Alex Mitchell

GCLoader Firmware Fixes Audio Streaming

GCLoader, a GameCube ODE made by Daniel Kraak and Dan Kunz, received a new firmware update today that improves audio streaming performance. Attentive readers may have seen that audio streaming was also addressed in a previous firmware update, v1.1.1, but that update was pulled because it functionally bricked certain revisions of GCLoaders by causing Disc Read […]

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Laser Bear Releases Saturn MODE Mount

Earlier today, 3D design and printing shop Laser Bear Industries began taking orders for their latest product: a Sega Saturn mounting bracket that provides stability and gives access to buttons, LEDs, and the SD card slot on Terraonion’s MODE. Some things to mention: Model 1 and Model 2 Saturns have different internal layouts, and their mounting brackets […]

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Terraonion Announces PSX Support for MODE

Retro hardware developer Terraonion announced today that their Multi Optical Drive Emulator (MODE) will now support the original Playstation. There is a catch though! Although installing a MODE in your Sega Saturn or Dreamcast only requires a screwdriver for disassembly, a PSX installation will require some additional soldering to attach an adapter board. Other PSX […]

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Retro Fighters Announces Wireless N64 Controller

After successfully funding a line of N64 and Dreamcast controllers, third party controller designers Retro Fighters are gearing up for another controller-centric Kickstarter campaign. Instead of tackling a new console this round, Retro Fighters is heading back to the N64 to release a wireless version of their Brawler64 pad with a few extra features for good measure: […]

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MODE: v1.03R02 Firmware and Saturn/DC Database Update

Retro hardware developer Terraonion has released two updates over as many weeks to refine the experience of using their Sega Saturn and Dreamcast Optical Drive Emulator—M.O.D.E. Firmware v1.03R02 landed about two weeks ago and adjusts a few things for Saturn and Dreamcast users. Terraonion has provided this changelog: [SAT] Fix CDDA noise added by previous […]

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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 […]

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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 […]