Retro

Retro Is Cool

Jan
20
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Nintendo's Wii Virtual Console, might be running infact pirated ROM's with unofficial headers to make them work!

A video released on gaming site Eurogamer today alleges that Nintendo actually did something it has demonized for years: downloaded a third-party copy of a Super Mario game from the internet, re-jigged it, and sold it back to consumers through the Virtual Console.
It has been discussed for a few years in underground forum sites, that Nintendo was using emulators were based on unofficial info and designed with help of open-source ones and even pirated dumped ROM's from their original cartridges were used for their official Virtual Console, but now finally full solid proof that big 'N' is just as guilty of being a full-fledged pirate as some of their own loyal Nintendo consumers are has arrived, read on for more details and watch the video proof...
Jan
20
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Build a cuboid paradise on a liquid-cooled console, as the gods intended

Somewhere in an alternate universe there’s a Dreamcast 2 and, presumably, a Dreamcast 3.
And, in that alternate universe, our doppelgangers are able to play Minecraft on their console of choice.
But for us, stuck here in this hellish timeline, we’ll have to settle with a clever clone for the original Dreamcast, now available for free online

Never say Never, when it comes to loyal fans and their never-dying love for the retro console called 'Dreamcast', and surprising enough you can now enjoy the mind-blogging graphics of the ever popular MineCraft game on your old favorite the Sega Dreamcast console!
Jan
15
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Arc System Works has announced Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2.

The new and updated version of their fighting game will release across PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and arcades in Japan. Arc System Works is planning to release the game in arcades first sometime this spring.
It has been a while, since we had a good Guilty Gear game to enjoy, which was back during the era of Sega's Dreamcast, but finally its coming back for us to enjoy again on our PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles, and if you live in Japan the local Arcade itself! :)
Jan
14
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'King of Fighters '98,' 'Waku Waku 7' and other classic titles are heading to Nintendo's new console.

The Nintendo Switch will support a handful of new games, of course, but it's also going to feature some fan-favorite classics from the Neo Geo era, Famitsu says.
Hamster Corp. has now officially announced in a PR, and on its Twitter account, that it will indeed release the five rumored Classic Neo Geo video games for Nintendo's new console/mobile hybrid that was finally fully officially revealed only a couple of days ago, and already the list of third-party developers that are willing to back it right away during its launch on March 3rd, 2017 is going rapidly!
Jan
07
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It’s not as simple as drag-and-drop, but no screwdriver or hardware mods needed.

Battletoads on the NES Classic Edition? If you're willing to take a risk via modding, you too could add this and other games to your own little system.
We have already reported on the progress of unlocking the NES Classic in the past here on MaxConsole Underground, but this week things really sped-up thousand times, with two groups one based out of Japan and another from Russia (I guess with the Election 2016 hack behind them, they were bored and now able to better focus on Nintendo hacking), anyone is basically done, by following this simple English tutorial below you will have an unlocked Mini NES Classic Edition with the Game ROM's you want on it, instead of being limited to the 30 that big 'N' picked out for you to play, that is if you can find one to buy, as they are still in hot demand and this just going...
Jan
06
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With Some Awesome Upgrades

Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo’s insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over a decade ago. And while Nintendo has no plans to revive the portable console, a company called Retro-Bit is stepping up to bring the Game Boy back from the dead.
Retro-Bit has already produced a few classic consoles, with their Sega Generations one selling very well, and now they are taking on the retro handheld world, by producing an new GameBoy that can play all your original Nintendo games at nice affordable price! :)
Jan
03
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In the 'better late than never' department

Michael Steil (Mist) had an interesting talk over at 33C3 about the original Game Boy, also covering a bit of the differences compared to the later Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance models.
Lots of great in-depth technical information squeezed into one hour which you can watch below with thanks to @modrobert for the heads up regarding this amazing talk regarding everything great and bad about Nintendo's famous Game Boy handhelds. :)
Dec
30
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With their humble simplicity and outdated graphics, retro casino games are a world away from the online international competition platforms we see today.

The combination of a unique gambling experience and the recent surge in demand for nostalgia has meant that developers are updating old-school casino games for modern use. Here we will take a look at some of the best retro casino games.

VEGAS STAKES

Originally for the Nintendo Super NES, Vegas Stakes included 5 games (Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slots and Seven-Card Stud Poker) and an adventure to Vegas! On checking into your hotel, you are introduced to a range of strangers who could either hinder you or help you, helping to create the unpredictable atmosphere of a real life casino. Released to rave reviews in 1993 as a sequel to...
Dec
27
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A new Super Famicom controller image trademark filed by Nintendo. Should we expect another Classic Mini?

The NES Classic Edition was a huge success for Nintendo, but it could have been a much bigger success if enough units of the tiny console had been manufactured for the launch.
The Mini NES is back in limited supply at online retailers after Boxing Day, but its still selling out rapidly, and as it does, news is floating that Nintendo is already planning on releasing a Mini SNES edition after latest patent/trademark filings were recently discovered.
Dec
22
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Pokémon ROM hack stopped by Nintendo four days before launch. In highly unusual move, Nintendo targets a ROM hack - essentially, a mod.

