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N2 USB Reader/Writer Review

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The developers of the N2 Elite (formerly known as Amiiqo) have just released the USB reader/writer as they indicated they would several months ago. In this review I will go over how the USB reader/writer works as well as the overall build quality. If you want to learn more about the N2 Elite, you can read my previous review (back when it was called Amiiqo.) Hardware Overview The N2 USB reader/writer is a small (slightly larger than the N2 Elite), rectangular, plastic base with a circular groove for the N2 Elite to…read more


My Video Game Music Trivia App Launches on Google Play

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I’m a big fan of old school video game music (from the 80-90s) and I’m sure a lot of you are too. I’ve been developing a trivia app for Android in my spare time, called “Name That Game”. How the game works is that you listen to a song from a video game and guess the which game it is. I just released it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitorchestra.namethatgame If you get a chance to play it, please let me know what you think below. Also, if there’s anything you’d like to…read more


Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection Re-release

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If you’re looking for the perfect coffee table book to show off your retro video game love, but missed out the first time “Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection” went on sale, then you’ll be happy to know it is going to be available for pre-order again soon. This book features life-size photos of about 250 Super Famicom boxes with design commentary as well as collector interviews. Don’t miss out! Here’s some examples of the quality of content: News source: http://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/blogs/news/67449923-announced-super-famicom-the-box-art-collection

Chrono Trigger CD Audio Hack (MSU-1)

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You might have seen the CD audio hacks for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid, and now there is one for Chrono Trigger. The soundtrack used in this mod is “Chrono Trigger Symphony” by Blake Robinson, which is an excellent arrangement on it’s own. This hack uses the MSU-1 chip to stream CD quality audio on an original SNES using the SD2SNES flash cart. A few SNES emulators have also been updated to reproduce the MSU-1 chip, so if you don’t have an SD2SNES cart, you’ll…read more

Pokémon Intro FMV Running on Game Boy Color

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I didn’t think it would be possible, but a developer by the name of Lior Halphon has managed to develop a tech demo ROM demonstrating how FMV (full motion video) can run on the original Game Boy Color. The demo features the Pokémon TV series intro video with chiptune music. The project is open source, you can view the original source code along with research notes here: https://github.com/LIJI32/GBVideoPlayer Here is a video of the tech demo running on a real Game Boy Color: News Source: https://github.com/LIJI32/GBVideoPlayer A more detailed explanation of how it…read more

Sunsoft 5B Audio on Everdrive N8

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A developer on Krikzz’s forum just released a custom Sunsoft 5A/5B/FME-7 Mapper which enables the expansion audio channels in Sunsoft’s Gimmick! game originally released on the Famicom. You will need an Everdrive N8 and either a Famicom or an expansion audio modded NES in order to hear the extra audio channels. The Japanese release of Gimmick! has one of the best soundtracks of any game released on the NES (gotta love that Sunsoft sampled bass), and If you have an Everdrive N8, you can download the update from the forum thread….read more

Amiiqo: Amiibo Emulator Review

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If you’ve been collecting Amiibo figures for any length of time then you’ve probably run into the same issues I have: a larger collection is difficult to transport, they store data for only 1 game at a time, and there’s no way to roll back data from an Amiibo that’s picking up bad habits in Super Smash Bros. Now there is a solution with the new Amiiqo device. What is the Amiiqo? The Amiiqo is a small device, about the size of an Amiibo’s base, that can store the data of up to…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

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

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