Significant update for PSIO released

Cybdyn Systems has just released a new firmware for their Playstation optical drive emulator, PSIO. While the update itself fixes numerous important bugs and introduces some welcome improvements, what piques my interest is that Cybdyn has recently come in to possession of original PSX development boards—something that could account for the substantial re-writes included in […]

“LSD: Dream Emulator” fan-translation released

An English fan-translation has been released for experimental cult-classic “LSD: Dream Emulator”. Originally sold in 1998 for the Playstation, LSD has remained a Japanese exclusive even after its re-release on the Playstation Network in 2010. A bizarre curio for collectors and importers, LSD could be described broadly as an early entry in the “Walking Simulator” […]

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 […]

PSIO receives new firmware update (v2.6.12)

(Bias disclosure: The author of this article owns a PSIO, which was acquired personally.) The PSIO, a Playstation optical drive emulator developed by Cybdyn Systems, received a firmware update last week that addressed several bugs and improved game compatibility. The changelog is listed below: Recent Changes from 2.6.11->2.6.12 [Bug Fix] Launching by ‘Quick Start’ would […]

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 […]

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