The History of the Nintendo 64 by HistoricNerd

YouTuber HistoricNerd (Ian) has just released his much anticipated video chronicling the development and launch history of the Nintendo 64.  Ian’s newest video is a great showcase of his 3D video rendering skills along with the classic HistoricNerd we all know and love.  His video leaned heavily on the sourced articles and video clips references […]

Retro Fighters Announces Wireless N64 Controller

After successfully funding a line of N64 and Dreamcast controllers, third party controller designers Retro Fighters are gearing up for another controller-centric Kickstarter campaign. Instead of tackling a new console this round, Retro Fighters is heading back to the N64 to release a wireless version of their Brawler64 pad with a few extra features for good measure: […]

UltraHDMI Mod Updated With Analog Video Options

It’s not easy being a Nintendo 64 fan. The N64 is a hodgepodge of baffling and eclectic decisions made in the early days of 3D gaming, but just about everyone I know that spent time with one—myself included—fondly remembers the incredible single and multi-player experiences that it provided. Whether it was the comedy of a “slappers […]

N64 emulation takes a step forward with paraLLEl-RDP rewrite

Emulation developer Themaister has just released a complete rewrite of their N64 emulation core, paraLLEl N64. If you’re looking for the Coles Notes on the implications of this re-write, here’s a summary: A significant bump in performance. On average you can expect to double your frame rate, but improvements range from a 50-200% depending on […]

MLiG releases Pt2 of their ode to first-party controllers

My Life in Gaming creators Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson have released a new video that discusses first-party controller designs from the fifth and sixth generation of home consoles (1993-2006). My Life in Gaming is a YouTube channel known for producing high-quality content that explores topics ranging from maximizing the fidelity of your retro gaming experience, to […]

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, […]

Super Mario 64’s Smoke Effect Bug Fixed After 24 Years

When Mario catches fire in Super Mario 64, black smoke pours from his rear end, along with a heavy smattering of black garbage pixels. This is due to a mistake in the game code that displays the texture in the wrong format. The black pixels should actually be transparent. The bug went largely unnoticed for […]

EverDrive-64 X7

Krikzz just released the latest revision of his ED-64 line of multi-carts: the EverDrive-64 X7. At first glance, this seems to replace the previous high-end iteration of the ED-64 simply known as V3 as both carts share the exact same features except for the Ultra-CIC chip where the newer model has a Ultra-CIC III on […]

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