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SD2SNES Firmware v1.10.0 – S-DD1 for all & SA1+MSU1 for Pro

Ikari just released the latest SD2SNES firmware v1.10.0, adding support for the new Pro model (AKA MK.III) as well as S-DD1 support for both the original SD2SNES & Pro. The new firmware also allows SA-1 special chip games to be MSU-1 patched for the Pro. SA1+MSU1 were too large to fit the Spartan III FPGA […]

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Devil Engine: Glorious New 2D Shoot ’em Up on Steam & Switch

Devil Engine by Dangen Entertainment is a beautiful new 2D Shoot ’em Up for the Nintendo Switch and Steam. It could be considered as a spiritual successor or genre-piece tribute to the Thunder Force series, at least if their marketing motto “Lightning Strikes Again” is any sign (Thunder Force/Lightening Force reference). My Life in Gaming […]

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NeoSaveMasta 2019 – Neo Geo AES/MVS Memory Card: Sells-Out Fast!

Brian Hargrove (AKA turfmasta) has offered an incredible line of products at NeoGeoFanClub.com for years, including a replacement of the rare/expensive Neo Geo AES/MVS memory card, called the NeoSaveMasta. NSM has been through several revisions, each with a unique color, artwork, and an evolving list of features. The latest model sold out in minutes, but […]

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DCHDMI Round 4 Pre-Orders Opened

Citrus3000psi has opened another round of Dreamcast HDMI DCHDMI kit pre-orders at https://shop.dansprojects.com/dchdmi-pre-order.html   I just opened round 4 DCHDMI pre-orders: https://t.co/3unjEwde33 Round 3 pre-orders will go into fab once I receive & program ESP modules (2 week estimate). Round 1 orders being assembled and will ship to me this week. Round 2 fab started […]

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Innsmouth Mansion: Virtual Boy English Translation Released

Thunderstruck has released an English translation of Innsmouth Mansion [インスマウスの館] for the Nintendo Virtual Boy. VB hacks/homebrew/translations/protos, and new releases are rare, and any new English game significantly expands the consoles small library. Pre-patched ROM and screenshots are available at https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7285&forum=2

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SNESLab: Unified SNES ROM Hacking Community

Vitor Vilela–the Brazilian Super Nintendo SA-1 expert, long-time romhacker, and former SMWCentral Moderator–has started a new community dedicated to SNES ROM hacking called SNESLab. SNESLab.net will be a fully-featured site and forums, and SNESLab’s Discord is now open to the public at https://discordapp.com/invite/bGEV6PB The purpose of this place is joining together people that are have […]

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PS Vita Owned: Final Crypto Layer Defeated

Many exploits have graced the PS Vita, allowing user to boot homebrew, emulators, Adrenaline (opening the Vita’s built-in PS1 & PSP functionality), and the like. But now Yifan Lu, the famous Vita scene hacker, has now completely and permanently defeated any remaining protections that Sony had in place by extracting the physically stored hardware keyslots […]