Electronic Lifestyle – Remute’s HuCard Album

Remute, the artist behind Technoptimistic for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and The Cult of Remute for the SNES/SFC, has done it again with a music release for the Turbografx-16/PC Engine platform! Electronic Lifestyle, which will release in March of 2021, features 15 brand new tracks and comes shipped on an actual HuCard. As with other […]

Omega MVS Replacement Board Now Available At CastleMania Games

CastleMania Games is now offering Tianfeng‘s Omega MVS RGB upgrade board, for $65 plus shipping.  They’re expected to ship in about a month:  https://castlemaniagames.com/products/rondo-products-replacement-av-board-for-the-omega?ref=w9_zngec1o_ If you upgrade to this board, you’ll loose composite and component video and can not use your original Omega MVS RGB SCART cable;  You’ll need to use RGB, Component and HDMI cables […]

Custom Action Replay Firmware For Satiator

Professor Abrasive has recently posted a custom firmware for Action Replay carts based on AR firmware 2.02C.  This retains full AR functionality for discs and can be used as a 4MB RAM cart when launching games from the Satiator.  At the moment, I don’t think it will allow cheats with games launched from the Satiator, […]

Sega VR Emulated on HTC Vive

The unreleased Sega VR game Nuclear Rush has been found and is now playable in “VR” on the modern VR headsets via emulation.  While it’s fair to say the “16-bit VR experience” hasn’t exactly aged well, it’s still an awesome glimpse into something way ahead of its time: Nuclear Rush rom / Source:  https://github.com/DickBlackshack/SegaVR-NuclearRush/releases/tag/1.0 Emulator with […]

Weekly Roundup #230

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=2020-12-02_230.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 […]

Unreleased PS2Demo’s Found

A handful of previously unreleased demo’s and games for the PlayStation 2 have just been posted, after being recovered from a formatted hard drive recently found. Of the games posted, Snood and The Benefactor seem to be demo’s of games that were never released on the PS2.  Pillage was actually released a year after this […]

CPS2 reverse engineering progress – DL-0921

In addition to impressing us with his highly objective and accurate controller and game engine input lag measurements, Loïc Petit has been working hard on a years-long project to fully reverse engineer the Capcom Play System 2, or “CPS2” arcade system.  This arcade hardware is responsible for some all time classic titles in series such […]

Sega “Venus” Prototype Revealed

Sega has just posted a video going over the history of it’s consoles and for what I believe is the first time ever, they showed a prototype of the Nomad, called the “Venus”.  While the video itself is interesting, I don’t think anything else new or revealing was included.  The video does confirm the fact that […]

Finding Proper 4:3 Correction for Vintage Video Games

FirebrandX has just uploaded a video demonstrating how to calculate the true aspect ratio of pre-HD era video games that were meant to be played on CRT’s.  This information is essential for anyone who’s processing captures from classic game console, to match the way they originally looked. I think it’s important to understand the scenario’s […]

NES palette comparisons

The Nintendo NES was a strange beast when it came to how it generated a video signal.  Most other retro video game systems generated colour information internally (and often externally) in a combination of well defined red, green and blue values and then later combine or converted them into various broadcast signals like composite video, […]

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