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May
07
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Rumble vibration / USB Type-C / Support Wireless Bluetooth 4.0

The 8Bitdo SF30 Pro is the world's first, fully featured retro controller. It boasts a full button set with clickable joysticks, Rumble Vibration, Motion Controls, Wireless Bluetooth, Rechargeable Battery, home and screen shot buttons, and a USB Type-C connector. Not to mention a proper D-Pad, and all this classic gaming greatness can be yours today for only $32.51, so check out the list of features below, and improve your retro gaming today!
May
05
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Highlights: New WIMP GUI for PCs!

RetroArch 1.7.3 has just been released! Grab it here. This latest version has also been uploaded to the Google Play Store. If you’d like to show your support, consider donating to the team. Check here in order to learn more.
May
05
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UPDATED: @RedGuyyyy - Releases Build v10 with GSU graphics and powerslide fix!

@RedGuyyyy continues to fix up his Super FX support for sd2snes by releasing yet another new build with some great bug fixes and new features, check it out below:
May
03
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With this CFW, you can run custom DSiWare, alongside region free and 3DS-exclusive DSiWare (WarioWare Touched), on your SD card, via NAND to SD redirection!

The Nintendo DSi scene was set on 'fire' again after long-time scene developer @no$cash dropped the world's first 'coldboot' exploit for now retro DSi handheld onto the world called 'ULaunch' and now scene developer @Robz8 has released the world' first DSi 'CFW'. :)

Here it is, the first DSi CFW!

Video by Alex S (with SRLoader installed) and Video by @Apache Thunder (When RocketLauncher was planned for a release. With WarioWare Touched (DSiWare version) installed.)

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Apr
30
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Atari® Announces Atari VCS™ Pre-Sale Begins May 30th on Indiegogo With Exclusive Wood-Front Collector's Edition, Onyx Model and Accessories
Time-Limited Early Bird Pre-Sale Package to Offer Atari VCS Platform Starting at $199

It has been long-time coming, with many delays, name changes, but finally it is starting in just one month's time their IndieGoGo campaign to kick-start their first new console from the Atari Corp. in over 30 years, with special pre-sale pricing of only $199. :)
Apr
29
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MaxConsole presents to you: Ezflash Omega - The final and ultimate Gameboy Advance flash cart
Review Updated 04/28: Due to updated 'firmware' released - 'Kernel 1.02 Firmware v4' by EZ-Flash

The list of features below will be demonstrated in our latest official MaxConsole review for your enjoyment and decision on purchasing this product. We will test and see how well the brand-new EZ Flash OMEGA GBA Flashcart performs and if it lives up to all its expectations.

List of features:
  • GBA game copy and play, no client needed
  • Fast patch engine, instant game load speed, additional manual patch engine to support modified rom
  • Hardware based direct save to SD card.
  • Cheat
  • Save states
  • Real time clock
  • Sleep
  • Hotkey customizable
  • 256Mb PSRAM supports all games,...
Apr
28
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OLDSKOOL in the past released a ton of games, and now they just released 'Socks the Cat Rocks The Hill, unreleased SNES

Socks the Cat Rocks The Hill made history when a prototype was discovered, and then in form of Kickstarter last year it was released finally in brand-new SNES cartridge format, but in true spirit of real warez scene group, OLDSKOOL has now released the dump of it, along with two new 'intro/changers' for games Hind Strike and Creepy Bird, along with nice letter to the whole scene regarding recent and past drama that always seems to drag down the all spirit of just enjoying our consoles in ways official companies don't love!
Code:
  April 22nd in the year MMXVIII of the Lord.
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Apr
25
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Runahead latency system, Direct 3D improvements, CRT SwitchRes and more!

There been alot of major mainstream press over the upcoming new build of RetroArch that features 'runahead' and now its finally out, check out their v1.7.2 releases notes below, and then grab your platform build below, and don't forgot to show your support for them!
Apr
25
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Unlaunch.dsi is the first ever [released] bootcode exploit for DSi consoles.

