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Nvidia Shield Pro Model Revealed… by Accident

A recent Amazon listing revealed to the world that a new Nvidia Shield TV model is scheduled for release in the near future. The listing (now removed) revealed that there will be some improvements over the previous model. These expected updates include 3GB of RAM, an updated Tegra X1+ chip, Dolby vision, and a refreshed […]

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Xilinx’s New FPGA has the Highest Logic Density of Any Single Device Ever Made

Xilinx revealed their new high-end FPGA, the Virtex VU19P, which will be the largest FPGA ever created. It comes from their line of 16nm UltraScale+ FPGAs and contains 35 billion transistors. It boasts the highest logic density and the input/output count (2,072) of any single device ever made, and is 1.6X larger than the Virtex […]

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BSNES v108 Update

Byuu has just released an update to the BSNES emulator.  Which is an emulator based off the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, and is a subset of the higan emulator project.  Version 108 now includes the following improvements and features: 100% (known) bug-free compatibility with the entire officially licensed SNES library true Super Game Boy emulation (utilizing […]

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Libretro Goes After Polymega with RetroArch Disc Project and Run Ahead Modes

Never a collective that minces words, the Libretro team has announced the RetroArch Disc Project; a software initiative that will allow for gamers to use their physical discs with their emulation cores.  Judging from their blog and the following tweet, it’s VERY clear that this initiative is going after Polymega: Unveiling the RetroArch Disc Project! It's […]

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Documentary of Developer M2 from My Life in Gaming

My Life in Gaming (MLiG) has released a wonderful documentary on the Japanese developer M2.  The channel interviews key members of the company as well as others in the field of emulation.  Giving both a historical take on the companies beginnings and bodies of work, as well as M2’s recent projects and future plans.  This […]

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GB Studio Lets YOU create Gameboy Games For Free

Developer Chris Maltby has released his GB Studio, a free program that allows for aspiring developers to create their own Gameboy, Gameboy Color games without any programming knowledge. The program can be downloaded from gbstudio.dev.  There are versions available for OSX, Windows, and Linux. Per the developer site, these are some of the benefits offered by using GB […]

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Enhanced “High Definition” Graphics Mode 7 Super Nintendo Emulation

A user on the emulation sub reddit by the name of DerKoun has released an enhancement for the Super Nintendo emulator BSNES.  Users of the emulator version 107.3 (as of this articles write up) are now able to download a Windows binary which will in essence increase the Mode 7 resolutions by up to 4 […]

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Gameboy Emulation gets Widescreen Option with Wide GB

If you’re in the camp that looks at retro games and wishes that they had a true widescreen option that doesn’t rely on weird stretching techniques, then emulators like WideNES and now Wide GB might satisfy that need. Based on a modified version of sameboy, Wide GB includes an extra option:  “Use Widescreen”. Enabling this […]