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Konami to Release TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine Minis

Konami, IP owner of the NEC TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine, has announced three new upcoming mini consoles, the TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and Core Grafx Minis. Each includes a controller and their own lineup of games. While I am normally dismissive of the plastic monstrosities that are mini consoles, if this is done well, it would […]

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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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TurboGrafx-16 R-Type converted to SuperGrafx

Someone mentioned a fabled R-Type TurboGrafx-16-to-SuperGrafx conversion in my Discord yesterday, so I asked Chris Covell if such a thing exists. It turns out, Chris was the person behind it. He started converting TurboGrafx-16’s R-Type to SuperGrafx in 2012, and made it to stage 4. The SuperGrafx’s extra hardware is used to reduce sprite flicker […]

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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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Mega Sg Jailbreak v7.5 Released

I just posted the Analogue Mega Sg Jailbreak firmware v7.5 on Github. This release brings all of the fixes from official firmware v4.5, plus: CD BIOS replacement works now after a reboot Coleco Gradius mapper + flash memory supported. Use extension .CF0 for this game. Coleco Jungle Hunt / Learning with Leeper had stuttering scrolling. […]