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Thumby is a $19 (barely) playable game console for a keychain (Crowdfunding)

Thumby is a tiny game console designed to look like a classic Game Boy, but smaller. Way smaller. Designed to fit on a keychain, the entire game console is smaller than the screens on most other micro-consoles. But Thumby is still a playable console that comes with five free and open source games pre-installed, with support […]

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Taito’s Egret II Mini mini arcade cabinet has a screen that rotates and a trackball controller

Video game companies have been pushing out miniature versions of classic game systems for a few years, but the new Egret II from Japanese game publisher Taito may be one of the weirdest/most versatile to date. At first glance, it looks like a miniature version of a classic arcade game cabinet, much like SNK’s Neo […]

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Sega introduces Game Gear Micro handheld retro console

Over the past few years we’ve seen game console companies cashing in on nostalgia by releasing “mini” versions of classic game consoles that come with a set of games pre-installed. Now Sega is following up last year’s well-received Genesis Mini with a Sega Game Gear Micro. Actually, make that four Game Gear Micros. The company […]

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Coronavirus delays the TurboGrafix-16 Mini retro console

The global coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has had a major impact on the global stage. Over 100,000 people have been infected, and more than 3,400 have died. Many major tech trade shows and other events have been canceled or scaled back, and a growing number of companies are advising employees to work from […]

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Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini as the mini retro console parade continues

The TurboGrafx-16 never had the same level of commercial success in North America as rival game consoles from Nintendo and Sega. But it was a relatively popular device in Japan, where it launched two years earlier, and the TurboGrafx-16 earned a place in video gaming history with some exclusive titles. Now game maker Konami is […]

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These are the 20 games included on the $100 PlayStation Classic (available December 3rd)

Sony’s PlayStation Classic is a small game system that looks like a classic PlayStation game console, only smaller. It launches December 3rd and it will sell for $100. Unlike the original, the new model features an HDMI port that will let you hook it up to modern TVs… but it’s 45 percent smaller than the […]