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A Plea For Preservation Research

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” is a ridiculously cheesy, yet painfully accurate lyric from 80’s hair band Cinderella.  The statement is universally applicable and with some digital-only modern game stores closing (RIP Wii Shop) and storage media of older games reaching the end of their expected lifespan, it’s a statement that […]

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Interview with CEO of LBRY

I recently sat down with Jeremy Kauffman, the CEO of LBRY (pronounced ‘library’) to talk about their blockchain-based video/content hosting protocol.  Sorry for the echo, but there’s not much we could have done in that conference room! While this isn’t directly related to retro gaming, I feel like the problems and alternatives we discuss will affect all […]

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Kirby’s Dream Course SNES Prototype Found

A prototype of the Super Nintendo game Kirby’s Dream Course was found in its original form – A game called Special Tee Shot.  The game was shelved before it’s release and was eventually remade into Kirby’s Dream Course, with the original making an appearance on the Satellaview. The full story and ROM prototype can be found on SNES […]

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OSSC Firmware v0.83 Released

Markus has just posted the latest firmware for the Open Source Scan Converter and added a long list of features:  Scanline updates and fixes – Overlay pattern customization feature – Fixed non-alternating mode with line4x interlace sources – Added half-interval option for pre-linedoubled sources Adv. timing option updates – Sampling phase made mode-specific – Horizontal […]

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Weekly Roundup #153

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2019-06-12_153.mp3 T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  If you liked this video, please consider signing up as a supporter!  Either hit Join, tip or pledge on this video, or sign up through the following services: […]

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RetroUSB AVS Firmware Update

Brian from RetroUSB has just posted his plans for a new AVS firmware.  This is (as far as I can remember) the first firmware update in years for the AVS and is bringing some new features: PAL Compatibility fixes Palette update capability through the scoreboard app I reviewed the AVS when it was released and always […]

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USB-GDROM Self-Brick Timer!?!? (not a joke)

Here’s some extremely startling news that affects all users of mnemo’s USB-GDROM (Dreamcast *ODE) and USB Host (3DO *ODE) products:  The firmware will eventually “expire” and the device will be bricked. Seriously. This was first posted by Dreamcast fan @pcwzrd13 last August while watching a live stream from William Nash (I apologize that it took so long to […]

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Weekly Roundup #152

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2019-06-05_152.mp3 T-Shirts:  https://teespring.com/stores/retrorgb-2 Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  If you like these weekly podcasts, please consider signing up as a supporter through the following services: https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb  / https://www.subscribestar.com/robertneal  / https://bitbacker.io/user/robertneal/ 00:19  JVS-PAC 2:  https://www.retrorgb.com/jvs-pac-2-play-mame-on-jvs-arcade-cabinets.html 01:00 […]