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SD2SNES PRO: More Details From Ikari

Questions poured in after my interview with Ikari about the SD2SNES Pro (AKA SD2SNES MK.III), and he was kind enough to answer them all. He also shared new photos of his SD2SNES Pro prototype units. Below is a transcript of our conversation. SmokeMonster: Thanks again for joining me for the video. Could I ask a […]

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3D Printed Rotary Controller – Competition Pro Spinner: GhettoBillGates Remix

GhettoBillGates has released a DIY package for building your own high-quality arcade rotary controller AKA “spinner” for games like Arkanoid. His design files include the 3D printable case and a parts list of easily obtainable components, with links. It’s USB and emulates a mouse X axis and left-click, perfect for emulators and MiSTer. It will […]

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$7 Atari 2600 CX-40 Tactile Switch Drop-In Replacement PCB

Osgeld’s Mod Shop is selling $7 drop-in replacement PCBs for the famous, but now much-maligned Atari 2600 CX-40 Joystick, making it clicky and tactile with real C&K microswitches, with no other modding required. The first batch is sold out but you can sign up on the site to be notified when they are restocked. https://osgeld.fwscart.com/CX-40_Atari_2600_Tactile_Switch_Drop_In_Replacement_PCB/p5988195_19269795.aspx […]

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Playstation Classics Spotted at Wal-Mart for $25

Brooklyn Video Games posted a picture that appears to show Wal-Mart clearing out Playstation Classic consoles for $25. Although no one has confirmed the deal yet. I’ve been intrigued by the PS Classic since it was first revealed to be nothing more than an extremely weak software-emulation platform based on PCSX. Almost any phone can […]

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New Run of InfiniKey CPS2s Coming

RetroRGB.com previously covered the introduction of new tools that prevent or reverse the “suiciding” of Capcom CPS-2 arcade boards, using the techniques researched and documented by a team at the Arcadehacker Blog. The Inifinikey is one such device, which was cheap and sold extremely well. The first batch potentially saved 1,000 CPS-2 games, permanently protecting […]

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New Arcade Platform: EXA-Arcadia at the Japanese Amusement Expo (JAEPO) – 2019

The upcoming arcade platform EXA-Arcadia appeared in full force at the Japanese Amusement Expo [JAEPO], with a number of cabinets (mostly Viewlix) set up and ready to play with a large variety of horizontal and vertical games, ranging from new Shoot ’em Ups to Fighters. ArcadeHeroes.com has been covering the new platform since it was […]

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MiSTer Ghosts ‘n Goblins Core Released: Things just got serious.

Sorge–AKA Alexey, the mastermind behind MiSTer–ported Jotego’s (Jose Tejada) open-source Ghosts ‘n Goblins MiST FPGA core to MiSTer, and released it today. A user shared a pre-compiled ROM here, and the core itself can be obtained using the Updater Script or on Github. The Ghosts ‘n Goblins [Makaimura] arcade PCB platform was similar to several […]