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Classic edition of PlayStation 1 announced

Classic edition of PlayStation 1 announced

Following in the successful footsteps of Nintendo who in the past few years have released a NES Classic Mini and a SNES Classic Mini; Sony has announced this morning that they will release the PlayStation Classic, a mini PS One which will come with 20 pre-loaded games and be released December 3.
PlayStation’s own tiny console will come pre-loaded with 20 games, for the time being they’ve only named 5.
These 5 are:
Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash and Ridge Racer Type 4.

“The original PlayStation was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, offering consumers a chance to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time,”

The miniature console is approximately 45% smaller than the original grey PlayStation console.
Like the Nintendo mini consoles, you’ll have …

SNK announces Neo Geo Mini

SNK announces Neo Geo Mini

You may have seen that Nintendo are enjoying a fair amount of success with their NES and SNES Mini Consoles. Well it seems SNK want a piece of the action too with the announcement of the NEO GEO Mini!
The NEO GEO Mini will look like a miniature version of an arcade unit (pictured above), complete with mini joystick and buttons. According to SNK it will fit in the palm of your hand. It has an in-built 3.5 inch screen as well as HDMI output for playing on a TV.
Like the SNES and NES Mini – the NEO GEO Mini will come pre-loaded with a wide range of games. It has yet to be confirmed which games will be on the list. Expect to see a headphone port too.
No release date has been announced as yet. Let us know if you’re excited in the comments below.

Spyro the Dragon fan remake now available for download

Spyro the Dragon fan remake now available for download

Spyro the Dragon was one of those games that i have the fondest memories playing on the original PlayStation console. Spyro was like playing a cartoon with brightly coloured worlds to run around in and enemies to headbutt while collecting items and helping the good guys. The classic game has been remade using Unreal Engine 4.

Titled Spyro the Dragon: Artisans Revisited; this is more than just a demo. It is a holiday themed version of what Valefor, the fan behind this remake, has been working on. Apparently, he has no plans to release the full game, or even completing any of the games, so this may be all we get in this regard.
This shouldn’t be surpising as Activision may or may not send him a C&D letter, so we strongly suggest downloading it while you still can. …

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