Now that's it's 2012 and we're all facing the end of the world, it's the perfect time to be a little nostalgic for years past. As such, Uncrate has today alerted us to the Retrode -- a device that allows you to play SNES, Megadrive, and Genesis games via USB on any operating system. Although, as Uncrate rightly points out, you could probably get hold of all actual consoles for significantly less, being able to play using the physical cartridges on your Mac or PC is quite the novelty.

The Retrode appears to be a bring your own emulator (BYOE?) affair, but it provides a delightfully nostalgic (and legal) approach that's quite an attractive prospect.

It will be released on January 23rd, 2012 for $85.

(Via Uncrate)