zadrożniak, has posted up the latest upgrade to date: Floppotron... Read more...
History has already been written, but had things gone just a little bit differently, we might find ourselves reflecting on the Commodore 65 as the greatest selling single model PC of all time. Instead it's the Commodore 64 bears that designation in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the decision to build a C65... Read more...
The iconic 1967 Ford Mustang is being reinvented by a British company, and it is breathtaking. But if you want to get your hands on one of these rare cars, you better act fast because only 499 are up for sale. When one thinks of a Ford Mustang from the 1960's, you immediately think of an American muscle car and the... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to take GTA V on the go? Well, this modder might just have a solution for you. While there have been mobile releases of games from the first installment in the Rockstar GTA series all the way to Liberty City Stories, the latest title, GTA V, still hasn’t seen a mobile or portable port. Well, with... Read more...
You will find plenty of gift ideas in our Holiday Wish List roundup, in which each all of us at HotHardware picked out up a few tech items that we personally find appealing. However, one thing that's admittedly cooler than all of our picks is the Time Machine Radio that a Raspberry Pi modder built and plans to gift to... Read more...
Perhaps somewhere in a parallel universe, the Commodore 65 kept the good times rolling for Commodore, and was even more successful than the legendary Commodore 64 that old folks like myself cut their teeth on way back when. In this universe, however, the C65 never made it past prototype status, leaving us to wonder... Read more...
The quirky little Playdate handheld gaming console is finally getting closer to release. Panic, the company behind the eye-searing yellow device, says that it will finally be available to preorder in July. And if all goes according to schedule, the Playdate will start shipping later this year. Unfortunately, Panic... Read more...
Released in 2001, the original Xbox has become a classic gaming console that millions of people have played even to this day. Just over 20 years later, it seems there are also still easter eggs to be found on the device. With a little bit of work, Xbox console owners can see a list of members on the Xbox Dashboard... Read more...
If you want to step back in time and play some retro games for nostalgia, it can be more difficult than it needs to be. Moreover, you do not get the fun of playing with friends on the same screen as everything is now done over the web. Evercade has decided to go against the grain and take the hassle out of emulation... Read more...
There has been a lot of interest in the Analogue Pocket, an intriguing retro gaming console that was first announced back in late 2019. The console was supposed to launch in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the date out to May 2021. Now, as we approach May, Analogue has announced another delay. According to the... Read more...
JamHamster is a self-described nerd, tinkerer, and lunatic; and we are inclined to believe it after seeing them hammer away on a Raspberry Pi Zero on Twitter. Electronic atrocities aside, they have some pretty cool projects on deck including a wildly awesome ZX Spectrum emulator built with a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which... Read more...
In 2019, popular retro-style controller manufacturer 8BitDo released the SN30 Pro+, a fully customizable controller with a host of settings and features. Now, the company is taking things up a notch with the new 8BitDo Pro 2. This new controller should allow users to "play like a pro with 8BitDo's most advanced... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, we'll be talking up AMD's recently announced Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series processors, Google's new Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 Android smartphones, the latest 5G Apple iPhones, a vintage eMachines system reborn with Ryzen and Radeon firepower and details of... Read more...
The late 90s and early 2000s was a special era for personal computing. We saw PC prices drop drastically, we moved from dial-up to broadband, and we dealt with Windows ME while waiting for XP to arrive. While some of us went the DIY route at the time, many started with a prebuilt rig purchased from a brick and mortar retailer. One of the more... Read more...
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