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Retro/Grade (PlayStation 3)

Retro/Grade succeeds at bringing a fresh take to the rhythm genre and filling it with sensory pleasures, but a lack of music means it outstays its welcome sooner rather than later.

By September 21, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 21, 2012

Available on the PlayStation Network.


iCade 8-Bitty Retro Wireless Game Controller

iCade succeeds in shrinking last year's arcade cabinet down to a clever pocket size with the 8-Bitty controller. Even though it won't work with many iOS games, the price is low enough that some people will want to buy it anyway for the novelty.

By October 18, 2012

3 stars Editors' rating October 18, 2012

MSRP: $29.99


Sega vs. Nintendo: Battle of the retro consoles

It's 1989 all over again. Sega's new Mega Drive console is coming to rival Nintendo's NES Classic Edition, delivering 80 classic Sega titles.

By July 25, 2016


The Nintendo NES Classic Edition is a great deal: Here are the numbers that prove it

Analysis: The Mini NES isn't the only place you can get some of these classic video games -- but it's far and away the best overall value.

By July 21, 2016


5 things we learned from San Diego Comic-Con 2016

In addition to geek event staples like cosplayers and superhero movie leaks, there were some key thematic takeaways. For one, the '90s are back.

By July 24, 2016


Tesla goes retro, reintroduces cheaper Model S 60 and new 60D

Want a Model S but can't quite swing the price? Tesla has a new, lower-cost version.

By June 9, 2016


Trump and Clinton star in retro video games you can really play

Game on! In these free online games, Trump collects bricks to build a wall on the Mexican border, while Clinton grabs super-PAC gifts.

By June 8, 2016


Rebuilding retro robots, Three and O2's merger blocked and why we love rose gold gadgets (CNET UK podcast 481 show notes)

Plus new cheap phones and tablets for the UK, Bryan Cranston's new sci-fi TV role, and a surprise quiz. Honestly, we spoil you.

By May 13, 2016


Pac-Man suit wraps you up in retro-gaming fashion glory

You've heard of power suits. Get ready to dress up in a power-pellet suit emblazoned with classic Pac-Man images.

By April 11, 2016


Mario-style shower curtain: Soak and star in your own retro game

Step aside, Pac-Man, Mario and Donkey Kong. There's a new luminary in the retro gaming world and it's the person standing behind a shower curtain.

By March 21, 2016