Retro

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Apr
24
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Play Playstation 1 (PSX), Playstation Portable (PSP), Nintendo 64 (N64) and Game Boy family (GBA) emulators on Xbox One!

A group of loyal Xbox fans have gotten together and formed a site dedicated to porting emulators for Xbox One and that kind of thing over for all to enjoy side-loading into their Xbox One console, without fear of Microsoft removing them from usage!
Microsoft has officially banned using the UWP feature on the Xbox One store to access emulators, but with the recent way discovered to side-load these unofficial apps onto your Xbox One console, a group has decided to form one central place to purchase these emulators and install them without fear of Microsoft removing them from their official online store and stopping your retro gaming!
Apr
24
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That 2D prototype comes to life

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild began life as a two-dimensional prototype, with an aesthetic borrowed from the original The Legend of Zelda on NES.
Another amazing fan project has turned the old NES Zelda into an updated version based on the latest Zelda Breath of the Wild, but still keeping the nice retro 2D look, and it is currently playable on your Windows PC.
Apr
19
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Thank your local pirate

Because one of the devs helped pirate it as a kid
Even big companies lose their own vault of archives from time to time, so when they want to go back and re-release an old classic, they sometimes have no choice but to ring up some 'pirates' to help them put together the missing pieces and re-create the old games! :)
Apr
19
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There been a number of good emulators produced for the Xbox One, but Microsoft has pulled them from the store.

But now Wiired24 has written up a series of tutorials that shows you how you can still keep enjoying them after they are gone!
He has even managed to get together some .appx files for those that have not gotten them already on their HDD's for when they were available, sadly most tutorials require you to at least spend $19 for an Xbox One developer account before you can install the .appx versions of the pulled emulators, but at least for now it seems to be solid way to keep enjoying apps that Microsoft has removed.
Apr
19
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Major factor for NES mini discontinuation.

Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer.
The world of Retro Gaming was crying last week, when Nintendo announced that they are no longer going to ship out any more NES Mini consoles, leaving fans scrambling to grab one at highway robbery eBay prices which have spiked to over $600 for one now, but there is good news this morning as rumors have been confirmed by sources to EuroGamer, that big 'N' is planning to do a SNES Mini this Holiday.
Apr
18
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Madmonkey has updated his HakChi2 for the NES Classic with a ton more features and improvements to enjoy!

This application can add more games (game ROMs) to your Nintendo Classic Mini or Famicom Mini. All you need is to connect it to a Windows PC via Micro-USB cable. No soldering or disassembling required.
Even tho Nintendo has officially stopped producing and selling any more NES Classic, the Retro Mini Console will forever live on with modders and hackers improving it, and ClusterM aka MadMonkey makes anyone an expert in modding it with his famous 'HakChi2' tool.
Apr
16
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The Case Could Be Used For New Classic Hardware, Existing Refurb's, Or Your Own Atari Emulator Setup!

This is how the new Atari console should look like accordingly to Conor Gorman. The Atari fan is looking for people who are interested in the new project and he would be starting a Kickstarter campaign in the near future.
The one problem is possibly the trademarked Atari Logo, but Conor has been cooking up some case designs and wants to gauge interest.
Attached...
Apr
15
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WinPDFReader by JarlStudio does more than just Display PDF files on your Xbox One console!

Microsoft has decided to officially 'ban' emulators, but that has not stopped eager developers in trying to find a way around the rules, even tho it might cost them their account to publish apps, another one has slipping thru the cracks and it plays PSX games!
And JarlStudio is not planning on stopping, he going to use his new found trick to quickly publish and N64 emulator and PSP emulator.
Apr
14
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Ignoring continued demand, Nintendo will stop producing the system this month.

Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of the 30-game NES Classic Edition plug-and-play system by the end of the month, even though retailers have been unable to keep the system on store shelves for pretty much the entirety of its six-month run on the market so far.
Since this news hit the wire last night, prices on eBay for the NES Classic has already tripled, and as supply gets less then it was already 'rare item' even when it was shipping, means this tiny baby has entered the history books as one of the most prized retro consoles.
Apr
09
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It's 2017, but you can still experience the Internet of 1986 thanks to BBS enthusiasts.

Limited to an anachronistic 1200 bits per second, it took several moments for the green-phosphor ASCII art to scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen.
Anyone, remember the movie 'War Games' where the kid dials into Norad and starts a 'Nuclear War', well that was Hollywood version of modems and BBS's, but back then BBS's were real online communities that connect people together, the true start of forums like us! :)
Apr
09
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It’s been teased, it’s been joked about.

