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[22 May 2014 | 5 Comments | 9,241 views]
Retron 5 set for June 6 release

Back on May 25, 2013, First Arkansas News published an article about the Hyperkin Retron 5. Go ahead and click the aforementioned link for more details, but here’s a summary — the Retron 5 is designed to play games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Japanese and European versions of those consoles and some Nintendo Game Boy games.
Oh, and the console is designed to upscale all of those games to 720p so they will look great on HDTV sets. Anyone who has hooked up a classic …

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[23 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 7,811 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 | 10,149 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 …

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[25 May 2013 | One Comment | 7,344 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 …

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[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,415 views]
Week in review (1/3-1/8)

Hopefully the new year has been good to everyone so far.
Here at First Arkansas News we had some big stories last week. If you’ve missed some of it here’s your chance to catch up on the news and features we reported this week.
Remember, one of the fastest ways to keep up with the latest stories at this site is to simply subscribe to our email updates. Of course, we also offer visitors the convenience of subscribing to RSS feeds, following us on Twitter or keeping up with the site through …

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[4 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,943 views]
Take that Super Nintendo on the road

Yes, just think about it — the ability to take all those classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games on the road and play them whenever the mood strikes.
There would be no more wires and no more being tethered to a television set when you wanted to revisit the fun-filled library that was abundant on the SNES. That’s all very possible — for the most part — thanks to a dandy little system called the Yobo FC-16 Go.
The FC-16 Go is one of those Chinese knockoffs that have hit the …

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[29 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,599 views]
Need a new system for those NES and SNES games?

There’s a problem inherent in retrogaming — those old systems do tend to wear out over time, don’t they?
What can you do? You can, of course, head to eBay and replace a broken system, or you could buy something that’s new that emulates an older console.
A lot of companies make those new system that play old games, but how well do they actually work? The prices on them tend to be low, but not so low that you’re willing to throw away some cash on a piece of junk, right? …

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[25 Dec 2010 | 6 Comments | 4,286 views]
Super NES — a 16-bit classic

Every year around this time, it’s easy to start thinking of great video game systems of the past.
A lot of us who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s wished for, hoped for and asked Santa Claus to deliver the latest video game console on Christmas morning. Back in 1991, the Super Nintendo (also called the Super NES or SNES). That system came out in August 1991 as Nintendo really needed a console that would do two things — build on the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and …

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[9 May 2010 | 5 Comments | 15,389 views]
Help! My HDTV set hates my classic video game console!

Just ask any fan of classic video game consoles out there — getting those vintage systems to communicate with new HDTV sets can be a chore.
Oddly, that Atari 2600 looks OK on those snazzy, new sets but a lot of other systems look, well, bad.
Dave Mrozek, a computer programmer, established the Video Game Critic about 10 years ago and has written about 3,500 video game reviews on that site over the past decade. He’s a self proclaimed fan of systems from the Atari 2600 all the way through the Nintendo …