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Will you be buying the SNES Classic Mini this Christmas?

Although, we can’t buy the NES Classic Mini without giving up an arm and a leg for it at an ebay auction; we can look forward to SNES Classic Mini coming this Christmas.


This could potentially explain the NES Classic Mini cancellation even though the popularity of the tiny retro console hasn’t died down. Apparently, Nintendo was looking to clear the market out this Christmas for the SNES Classic Mini. As such, Nintendo never intended to keep the NES Classic Mini in stock past last years Christmas.


I’m pretty jazzed for the SNES Classic Mini, as I grew up loving the SNES games more than NES games. For many, it’s difficult not to look back fondly on some of the best console games ever created on the SNES such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, and Chrono Trigger, to name just a few.

Can we really justify the price of the little console when we have the Virtual Console filled with SNES and NES classics? Although, for anyone who hasn’t bought a Nintendo console since the Wii this could be a great way to snag some nostalgic adults with a SNES Classic Mini who want to relive some of their childhood experiences without a high barrier to entry price.

It’s best to pre-order as soon as possible seeing that the NES Classic Mini sold out and became discontinued shortly after. Let’s hope the supplies don’t run dry too soon, but as we already know Nintendo has a bad track record with keeping up with demand.

Do you think Nintendo will give us more than 30 titles for the SNES Classic Mini? What games would you like to see pre-loaded on the tiny nostalgia box?


by Joey Pedras (@joeypedras)

The BBC has just announced that River Song (Alex Kingston) will be returning to the Tardis in this year’s Christmas special! The filming for the Christmas special will begin this week. This is what Kingston had to say on returning to Doctor Who,

“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the
show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special.
Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with
humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at
Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to
start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September?
Why not!”

It will be an absolute thrill to see how River reacts with Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of the Doctor. It surely won’t be overly sappy like it was with Eleven or will it be…?

Here’s what Stephen Moffat had to say on the return of River, and the Christmas special,

“Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who – and what could be
more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song?
The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met
her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most
complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time…”

Doctor Who returns Saturday, September 19th.

(Source: BBC)

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