The recent announcement from Sony that the PS5 wont be backward compatible with PS3 games confused many people. Surely the Zen2 architecture is powerful enough to emulate a PS3 when a mid spec PC has been doing it for years. In this episode we take a look at the complexities of emulating a PlayStation 3 and why its unlikely Sony will consider it for the PlayStation 5
Now here is something that completely passed under my radar. Earlier this week, a team of modders released an HD overhaul mod for the NES version of The Legend of Zelda. This overhaul mod uses Zelda 1 Redux as a base, and allows PC gamers to experience a faithful remaster of this Zelda game on the PC via the NES emulator, Mesen.
Going into more details, this Mesen HD Pack increases the internal resolution, improves textures and audio, and brings new animated environments. Additionally, it increases frame count for running, introduces breakable tile hints, and faster text printing. Not only that, but this mod also comes with some gameplay tweaks. For instance, it increases the bomb upgrade amount, and allows for faster health refills.
While putting together a retro computer is a great project and can teach a lot about the inner workings of electronics, hooking that 70s- or 80s-era machine up to a modern 144 Hz 1440p display tends to be a little bit anticlimactic. To really recreate the true 8-bit experience it’s important to get a CRT display of some sort, but those are in short supply now as most are in a landfill somewhere now. [Tony] decided to create a hybrid solution of sorts by 3D printing his own Commodore replica monitor for that true nostalgia feel.
In this video we take a quick look at RetroArch on steam, I was given access to the official Steam beta and it turning out to be amazing! Easy Online multiplayer, automatic core updates, and much much more!
In this video, I walk you through putting together the all-new Experimental Pi Pi Boy DMG Kit. It’s actually really easy to put it all together and get it up and running NO SOLDER required! If you’ve been looking for a Pi4 Powered Handheld this might be a choice for you.
The Retroid Pocket 2 is one of the newest and most popular retro gaming handhelds of 2020. With six styles to choose from at a very competitive price, is the RP2 worthy of picking up? In this review, I cover the build quality, software, and emulation performance of the Retroid Pocket 2.
The WiiU might be dead but here’s why I think the Nintendo Wii U is the best console for retro and emulation in 2020. I bought another Nintendo Wii U and modded for homebrew. Let see what it can do
In this video we take a look at and test out the all-new PowKiddy RGB10 Retro emulation Handheld console. Powered by the RK3326 and backed by 1Gb of ram this is nod ought a clone of the ODROID Go Advance but it defiantly feels like a more refined console. We test out some SNES,NEOGEO,CPS3,Sega GBA,N64,Dreamcast and PSP. So should you skip this one or buy it? Let’s find out.`
Is the Retroid Pocket 2 capable of running popular N64 games? In this video, I showcase how to properly configure the N64 emulator on the Retroid Pocket 2 to get the best performance possible. We also take a look at N64 performance with 29 popular games.
In this video, we take a look at the all-new RG350P retro emulation handheld console. What been changed? Is it better? Should you buy it? Let’s find out! The RG350Pis the latest member of the RG350 family and it does come with some welcome upgrades and changes but we are still getting the same performance as the original RG350 and the Rg350M.