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Extron SCART input/output Adapter PCB

Bradon Kanyid has released his much anticipated Extron SCART input/output adapter cards. Extron switches use BNC jacks for input/output by default, and buying SCART-to-BNC cables is expensive. These new PCBs simplify the process and save money, costing $8-12 to build. Giant professional Extron video switches are relatively cheap, so this makes for a really nice […]

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Nintendo Labo VR Headstrap

The company Sweatproof Gaming is now selling a $14 headstrap that lets you wear the Labo VR kit:  https://www.sweatproofgaming.com/product-page With Breath Of The Wild getting a VR patch soon, this seems like a worthy upgrade.  It’s a bit disappointing that you first have to buy a $40 piece of cardboard, then a $14 strap to make […]

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New Switch Firmware

Nintendo has released version 8.0.0 firmware for the Switch, with two notable points to keep in mind: This update allows for moving (not copying) individual game save files between Switch consoles. It’s anticipated that this will break many of the pre-existing jailbreak tweaks and it’s advised you don’t update jailbroken units. This interested me for […]

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TWO new Switches this year?

The Wall Street Journal has once again claimed that Nintendo will be launching an update to the Switch console this year.  The latest rumor suggests that parts suppliers with access to a prototype have leaked information on not one, but two new versions of the switch. The first will supposedly have the vibration controls removed to save […]

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Devil Engine: Glorious New 2D Shoot ’em Up on Steam & Switch

Devil Engine by Dangen Entertainment is a beautiful new 2D Shoot ’em Up for the Nintendo Switch and Steam. It could be considered as a spiritual successor or genre-piece tribute to the Thunder Force series, at least if their marketing motto “Lightning Strikes Again” is any sign (Thunder Force/Lightening Force reference). My Life in Gaming […]

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MiSTer Power Switch Warning

Several users have reported voltage drops when using 5.5mm barrel plug power switches with the MiSTer. Two Three people have now tested them on a multi-meter and the results are shocking “5.1v normally, 4.2v w/switch” –Lo-Fi Although the switches may “work”, they are dropping the voltage to dangerous levels. Symptoms include boot failures and the […]

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8BitDo’s ‘GBros.’ Wireless Switch Adapter

8BitDo has just announced a wireless adapter for the Nintendo Switch.  This allows you to plug in both GameCube and Wii Classic controllers into the adapter, which is then wirelessly connected to the Switch.  The main page lists the adapter as “lag-free”, but that’s hard to believe considering you first have to convert the controllers […]