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NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Vol. 1 and 2 coming to consoles and PC on June 18
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
Japanese video game developer and publisher Bandai Namco has announced two collective compilations of its retro arcade games called the NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both installments are to feature 11 classic games each, making the combined offering of both volumes 22 titles.
Some of the titles included in Bandai Namco's upcoming classic arcade collection duo have never been released in Western countries before. A comprehensive list of games which will be included in each volume is given below.
NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Volume 1:
Galaxian Xevious Mappy Dragon Buster Pac-Man Dig-Dug The Tower of Druaga Sky Kid Dragon Spirit: The New Legend Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti Pac-Man Championship Edition NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Volume 2:
Battle City Pac-Land Dig Dug II Super Xevious Galaga Rolling Thunder Mappy-Land Legacy of the Wizard Dragon Buster II Mendel Palace Gaplus Both volumes of Bandai Namco Asia's newly announced two-part series NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES are developed in partnership with Japanese game maker B.B. Studio, one of its own subsidiaries. Both collections will offer features which the retro titles did not have previously such as save points, wide-screen support, better playability and more.
The NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Volume 1 and 2 will be available on multiple platforms including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Both retro compilations are due out June 18, 2020.
Huawei again caught passing DSLR photos as being shot from its own smartphones
by Rajesh Pandey
Back in 2018, Huawei was caught passing off some photos taken from its mid-range Nova 3 when they were actually shot using a DSLR. The company had been caught using similar unethical tactics before as well with its P30 series. Fast forward to a couple of years later and Huawei has again been caught doing the same thing.
Huawei recently ran a photography contest on China's Weibo platform and shared some of the photos submitted to it with the "taken with Huawei smartphones" tagline in a video. However, it was soon discovered that some of the photos select from the competition were taken with DLSRs. The issue was first discovered by Jamie-hua after he thought the photos shared in the video from Huawei looked familiar and eventually he found one of the photos on 500x which was taken from a $3,000 Nikon D850 DSLR and not a Huawei smartphone.
The image in question/ Credit: Su Tie After being called out, Huawei issued an apology saying it was an "oversight" by the editor who "wrongly marked" the photos. The company has since then already updated the original video to remove mention of the photos being taken from a Huawei smartphone. The company claimed that the competition rules did not prohibit users from posting photos taken from other non-Huawei devices.
Huawei smartphones are known to have impressive cameras, so it's unclear why this phenomenon of passing DSLR photos as ones being shot from its phones keep occurring.
By Usman Khan Lodhi
All online classes on Nikon School are free this month
by Usman Khan Lodhi
Image credit: Edgar Varjapetyanvia (Wallpapers Wide) In an attempt to keep its customers "inspired, engaged and growing," Nikon USA has made its entire curriculum of online photography classes free of cost this month (via The Verge). Until the end of April, all 10 classes, which cost between $15 and $50 each, can be streamed for free. The company wrote on its website:
The ten classes, which are taught by professional photographers and often Nikon ambassadors, range in length from 15 minutes to over an hour. Several of these classes cover Nikon-related products while others teach the basic know-how of photography. Even if you are not a Nikon camera owner, you still might learn something from these classes.
If you're interested in streaming for the courses, you should visit Nikon's official website. After signing up using your name and email address, you will be able to view the classes. There is also an option to opt-out of receiving marketing emails.
By News Staff
Save 20% off the 8BitDo SN30 Bluetooth Gamepad
by Steven Parker
Today's highlighted deal comes via our Gear + Gadgets section of the Neowin Deals store, where for only a limited time you can save 20% off the 8BitDo SN30 Bluetooth Gamepad. Play your favorite games retro style with this Game Boy pocket inspired bluetooth gamepad.
What's the deal?
8BitDo is a premier video game hardware company with a special focus on retro-themed game controllers. Inspired by the original Game Boy Pocket, 8BitDo brings you the SN30 Bluetooth Gamepad. Compatible with Windows, Android, macOS, Steam, Raspberry Pi, and Switch, you can enjoy your favorite game like the good old days but through your modern-day device! It's powered by a 480mAh rechargeable Li-on battery, giving you 18 hours of great play. Go retro in the digital world with 8BitDo.
Inspired by the original Game Boy Pocket Controller modes: X-input, D-input, Mac mode, Switch mode Wirless Bluetooth connectivity 18-hour playtime & 1 to 2 hours of charging time Good to know
Ships To Contiguous US Expected Delivery: Dec 16 - Dec 23 All sales final. For a full description, specs, and terms, click here.
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The 8BitDo SN30 Bluetooth Gamepad normally costs $29.99, but you can pick it up for just $23.99 for a limited time, that's $6 (20%) off.
The Game Pad comes in four colors, Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green, however at the time of writing the Blue variant is sold out.
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Retro Gaming on Raspberry Pi - free eBook
by Steven Parker
Interested in building a retro gaming machine with a Raspberry Pi? Claim your complimentary eBook for free today, before the offer expires!
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Virtual reality gaming is on the rise. Mobile gaming is increasingly popular. Playing MMOs with headsets for voice chat and streaming the experience is all the rage.
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The versatile Raspberry Pi can emulate a vast collection of gaming platforms. Here’s what you need to know about RetroPie ROMs, downloads, and more.
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