Nintendo issues a cease and desist order to the creator of Pokemon Prism, prompting the developer to cancel the game’s release just before it was due to launch.
For eight long years, Pokemon Prism been in development, and big 'N' never cared about it, until there was live stream gameplay for an hour on Twitch, then the men in black came a calling, and the project was wiped off the face of the earth, with only a faint memory of it.
Dec
19
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Kinda sorta

Emulators are all the rage these days thanks in part to renewed interest in retro consoles like the NES classic – but a YouTuber named Huaining ITC., Ltd is going a step further by showing off a working PSP emulator on an Xbox One.
Ever since Microsoft decided to allow their Xbox One console to run sandboxed Windows 10 apps from their native gaming dashboard, developers have been pushing the limits to see how far they can go, and what Xbox Live will end up approving for usage, and this time around a PSP emulator has been able to slide over to the Xbox One, but it does not play too well so far, very slow and only one game!
Dec
17
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NES Classic demand exceeded Nintendo’s expectations – that much was fairly clear from the fact that it has thus far been nearly impossible to get a system here in the States.

The gaming company hasn’t released any specifics surrounding just how many units of the all-in-one emulator it managed to move, so we’ll have to rely on some new numbers coming out of NPD.
If you been still shopping around for an Official Retro Mini Console by Nintendo that plays 30 games that are also 30 years ago, well tough luck as the NES Classic Edition is still in short-supply at least on normal retail store shelves but 196,000 have been sold so far.
Dec
14
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Atari transfers the rights to future Test Drive games to Bigben Interactive

Bigben Interactive has announced the acquisition of the rights to use and develop the TEST DRIVE brand from the Atari group and announces its project to develop new titles from the franchise Test Drive Unlimited.
Everyone that is retro gaming, must remember the famous TEST DRIVE games, well they are coming back as Atari has found a new partner to license the IP brand, and they are going to be developing some new racing games very soon! :)
Dec
14
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It may not have always been the case, but it is fair to say right now that video games are a solid part of modern culture.

People no longer do it as a secret hobby and while there are still different classes of player, the concept is more mainstream than ever.
A huge number of people have a console in their homes, especially if we include the ones that only use them to stream Netflix to their television, and many more have a PC of some description. If we even go as far as counting smartphones and tablets as veritable gaming devices, which would probably mean counting Clash of Clans as a video game, then virtually everyone has a gaming device of some description.

However, this was certainly not always the case and while there is no single game that marked this shift in attitude among the general public, there have been a number of contributing factors. After all,...
Dec
11
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Minecraft has been great for people who want to look backwards at the history of video games.

It's easy to go and build a sprite out of blocks, since they match up perfectly with the pixels all game characters used to be rendered with. YouTuber SethBling has gone several steps further though, creating a working Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft's creative mode.


Well you can finally watch (very slowly), Donkey Kong being played in Minecraft, at the blasting speed of 60 frames in 4 hours! :) :)

Dec
11
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Hyperkin is mostly known for its Retron series of emulator systems that play practically any old cartridge game.

But the company also makes loads of other retro gaming hardware. The Hyper Clack Tactile Mechanical Keyboard is what happens when a keyboard and Super NES become one beautiful peripheral.


When it comes to Retro Gaming, there is one thing normally left out the 'keyboard', sure we have tons of Retro Gaming Controllers, but there is also 'retro classic home computers', and emulators for many of them from TI99, to C64, to Amiga, to MSX, to Atari ST but the one thing there is always missing from some good old retro-school programming is the feel as you are typing in 2,000 lines of Assembly or BASIC code to see that weird ball bounce and spin across the screen.

Dec
10
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Nothing Better Than Playing 30 Year Old Video Games We Grew Up With On Our 55" LCD TV Screen in 1080p/60fps

Ok, the graphics is not that good, but still amazing, the only problem is we have to be within a foot of the TV because at the short cord length that comes with the wired NES classic controllers supplied with the NES Mini Classic Edition.


But now there is solution to the problem, as third-parties have released wireless NES controllers, and now Daemon Hatfield has figured out how to mod those controllers to make the adapter work with your existing PlayStation 3 and Wii U Pro controllers! :)

Dec
07
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Coding an entire game in assembler. Matt Phillips is creating a brand new game for a 25 year old console.

Tanglewood is a brand new and original game for the SEGA Genesis and Mega Drive, to be released on physical cartridge in winter 2017.


Matt Phillips a long-time game developer and big fan of the 68000 CPU found in the SEGA consoles, has launched a KickStarter project to produce a brand-new original SEGA game using all the original development tools and to produce it into an original cartridge also.

Dec
06
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Retrogaming Simplified. Computer, 4K-Mediacenter and the Greatest Retro-Station known to Man!

Yet Another Retro Console Project has appeared, and this one aims to cash in on the 'mini' craze by making it nice and small and yet super-powerful inside and with a host of easy-to-use emulator menus and software to handle all your classic gaming needs!


So far the project launched recently on IndieGoGo has already raised over 400% of its funding with almost $90k USD pledged so far and still a whole month to go, so its proof that this new found craze of 'mini gaming' has for sure worked out to the creators pleasure in getting this project off the ground for second quarter of 2017. :)

Dec
06
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New Additions to THQ Nordic’s Portfolio

New additions to the THQ Nordic portfolio through acquisitions from Mobile Gaming Ltd. and Enigma Software Productions S.L.


A while back Nordic, was able to save THQ from the depths of the lost bit bucket of game IP's, and now they have saved two more companies from the disaster of forever losing some famous classic games we had enjoyed playing over the generations of gaming consoles, and the plans by THQ Nordic announced below, seems to be to restore these retro games for the upcoming Nintendo Switch platform for all to enjoy at some point again in the near future.