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RetroCollect Video Game Database Preview: Introduction

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As you probably have heard by now, we have been working on a completely revised RetroCollect video game database for quite a while. In this series of preview posts we want to show you what to expect from the update and highlight some exciting new features.

Last Updated ( 21 May 2016 )
 

Crowdfunding Underway for Smart Phone Retro Game Cartridge: Pico Cassette

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Crowdfunding is underway for Japanese company Beatrobo and the Pico Cassette. The Pico Cassette is a mini Famicom cartridge shaped product that plugs into the audio jack of a smartphone. It will allow them to play retro games using both the Pico Cassette and a special application downloaded to the consumer’s smartphone.

Last Updated ( 21 May 2016 )
 

Pokemon Gold ROM Hack Reopens Fuchsia City's 'Safari Zone'

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You may be wondering based on the title of this article why would someone reintroduce the Safari Zone into Pokemon Gold. Well this isn’t your regular Safari Zone from other Nintendo Game Boy releases in this franchise, as this zone was added to give you the opportunity to catch all the other Pokemon exclusive to the Silver version of the game.

Last Updated ( 18 May 2016 )
 

Perspective Correction Comes To Sony PlayStation Emulation Via PCSXR-PGXP

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If you’ve ever felt that the way the PlayStation handled straight lines was a little off, you’re not alone. Sony’s 32-bit powerhouse dealt with its polygons in an imprecise way which often left various clipping issues and an unusual perspective from some camera angles. Through the magic of emulation though, this is all about to change.

 

New Sega Dreamcast & Sony PlayStation Game 'Zia And The Goddesses of Magic' Announced

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2016 continues to be hell of a year for the homebrew indie scene with the recent announcement of 16-Bit style RPG Zia and the Goddesses of Magic for the Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation 1 and for STEAM.

Last Updated ( 16 May 2016 )
 

Cancelled Nintendo NES Movie Tie-In ‘Happily Ever After: Starring Snow White’ ROM Preserved For Download

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At the turn of the 1990s an all new animated film based on the Snow White fairytale was set to hit the cinemas alongside its very own video game tie-in. Happily Ever After, as it was known, unfortunately hit all kinds of issues in production, which in turn had a knock on effect with its Nintendo NES outing. Eventually hitting the theatres in 1993, [ … ]

Last Updated ( 12 May 2016 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom RPG 'Shadow Brain' Fan Translated Into English

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Shadow Brain is a First Person RPG Dungeon Crawler title for the Nintendo Famicom that was only released in Japan back in May 3 1991 by Pony Canyon - who were also involved in games like Ultima I-IV and Super Pitfall. The game plays very similar to Shin Megami Tensei (NES) and is one of the few games of this genre to be available on this console. N [ … ]

Last Updated ( 12 May 2016 )
 

Unreleased Sony PSP Music Platformer ‘Melodie’ Discovered & Available To Download

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While the PlayStation Portable’s main selling point was of course its software library, the handheld’s other pulling power was its versatility. Doubling up as a multimedia system capable of playing movies and mp3s, there was plenty on offer with Sony’s 2004 platform. While these features rarely crossed over, Kuju Entertainment’s recently discovered [ … ]

Last Updated ( 11 May 2016 )
 

Atari Lynx SD Card Reader Available For Pre-Order

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While the Atari Jaguar is often used as a punchline, Atari's Lynx handheld is championed by most gamers as a worthy system. While the unit's size is still a bone of contention for some, the Lynx's software library is considered amongst the best there is for a portable gaming console and some of the games really do show the power of the 8-bit hard [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 May 2016 )
 

New Dreamcast Game 'Xenocider' Hits Kickstarter

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The Dreamcast seems to go from strength to strength and the console's library continues to grow even in 2016. Earlier this year we saw the release of Leona's Tricky Adventures, and the coming months will see Bomberman clone Alice Dreams Tournament, first person shooter SLaVE and role player Elysian Shadows grace Sega's undead system.

Last Updated ( 09 May 2016 )
 

RetroUSB Announce ‘AVS’ Nintendo NES HDMI Ready Clone Console Due For Summer Release

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With the constant arrival of new hardware for classic systems, it was only a matter of time before someone built the ultimate solution to enjoying Nintendo NES games three decades after its initial release. RetroUSB recently revealed on Facebook their upcoming AVS console, a spiritual revision of Nintendo’s 8-bit system with built in HDMI out and c [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 May 2016 )
 
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