Columbus Circle Announces PCE “HDMI” Board; Jailbars Incoming

Japanese company Columbus Circle has announced a plug-and-play device for the PC Engine called the “HD for PCE HDMI Booster”.  This device will output RGB via a Genesis 2 connector and will also include what looks like a cheap analog-to-digital HDMI adapter.  Release is scheduled for August at 3,500 yen (approx $35):  https://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1185644.html I’m always extremely skeptical of […]

Gradius III SA-1 Mod on a REAL SNES Cartridge

Last week, SNES hacker Vitor Vilela posted a free patch for Gradius III that takes advantage of the SA-1 chip to drastically reduce the in-game slowdown.  Well, Voultar wanted to put that patch to the test on real hardware! Voultar used a custom chip adapter board from The Real Phoenix and an SHVC-1L5B donor cartridge […]

RetroRGB Panel at Too Many Games

I (Bob) will be hosting a panel at next month’s Too Many Games, titled: “Getting the best quality from classic consoles for the right price”.  Hopefully the title was descriptive enough 🙂 The panel will start at 3:30PM in panel room #2 and run for about an hour.  The first half will be a brief […]

play date System Announced

Panic Inc. a company who has (for many years) been known for making Mac applications and in the past few years has started helping publish indie titles such as Fire Watch and the Untitled Goose Game is now making a handheld called The Playdate. The playdate is a monochrome screened simplified handheld that will be […]

Interview with qwertymodo

I finally had the pleasure of (re)interviewing qwertymodo, this time without audio issues!!!  Join us as we talk about Zelda Parallel Worlds, MSU-1 Audio hacks, SGB Clock Speed Mods and more! Video of the interview is available on YouTube (above) as well as BitChute and LBRY (below).  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google […]

Super GameBoy Clock Mod

qwertymodo has recently released a mod for the Super Game Boy that allows you to correct the clock speed to match the original Game Boy’s. As explained in the Super Game Boy section, Game Boy systems run at a clock speed of 4.194 MHz and the SGB runs at 4.295 MHz. This causes a video “stutter” […]

Weekly Roundup #150

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=2019-05-22_150.mp3 Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute: 

1080p Retro Streaming WITHOUT an Upscaler!

I just posted a continuation of my previous video capture video, that shows how you can use inexpensive equipment to stream or capture retro gaming consoles in Full HD 1080p without an upscaler.  In fact, if you already have a spare computer and monitor, it’s possible you can achieve the same results for less than two hundred dollars!!!  […]

Bally Astrocade Multicart

Game-Tech has recently started selling a multi-cart for the Bally Astrocade game console: https://www.game-tech.us/product/bally-astrocade-ultimulti-by-gambits/ The cartridge allows you to select from over 160 games via a dip switch;  A common game selection method for older consoles like this and the Vectrex.  At $100, it seems like a reasonable price to experience all the games from the […]

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