SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

PandaMonium Video Showcase: Saturn 27th Anniversary Game Competition

” True to my being, I made the audience wait slightly more than two months for me to make another video that is too long. At the beginning of the Saturn homebrew contest season for 2021, I recall the host Dr. Emerald Nova saying there might not be as many entries this year. Real life […]

Alex Mitchell

Swiss and GC Loader Updates Improve Write Support

Two enthusiast developed projects on the GameCube—GC Loader and Swiss—have released important updates over the last month that work together to enable exciting new functionality for fans of the lil’ purple lunchbox. GC Loader—an optical drive emulator developed by Daniel Kraak—is a modification that replaces the GameCube’s built in disc drive with an SD card […]

Alex Mitchell

Sega Channel Revival Homebrew Released

Before Xbox Live, Playstation Network, WiiWare, or even the Satellaview, Sega pioneered downloadable game content in 1994 with Sega Channel: a subscription service that delivered games to a special Genesis cartridge over broadcast cable networks. Subscribers enjoyed a rotating catalogue of first and third party Genesis games during the service’s run, including some titles that would never […]

Dan Mons

Genesis/MegaDrive homebrew – Symphony of the Night, GG Shinobi, StarFox and more!

What an incredible time to be a Genesis and MegaDrive fan, with an absolute glut of top tier homebrew projects on the go right now for the classic Sega system! Investigating just a handful of these that have popped up over the last few months: YouTube channel “Pigsy’s Retro Game Dev Tutorials” has released a […]

Alex Mitchell

Swiss Debuts Memory Card Emulation

If you’re at all interested in exploring unofficial software on the GameCube, you probably already know about Swiss: a home-brew utility that can allow the GameCube to do things like bypass software region restrictions, sharpen its video output, or even load software from SD card adapters. Now, as of version r963, developer Extrems has also implemented […]

SmokeMonster

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 […]

Rany Battikh

FreeDVDBoot: Burn and run PS2 homebrew on an unmodified console

Software Engineer CTurt has successfully exploited the PS2 DVD drive through its DVD-video playback functionality, making it possible for homebrew applications to run on burned discs without the need for any hardware modification(s) or even starting up the system with Free Mcboot. With FreeDVDBoot as he calls it, CTurt basically reverse-engineered the initial IFO (a […]