Yesterday, was a crazy day for 'Nintendo' with all the ongoing Switch drama and releases, but yesterday also saw another 'coldboot exploit' released, this time by famous GBA emulator author no$cash which is designed for installation our now classic retro DSi handhelds, and you can now check out today's updated version attached below with improvements from yesterday's first release:
Apr
24
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Follow ElectronAsh (@AshEvans81) for some very cool retro console modding projects that he has been working on recently!

It is one thing to take a retro console, gut it, put it in a nice case with lights, throw-in a flashcart, or other things, but ElectronAsh aka @AshEvans81 takes it to a whole new advanced level, he desolders the original chipset of let's say for example an Nintendo 64, then reballs it, resolders it onto a new 4-layer PCBoard he has designed himself, with added new features, like custom FPGA, faster RAM, HDMI upscaler, flashcarts, sdslots and ton more as you can see from his pictures that he has been sharing to the public finally! :)

Project #1 - NINTENDO 64
Apr
23
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An official Game Boy Advance Port of Super Block Jump made by the same creator of the scratch game.

Sterophonick has been working on his new game for almost two years now, and he has finally finished it!
NEWS SOURCE: Super Block Jump v1.09a (via) GBADev
Apr
23
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Modding Project by @WiiuGold, turning an Amazon DIY Mini-Cab into nice finished box for your Retro Switch Gaming!

The other day, I was chatting with @WiiUGold from GBATemp, helping him out with some info on getting his ESP8266 device working on his Switch using the @RetroGamer_74 payloads, and he posted some cool 'Mario Cab' photos, and then decided to show his thanks for our MaxConsole UnderGround help, by making another 'Switch Cab' this time with an skin matching our site, so check out the cool photos below of the whole building, sanding process, and the finished artwork afterwards, then all you got to do is slide in your Nintendo Switch console like shown in his early Mario one and enjoy some cool-ass Retro Gaming in pure Arcade style! :)

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(Click the Continue Button below to see all the photos on how it turned out!)

UPDATED - 04/23 He is now working on third cab (the yellow one), in honor of the upcoming Team-Xecuter Switch Modchip, and we added more photos of his modding projects, and if you want to do something similar check out the links below:

Source Link for Cabinet: --> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FVY1JG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yC91AbXKHMN9Y
@WiiUGold Mario Cab: --> https://gbatemp.net/threads/fake-news-1-0-esp8266-chip.501348/page-2#post-7924599
Apr
19
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The Future is Now! #SNK #SNK40th #NEOGEO #ネオジオ

I can't believe its been four whole decades since the Fury of Gaming world was set on Fire with the original launch of NeoGeo system by SNK, but it seems they are now looking to re-capture the youth of yesterday's Arcade Gaming with possible launch of their own Official NeoGeo Classic Mini, and from the way the cloth is covering the picture above, I think its going to be an Mini Bartop Arcade! :)
NEWS SOURCE: @SNKPofficial_jp (via) Twitter
Apr
18
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v6.2 - Adrenaline gets f.lux, FPS with PSX games have been fixed and more!
v6.3 - Improved Adrenaline menu, ability to change screen size in PSP/PSX modes and more!

Vita might not have any official love from Sony anymore, but TheFlow does, and doing so also remembers most portable Sony gamers, still love the original PSP games as such he has recently updated Adrenaline twice in one day with some nice bug fixes and neat new features.
Apr
17
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Mini NES Style Case Enclosure Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 2B and B+

This unique design is made out of vintage plastic and was designed to fit perfectly on the Raspberry Pi 3,2 and B+. And best of all right now you can get this retro beauty for only $11.58 when ordering before the flash sale ends on April 22nd, so check out the SNESPi Case Geekworm Raspberry Pi 3 now and the amazing classic gaming features and pictures below:
Apr
16
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Sega Ages line of retro game revivals headed for Switch

According to Polygon, more than 15 classic games will be released for Nintendo Switch through the Sega Ages program starting summer.
Apr
14
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Sega wants in on the “classic edition” action for the Mega Drive’s 30’s anniversary

