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Free Amiiqo, Price Drops and USB Support

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The developers of the Amiiqo (an Amiibo backup/emulator device) have announced in an email that they’re dropping the price to $49.95, and they’re releasing a USB reader/writer for the Amiiqo. Additionally, early adopters will be able to receive either an additional Ammiqo or the newly announced USB reader/writer for free. Here’s the original email: We have great news for all Amiiqo fans and users today. Past, present and future users! First, a warm thanks to all for your support, Amiiqo launch has been a tremendous success and it means that our…read more


DreamConn: Wireless DreamCast Controller

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A wireless-modded DreamCast controller has showed up on eBay recently called the “DreamConn”. The DreamConn has a dongle which connects in the standard controller port and communicates with the controller using Bluetooth technology. The controller has a built-in battery that promises 14 hours per charge and is rechargeable using a micro-USB cable. The controller has an on/off switch as well as an LED indicator. Additionally, the controller has it’s own built-in memory which has the ability to emulator the VMUs, while still offering support for real VMUs. The controller is being…read more


Famicom Disk System Drive Emulator

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I’ve you’ve ever used or heard about the Famicom Disk System add-on for the Nintendo Famicom (the Japanese version of the NES) then you’ve probably heard of the hardware problems that can come with it. Since it is a floppy drive, it has moving parts inside, one of which is a rubber belt which is prone to wearing out and breaking. Additionally, the disks themselves as with any floppy disk will eventually wear out as well. Now there is a Disk System emulator device available which attaches to the memory…read more

1080p HDMI NES Mod Kit

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Developer Kevtris has been working on a mod kit which allows you to add a 1080p HDMI output on the original NES. It’s been in development for quite some time but the results are just amazing. Being able to simply connect an NES to an HDTV without messing with SCART cables and video converters will be such a relief. According to the videos it is going into production and will initially be available through other console modding services, such as GameTechUS. Here is the latest update video from GameTechUS and…read more

Atari 2600 RGB Kit

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If you’ve experienced RGB video quality on retro video game consoles, you know what an amazing difference it makes over composite or RF video. The problem is that it wasn’t always an available option on many older consoles including the NES, but a developer by the name of Tim Worthington fixed that by creating the NESRGB, an add-on kit for the NES that allowed for RGB video output. Now, Tim has released his new kit for the Atari 2600, called the 2600RGB. Here are some photos of what the 2600RGB produces (from Tim’s website):…read more

WonderSwan Flash Cart Under Development

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You may not remember, but during the Game Boy Color era there was another handheld console called The WonderSwan. The WonderSwan was designed by Gunpei Yokoi, the original creator of Nintendo’s Game Boy, and featured a monochrome LCD screen with good battery life. It featured several games from Namco, Capcom and Squaresoft. The developers at FlashMasta.com, who have previously developed a flash cart for the Neo Geo Pocket, have been hard at work on a flash cart for the WonderSwan, called the “WonderSwan Flash Masta” and appear to be making…read more

8Bitdo Crissaegrim NES30 and FC30 PRO Controllers

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8Bitdo, who makes retro-styled controllers for moderna hardware, has just released a new bluetooth controller in the style of the NES and Famicom controllers. They feature analogue joysticks, with a button layout similar to that of a PS3 controller, as well as a built in CPU with upgradable firmware. Supported operating systems include Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. I’m looking forward to trying this out with some Android and OS X multi-console emulators just to see if it can really capture the retro-feel as well as it does the…read more

TGezRGB: TurboGrafx 16 RGB Mod

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The TurboGrafx 16 was a great system with a good collection of games, albeit with a short lifespan. With all that it had going for it there was still one bottleneck in the way… RF only output. RF provides the worst quality video output, because it carries both the audio and video signals in a single cable. In recent years there have been several articles outlining DIY modifications to add RGB video output to the TurboGrafx 16. Now there’s a simple to install RGB kit with stereo audio output from the…read more

Rhea: Saturn Optical Drive Emulator

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The developer behind the GDEMU, the optical drive emulator (ODE) for the Sega Dreamcast, has released a new ODE for the Sega Saturn, called “Rhea“. This device has the same 100% compatibility and easy install as the GDEMU. Currently Rhea only supports Sega Saturns that have a 20-pin drive connector, but he’s making great progress with the 21-pin version. So, hopefully that will be released soon as well. Keep checking the Rhea ordering page for your chance to pre-order one of these: https://gdemu.wordpress.com/ordering/ordering-rhea/ Also, let me know if you get one and…read more

Nintendo 64DD Games Playable on Everdrive 64

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If you’ve read my last review on the Everdrive 64 you’ll know that it’s arguably the best Nintendo 64 flash cart available and now it’s about to get even better. There’s an ongoing discussion over at the discussion boards on Krikzz’s website about Nintendo 64 Disk Drive (64DD) games that have been dumped to rom files and have been modified in order to run on the Everdrive 64. Currently, you’ll need to install a custom OS on the Everdrive 64, but that is as simple as copying a few files to…read more

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