Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Retro Fighters Dreamcast Controller Update

Retro Fighters just posted an update on their Kickstarter page.  In it they state that the initial samples are finished and wish to get the prototypes into a test batch production run.  If the pilot production and final set of testing is successful.  Mass production will soon follow.  Retro Fighters had hoped to have these […]

Rany Battikh

8BitDo DIY kits for Saturn and Nintendo Dogbone controllers

8BitDo just released 2 separate DIY kits that will basically turn original wired Sega Saturn and Nintendo Dogbone (NES-039) controllers into Bluetooth controllers, making them fully compatible with devices like the Switch, PC and Raspberry Pi. Each kit includes a board that fits snugly under the D-pad and buttons on the inside of the plastic […]

SmokeMonster

Neo Geo Mini Controller Mod for Real Neo Geo & Clicky D-Pad

Magic Trashman has written a tutorial on how to padhack a Neo Geo Mini controller to DB15 (arcade/Neo Geo direct connection) and add a clicky microswitch d-pad to it. It’s a relatively complex mod involving custom 3D prints, but MT has been offering pre-modified controllers for sale through Twitter. I bought one of these from […]

SmokeMonster

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 […]

SmokeMonster

3D Printed Rotary Controller – Competition Pro Spinner: GhettoBillGates Remix

GhettoBillGates has released a DIY package for building your own high-quality arcade rotary controller AKA “spinner” for games like Arkanoid. His design files include the 3D printable case and a parts list of easily obtainable components, with links. It’s USB and emulates a mouse X axis and left-click, perfect for emulators and MiSTer. It will […]

SmokeMonster

KTRL CD32 Adapts SNES USB Controllers to Amiga CD32

A new kit by MickGyver, the KTRL CD32, converts cheap SNES USB controllers to the Amiga CD32, complete with button remapping, auto-fire, memory, and more. Leon Kiriliuk posted some pictures of the kit on Twitter. Source: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=85056Purchase: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?101948-KTRL-CD32-PCBs-and-ComponentsAssembly Instructions: http://www.daemonbite.com/ktrl/ktrl-cd32.html

beyondpixels

NES Gaming on Demand with Nintendo Online Service

Nintendo will officially launch its paid online services on September 19th.  Cost will be $19.99 for a year in advance, $7.99 for three months ($31.96 per year), or $3.99 per month ($47.88 per year). If you have a subscription, you will be able to play 10 games for now: Balloon Fight Donkey Kong Dr. Mario Ice […]

beyondpixels

New GameCube controllers and Multitap coming for Switch

Nintendo will release rebranded Smash Bros. GC pads with a Switch logo on the box to coincide with the new Smash Bros. game releasing on November 16th.  A new version of the multitap will be available on December 7th, but there’s no confirmation if it will be USB or wireless.  My guess is this is just […]