Vanessa (Vanessaira)

MDStudio released on GitHub

Nicolas Hamel aka Gouky has released the MDStudio on GitHub.  The project is still in development but the MDStudio is an code assembler for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.  This project was made to help assist developers who want to create games for the Mega Drive/Genesis.  It is built off of Visual Studio 2017 and uses […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

RYM2612 Iconic FM Synthesizer “Synth of Rage”

A company named Inphonic is releasing a virtual synth named the RYM2612 Iconic FM Synthesizer.  This was also reported on musicradar.com by Simon Arblaster, links below.  The RYM2612 is a VST plugin (Virtual Studio Technology) or virtual collection of instruments that is used as an addon for digital audio programs.  The RYM2612 faithfully emulates the […]

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Unofficial Mega Man X port for the Genesis looks fantastic.

Developer TiagoSC is working on a Mega Drive/Genesis port of Mega Man X. Some WIP gameplay footage is now available and it looks and sounds fantastic! The colors look amazingly close to the SNES original and while the sound may not be 100% identical, it still rocks. Keep in mind that this is a homebrew […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Mega MIDI Synthesizer Sound Module

Aidan Lawrence has released his “Mega MIDI” external hardware PCB board, which is a MIDI device using real Sega Genesis/Mega Drive audio chips.  Having both a genuine Yamaha YM 2612 and a SN76489 PSG sound chip installed to this device.  Users are able to link this device via USB or standard MIDI connector to your computer […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Documentary on XBAND

YouTuber Wrestling With Gaming just released a documentary (The Story of XBAND) showcasing the history, legacy, and future projects regarding the online gaming known as XBAND.  XBAND was a device and service well ahead of its time allowing 16-bit consoles of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Super Nintendo/Famicom, to connect up to other users around […]