Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Super MIDI Pak Follow up Interview

(Demo showing off the capabilities of the Super MIDI Pak) RetroRGB recently had the opportunity to do a follow up interview with Rian Hunter (cejetvole) the creator of the Super MIDI Pak.  A device that allows musicians and enthusiast of the Super Famicom/Nintendo to use their console as a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) synth.  […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Insignia Original XBOX LIVE Alpha Test

Modern Vintage Gamer (MVG) just recently posted an update video on the replacement XBOX LIVE service called Insignia.  The original XBOX LIVE shut down in 2010 and fans of that online service have lamenting its shutdown as many of those games had fantastic multiplayer experiences that never carried over to the XBOX 360 Era or […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Orpheus II + GUS ISA Soundcard

A new project from the retro soundcard makers Keropi and Marmes has been unveiled.  Named the Orpheus II, this retro based soundcard is a massive upgrade over the original Orpheus.  Sporting the same base options as the original model, with its genuine Yamaha YMF 289 ‘OPL3’ and PCMIDI capabilities.  The new Orpheus II however adds […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Closure of Nintendo Wii U/3DS eShops

On 15th February 2022 Nintendo announced on Twitter and their support page.  That they will be shutting down the ability to purchase games from their eShop for the Wii U console and 3DS handheld family of systems.  The planned date for this closure will occur sometime in late March of 2023.  Other critical dates include […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

SUPER MIDI PAK UPDATE/INTERVIEW

The Super MIDI Pak is a specially made Super Famicom (SFC) cartridge designed to turn your Super Nintendo (SNES) into a MIDI synth.  The purpose behind the project is to allow users direct access to their SNES’s musical hardware.  For which its many different musical applications could be utilized.  RetroRGB was recently able to follow […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

New Amstrad Mega PC Video Output / Sound Card

VOGONs tinkerers Keropi & Tiido have been working on a new project called “The Mega Card”.  Which is a replacement multimedia card designed to give better video output compatibility and more sound options for the Amstrad Mega PC.  The Amstrad Mega PC was a combo computer that joined an 386 IBM compatible personal computer (PC) […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Super Famicom/PAL SNES Smoke Shells Pre Order

Retro Game Restore the aftermarket console case maker has recently put out the pre order page for their clear smoke colored console case.  This product is for the Super Famicom (SFC) / PAL Super Nintendo meant to help replace damaged and/or yellowed cases.  As well as those interested with just a neat and interesting looking […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Retro Fighters BladeGC Controller Pre Order

Third party controller maker Retro Fighters is wrapping up their pre order phase for the new BladeGC controller.  The BladeGC is a new 3rd party wireless Nintendo Gamecube, Switch, and PC compatible controller, which will utilize 2.4GHz wireless technology.  Retro Fighters states the controller will have around 10+ hours of battery life as well as […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

The History of the Nintendo 64 by HistoricNerd

YouTuber HistoricNerd (Ian) has just released his much anticipated video chronicling the development and launch history of the Nintendo 64.  Ian’s newest video is a great showcase of his 3D video rendering skills along with the classic HistoricNerd we all know and love.  His video leaned heavily on the sourced articles and video clips references […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Super MIDI Pak Coming to SFC/SNES

A new MIDI synth interface called the Super MIDI Pak is available for pre order on their website SuperMIDIpak.com.  This custom cart turns your Super Famicom/Nintendo into a polyphonic MIDI synthesizer, and gives users direct access to the consoles sound chip.   This can be accomplished by either connecting via MIDI cables to a keyboard, etc […]