DUST OFF your tech from yesteryear – old-school devices like iPods, Walkmans and Gameboys are fetching hundreds of pounds online. Vintage technology buffs are shelling out big money for classic gadgets from the '80s, '90s and '00s on eBay, now deemed "collectables". Unused items are selling for more, but second-hand tech can also net you some extra pocket money, according to The Mirror. Today's kids playing with 90s toys An original Nintendo Game Boy – which would've cost you £67.40 when it landed in 1989 – recently sold for a whopping £870 in its original polythene wrapping. But a good condition model can still get you £165. Even sealed classic Game Boy games in their original packaging, including Super Mario Land 2 and Megaman V, are fetching more than £500. How much you can get for your old gadgets onlineThese recently sold classic devices netted their owners big bucks on eBay... Nintendo Game Boy – £870 Tamagotchi – … [Read more...] about Old iPods, Walkmans and Game Boys selling on eBay for THOUSANDS – are you sitting on tech treasure?
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The Nintendo Switch has played host to a sort of gold rush for game developers over the past few months, with many claiming great sales on the platform - in many cases far more than Steam or other consoles, and in a much shorter timeframe. “It was incredible. The Switch is our most successful platform by far. We went past 100K copies sold on Switch a while ago now,” says Omar Cornut of Lizardcube, developers of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. “It was definitely a good move to port and publish Morphite on the Switch," says Ben Lee, of Morphite dev Blowfish Studios. "Our game sales for Morphite on the Nintendo eShop have been much higher than other consoles and Steam. It does require more effort to get games on the Switch, but the sales numbers make up for the cost of that effort." With so many positive claims coming from developers, it almost seems foolish for others not to develop for the Switch. However, with a new console … [Read more...] about Knee-deep in a rising tide of games, devs reflect on the state of the Switch market
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 300-201, scroll down. 300. Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982, PC) Though technically not the first flight simulator, Microsoft Flight Simulator revolutionized the simulation genre with how many real world variables it threw at players. The changing weather, time of day, new coordinate systems and a new engine were seen as so realistic at the time, the game's advertising claimed if it were any more lifelike "you'd need a license." 299. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013, Nintendo 3DS) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is one of the best classic Zelda games in the series. Building upon the series' dungeon design and overall presentation, A … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 300-201
Contributors: Polygon Staff Nintendo is set to launch its next console, the NX, in March, but the company is also giving fans of its retro games something to look forward to as well: a new, mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic console packed with 30 original NES games, for $59.99. Read this StoryStream to keep up with all of our NES Classic coverage. … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s mini NES Classic Edition: Everything you need to know
It’s not too often that you see a brand new Sega Mega Drive game (with cartridge!) in this day and age — even with the advent of Kickstarter projects. However, that is exactly what UK-based developer Bitmap Bureau is hoping to do with Xeno Crisis. And now, thanks to a new stretch goal milestone the games may be making it out to some current gen consoles as well — namely PC (via Steam) and the Nintendo Switch. For those who haven’t heard of the Kickstarter campaign, Xeno Crisis is an old-school, co-op top-down shooting game that draws inspiration from 80’s and 90’s titles like Contra and Shock Troopers. But that isn’t where the 80’s inspiration ends, because originally the game was only planned to release physically for Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, or digital versions for emulators. The developer, Bitmap Bureau, aren’t novices to developing given they have developed 88 Heroes as well … [Read more...] about Xeno Crisis Smashes Stretch Goal, Opening Pre-orders for Nintendo Switch and PC