The Best Way to Play Super Mario 64

Hey, it’s Try from My Life in Gaming. We just released a pretty darn comprehensive episode on “The Best Way to Play Super Mario 64.” If you’ve watched our videos before, then you can probably guess that the answer mostly boils down to “however you prefer to play,” but we try to give enough information […]

RaSCSI – Raspberry Pi based SCSI device emulator

RaSCSIThanks to Ian Hanschen for tweeting information about a project called the RaSCSI: http://retropc.net/gimons/rascsi/ This device connects a Raspberry Pi via the 40pin GPO header to a SCSI connector, and with matching software enables the Raspberry Pi to emulate multiple SCSI devices, including hard disks and CD-ROMs.  Currently the project is aimed at the Sharp […]

Ori 2 – Nintendo Switch 60fps Analysis

John Lineman from Digital Foundry has just posted an in-depth analysis of the Nintendo Switch port of Ori and the Will of the Wisps.  Overall, the port is extremely impressive and while you don’t have the detail of the 4K Xbox One X or PC versions, it still looks…and more importantly, performs well. John was able […]

Xbox HDMI by MakeMHz

Here’s a review of the MakeMHz HDMI mod for the original Xbox. This mod taps the digital audio and video signals before they’re ever send to analog, making it a true digital-to-digital HDMI solution MakeMHz Xbox HDMI:  https://makemhz.com/collections/xbox/products/xboxhdmi OpenXenium ModChip:  https://makemhz.com/products/openxenium The review also goes over alternatives to an internal mod, demonstrates how dual-output would […]

USB2DB15 – Supergun Adapter

Developer Raph_friend has lately launched a project entitled USB2DB15. It’s essentially an open-source device that aims at converting USB controllers that follow PS3, PS4 & Xbox One protocols, among others, into a DB15-style connector for use with superguns or any Neo Geo console. A group of contributors eventually joined up and assisted in the development […]

Fenrir ODE September Firmware Update

The Fenrir Optical Drive Emulator for the Sega Saturn just got a new firmware update.  One of the coolest additions is an in-game reset that brings you back to the menu by pressing A+B+C+Start.  Also, the 300 game limit has been removed and now there’s a maximum of over two thousand titles that can be […]

Top-Loading CDi RGB Boards Available

Mobius Strip Tech has just released a custom RGB board for the top-loading CDi 400 & 500 models.  The price is $30 plus shipping and they’re available right now:  https://mobiusstriptechnologies.com/product/philips-cd-i-400-500-series-rgb-board/ The board features a really unique design that pulls H&V sync directly from the main video chip, to create csync.  The previous methods of getting csync […]

Weekly Roundup #220

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=2020-09-23_220.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 […]

The Making Of Street Fighter II

Strafefox has recently posted a documentary on the making of Street Fighter II.  It was great to hear the stories of the developers and how the game’s iconic moves and gameplay took shape.  I’d highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in the history of the game. I’m always so impressed at how members […]

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