N64 Viewpoint 2064 Prototype Released – Sequel to Neo Geo Viewpoint

GamingAlexandria published an interesting article chronicling the story behind the unreleased Nintendo 64 game, Viewpoint 2064, based upon an excellent video by Hard4Games. A fully-working ROM dump of the prototype was posted to The Internet Archive. Viewpoint 2064 was completed and scheduled for a Nov 2000 release, but was ultimately cancelled. I spoke to Owlnonymous, […]

RaspberryPi TINK Ultimate Castlemania Pre-Orders

Castlemania Games has just opened pre-orders on a new run of the RetroTINK Ultimate Raspberry Pi Hat, with plans to ship in June:  https://bit.ly/2QTc5IG The ‘TINK Ultimate’ is a device that connects to the top of a Raspberry Pi and allows for 240p RGB, Component, S-Video and Composite video output.  While you can accomplish 240p […]

CPS2HDMI Gets Multi-Resolution Firmware Update

Markus has just released a new firmware for the CPS2HDMI kits, that ads multiple resolutions to the output.  Download the .jlc file for your USB Blaster here, but read through this whole post for all the awesome details!:  https://github.com/marqs85/cps2_digiav/tree/master/output_files …and get your CPSHDMI kits here:  https://videogameperfection.com/products/cps2-cps3-digital-av-interface-diy-kit/ After loading the new firmware, the CPS2HDMI will always boot […]

PlayStation 1 Graphics Wobble

Modern Vintage Gamer recently posted a video describing why the PS1’s graphics sometimes “wobbled”, while games from the N64 wouldn’t exhibit the same behavior. In short, the answer is a combination of the graphics chips, as well as the buffering and scaling capabilities of each.  On original hardware, this would often result in the PlayStation […]

Weekly Roundup #194

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=2020-03-25_194.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 […]

Cave’s Dodonpachi Saidaioujou coming to exA-Arcadia

Veteran shoot-em-up developers Cave are hitting back the arcades, after almost 8 years of absence, with the release of DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Exa Label, through the exA-Arcadia platform. Every since their first effort back in 1995, with the original DonPachi, Cave have been synonymous with the bullet-hell sub-genre in general and established quite a household name […]

OpenTendo: Open-Source NES Motherboard

A project was recently launched called OpenTendo that’s an open-source hardware recreation of the original 1985 Front-Loading NES motherboard.  This allows you to remove the CPU, PPU and lockout chip from your original NES and transfer them to this board that’s made from 100% brand new replacement parts.  As the main chips are still from […]

Getting Started With Xbox on Modern TV’s

RetroRGB.com has long been missing an important section for an excellent console:  The Original Xbox! With the release of Chimeric Systems’ excellent plug & play HDMI ADC cable, I thought now was the time to add it!  This video and the new page on the website should present everything you’d need to start using your […]

Ben Heck Dissects Rare Sega Pluto Prototype

Ben Heck recently had a chance to inspect and repair a rare Sega Pluto Prototype.  It appears to have mostly standard Sega Saturn internals, with a few extras such as a modem and a hard drive. There’s still many unanswered questions though:  What was the hard drive used for?  Did it have the extra ram […]

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