Weekly Roundup #223

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=2020-10-14_223.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.floatplane.com/channel/RobertNeal  /  https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb   T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment […]

RetroTINK 2x Mini Firmware Update

Mike Chi has just released a new firmware update for the RetroTINK 2x Mini.  You can get the latest version here:  https://www.retrotink.com/post/retrotink-2x-mini-firmware-page I really appreciate the toning down of LED’s, as depending on your setup any LED could be distracting.  Also, anyone with an auto-switching HDMI device (TV, switch, etc) will benefit from the video […]

Laser Bear Releases Saturn MODE Mount

Earlier today, 3D design and printing shop Laser Bear Industries began taking orders for their latest product: a Sega Saturn mounting bracket that provides stability and gives access to buttons, LEDs, and the SD card slot on Terraonion’s MODE. Some things to mention: Model 1 and Model 2 Saturns have different internal layouts, and their mounting brackets […]

Neo Geo MVS-X Review

The MVSx is an arcade emulation machine that comes with around fifty Neo Geo games pre-loaded. Beast and I took a look at how it performed and overall it was pretty impressive. The lag was respectable and the panel looked great (in pixel perfect mode), but the stick wasn’t our favorite and the list of […]

58 Sega Genesis ROMs for under $10

Sega are having a sale on Steam currently, with their “Sega Genesis and Megadrive Classics Collection” getting a 90% discount, and coming it at under $10. Included are 58 games.  Sega provide an interesting “virtual room” experience with a TV and shelves showing off the games (including VR mode which is kind of cool), however […]

WS Flash Masta v5.1 Now Available

flashmasta.com is now selling the latest version of their ROM cart for the Bandai WonderSwan, the WS Flash Masta version 5.1.  The product is $95 +shipping and available directly from their website (set the dust cover option, or it will say out of stock):  https://www.flashmasta.com/product/ws-flash-masta-usb-cartridge-for-wonderswan/ Very small production runs of the cart had been previously […]

Zaxxon Arcade to JAMMA Adapter

Mobius Strip Tech has just began selling an adapter that lets you use Zaxxon arcade boards with JAMMA connectors.  This is perfect for people who have existing arcade cabinets with JAMMA harnesses, or even with superguns like the HAS or MiniGun that are JAMMA-based. The price is $20 plus shipping:  https://mobiusstriptechnologies.com/product/sega-zaxxon-arcade-to-jamma-adapter/ I’m a big fan of […]

GroovyArcade introduction

Introduction GroovyArcade is an entire Linux distribution dedicated to running emulators (including MAME) on a standard PC, outputting video signals to standard definition arcade CRT monitors.  This is a brief introduction to the project, as a dedicated how-to would require many pages and videos to go through all the options available. https://github.com/substring/os/releases http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130667.0.html   The […]

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