Weekly Roundup #248

Here’s this week’s roundup, available as a video, as well as audio-only on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2021-04-07_248.mp3 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 buy anyway, at […]

Castlevania Resurrection Sees Light Of Day

On April 4th 2021 an anonymous YouTube account called “cvr exists” seemingly created for the specific purpose of showing off a long lost prototype of the cancelled Castlevania Resurrection for Dreamcast posted a three-minute video showing a debug/demo build of the game dated 11/5/99 being loaded on a Dreamcast and played. From the mid-1980’s until […]

Fenrir Saturn ODE: 21-pin pre-orders open

Developer Ced has just announced that the 21-pin version of his Saturn Optical Drive Emulator called the Fenrir is now completed!  Pre-orders for both that and the original 20-pin version are now available from CastleMania Games: Purchase Fenrir (choose version from the drop-down):  http://bit.ly/fenrirode The best way to determine which Saturn you have is by opening […]

MDFourier Amiga port started

MDFourier author Artemio has summarised the busy March 240p Test Suite and MDFourier updates via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-monoscope-49474110 And within is an excellent nugget of information for Commodore Amiga fans – the very popular personal computer line that debuted worldwide in 1985 is getting a port of the excellent MDFourier audio comparison tool. The initial model, […]

Power Base Mini & FM Now Available For Purchase

CastleMania Games has just started selling db Electronics’ Sega Master System to Genesis cartridge adapters.  There’s two models available:  The Power Base Mini, which is a basic SMS-to-Genesis cartridge converter, as well as the Power Base FM, which ads FM audio to games that support it.  It’s also compatible with the Sega Master System’s Everdrive, […]

Metroid Prime 2D Demo

A team of people have been working on a 2D version of the GameCube game Metroid Prime.  A beta version is available that lets you get a few items, as well as get a sense of what the game is like.  It’s awesome! Direct download link:  https://mppa-pack-and-other-public-junk.s3.amazonaws.com/Prime2D_0.1.21.4.1A.zip Forum:  https://forum.prime2d.com/t/prime-2d-demo-v0-1-21-4-1/6582 I spent some time with it this morning […]

Understanding Capture Card Input Latency

Lag is something we discuss quite often in the world of retro gaming, but lag is a problem for gamers of all generations.  One interesting issue people sometimes run into, is lag added while streaming, due to capture card passthrough.  Most of the time, “gaming capture cards” have an HDMI passthrough that only add a *sub-1ms […]

Legendary NYC Plumber Dead at 35

Legendary NYC Plumber Mario found dead at 35. Witnesses say they saw Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto fleeing the scene after he was heard screaming at Mario that his pixels had stretched to far to 16:9. Usual suspect Browser, King of Koopas was publicly addressing his troops and supporters leveling his normal accusations at Mario, and the […]

Sony CRT & Projection Factory Videos

The Computer History Archives Project has just uploaded two promotional, “factory tour” videos that showed the a Sony manufacturing plant in the US.  The first video (above) showed the process of making Sony’s CRT TV’s, as well as described the challenges of making a flat-tube TV:  The reason for the curve was to provide more […]

Remotely Update MiSTer via SSH

As more people are integrating their MiSTer setups into a CRT-based arcade machine, one small concern is popping up:  The potential for burn-in as the machine is left on during the update process.  This is a tiny concern and only one that’s relevant after continuous use, but since CRT’s are long out of production, anything you […]

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