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[23 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 7,796 views]
Hyperkin announces Retron5 delay, price increase

About this time last year, First Arkansas News ran an article waxing poetic about the forthcoming Hyperkin Retron5. The Retron5 has been promoted as just the machine a lot of us people who love classic console gaming have wanted for a long time. The problem with a lot of classic consoles is that they look terrible on HDTV sets and the Retron5 is supposed to solve that problem by upscaling games to run in 720p high definition through an HDMI port.
Anyone who has ever plugged, say, a Sega Genesis into …

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[19 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 10,136 views]
Hyperkin announces Dec. 10 release date for Retron 5

At last, the folks at Hyperkin have broken their silence by announcing the Retron 5 will be released on Dec. 10 in the U.S. and Europe. We at First Arkansas News have waxed poetic about the Retron 5 since first learning of the existence of the game console this spring and did promise to mention when Hyperkin announced an official release date. So, there you have it.
What is the Retron 5? In a nutshell, it will cost $99.99 according to a press release from Hyperkin  and will feature five cartridge …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[1 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | 17,573 views]
Retron 5 draws a competitor

So far this year, Nintendo has replaced its Wii console with the Wii U and we know a couple of other major consoles are on their way — the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony Playstation 4. Ah, but what of people who still love those old eight and 16-bit games?
Well, 2013 is bringing some systems for them, too. We’ve already reported on the forthcoming Hyperkin Retron 5 which may be out later this summer and available for $100 or less. That one will come equipped with five cartridge slots …

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[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,521 views]
Week in Review (June 9-15)

First off, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Make your kids be nice to you for a change if you, indeed, have that much authority.
Second, we’ve had a busy week (as usual) here at First Arkansas News and would have for our tens of fans to miss out on anything. To that end, we’re doing our weekly thing of posting links to everything that’s been posted in the past week for your clicking pleasure. Yes, we wrote about everything from crepe myrtle thieves in Benton to the …

Android, Retrogaming, Technology »

[14 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,737 views]
Retron 5 powered by Android?

The lucky folks over at Engadget caught up with Hyperkin this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and reported that the Retron 5 sounds even better than it did when we at First Arkansas News wrote about it a few weeks ago.
For those unaware of the Hyperkin Retron 5, here’s a summary. The retro console boasts five cartridge slots and will play cartridges made for nine different systems — Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA), Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Famicom (Japanese), Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game boy …

Arts & Entertainment, Events »

[12 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 7,805 views]
Bargains Galore on 64 set for Aug. 8-10

It has been said that what appears in a newspaper is often determined by what the managing editor sees when he’s driving to work in the morning. While that may or may not be true, here’s something that is verifiable — here at First Arkansas News, what is sometimes covered depends on what terms pop up in our search analytics (for the record, the most popular search term over the past few weeks has related to the anticipated and snazzy retro gaming console, the Hyperkin RetroN 5 — go figure).
One …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,528 views]
Week in Review (June 2-8)

It was, as usual, a busy week here at First Arkansas News. We learned about the perils of moving a yard in Arkansas, innovation in the Natural State, discussed Wal-Mart and its “buy American/hire veterans” initiative the fact that bulletin board systems (BBS) are still alive although the Internet made dialing into local services obsolete, etc.
It would be a tragedy if our tens of fans missed a single thing that was posted in the past week. To avoid such unspeakable tragedy, then, we’ve made it easy to catch up on …

Arts & Entertainment, Events, Retrogaming, Technology »

[7 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,919 views]
Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition set for Sept. 21

Get ready classic video game fans — the 10th Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition (OVGE) is set for Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SpiritBank Event Center at 10441 South Regal Blvd. in Tulsa.
“Before the OVGE, people from the surrounding states had to travel across the country for events such as this,” Jesse Hardesty, founder and organizer of the OVGE, said in a news release. “And since the OVGE first began back in September of 2003, we have inspired many other retro conventions in the surrounding areas.”
In …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Retrogaming, Technology »

[25 May 2013 | One Comment | 7,327 views]
Will the RetroN 5 deliver what it promises?

Underwhelmed by the announcements of the Microsoft Xbox One, the Sony Playstation 4 and the already emerged Nintendo Wii U? Well, buck up, pilgrim — the forthcoming Hyperkin RetroN 5 may be just the thing to get you excited about a new console coming out this year.
What is the RetroN 5? Simply put, Hyperkin promises it’ll play a slew of classic games from Nintendo and Sega and address a major problem — those old games look great on the CRT sets for which they were designed, but look awful on …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[16 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,565 views]
Microsoft to reveal future of Xbox on May 21

Get ready, game fans — the Xbox 720 (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it) will be revealed on May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT (that’s high noon here in Arkansas). The event will be broadcast on Spike TV, Xbox Live and Xbox.com, according to an email Microsoft sent around today and a special page set up to get everyone all hot and bothered about the announcement. If you want to follow all the fun on Twitter via the easy-to-remember #XboxReveal hashtag (have a look — the comments over there …