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FlashKit MD: Sega Genesis Reprogrammable Cart

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Krikzz, the developer of the Everdrive series of flash carts, has released a re-programmable flash cart for the Seag Genesis / Mega Drive. This re-programmable flash cart allows homebrew developers, fan translators and reproduction developers a simple way to flash a Genesis ROM to the cart and play on a real console, without any possible inaccuracies and OS menu navigation associated with a multi-ROM flash cart solution. The FlashKit Programmer, which is used to transfer the ROMs to and from a cart, connects to a computer using a standard USB…read more


Neo Geo MVS HDMI Mod

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A developer programmed an FPGA that is able to pull the audio and video digital signals from a Neo Geo MVS console (before it goes to the digital to analog converter) and convert those signals to HDMI. This process only adds a 100 microsecond delay, which equates to only about 1 frame of video – essentially not noticeable. The process they went through is an interesting one and I recommend reading it if you’re interested in the inner workings of a Neo Geo.   Unfortunately, this mod doesn’t come as a kit, but…read more


BitBoy: SD-Card Port for the Game Boy Camera

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If you’ve just recently rediscovered the joy of a Game Boy Camera, but have been running into storage limits, or you want to get those photos off the Camera, BitBoy is the solution for you. BitBoy uses FAT-32 formatted SD cards for easy swpaing between your computer and the BitBoy. The device also supports many Game Boy Camera compatible games. The BitBoy is currently advertised as “coming soon” with a price of $65. News source: http://gameboyphoto.bigcartel.com/product/bitboy

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

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