XStation, PS1Digital Mods Installed and Demo’d

Voultar has just posted a video showing the installation of two highly anticipated, upcoming products for the PlayStation 1:  The new optical drive emulator called the XStation and the digital-to-digital HDMI mod called the PS1Digital.  Both are fairly complicated mods that involve fine pitch soldering, so I’d recommend professional installation services for both. I’ll soon […]

GrafxBooster In Stock At CastleMania

The GrafxBooster from db Electronics is now in stock at CastleMania Games for $70 + shipping:  https://bit.ly/grafxbooster Since it’s release, the GrafxBooster has been regarded as the premium plug & play choice for both TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine users, offering composite, S-Video and RGB output via a Genesis 2-style port, with all three video outputs safely usable […]

2nd Run Of Virtual Boy Black Medallions

Tony, the creator of the aluminium Virtual Boy medallions has just completed one more run of production.  He originally only planned on making one batch, but the demand was pretty overwhelming and only a fraction of people who wanted one were able to purchase.  Not wanting to let people down, he’s made a second run […]

Experimental Pi opens up Pre-orders for PiBoy DMG

PiBoyWith the Analogue Pocket selling out within the first 15 minutes of pre-orders, many potential customers expressed their disappointment with the company. Some have even called into question as to whether Analogue’s practice of advertising zero emulation for its devices is deceptive. Hardware emulation versus software emulation is a volatile topic to say the least, […]

Weekly Roundup #213

  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=2020-08-05_213.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   T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All […]

MODE Firmware v1.02 R10

Terraonion has just updated the firmware for the MODE to version v1.02 R10.  The most notable updates are the ability to soft reset to the MODE menu using the controller on both Dreamcast and Saturn, as well as the “fast boot” option.  There’s also a bunch of tweaks and bugfixes, making the product even more […]

RGB to Composite/S-Video Converter Announced

Axun, creator of the awesome SCA-101 SCART/JP21 switch has just officially announced a new product:  The ‘RGB-2YC’.  This device can accept a 15KHz (240p/480i) RGB signal and convert it to either composite or S-Video. There’s actually a choice of four inputs, but only one can be used at a time: RGB SCART RGB JP21 DSUB (VGA-style […]

Sega Dreamcast & Saturn ODE: MODE Review

The MODE is an optical disc emulator (ODE) that replaces the CDROM drive in your Dreamcast or Saturn, allowing you to boot from modern storage options, as opposed to original discs.  This video will show what storage options to use, how to install it and how it performs! MODE:  https://shop.terraonion.com/en/home/17-Terraonion_MODE_Dreamcast_Saturn_ODE.html LaserBear brackets & mounts:  https://laserbear.net/ […]

Zelda OoT Fan Game: The Missing Link

A fanhack of Ocarina Of Time was just released called: Zelda: The Missing Link.  While it’s technically a romhack of the original, this game includes completely new areas and the game aims to fill the story gap between OoT and Majora’s Mask. It’s reported that the game’s playtime is fairly short, making this an excellent […]

Battletoads August 20th Release

The team behind the new Battletoads game has just announced it will release in a few weeks on August 20th.  The game will launch on Xbox One, Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass, and Steam: Xbox:  https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/battletoads Steam:  https://store.steampowered.com/app/1244950/Battletoads/ While this certainly isn’t a “retro” release, anyone who grew up in the late 80’s / early 90’s surely […]

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