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Sega Saturn USB loader prototype

Never say Never, when it comes to unlocking the hidden secrets of gaming technology from decades gone-by, as now finally we will soon be able to enjoy Sega Saturn CD's from newer devices like USB hard drives, instead of original SEGA dying CD discs.

A proper announcement is coming soon, but in the mean time cTrix came to visit the labs of Dr. Abrasive and taken a video of how amazing his work been on recreating the Sega Saturn CD unique format so we can finally use backups of their games on USB.

Are you sitting on a small fortune?

GET dusting off those old video games because some will earn you an absolute fortune. Antique experts have complied a list of the most valuable video games in the world, with some commanding as much a £2,000 a copy.

If you been lucky enough to save all your old Video Games you got when you were a kid in the early '80s to '90s, you now might just be able to Cash-In big time and have a nice nest-egg for your early retirement. -- Or if you are a retro lover just getting into the Golden Era of Gaming, you might have to take out a second mortgage on your home to be able to afford to purchase some of these classic games!

If you have $500+ to spend on a 30-year-old console, this is the one to buy

Your aging plastic cartridges have never looked so good. ArsTechnica takes an in-depth look at this redo of the original NES fitted inside a 3 pound block of Aluminum, with some cool retro tweaks like pure-true HDMI output and a few other goodies for your $500 dollars

If you are like me and love to collect but also play your old NES cartridges on REAL hardware, not crappy emulator box, or almost real FPGA versions, then the Analogue NT is the device for you, all tho it does cost $500 it might be only for true purist of retro lovers.

Pre-Orders have finally started for EverDrive X5

KRIKzz is accepting pre-orders for the EverDrive GBA flash cart that been a long-time coming to all the Classic GBA Retro lovers out there!

So here we are now, its finally happened, we were informed the other day by modrobert from EurAsia that KRIKzz has posted on his forum site that the wonderful next-gen of EverDrive flashcarts is now available for all those out there that want to dust off their Nintendo GameBoy Advance and get to playing some true Classic Video Games in real portable double-AA battery style, just like the Golden Gaming Days all over again!

It was on June 23th, 1996, that the Nintendo 64 console made its very first debut in Japan, that is.

We wouldn’t see it on this side of the Pacific for another 3 months. But today, is its proper birthday, and 20 years is a significant enough anniversary that we should probably take a look back at it!

Happy Birthday, Nintendo 64, if you still have one, dust it off, find a copy of Golden Eye, invite over some friends and have a 20th Birthday Bash, but remember N64 still not old enough to drink in some areas, you have to remember to wait until next year for that.

Enjoy this super-slow way of dumping your old GBA games through a Gamecube or Wii

FIX94 has released a Game Boy Advance ROM dumper tool for GameCube over at gc-forever.com which requires the official GC to GBA link cable (DOL-011).

Never say Never to a real Nintendo hacker, because it might just happen, that is yet again in amazing new feat from FIX94, he has been able to manage to find a brand-new way in dumping your GameBoy Advance cartridges, by using an old-school GBA Link Cable designed for the Nintendo Gamecube, and his code works on both the original and older Nintendo Wii's that are still 'GameCube' backwards compatible.

Which is perfect timing as now you can fully enjoy dumping your GBA carts using nothing more then pure Nintendo hardware, as you wait for the recently announced...
The New DMCA §1201 Exemption for Video Games: A Closer Look

Recently EFF scored a major victory for video game archiving, preservation and play – we got an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for some archival activities related to video games.

For the last year and half, the EFF and various other groups have been fighting and lobbying the USA Govt. to change some rules on the DMCA act in regarding to keeping old video games working for usage in libraries and for archival storage, and of course the various big publishers along with ESA have been fighting back to keep the DMCA rules the same, no modding of consoles to be allowed.

But recently that has changed a bit, with the DMCA being modded a bit in the rules to allow bypassing of copyright and other controls to allow older games to work in local player mode only, that is if...