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XboxHD+ Xbox HDMI Expansion Adds Scaling and New Features

Dustin from MakeMHz posted a blog update announcing updates to the original XboxHD, as well as the launch of an upcoming expanded version called XboxHD+ with a list of features aiming to fully modernize the original Xbox’s video output. Incredibly, the new features being added to the + model will also be applicable to the […]

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New Dreamcast Atomiswave Arcade Ports – Unreleased Fighters: KenJu & Force Five

We have been following Megavolt85’s efforts to convert Atomiswave Arcade games to run natively on the Dreamcast. Recently he released ports of two unreleased Atomiwave figthing games: KenJu and Force Five. KenJu combines cel shaded 3D graphics with 2D gameplay, and plays similarly to Rival Schools. Force Five is a 3D fighter later became Jingi […]

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Atomiswave Dolphin Blue now fully playable on Dreamcast

I reported recently about Megavolt85’s native 1:1 Atomiswave-to-Dreamcast ports, and I posted a video on the topic. Since then, more Atomiswave arcade games have been ported over. RetroRGB/Bob maintains a list of the ports here. As I explained in my video though, “port” might not be the correct word; the Atomiswave is a Dreamcast and […]

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Analogue Nt Mini Noir Jailbreak

I just released the Analogue Nt Mini Noir Jailbreak. For all the juicy details and instructions, see my new video. There is way too much to list here, but in short there are several new and improved cores, a complete overhaul of the NES JB core, and most importantly, the return of CopyNES, the cartridge […]

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Dreamcast Atomiswave Arcade Ports

In my latest video, I cover the technical aspects of porting Atomiswave arcade games to the Dreamcast. I cover the similarities between the two systems and what games we might look forward to. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77L4KuNpL78   Sega Dreamcast Console (Renewed)  (165) $219.99 Contains: Gray Dreamcast unit, modem, controller, power cable, and stereo a/v […]

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Metal Slug 6: First Atomiswave Arcade Native Port to Dreamcast

The Atomiswave arcade platform is seen by many as a spiritual successor to the Neo Geo MVS, being a collaboration between Sammy, SNK, and Sega. Interestingly, it was very similar to the Dreamcast hardware, even more so than the Sega Naomi. Unlike Naomi though, Atomiswave has been largely overlooked due to its rarity and relative […]

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Oculus Quest 2 Jailbroken – Why It’s a Win for Privacy

As an Oculus Quest VR headset owner, I was shocked to receive an email informing that my headset would soon become useless without a FaceBook account. Having made purchases on the Oculus Store, it felt like robbery, since these titles would no longer be accessible. No warning was given of such a move when the […]

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Space Ava 201: The First PC Engine CD Game With SuperGrafx Enhancements, and Arcade Card

Nicole Express released a new open-source PC Engine CD space adventure puzzler, Space Ava 201: Quantum Field Theory. In addition to being a very interesting game, it also features lots of impressive technical wizardry under the hood. Space Ava 201: Quantum Field Theory is a single-player puzzle-adventure game for the TurboGrafx-CD.  It features multiple turn-based gameplay styles, a huge array of […]