USB-GDROM Self-Brick Timer!?!? (not a joke)

Here’s some extremely startling news that affects all users of mnemo’s USB-GDROM (Dreamcast *ODE) and USB Host (3DO *ODE) products:  The firmware will eventually “expire” and the device will be bricked. Seriously. This was first posted by Dreamcast fan @pcwzrd13 last August while watching a live stream from William Nash (I apologize that it took so long to […]

Hyperkin’s N64 Clone is running Mupen64

Hyperkin revealed their upcoming budget clone of the Nintendo 64. ModernVintageGamer compared their previews with emulators and found that it’s based on Mupen64, an open-source software based emulator that has been around the block for a long time. Mupen64 runs on pretty much every platform under the sun already (phones, computers, etc), so you can […]

Genesis Fight Engine Progress

The Genesis fight engine is a Brazilian homebrew project creating a new from-scratch fighting game engine for the Sega Genesis (similar to M.U.G.E.N.). It has been chugging along for years, starting with a very rough sketch of the idea, but it has been progressing along nicely, and the new video by Master Martial Arts shows […]

Weekly Roundup #152

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download: T-Shirts: Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  If you like these weekly podcasts, please consider signing up as a supporter through the following services:  /  / 00:19  JVS-PAC 2: 01:00 […]

Mega Drive Mini gets exclusive Darius arcade port, but who made it?

Several outlets are reporting Sega’s announcement today that an exclusive new arcade port of Darius will be included with their upcoming Mega Drive Mini. Kotaku noted that the port bares a striking resemblance to a fan project to port Darius arcade by indie dev Hidecade. References to the project were taken offline by Hidekade recently, […]

New Playstation 1/2/3 Breakout Board for RGB, Component, Composite, S-video, and Audio

Jacob Proctor is working on a PCB schematic for a Playstation 1, 2, and 3 audio-video breakout board. It will support RGBS, Component, Composite, S-video, and stereo audio. I asked if it would be open source and Jacob commented: Yes, once I finish the design I’ll open source it as a prerelease, and then change […]

All Pokémon Mini Handheld Games Now Translated

The final Japan-exclusive Pokémon Mini game – Pichu Bros. Mini – has been translated by a team of dedicated fans.  That means now the entire Pokemon Mini library can be played in English via an emulator or by using the DITTO mini flash cart. It’s my (Bob) personal opinion that language translations are an important […]

CRT Monitor: Handling, Repairing, Modifying PSA by Perifractic

This is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and warning to anyone interested in servicing, repairing, modifying or otherwise handling CRT (Cathode-Ray Tube) Monitors.   Video recently done by Perifractic on his Retro Recipes YouTube channel explains the dangers and safety precautions individuals need to take when performing or working around these devices.  This video also features […]

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