Axiom Verge 2 Officially Announced

Axiom Verge was originally released on the PlayStation 4 in 2015 by developer Thomas Happ;  A person who made both the game and the haunting soundtrack that’s become instantly recognizable by gamers.  Immediately after release, reviews seemed to universally agreed that Axiom Verge held up against the classic Metroidvania games it pays homage to. I […]

How A NES Controller Works

Have you ever wondered why there are only 7 pins on the NES controller port, but 8 buttons (plus power and ground)?  How does the NES know exactly what button is being pushed?  Also, how long does it take for the console to know that you’re pushing a button at all? Well, lucky for us, […]

Weekly Roundup #179

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=2019-12-11_179.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/ 00:37  Swiss […]

Specialist controller for TG16/PC-Engine by Hyperkin

Hyperkin just released the Specialist, a $30, 2-button controller that’s compatible with both TurboGrafx 16 and PC-Engine systems:  http://bit.ly/pcespecialist The Specialist is styled after the CoreGrafx controller and its simple layout consisting of: a d-pad, start and select buttons, II and I buttons and their corresponding (3-level) turbo toggles. While I wouldn’t necessarily use the Specialist […]

AV Famicom HVC-101 – Audio Balance Restoration Mod

This is a guest post from fluxcore that details how to improve audio from your NES/Famicom and make them sound closer to the proper audio the original Famicom outputs… Obtaining decent audio output from the Famicom and NES systems has always been an issue – the original, ‘reference’ console, the Famicom (model HVC-001), only provides […]

gswitches in stock

Superg has just posted that for the first time in a long time (ever?), both the gscartsw and gcompsw 8×2 are in stock and ready to ship: gscartsw – $220:  http://www.gretrostuff.com/store/gscartsw/ gcompsw – $200:  http://www.gretrostuff.com/store/gcompsw/ The gswitches are by far the most sought after switches in retro gaming.  Both are 8-input, 2-output devices that provide simultaneous output, […]

Neo SD Loader Updates

Furrtek has posted more details about the upcoming Neo SD Loader project.  As if we weren’t excited enough already… First, pictures of the near-final boards have been posted (shown above) and look great!  He’s still trying to determine the best location for people who’d like to keep both CD & SD support, but it’s possible […]

Vextreme: An Open-Source Vectrex Flash Cart

Rattboi and Technobly have designed a new open-source Vectrex Flash Cart called the Vextreme, based on Spritesmod’s Vectrex Extreme flash cart, which was generously open-sourced by Spritesmod (GPL3). The PCB design was largely based on pictures posted at Spritesmod, but with a retooled firmware and boot ROM that are easier to build. The cart has […]

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