Other Duck Hunt Coming to Modern TVs

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  1. Demon_Skeith

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    The NES Zapper light gun peripheral is an unfortunate victim of the relentless march of technology, rendered inoperable on modern flat-screen televisions. Retro console and peripheral maker Hyperkin aims to solve that problem with the Hyper Blaster HD, an NES light gun for the modern age.

    The Zapper doesn’t work on modern televisions because the technology Nintendo used to create it relied on the dependable timing of old-school cathode ray tube televisions. Instead of actually shooting anything, the Zapper is a light sensor. When the trigger is pulled while playing Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley, or any of the handful of Zapper-compatible games, the television screen goes black for a single frame. Then, any viable targets on the screen appear as white boxes for another frame, before the game goes back to rendering as normal. If the Zapper detects the white boxes within the center of its sensor array, it registers a hit.

    Modern televisions don’t have a consistent draw rate, so the Zapper won’t sync up with the screen properly. This renders Nintendo’s classic peripheral useless which the Hyper Blaster HD will fix that issue.
     
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    It's nice to see that companies are still making accessories for classic games like Duck Hunt, so they work on modern TVs.
     
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    I honestly thought it couldn't be done.
     
  4. froggyboy604

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    I never knew that there would be a hardware controller company which would make Duck Hunt work on a modern TV.
     

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