If you weren’t rocking a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis in the early '90s, chances are you got your game on with a TurboGrafx-16. Or maybe you didn’t -- the console never matched the popularity of rival systems, but offered plenty of nifty original titles and sturdy translations of lesser-known arcade games. Those days are here again with the TurboGrafx-16 GameBox, a free app that lets you browse, buy, and play these grunge-era favorites emulated on your iPhone or iPod touch.
It only takes 5 minutes to go from 2011 back to circa 1968 with a new $1.99 iOS video app called iSupr8. That's how long a 1:30 video clip spends in iSupr8's "Development Room," where the app works its magic and turns raw video into something with color tones and "film jitter" that will remind people (well, people old enough to remember, at least) of the 8mm movies popular during the waning decades of the last century.
For whatever reason, beards aren’t particularly common among video game protagonists. Certain stealth or action game heroes sometimes sport them (or at least heavy 5 o’clock shadow) but actual occurrences of thick, hirsute facial hair among leading men are somewhat rare. Whether it’s just an example of the casual influence of hipster aesthetic bleeding into game culture or just a response to Mario, we suspect the developers behind Kami Retro decided to go with a bearded protagonist to add a hair of uniqueness to its familiar design.
With its arrival at Verizon, the iPhone 4 andset is still alive and kicking. If you've just recently adopted the phone into your own life, or are still looking for ways to shield your phone from harm while giving it a bit of personality, there's a case out there for you. This week, we're taking a look at the Scosche Kickback case, Mivizu hard rubber skin case and the Hard Candy. Plus, a case that transforms your iPhone 4 into a vintage cassette tape -- old school!