Weekly Roundup #184

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=2020-01-15_184.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.patreon.com/retrorgb  / https://www.subscribestar.com/robertneal  / https://bitbacker.io/user/robertneal/ 00:20  […]

Virtua Racing Support on Mega Everdrive x7

Krikzz has just added FPGA core support for Virtua Racing on the Mega Everdrive x7 v2!  Just a few days ago, Krikzz had tweeted a video of Virtua Racing running and now it’s already in our hands! Once again, I’m always impressed about Krikzz continued support for his products, even as new ones are released! […]

Celeste on Switch: Mostly Spoiler-Free Review

I just beat (not completed) the game Celeste for the Nintendo Switch.  It was a challenging game that I enjoyed playing, but have no desire to revisit.  It’s still a game I’d recommend to both retro and modern gamers and I’d like to share my feelings as to why. These opinions are the writer (Bob’s) […]

Super Game Boy MSU-1 Proof Of Concept

qwertymodo has just posted a video showing off a proof-of-concept “Super Game Boy MSU-1” project.  This, much like the SNES MSU-1 project will allow audio from Game Boy games to be replaced with CD quality audio! The patch was developed by Conn and utilizes the Super Game Boy’s ability to route sound through the SNES.  […]

Pre-Orders Open for RetroFighters Dreamcast Controller

Retro Fighters has just opened pre-orders on their upcoming controller for the Sega Dreamcast:  https://retrofighters.com/our-collection/strikerdc-dreamcast-controller/ While I’m excited there’s another controller choice for Dreamcast users, it’s important to remember how important controller quality is:  Your controller is your body’s interface between you and the game.  The ergonomics and quality of the controller play a major part in […]

GCVideo v3.0 Firmware Released

Ingo Korb aka Unseen has just released firmware version 3.0 for GCVideo-based devices.  This release aimed to fix the remaining video issues, as well as improve compatibility. One other impressive addition is the groundwork for future firmware updates to be performed through the system, not requiring external programming hardware!  That means that if all works […]

Review of the XBox2Wii Component adapter

The modshop @Consoles4You from Switzerland was kind enough to give me their new XBox2Wii Component adapter for review. This pass-through adapter allows you to use a Wii Component cable on your OG XBox. The XBox2Wii is sold 24.90 CHF (~23€ or ~25.6 USD) on Consoles4You website on this page. A bundle version with @HDRetroVision Wii […]

New CD-i Region mod + Guide for all models

The talented community member @Retrostuff_org (so not Adam Zey, aka @Guspaz who owns webshop retrostuff.ca) has made good progress regarding Region mod on the Philips CD-i players. While most of the models can be simply modded for 50/60Hz, changing properly from PAL to NTSC or vice versa is tricky. In his article, the person behind […]

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