SA-1 Support Added To Contra III

Vitor Vilela has just posted his latest edition to the SA-1 Root project, which enhances Super Nintendo games by adding an SA-1 chip to the cartridge, in order to offset some of the processing power from the SNES’ main CPU.  Vitor has previously done this to Gradius III and it was confirmed working on real […]

Virtual Boy on Linus Tech Tips

Linus Tech Tips has just released a video showcasing the Virtual Boy, as well as it’s community-created enhancements like 2-player mode.  It always makes me happy to see popular, mainstream channels take a look at the weird and wonderful things that are often forgotten when talking about classic gaming. Also, as a fan of the […]

SCART to JP21 Adapters

For any newcomers to the retro-gaming scene, SCART (sometimes incorrectly referred to as ‘EuroSCART’) is a European cable standard that allows for both composite and RGB video, as well as audio in one single connector.  There’s also a Japanese version of the standard called “JP21”, that looks identical to SCART and offers the same features, […]

FPGA Panel with Lon.tv

I was lucky enough to be part of a panel at Retro World Expo with Lon from Lon.tv, where we gave an introduction to FPGA’s and helped spread the word about all the wonderful achievements going on in the scene. I was both surprised and impressed at how many people attended the panel with little […]

Weekly Roundup #169

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=2019-10-02_169.mp3 T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html 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.patreon.com/retrorgb  / https://www.subscribestar.com/robertneal  / https://bitbacker.io/user/robertneal/ […]

CarcinogenSDA to Speedrun RE2 with the Game’s Director

Famed speedrunner CarcinogenSDA was just invited to Japan, to speedrun Resident Evil 2 live with game director Hideki Kamiya.  The playthrough will air on October 18th at 10PM EST and will be streamed live on Carci’s channel:  https://www.twitch.tv/carcinogensda I’m a fan of speedruns and the community behind it, but don’t often post about it here, unless […]

Mythbusting the PS3’s YLOD

Back in July, a post on psx-place claimed to have found the real cause of the PS3’s YLOD:  The “tokin” capacitors that filter power for the main chips inside the PS3.  Displaced Gamers, as always, has done an excellent job both articulating the problem and asserting that it might be a fix, not the fix. All these […]

FPGA GameBoy on 10″ LED Array

Kevin Horton aka Kevtris, creator of the Analogue FPGA consoles has just uploaded a video showcasing a project he worked on:  Programming an FPGA core to run GameBoy on a LED array. Kevin’s put together many fun little projects like this in the past and I’m happy to see him post an overview on his […]

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