No one could quite tell if the April 1 article was a joke or not. Well, allow me to formally announce to you: it’s real. Every single word was true.
Turns it was no April 1st joke, there is real Nintendo DS Emulator now available on your PC to enjoy, originally the project was called 'mGBA', but now the author has officially released it as 'medusa', and its still an early work in progress, but it does basically run! :)
Apr
08
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Pack it up, Pac-Man —

Bad news if you think Microsoft would soon change its stance about emulators on its Xbox One system. Rules change comes ahead of formal Xbox Live Creators Program unveil.
If you thinking soon you be able to enjoy playing 'Pac-Man' on your Xbox or Windows PC, via an APP you grabbed from the official Microsoft digital store, then think again, as they now have officially ban all forms of 'emulation' forever, no more mistakes of one slipping thru and then in few days being taken down, they will be zapped instantly from cyberspace never even appearing as a blip on your radar!
Apr
04
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There's a new DS emulator in the town, and it's finally seeing its first public release!

melonDS is part of a second wave of DS emulators. There are a few other emulator projects that are part of it, which you might have already heard of.
Nintendo Scene Developer 'StapleButter' has finally released his first public version of an DS Emulator over at the 'kuribo64' website.
Apr
02
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PCSXR 360 (aka) PCSXR-Xenon is a Sony PlayStation 1 (PSX) Emulator using LIBXenon, based on the latest PCSX-Reloaded.

Dust off your Xbox 360 console, hunt around the attic for some old PSX discs, dump them to ISO format and enjoy them again!
Underground Scene Developer 'ced2911' has returned and given his port project 'PCSXr360' an much needed update, now with v2.1.1a, alot more improvements have been made to the emulation core, and many bug fixes, making playing PSX on X360 enjoyable!
Apr
02
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Impressive ROM Hack Merges 'Yoshi Island' Gameplay into the 'Sonic The HedgeHog 2' for SEGA Genesis Emulators!

A WIP ROM Hack from Xenowhirl during the Sonic Hacking 2010 Contest has finally leaked out into the wild for all to enjoy!
As @Ktr4ks states "Yes, this ROM Hack is real, and it's very well done!"

Enjoy, the leaked file below, and afterwards we love to hear your thoughts on this Yoshi Meets...
Apr
01
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As of today, M33 for PSP along with 'Despertar Del Cementerio' are now officially Open Source!

As promised the M33 Team has reunited for the 10th Anniversary and have released their 'source' under GPLv3 to everyone to take a look at and remember the Retro Gaming days of running modded Custom Firmware on their PSP (PlayStation Portable).
Dust off your PSP, and yikes relive those glory days that made MaxConsole so popular when everyone was busy with M33 and running an amazing collection of 'homebrew games', 'emulators' and other (cough) stuff, that underground grey area called 'backup games'.

3.90-M33 --> https://github.com/mathieulh/3.90-M33
Mar
30
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ClusterM returns with brand-new super-duper update to his 'HakChi2' Utility for the NES Classic Mini Edtion!

Retro Gaming on the Official Nintendo NES Classic Mini Edition console, just got a hell alot better with this new HakChi2 Update!
Nintendo Scene Developer 'ClusterM' as usual is on fire, pumping out another hot new must-have update to his 'HakChi2' utility! :)
Mar
28
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A Message about the Nintendo DSi Shop

Nintendo posted an announcement today that the Nintendo DSi Shop will be closing down soon after many long very successful years of great service to their many millions of loyal fans, that will now have to Switch up to the latest Nintendo system available!
Dear Nintendo fans,
Mar
28
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Find a new use for your N64

The Nintendo Switch comes with a dock, but that won’t stop owners from coming up with their own.
Nothing better, then trying to build a better mouse trap... Oh' Sorry, a better Switch Dock... And this one guts an N64 console to do so!
Mar
28
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The Nintendo 64 is surely the pinnacle of retro gaming.

Launched for the first time back in 1996, it was one of the first video games consoles to have a truly global impact, making waves in markets across Asia, Europe and the US as it burst into our childhoods. Most people old enough to remember the launch, or indeed playing on early N64 consoles can remember the thrill - the graphics were unbelievable, and unparalleled by anything else available at the time. Beyond that, the selection of games was enough to transform one of the first tech-savvy generations into lifelong gamers.


Of those games that were launched with the N64, there are few that touched on gambling, or had gambling at the core of their themes. While there was already a precedent for gambling games and Nintendo consoles, particularly with the Game Boy as the most obvious...