Alex Mitchell

Citrus3000psi Teases Mod for Original Xbox [Updated]

[Update: Dan has posted some more thoughts about the XboxDigital design in a follow up tweet, which has been included at the bottom of this article.] Dan Kunz, a.k.a. Citrus3000psi, has had a big week; a new batch of GC Loaders sold out, the final run of WiiDual boards are set to be shipped soon, and the […]

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StrikerDC Review: Welcome to the Stage of History

I appreciate it when companies like 8BitDo update tried and true designs with a few modern amenities—wireless connection, turbo buttons, etc.—but it’s also nice to see companies throw convention to the wind and take a crack at reinventing the wheel. Enter Retro Fighters: the Kickstarter controller darlings of retro gaming, hellbent on creating alternatives to […]

Alex Mitchell

FXPAK SuperGameBoy Improvements Continue

Even after continued support for the better part of a decade, significant new features are still being implemented on the FXPAK (nee, SD2SNES) series of Super Nintendo flash carts. In the last few weeks alone we have seen save states, Super Game Boy simulation, and now robust support for MSU-1 mods that enable CD-quality soundtracks […]

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citrus3000psi Releases PS1Digital Install Video

Retro developer Dan Kunz (a.k.a. citrus3000psi) released an installation video this week for the PS1Digital, showcasing what looks to be a completed board design. The PS1Digital is a modification from citrus300psi and chriz2600 that that adds HDMI output to certain models of the original Playstation, in addition to some mod-chip and wireless networking capabilities. While a […]

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Analogue Delays Nt Mini V2, Details New Features

(Edit: Previous revisions of this article contained a typo that referenced analog video output from the DB-15 instead of the HD-15 port. This typo has been corrected. To reiterate, the Nt Mini Noir is not capable of outputting analog video from its DB-15 port.) Retro hardware manufacturer Analogue released several statements today regarding the latest […]

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Significant update for PSIO released (Updated)

(Update, June 16th, 2020) Cybdyn has since released v2.6.14 in an attempt to fix a few bugs that were discovered in 2.6.13. Unfortunately, both of these updates have introduced several notable issues, so if the games you’re playing work fine with the firmware you currently have installed it would probably be a good idea to […]

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N64 emulation takes a step forward with paraLLEl-RDP rewrite

Emulation developer Themaister has just released a complete rewrite of their N64 emulation core, paraLLEl N64. If you’re looking for the Coles Notes on the implications of this re-write, here’s a summary: A significant bump in performance. On average you can expect to double your frame rate, but improvements range from a 50-200% depending on […]

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“LSD: Dream Emulator” fan-translation released

An English fan-translation has been released for experimental cult-classic “LSD: Dream Emulator”. Originally sold in 1998 for the Playstation, LSD has remained a Japanese exclusive even after its re-release on the Playstation Network in 2010. A bizarre curio for collectors and importers, LSD could be described broadly as an early entry in the “Walking Simulator” […]

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MLiG releases Pt2 of their ode to first-party controllers

My Life in Gaming creators Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson have released a new video that discusses first-party controller designs from the fifth and sixth generation of home consoles (1993-2006). My Life in Gaming is a YouTube channel known for producing high-quality content that explores topics ranging from maximizing the fidelity of your retro gaming experience, to […]