The all-new Atari VCS is more powerful than I thought, It can actually Play PS2, Gamecube, PSP, and Even Wii Games at full speed! The Atari VS is powered by an AMD Ryzen 1606G APU with built-in Radeon Vega 3 graphics and it comes with either 4GB or 8 Gb of ram so basically it’s just an AMD mini PC! I installed a 250Gb m.2 SSD and install windows 10 pro on this thing and not bad a all! In this video we test out some PSP games using PPSSPP, some Gamecube and Wii games using the Dolphin emulator and even some PS2 games using PCSX2 and the results are amazing. So is it worth $299? $279 for the base unit at Walmart, are you going to pick one up?
In this video, we take a look at some new Raspberry Pi Powered Retro Handhelds that are probably coming soon or in the works! I received an email recently with some images of what seems to be a Raspberry CM4 handheld and a Raspberry Pi 4 handheld know as the PiBoy CM4x and The PiBoy XRS and these look amazing! Keep in mind I have no information on pricing or release dates but I wanted to share the information that has right now with anyone who is interested!
The emulation scene is moving fast. In this episode we test PS2 games running on the Xbox Series S under Developer Mode.
A lot of people asked for it – and so here it is: DOOM running on the Nintendo Game and Watch. This took far more effort than I expected, but I hope you enjoy it.
I Built a LEGO NES That Actually Works! I bought the Lego Nintendo Entertainment System set to build on camera. It took quite a while to build but looked pretty cool when I was done… but it’s just a Lego set so I doesn’t actually play games. So I decided to fix that by building my own version which will fit original NES games and actually play those games.
Yay! Sega released a modern Game Gear. I hope it’s good!
Let’s explore the NEW Raspberry Pi 400 “Complete Computer Kit”! We’ll unbox, teardown, test RetroPie, the keyboard, & more! Could this be the ultimate retrocomputing emulator?
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.