Super MIDI Pak Follow up Interview

(Demo showing off the capabilities of the Super MIDI Pak) RetroRGB recently had the opportunity to do a follow up interview with Rian Hunter (cejetvole) the creator of the Super MIDI Pak.  A device that allows musicians and enthusiast of the Super Famicom/Nintendo to use their console as a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) synth.  […]

Modder Finds A Way To Add 128MB Of RAM To 1.6 OG XBOX!

XBOX enthusiast and modder, Prehistoricman, has found a way to modify 1.6 XBOX revisions with 128MB of RAM.  Now, why is this noteworthy you may be asking?  The 1.6 revision of the XBOX was the last motherboard revision that Microsoft manufactured.  And, it differed from previous revisions in a few ways, but most notable was […]

History of the CRT Display

Cathode Ray Tube technology dates back to the mid 19th century starting with the invention of the sealed glass vacuum tube.  This sealed vacuum tube lead to the discovery of the electron by the late 19th century.  These tubes were developed into the most influential screen display tech of the 20th century, the television.  To […]

Three Undiscovered SNK Game Boy Color Games Dumped in 2022… kinda

Queen Fighters 2000 / SNK Gals Fighter2022 turned out to be an exciting year for Game Boy Color and fighting game fans, as three titles for the system were dumped a few weeks ago, making them playable and widely available for the first time ever in roughly 20 years. These are three bootleg SNK Fighting games developed in the early 2000s […]

RetroTINK 5x Adds HDR Support

Mike Chi has just added a new mode to the RetroTINK 5x, that tells your TV to enable HDR mode.  While this isn’t converting a retro game signal to HDR, it allows for increased brightness on your TV…which means using the amazing CRT scanline emulation recently added, you can have a look that’s more true […]

CDi BT Controller Adapter Available at SAG

Stone Age Gamer is now selling the Philips CDi bluetooth controller adapter previously discussed here.  These adapters combine bluepad32 with TwBurn’s controller library and support quite a few controllers.  Unfortunately, there’s no bluetooth mouse support, but hopefully that’ll come via a firmware update. Purchase yours here:  https://retrorgb.link/cdibluetoothsag Main project site:  https://cdibluetooth.com/ Bluepad32 compatibility list:  https://gitlab.com/ricardoquesada/bluepad32/-/blob/main/docs/supported_gamepads.md I received mine awhile back, […]

HDMI Switch, Splitter and Extractor Shootout

Here’s a shootout of a bunch of HDMI splitters, switches and audio extractors I’ve been using.  They’re all zero-lag devices (even in downscaling modes!) and appear to work well with retro gaming devices, including the OSSC.  The first “reviews” are the longest, as they explain everything you need to know about these devices, then the […]

Dreamcast 240p Test Suite v2.01 Released

Artemio has recently completed work on another massive update to the 240p Test Suite’s Dreamcast version, including a light gun test, stand alone VMU software and VMU testing.  There’s also more options to help display calibration as well!  This is all just about a month after the last major update, which in itself had a bunch […]

English translations now available for Shin Megami Tensei (PS1) and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSP)

It’s been a big week for English-speaking fans of the Megami Tensei series, with fan-made translation patches now available for the PS1 port of Shin Megami Tensei and the PSP remaster of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Both games have previously received official Western releases by Atlus themselves, but with Shin Megami Tensei stuck on outdated […]

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