Rany Battikh

Cave’s Dodonpachi Saidaioujou coming to exA-Arcadia

Veteran shoot-em-up developers Cave are hitting back the arcades, after almost 8 years of absence, with the release of DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Exa Label, through the exA-Arcadia platform. Every since their first effort back in 1995, with the original DonPachi, Cave have been synonymous with the bullet-hell sub-genre in general and established quite a household name […]

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MiSTer Capcom CPS-1 Arcade & ArduBoy FPGA Cores

Jotego has been releasing beta versions of his MiSTer & MiST Capcom CPS-1 Arcade FPGA cores to his patrons, allowing fans to dive into the largely unported CPS-1 library. Each week he has brought a few new games to the core, and he intends to support the entire CPS-1 library. The core is currently private, […]

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Upcoming MiSTer Cores: Sega CD, PlayStation, Jaguar, Cave Arcade, CPS1, and more

Bob asked me to write up the upcoming MiSTer FPGA cores, and I came up with quite a few. Below are the *known* in-progress or planned cores that are being worked on or researched. As is the case with MiSTer, you never know when something will simply manifest out of the ether, so there are […]

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MiSTer JAMMA Arcade Interface (and Raspberry Pi) & New Arcade Supergun

Antonio Villena has designed a plug-and-play device for easily installing MiSTer in an arcade cabinet, which also supports Raspberry Pi when combined with πCRT. I covered some exclusive technical details of the JAMMA Interface in my latest video. Antonio also announced a new Supergun that he’s designed. It will work with arcade PCBs and is […]

Rany Battikh

Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro pre-installed games announced

SNK just revealed the 20 pre-installed titles for their upcoming Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro system/controller, and they’re all fighting games! While a big portion of the Neo Geo MVS/AES/CD ‘s repertoire consists of one-on-one fighting games, over-the-top action games/series like Metal Slug, Aero Fighters and Shock Troopers brought forward a whole new audience to […]

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Budget Arcade Power Supplies Unmasked

For years, I’ve been looking for the perfect budget arcade power supply to recommend to people–something with high-quality components that won’t break the bank. You used to be able to recommend products by brands like Happ that fit the bill, but after looking inside their latest offerings, you’ll probably want to reconsider. Apparently every single […]

Rany Battikh

Arcade-Projects JAMMA Extension Cables (Benime version)

A little less than a year ago, Frank_fjs (creator of the Sentinel supergun) came up with the design of two separate boards that, when connected together, act as a proper jamma extender. The boards are connected via two cables: a 24-pin ATX cable responsible for power, video and audio, and a 34-pin IDC cable responsible […]

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3D Printed Arcade Power Supply Terminal Covers

Arcade power supplies are designed to be installed inside of arcade cabinets, where they are safe from hands, kids, and pets. Supergun users however often use arcade PSUs out in the open, where the exposed power terminals pose a serious safety hazard. 3D printed terminal covers solve this problem by encasing the terminals in plastic, […]

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UD-USB Decoder Arcade Controller Converter Firmware Update

UD Game Tech makes a popular controller adapter called the UD-USB Decoder (AKA “Undamned Converter”) that adapts Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 controllers to arcade format, for use with arcade game PCBs and superguns. Last week he issued a firmware update to bring support to even more popular PS4 joysticks: UD-USB & UD-CPS2 […]