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Cave’s Dodonpachi Saidaioujou coming to exA-Arcadia

Veteran shoot-em-up developers Cave are hitting back the arcades, after almost 8 years of absence, with the release of DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Exa Label, through the exA-Arcadia platform. Every since their first effort back in 1995, with the original DonPachi, Cave have been synonymous with the bullet-hell sub-genre in general and established quite a household name […]

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Vextreme up for sale by GameTechUS

In late 2019, SmokeMonster covered a back-then newly-started open source Vectrex rom-cart project by Rattboi and Technobly, labeled Vextreme. The developers got initially inspired by Spritesmod’s unreleased Vectrex Extreme cart and decided to carry on with the original concept and eventually turn it into a mature releasable product. Jason from GameTechUS stepped in and produced […]

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HAS JAMMA extension harness

Mike aka RGB, developer of the high-end Home Arcade System (HAS) supergun, is now accepting orders for the much anticipated and requested JAMMA extension harness. Similar to Benime’s extension cables that I acquired and briefly reviewed last year, RGB‘s dual-PCB harness will significantly alleviate the wear and tear effect on the supergun’s edge connector, that […]

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RetroTINK-2X Pro Firmware Update v1.1

Mike Chi, creator of the RetroTINK line of products just announced the release of the first official firmware update for his latest Composite-S-Video-Component video line-doubler, the RetroTINK-2X Pro. A whole slew of preset functionalities have been tweaked around/improved with the new update such as filters and picture sharpness. James-F is credited by Mike for being […]

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GameCube Swiss Updates (January – February 2020)

For the past couple of months, the team behind Swiss, the brilliant Gamecube essential toolkit, has been hard at work custom tailoring their firmware to provide a smooth experience for the console’s power users, especially adopters of SD-card based solutions. They also added a ton of new features, fixed bugs and improved compatibility even further […]

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8BitDo 2.4 GHz SNES controllers

Renowned console peripherals designers 8BitDo have just opened pre-orders for their new SN30 2.4 GHz wireless controller for the SNES/Super Famicom. To coincide with the release of Analogue’s Super-NT back in early 2018, 8BitDo released matching Bluetooth controllers that interfaced with the Super Nintendo’s 7-pin port through their very own dongle called the Retro Receiver. […]

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PSIO Firmware update (February 2020)

Australian team Cybdyn just released a firmware update for their PS1 Parallel I/O port device, the PSIO:  http://bit.ly/sag-psio Since the latest update back in November 2019, Cybdyn have been hard at work trying to improve the PSIO‘s overall performance and fixing some game-breaking bugs; here’s what they came up with for Menu System 2.6.11/ARM 2.6.7: After changing […]