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A super fan collected every Super Nintendo game manual and made them free

NPR Technology

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System with the hit Capcom beat'em up game Street Fighter II. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System with the hit Capcom beat'em up game Street Fighter II. Video game consoles have come a long way since the Super Nintendo arrived in the U.S. in 1991 and launched a new generation of gamers, but sometimes there is no beating the classics. The console was wildly popular, with more than 700 games released for the system in the U.S., and Kerry Hays (aka "Peebs" on the Twitch streaming platform) has been working on beating every. "We had wondered, some of these games, had anyone ever even beaten them before? They were so weird and obscure or difficult," he said.


Kapow! The history of fighting games

The Guardian

It was not an auspicious beginning. The first video game featuring hand-to-hand combat hit arcades in 1976: Sega's boxing sim Heavyweight Champ, starred two chunky monochrome pugilists in striped underpants. Players controlled the action by putting their hands in plastic boxing gloves and making thrusting movements. Heavyweight Champ bombed, and so did its rivals. Atari's 1977 arcade game Boxer would have used two analogue handles as controllers, but it was never released because in-house testers of the prototype cabinet kept wrenching off the handles.


Black Friday 2018: Save $50 on Arcade1Up retro arcade cabinets like Street Fighter II, Centipede, Rampage, and Asteroids at Walmart

Mashable

Retro gaming is a great way to relive your childhood, but playing old school games on new hardware just doesn't feel the same. That's why Arcade1Up is bringing the arcade into your home with a collection of classic games from video games' golden age. For Black Friday, Walmart has four of the retro gaming company's arcade cabinets on sale for just $249.00 each, a $50 savings. These are exactly how you remember playing video games when you were a kid, but shrunk down to a smaller size. The best part about these arcade machines is that they're completely coinless, so you can spend hours playing classic games without pumping in more quarters for another continue.


Street Fighter II: AR gives new life to video game

BBC News

Developer Abhishek Singh has brought the classic arcade game Street Fighter II to life using augmented reality (AR) kits that are widely available.


The Morning After: Friday, May 5th 2017

Engadget

Google's offering voice assistants to your next DIY computing project, we review the new BlackBerry phone (yes, it is 2017), and test-ride an electric dirt bike. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google to bring voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers Google Home, the companies have released a kit that transforms a regular Raspberry Pi 3 into your very own virtual assistant. The collaboration marks the first time that Google has produced something for hobbyists. The initiative is called "Artificial Intelligence Yourself" (AIY), and Google's project director said that he wants to create more hobbyist uses for Google software.


Donkey Kong, Pokemon among inductees into World Video Game Hall of Fame

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Twelve video games were announced as finalists to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees into World Video Game Hall of Fame are from top left, "Pokemon Red and Green," "Street Fighter II," "Donkey Kong" and "Halo: Combat Evolved." The inductees were announced Thursday, May 4, 2017, at The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y. The inductees were announced Thursday at The Strong museum. They were selected from 12 finalists that were announced in March.


World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

AP World Headlines

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.