The internet was on fire last night after two big announcements were made by Sega, first we are happy to report all the details on their upcoming new Sega Genesis Mini, now originally the news was 'only in Japan', but PolyGon has gotten the low-down on all this 'sudden mini craze' by Sega, and it seems the failed AtGames flashback people are still involved, but its all new hardware, emulation, features and other regions might also get the 'cartridge port' like the previous attempts of Sega Mini that AtGames was doing via previous license agreements, but this all new with more official Sega marketing and team behind it, so hopefully it all works out better.
Apr
13
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Two new sets are being released later this month, starting on the 17th of April.

Never say Impossible, when it comes to Microsoft and their 'backwards' emulator compatibility developers, after basically adding all the Xbox 360 games workable with some improvements to their Xbox One console, they now been focused on bringing back the 'original classic Xbox 1 games', and it has turned out to be popular feature with tons of requests to fill from happy gamers, as such here they are:
Apr
13
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Major RSX and rendering improvements, performance and stability improvements and many more compatible games like Asura’s Wrath and Drakengard 3!

RPCS3 is improving every month, and March 2018 saw a huge leap forward in emulating PS3 games on our Desktop Rigs, and they are happy less than 1% are in 'nothing at all' category, as you can see below in the 'Summary of the Report', alot of progress has occurred.
Apr
12
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More Retro Gaming Love Arrives on Our Exploitable PlayStation 4 Consoles, by way of Anonymous Author!

We don't know whom to 'thank' for this drop of emulators, all we can do is run grab our ROMs (backups I hope!), copy them over to empty USB stick formatted in FAT32, slide it into the USB0 (left port) on our PS4, fire up our choice of 'webkit loader' system and enjoy!
ORIGINAL SOURCE: --> https://pastebin.com/HNVxd7jJ

NEWS SOURCE: @m0rph3us1987 (via)...
Apr
12
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Twin Galaxies proved his performances weren't recorded on arcade hardware.

The arcade drama over whom is 'King of Kong' is finally over, as Billy Mitchell (pictured above, left), has had his title totally stripped, and in-depth Independence investigation ordered by 'Twin Galaxies' the keeper of 'leaderboards' is now completed, and long-time rival arcader 'Steve Wiebe' is now listed as first million-point Donkey Kong record holder, you can read about the reasons why below.
Apr
09
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The of the very first GBA 'Flashcarts' goes Open-Source for all to enjoy, after 13 years!

EZFlash is busy shipping out their latest GBA Omega Flashcart, which @realtimesave will be reviewing for us soon here on MaxConsole, and to celebrate over decade of GBA flashcart sales, EZFlash has decided to release the source code to one of their first popular GBA carts, the EZ III 1Gbit. :)
Apr
09
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8 Bit Classic Games Portable Handheld Game Video Player Built-in 142 Classic Games For Children Gaming Toys

This GB Station Light Boy handheld game console, built-in 103 retro games + a built-in 39 classic real game card, your best choice to regain the fun of your childhood gaming experience and share the classic fun with your children and family. Plus right now its available for only $16.98 when ordering today before April 23th, so check out the features below:
Apr
09
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The Vita finally gets a good native DOOM port with sound, custom PWAD support and much more!

Up until now everything device in the world could play DOOM, even a hacked ATM bank machine, but the poor PSVita was left out in the cold with no love, well not any more as the mind-boggling features of Chocolate Doom have been ported over to the Vita for pure classic WAD shooting action!
Apr
08
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Proudly assembled in the Ukraine, MaxConsole presents to you the:
Everdrive GBA X5

The list of features below for the newly released Everdrive GBA X5 from KRIKzz is very impressive for an Classic Retro Flashcart for us long-time Nintendo Gameboy Advance fans, but is does it really live up to its 'specs', well our very own MaxConsole Product Reviewer @realtimesave puts it thru all the possible tests, stress, games you can throw at it, and then some more, and you can read about it all below in his latest exclusive in-depth review! :)