Sonic Hacking Contest 2020

YouTube user RedHotSonic posted a trailer for the Sonic Hacking Contest 2020 on October 22. Starting in 2002, the Sonic Hacking Contest (or SHC for short) is a yearly competition where people can submit their own Sonic ROM hacks and mods. There are 2 sections, the Contest where they each earn trophies based on different […]

Space Ava 201: The First PC Engine CD Game With SuperGrafx Enhancements, and Arcade Card

Nicole Express released a new open-source PC Engine CD space adventure puzzler, Space Ava 201: Quantum Field Theory. In addition to being a very interesting game, it features some impressive technical wizardry under the hood. Space Ava 201: Quantum Field Theory is a single-player puzzle-adventure game for the TurboGrafx-CD.  It features multiple turn-based gameplay styles, a huge array of levels, and […]

Racketboy interview arcade collector Daniel Gewargis

The always-brilliant Racketboy recently posted another excellent interview in their Retro Collecting series, this time with Daniel Gewargis. https://www.racketboy.com/journal/building-modern-portablemultiplayer-arcade-setups-sega-naomi-more Daniel has a very impressive collection of arcade equipment, much of which he’s consolized for at-home play on flat-screen TVs and monitors.  His Sega collection in particular is quite impressive, with many units linked together for […]

X-station firmware 1.0.2 released

A new firmware update has just been released for the new and upcoming PlayStation optical drive emulator (ODE), the X-station. While users who pre-ordered their units before late September are expecting to receive them very soon, the project’s main developer ramapcsx2 addressed some bugs, improved compatibility and ameliorated the overall presentation of the X-station, all […]

Mega Everdrive Pro Firmware v4.07 w/New Menu Support

Krikzz has just released a new firmware for the Mega Everdrive Pro that ads a few interesting features, including the ability to create custom menus!: Firmware:  http://krikzz.com/pub/support/mega-everdrive/pro-series/OS/ Purchase Mega Everdrive Pro:  http://bit.ly/megaedpro While I think the “last game autoboot” option is something many people will like, the more exciting addition is the ability to customize the […]

Weekly Roundup #224

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=2020-10-21_224.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 […]

UltraPIF – Multi Region N64 PIF Replacement

Back in 2017, developer jago85 started working on a project that aims at turning any (factory region-locked) N64 into a region-free console. He called it the UltraPIF. (Ultra referring to the N64 early code name and PIF referring to the console’s lockout chip(s) PIF–NUS (NTSC) and PIF(P)-NUS (PAL). The PIF, which stands for Peripheral InterFace, […]

Interview & Work Crunch Discussion

Recently, Nate (DirectFeedGames) and Modern Vintage Gamer (MVG) invited Matt Philips onto the Nate the Hate podcast.  Where they discussed various issues regarding the video game industry, giving a inside look into this passion we all love.  The primary topic for this episode was on the issue of development time crunch within the industry.  Their […]

Sega SC-3000 preservation – making rare games available in a web browser

Anyone who has browsed The Internet Archive over the years would have likely stumbled across their pages where they offer old video games running from within your browser.  Over the years they’ve added countless games from classic systems in a way that is incredible accessible for anyone, regardless of technical skill. Take a browse through: […]

Virtual Boy Controller 3D Printed Rear Cover

Kevin Mellott has just released an stl file of a 3D printed cover for the Virtual Boy controller’s rear slot:  https://www.virtual-boy.com/downloads/1043263/get/1043264 While this is a bit of a niche use, people who’ve consolized their Virtual Boy will most likely be powering it from the console and no longer from the controller.  This 3D print will […]

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