How To Use My Raspberry Pi Safe Shutdown Board

In this guide, I will walk you through how to wire up my Raspberry Pi safe shutdown board using either an Adafruit’s PowerBoost 1000c or Helder’s RetroPSU. The process is very straight forward and only requires five wires leading to the safe shutdown board from the PSU and Raspberry Pi. Safe shutdown is essential to …

Posted on Nov 11, 2020

How to Install Borti’s NESRGB-IGR On A Front Loader NES

One of the cooler features of Tim Worthington’s NESRGB mod is the ability to swap color palettes on the fly. This normally requires installation of a toggle switch of some kind mounted to your NES case. It’s functional but it’s not exactly the most elegant mod. Luckily, there’s a much better solution from an electrical …

Posted on Oct 29, 2020

Atari Jaguar to SNES Multiout AV – JAG2SNES

For the past several weeks I’ve been working with Helder Silva, a well known custom PCB maker (Minty Pi, Gameboy Zero, Sudomod), on an Atari Jaguar project. The idea behind this project was simple: adapt the Jaguar’s antiquated AV edge to a more common and readily available socket. I can’t think of any more common …

Posted on Oct 16, 2020

Dreamcast Mods That Will Modernize And Extend It’s Life

The Sega Dreamcast was released on 9/9/99. That’s 20 yrs and 10 months ago as of the writing of this article. There are two primary issues retro console gamers typically deal with in modern times: failing hardware components and the difficultly of getting a decent picture out of an HDTV or 4k TV. As a …

Posted on Jul 18, 2020

How to use a GDEMU to Replace Your Dreamcast’s Broken GD-ROM

I recently picked up a broken Sega Dreamcast on the cheap. I decided to modernize a few components to get it back to good working order. In my search for parts, I came across a something called a “GDEMU”, which is an Optical Drive Emulator (ODE) that replaces the entire GD-ROM unit in the Dreamcast. …

Posted on Jun 17, 2020

Custom 3D Printed Battery Pack For The Sega Nomad

When the Sega Nomad was released back in ‘95 there were three power options available to gamers: 6 AA batteries, a 7.2v rechargeable battery pack, or the 9v DC wall wart adapter from the Model 2 Genesis. Oddly enough, the Nomad really only needed 5v to run. This got me wondering if I could power …

Posted on May 23, 2020

Elder Scrolls: Blades, Forget Everything I Just Said

Ok Bethesda, you got me. You fooled even me, he who hates cell phone games. I was fooled by my initial play time being a mostly positive experience and leading me to believe there was some kind of game here without the typical free-to-play bullshit tactics hiding around the next level up. I was wrong, …

Posted on Apr 2, 2019

Elder Scrolls: Blades Impressions

When Bethesda demo’d Elder Scroll: Blades at E3 2018, I was extremely excited to play another chapter of a series I hold dear to my gamer heart but I was equally nervous for the jump to the mobile platform. Unless it’s a puzzle game of the likes of Monument Valley or Myst, I usually don’t …

Posted on Mar 30, 2019

Episode 138: E3 2018 Wishlist

Greetings everyone! E3 2018 is upon us, we recorded this the thursday before the press conferences started to talk about our wishlist, hopes and dreams for E3 2018. What are yours? Let us know on our Facebook Page.

Posted on Jun 10, 2018

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