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Hacking the NES Classic Edition has become quite the hobby for some people, with recent attempts successfully emulating the Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Genesis, and much more. A new video has surfaced recently taking things to the next level—emulating the Nintendo 64. Similarly to previous attempts, YouTuber 1lokolo1 used a program called Hakchi to load games such as Mario Kart 64, Wave Race 64, and Super Mario 64 onto the device.

Check out the device in action after the jump!

Tragedy seems to be abundant lately, and adding to that, Alan Stone, one of the co-founders of Nintendo of America, has unfortunately passed away. Stone, who was additionally known for his involvement with SEGA and more recently Nanotech, passed away at the age of 71 due to cancer. Stone left Nintendo and joined SEGA as the CEO of SEGA Enterprises (now SEGA Entertainment) by 1994. He then played a role as the chief operating officer and a board member for Nanotech.

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An item called the Motion-Sensor Bomb has been a staple in the Super Smash Bros. games since the series got its start on Nintendo 64, and many fans know of the item's extensive ties to the "Proximity Mine" found in Rareware's iconic Nintendo 64 adaption of GoldenEye 007, as well as their later Nintendo 64 hit, Perfect Dark.

But a fellow named Lewys Wilson has recently discovered that Super Smash Bros. Melee actually planned to include a second item from GoldenEye: the Time Mine. Head inside for more information.

At E3 2016, Sony unveiled that they were partnering with Activision to bring remasters of the original trio of Crash Bandicoot games to the PlayStation 4. Dubbed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the collection features enhanced remasters of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. We later learned that the trilogy would be coming sometime in 2017, but as of today, we have an official release date.

Head inside to see the announcement trailer and find out when you can get your hands on these amazing games!

One of my favorite reports floating around about the Switch was that the Virtual Console will be able to support GameCube titles. This rumor grew significantly last December when Eurogamer reported that not only was Nintendo planning on bringing GameCube games to the Virtual Console, but they already had three of them up and running! Nintendo has thus far remained silent on the issue, but they did provide a big hint in a recent interview with French website Melty.

Head inside to see what Nintendo had to say!

Nintendo's NES Classic system has been the most hard to find item since it released back in November. The item has caused a lot of consumer frustration, and most people were hoping that Nintendo would have fixed production issues by this point. However, a recent rumor from an unnamed Scandinavian retailer suggests that Nintendo may instead be looking to end the NES Classic in certain regions.

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Hackers have discovered a new exploit in the original Pokémon Red and Blue that lets you delete other trainers' save files in the middle of a Pokémon battle. If you're a heartless monster, the exploit isn't even that difficult to execute; it might require a bit of technical knowledge, but this video shows you how the trick works and explains how to use it. There is a small danger of deleting your own save file in the process if you make a mistake, though.

Follow after the jump to watch the exploit in action!

Ever since the Nintendo Entertainment System: Classic Edition was first announced, its design seemed somewhat limiting; it came with thirty pre-installed games, but no other games could be played on the system. After the NES Classic was released, many people started hacking the system to make it play more NES games. Now, fans have gone even further and modified the console to make it run games for the SNES, Game Boy, SEGA Genesis, and more.

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It's always cool to see two game franchises collide, but the fact that this experience was made in Minecraft without mods is straight up impressive. Called Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst, the map has been in development for over a year and features a new story, battles, and over 136 new Pokémon. Anyone can play the map using regular vanilla Minecraft, and while it's only available in single-player, the developers promise a 60 to 80 hour experience once the map has been completed.

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Some very talented individuals have recreated the infamous Rainbow Road racetrack from the SNES' Super Mario Kart in Halo 5: Guardians. Thanks to the game's Forge level editor program, players can race around the circuit in Warthog SUVs while avoiding Thwomps and knocking each other off the map.

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If your Mega Man itch wasn't scratched by the lackluster Mighty No. 9 or the latest Legacy Collection repackaging, this new fan game might be what you're looking for. Since 2009, game developer / animator Peter Sjöstrand has been working on Mega Man 2.5D, a free-to-download PC game starring the blue bomber and a collection of his old Robot Master nemeses. Sjöstrand published the completed version of his project yesterday, along with a new release trailer.

You can watch the trailer and download the game after the jump!

Yesterday, Square Enix celebrated Final Fantasy VII's 20th anniversary. For many Final Fantasy fans, VII is considered to be one of the greatest entries in the series. To celebrate this milestone, Square Enix released a brand new screenshot from Kingdom Hearts III, which is styled like Final Fantasy VII's iconic box art. The screenshot shows Sora with his keyblade behind his back, staring off into the distance at a castle. While there currently is no release date for Kingdom Hearts III, hopefully Square Enix will reveal some new information about the game soon.

Check out the new screenshot after the jump!

Today is a very special day for Final Fantasy fans. 20 years ago today, Final Fantasy VII (often regarded as the best in the franchise) launched in Japan for the PlayStation. To mark this momentous occasion, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise, Square Enix released a gorgeous visual from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake in the works for the PlayStation 4. No further news was revealed about the project unfortunately, but as pretty as this scene is, I'm not too mad.

Join us in celebrating 20 years of enjoying one of the best RPGs ever made! Tell us about your favorite FFVII memories and share your fan art!

Over the holiday 2016 season, there was much hype for the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. This retro console proved to be a smash hit with customers, and Nintendo was unfortunately unable to keep up with demand. If you were one of the unlucky souls who couldn't secure one last year, you have another chance, but you'll have to act fast. Hit the jump for the details!

It was recently revealed that the next round of Shovel Knight DLC will be not only coming out in April, but will be coming to the Nintendo Switch first! This new update, dubbed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will include all three campaigns in addition to a new local co-op mode. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment DLC will be $9.99, and will be available on last and current generation consoles, PC, and the Switch.

If you don't have it already, make sure to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at $14.99 price here. Read more after the jump!