SmokeMonster

Darksoft Namco System 1 Arcade Multi Announced

Darksoft has unveiled his latest arcade multi system, this time for Namco System 1, a platform with notable games like Splatterhouse, Dragon Spirit (one of my personal favorites), Dangerous Seed, Galaga ’88, Marchen Maze, Pac Mania, and more. It is priced at 320 Euros (about $360 USD), and will require a donor System 1 arcade […]

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Street Fighter III Scene Documentary: Jazzy NYC ’19

Phil Nolan has released an excellent documentary covering the modern Street Fighter III: Third Strike arcade scene and fighting tournament organizers Jazzy Circuit. Jazzy NYC ’19 captures the excitement of live matches and guides viewers through the state of the scene from New York City to Japan. It’s a really great watch and will warm […]

Alex Mitchell

Digital Foundry runs Evercade through its paces

John Linneman from Digital Foundry, an arm of Eurogamer that focuses on exploring the technical and aesthetic aspects of both contemporary and retro games, has published a surprisingly positive review of the Evercade. The Evercade is an ARM-based handheld emulation console with a twist: instead of being sold as a self contained unit packed with […]

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 […]