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Retro Game Restore clear shells available for pre-order at Castlemania Games

Castlemania Games has recently opened pre-orders for Retro Game Restore‘s entire line of translucent replacement shells for classic consoles and peripherals. RGR‘s 90s-looking shells have been slowly but surely gaining popularity among retro gaming enthusiasts for the past year and a half. With what started as a single run of PC Engine clear shells back […]

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USB2DB15 2.0 All-in-one

The Arduino based open-source USB2DB15 controller adapter has just received a complete overhaul with the release of revision 2.0. The project which was first conceived, and still being maintained, by developer Raph_friend is built around a custom PCB that accommodates off-the-shelf parts including an Arduino Mini, a db-15 female connector and a USB Host shield. […]

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Playstation 1 In-Game reset mod

Will Gentry from Will’s Console Modifications is now selling a board that adds in-game reset functionality to the original Playstation. Based on the open-source project started by pyroesp in 2019, Will’s board provides the ability to reset the system itself or the launched game through different button combinations. But unlike the original design, which involves […]

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MechaPwn exploit for PS2

A month after the Playstation 2’s Mechanics-controller, aka Mechacon, ROM has been successfully dumped, developer Triszka Balázs has released a follow-up exploit named MechaPwn (pronounced Mecha-pone) that aims at defeating one of the last security barriers of the PS2. For the uninitiated, the Mechacon is an IC chip found on all Playstation 2 board revisions […]