Retro Gaming

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

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

Retro Repair (attempt): Sega Saturn

Over the years I’ve gotten pretty comfortable tearing down and repairing electronics. When Blanco told me about his busted Sega Saturn MK-80000 (launch unit) I was immediately interesting in taking it apart and trying to find the issue. Sadly, sometimes the issues with older electronics are not fixable. This is my first Sega Saturn repair …

Posted on Oct 3, 2016

Episode 82: The No Man’s Sky Marketing Investigation

Join Blanco and myself for another episode  of Humble Bazooka. This week we talk about Hello Games being under investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for their procedurally generated game, No Man’s Sky. Blanco also talks about his impression of Destiny: Rise of Iron.  Doomy’s Retro Quest: Panasonic FZ-10 3DO (1993) Alien vs Predator (Atari …

Posted on Oct 3, 2016