Retro

Retro Is Cool

May
26
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And its creator wants Nintendo to see it!

Arms isn’t out until June 16, but it’s already got an active fandom. If you need proof, here it is: Someone’s already gone ahead and made a 2D remake of it, called Arms2d.
That was fast, and it will not last long, as Nintendo loves to issue 'takedown' on fan games, but the creator wants that to occur! :)
May
24
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Nintendo Switch + 8Bitdo

With firmware 4.0, all 8Bitdo controllers are now compatible with the Nintendo Switch!
8Bitdo is very excited to announce a firmware update for all their 8Bitdo controllers that brings full compatibility to the Nintendo Switch*.
In addition to the Nintendo Switch, all 8Bitdo controllers are compatible with Windows, Android, MacOS and Steam.

*8Bitdo controllers do not support HD rumble, six-axis, motion control or Amiibo functionality. Non-pro controllers may be limited to certain games due to number of buttons.
Our NES30 Pro & FC30 Pro controllers offer a fully mapped button set for Nintendo Switch.


For more info, support, and the needed 4.0 firmware update, check out their Official Site: www.8bitdo.com
May
15
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With The NES Classic Edition Discontinued, Hyperkin Is Doing What Nintendoesn't

Hyperkin wants to pick up where NES Classic Edition left off with the Retron HD, a new console that plays 8-bit classics from Nintendo's home system.
With Nintendo stopping production of the NES Mini, the love of Retro NES is not gone there is still many wishing they had one, as such companies like Hyperkin are jumping into the Console Mini battleground and releasing their own NES Mini, the only problem is this one does not come with 30 pre-programmed classic games to enjoy, instead you must hunt down some original NES cartridges.
May
14
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Alain Fernandes - 2D/3D render code / Gfx / Concept

Similar to the 3D version of the NES emulator, and well now Alain Fernandes in just 3 days has just developed a new 3D emulator that works with Game Boy ROMs.
For the moment, this is a first version that allows only one ROM to be executed. It is necessary to rename the ROM launched in rom.gb, and to launch it with GameBoy3D.exe, the ESC key allowing to leave the emulation. For more Info, check out the official author's site.
OFFICIAL SITE: --> http://alain.shadows.free.fr/

NEWS SOURCE: Nouvel émulateur Game Boy en 3D (via) LogicSunRise
May
14
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A Satellaview-only game is getting a physical release, 20 years after its debut.

Despite being discontinued nearly 20 years ago, Nintendo's second home console, the Super Famicom (or Super NES, as it's known outside of Japan), has suddenly found itself in the news once again.
Alot of Classic Nintendo in the news these days, first with big 'N' releasing and then stopping the NES Mini, and now rumors of Super NES Mini coming out, and on top of all that suddenly they decided to release a new SNES cartridge, a physical version of digital release from 20 years ago, yes long time ago, there was digital releases also thanks to the 'Satellaview' addon for the SNES that broadcast digital content over a satellite modem! :)
May
11
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Fire up those ACA Neo Geo games to feel like a big shot

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile gadget, which is part of its appeal, but you can always rely on fans to find fun ways to take it back to the 'good old days'.
This smart modder figured out a way to play Mario Kart 8 better, but building an Arcade Dock for his new Nintendo System hybrid.
May
10
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Cartridges are back

If you want to play Dustin Long’s most recent game, you’ll need a console that was first released more than 30 years ago.
What was once trash a few years ago, is now prized consoles and developers are returning and making new games for the retro lovers.
May
10
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Recent years have seen a huge rise in retro gaming.

Many people have lost faith in the AAA gaming market because of its lack of innovation and the cost of newly released games.
This has lead people to play more indie games and more retro games from years gone by. Video games have a massive catalogue of great games throughout its history that people can enjoy some awesome titles without needing to keep up with the latest releases.

It is thanks to this rise in interest for retro games that many developers have re-released some of their popular old games on current technology. Mobile phones and tablets have had a lot of retro games released with the likes of Square Enix releasing every Final Fantasy game from Final Fantasy I to Final Fantasy IX on the Google Play and App Store. This not only allows fans of these games to enjoy them again but also...
May
08
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Web Installer Released, Many Bug-Fixes, And Other Improvements!

Nintendo Scene Developer, ClusterM is back with another great update to his 'HakChi2' tool used to mod the Classic NES Mini.
If you are one of the lucky 2.5 million owners of the now discounted super-rare impossible to get Classic NES Mini, you will be glad to know there is an update to the best modding tool out there 'HakChi2' by ClusterM is now updated to v2.17 and here are the changes:
May
07
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Attention Halo Nation, "Halo: Combat Evolved" is in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The four inductees in the 2017 class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame are, from left:
''Halo: Combat Evolved", "Donkey Kong", "Pokemon Red and Green" and ''Street Fighter II"

Halo? -- Well, I guess it did change the gaming world at the time when it was released, but its nice that Street Fighter finally made it in!
May
07
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The Sony CD-ROM part finally works!

Hardware hacker Ben Heckendorn, better known as Ben Heck, has reached a significant milestone in the repair of the famous Super Nintendo PlayStation device.
The rare prototype of the failed joint venture of Sony and Nintendo working together in building the next gaming system, before they decide to part ways and each go their own route, is finally fully working, thanks to some clever coding of homebrew TEST game for it!
May
05
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RETRO TUTORIAL by Mnecraft368

NOTE: This will require you to have hacked the NES Mini with HakChi2 and know the process of adding custom games to it.
Also you must have installed RetroArch to your NES Mini Console, before you can enjoy MS-DOS and Windows on it!

'Mnecraft368' has released a nice tutorial on how to get your Classic NES Mini console to be able to even run MS-DOS and Windows! :)
May
01
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#OpenLara is now running in #RetroArch and has been ported to #libretro! Core coming soon on the buildbot!

The developers behind the world famous RetroArch and LibRetro have dropped a status update on their Patreon page.
The Dolphin core is making steady progress and it won't be too long until we will publicly announce it and let you all tinker with it. For now, here is something to tide you over until then:
Apr
30
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Originally Published by Lindasoft, it has finally been Cracked for all Retro Atari Emulators to enjoy playing again!

Back in 2014 Fred Meijer, head of AtariMuseum, shared a video of a game on the Atari 8-Bit called “I Beatles e il Papiro della Pace”.
This “loosely” translates to “The Beatles and the Papyrus of Peace”.

The only problem is the cartridge had very good 'copy protection' preventing ROM dumps of it from working on emulators, but no more!
Thanks to the user AtariGeezer, who finally found the trick to remove the copy protection, this super rare game is now available for all!...
Apr
28
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Remade in Unreal

Castlevania in Unreal Engine 4. Created by Dejawolfs, this remake looked really cool.
And thanks to our friends over at Super Auto-E, we are happy to report version of this remake is available for download right now!
DOWNLOAD NOW: --> 535mb via GoogleDrive

NEWS SOURCE: Castlevania HD Remake (via) SuperAutoE
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.