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This is what Netflix looks like running on an NES

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Video streaming service Netflix is available on just about every modern device, from phones to PCs to video game consoles and handhelds. And now it runs (in a very limited capacity) on the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

Netflix engineers Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe and Carenina Motion hacked together a semi-working version of the service for the NES during the company's winter hack day. They managed to get a handful of frames from the intro to House of Cards up and playing on a "unmodified" NES, with "some assembly required," Cirino tweeted.

There's also a very limited browsing interface. However, since the feed is showing a handful of unreleased Netflix originals, like Adam Sandler's in-production Ridiculous Six and Yuen Woo-ping's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2, it's pretty clear the NES hack is not running on live servers.

You can watch the hack in motion — called darNES and not NESflix for some reason — in the video above.

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