Interview with Stefany Allaire

I recently had the opportunity to do an interview with developer Stefany Allaire, the creator of some pretty unique products like the C256 Foenix Gen X and the FPGA YM2612 replacement.  I’m really interested in her vision of a “new retro” platform and am curious to see how the project evolves!  This discussion is a […]

AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K Review

Here’s a review of the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) PCIe capture card, from the perspective of a retro gamer.  Overall, it performs okay and can accept fully uncompressed (4:4:4) colorspace from 1080p60 and 4K60 sources, but it has some limitations for doing things like side-by-side comparisons.  Also, while it does work with the OSSC and […]

Weekly Roundup #263

Here’s this week’s roundup, available as a video, as well as audio-only on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, Spotify and many others as well as direct-download: If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to […]

Arcade1Up Simpsons Arcade Machine

Arcade1Up has just announced they’ll be opening pre-orders for their version of The Simpson’s arcade machine on August 16th.  No price has been officially announced, but it’s expected to sell for the same price as its other larger-sized cabinets $650.  This is a larger cabinet then their standard 2-player cabs, but still not a 1:1 […]

Steam Deck Announced

Valve has just recently announced and opened pre-order reservations for their new Steam Deck handheld PC. A handheld PC running a custom AMD APU with 4 cores and 8 threads on the CPU side. On the GUP side it’s based on an AMD RDNA2 architecture with 8 compute units. It also has 3 version you […]

Neo SD Loader MicroSD Version Pre-Orders

Phenom Mod is now accepting pre-orders on a batch of Furrtek’s recently-open sourced Neo SD Loaders.  Phenom Mod is specifically making the version with a MicroSD card extension that fits in the console’s vent holes, allowing you to add this optical drive emulator, while still keeping the original disc drive. Pre-order Link:  https://store.phenommod.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64&product_id=64 Support Furrtek:  https://www.patreon.com/furrtek I […]

HD Fury Vertex2 & Diva Tested

I recently tested two products from HDFury:  The ‘Vertex2’ and the ‘Diva’.  These are pro-level HDMI devices that are complicated to use, but provide an amazing amount of control over the signal.  Each device offers 4-in, 2-out HDMI matrix switching capabilities, full control over EDID and up/downscaling between 4K and 1080p.  These products are for […]

FXPak Pro Official Firmware v1.11.0 (beta 1)

Ikari recently released an “official beta” firmware for the FXPak / SD2SNES that integrates all the really awesome additions that community developers have added over the past few years.  This includes Super Game Boy support, savestates and quite a lot more!  While it’s still in beta, the firmware seems very stable, so I suggest everyone […]

Retro Fighters Wireless PlayStation 1/2 Controller

Retro Fighters has launched a Kickstarter for a new wireless controller that will work with original PlayStation 1 and 2 consoles.  The slightly discounted pre-order price is $34 (MSRP is $40) and shipping to the US was listed at $7.  They’re scheduled to ship in January and are available in Classic Grey, Black, Transparent Green […]

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