Alex Mitchell

“Analogue 8” Trademark Abandoned

As of March 23rd, 2020, Hi-Fi retro console manufacturer Analogue Inc has abandoned its trademark for the long-rumoured Analogue 8 console. Filed in mid-2019 along with the Analogue Pocket trademark, the listing sparked rumours that Analogue was designing a console similar to the Nt Mini but with a focus on reducing costs by eliminating the […]

Bob

Sega Nomad LCD vs RGB DRV

The Sega Nomad’s screen has not aged well.  Between it’s terrible quality compared to modern screens and it’s heavy battery consumption, users of the Nomad usually prefer to upgrade to a modern LCD screen. Up until recently, most screen replacement options used composite video to drive it and while that was still an upgrade, feeding […]

SmokeMonster

N64 Viewpoint 2064 Prototype Released – Sequel to Neo Geo Viewpoint

GamingAlexandria published an interesting article chronicling the story behind the unreleased Nintendo 64 game, Viewpoint 2064, complemented by an excellent video by Hard4Games. Viewpoint 2064 was completed and scheduled for a Nov 2000 release, but was ultimately cancelled. A fully-working ROM dump of the prototype was posted to The Internet Archive. The cart’s dumping and […]

Bob

CPS2HDMI Gets Multi-Resolution Firmware Update

Markus has just released a new firmware for the CPS2HDMI kits, that ads multiple resolutions to the output.  Download the .jlc file for your USB Blaster here, but read through this whole post for all the awesome details!:  https://github.com/marqs85/cps2_digiav/tree/master/output_files …and get your CPSHDMI kits here:  https://videogameperfection.com/products/cps2-cps3-digital-av-interface-diy-kit/ After loading the new firmware, the CPS2HDMI will always boot […]

SmokeMonster

Fenrir Sega Saturn ODE Release Date and Pricing Announced

8BitMods will be selling a batch of 50 Fenrir Sega Saturn Optical Drive Emulators (ODE) between March 28th-April 4th, followed by a run of 500 more once things settle down. An ODE is a flash cart for disc based systems that boots games from an SD card. Wanna hear some good news at last? @Ced2911’s […]

Bob

PlayStation 1 Graphics Wobble

Modern Vintage Gamer recently posted a video describing why the PS1’s graphics sometimes “wobbled”, while games from the N64 wouldn’t exhibit the same behavior. In short, the answer is a combination of the graphics chips, as well as the buffering and scaling capabilities of each.  On original hardware, this would often result in the PlayStation […]

Bob

Weekly Roundup #194

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=2020-03-25_194.mp3 Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  Please consider signing up as a supporter!  Either hit Join, tip or pledge on this video, or sign up through the following services:  https://www.floatplane.com/channel/RobertNeal  / https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb   T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment […]