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 […]

Alex Mitchell

Retro Fighters Announces A GameCube Pad… Again!

For the second time in as many months, Retro Fighters is going back to the GameCube well with the BattlerGC: a wireless GameCube controller that is identical to the BladeGC (which we covered here on RetroRGB a few weeks ago) but with a stick layout that is faithful to the OEM controller’s original offset design. To […]

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

GCVideo Firmware 3.1 Released

Ingo Korb, one of the developers behind the GCVideo project—the basis of virtually every available HDMI and/or component video output mod for the GameCube and Wii—released a new firmware revision last Saturday that implements a handful of helpful bug fixes. Especially important for those of you revisiting the GameCube’s excellent catalog of horror games this October, […]

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)

The Story of Shantae and Modern Vintage Gamer

Beloved retro gaming community icon Modern Vintage Gamer (MVG) had made it recently known that he had worked on the re-release of Shantae for the Nintendo Switch.  For MVG’s weekly video, he decided to dedicate it to how he made and ported the game which was originally released for the Nintendo Game Boy Color (GBC). […]

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 […]