Displaced Gamers: Intro To Chroma

Displaced Gamers recently posted an excellent video that explains chroma – Or, essentially how colors are created with analog video signals. The video starts out by breaking down analog video formats and demonstrating how the signals are generated.  I love the examples they used of oscilloscope captures shown over 100% color bars!  This is one […]

Weekly Roundup #189

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2020-02-19_189.mp3 Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  Please consider signing up as a supporter!  Either hit Join, tip or pledge on this video, or sign up through the following services:  https://www.floatplane.com/channel/RobertNeal  / https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb  / https://www.subscribestar.com/robertneal  / […]

How GBA Graphics Worked

Modern Vintage Gamer has just released a follow-up to his excellent video that explained how Game Boy Graphics work, this time concentrating on the GBA.  As with all MVG videos, he does a great job presenting the information in a way that will satisfy most techincal experts, without alienating his less-technical viewers. Without spoiling too […]

Satiator ODE: Beta Overview

Here’s an early look at the upcoming “Satiator” Optical Drive Emulator for the Sega Saturn made by Professor Abrasive. It’s a plug-and-play device that allows you to boot CD images without modding your console at all.  Even though the project is still only in beta, I was very impressed at the performance!  Check it out […]

Metal Dreamcast Replacement Shell

The Behar Bros and TR Fight Stick have opened up pre-orders on an all-metal shell for the Dreamcast that’s designed to support both the DCHDMI and GDEMU!  At $150 with no disc support, this is definitely a niche product, but still one that I think many people might be interested in. The insides look interesting, […]

Mega Sg Game Gear Adapter Issues

Analogue has just sent out a mass email to everyone who purchased cartridge adapters for the Mega Sg.  While the Sega Card and MK-2000 adapters are fine, using the Game Gear adapter can potentially damage your Mega Sg.  According to Analogue: “If the Game Gear Adapter is a defective one, there is a chance it […]

PSIO Firmware update (February 2019)

Australian team Cybdyn just released a firmware update for their PS1 Parallel I/O port device, the PSIO. Since the latest update back in November 2019, Cybdyn have been hard at work trying to improve the PSIO‘s overall performance and fixing some game-breaking bugs; here’s what they came up with for Menu System 2.6.11/ARM 2.6.7: After […]

Mortal Kombat Inspired “Insane Pain” Announced for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

A new homebrew fighting game was recently revealed on the Sega-16 forums. The game, which currently goes by the name of Insane Pain, was inspired by Mortal Kombat with a pre-rendered look similar to Killer Instinct.  Similar to the latter, the graphics are 3D models created in Blender which are then converted to 2D sprites […]

Sega Ages – Sonic 2 coming to Switch

The classic Sega Genesis game Sonic 2 will be released on February 20th on the Nintendo Switch as a “Sega Ages” release:  https://segaages.sega.com/project/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/ A recent interview with M2, the team who ported the game, reveals that there’s a lot more to this version than just a basic port.  Some features added: The ability to play as […]

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