Upcoming EzeeCube Media Centre Introduces 16-Bit Sega & Nintendo Cartridge Slots For Emulation

EzeeCube-IndieGoGo-Sega-and-Nintendo-Cart-SLotsEmulation today is a beautiful thing. Whether you’re on the bus to work, at home on your trusty PC, or even left with a few free minutes on your mobile phone, there are now countless methods to revisit the classic consoles. The latest of these comes as a layered enhancement to the IndieGoGo funded EzeeCube Media Centre, one allowing you to actually use original game cartridges.

This brand new bit of kit isn’t exactly intended for games, but instead built as an all in one solution for accessing and enjoying your media. The core system itself features everything you need to view videos, listen to music, and access various apps, but where it gets interesting is in its stackable expansions such as hard drives, Blu-Ray drives and more.

Similar to the Mega Drive 32X or Super Game Boy, the EzeeCube will allow additional formats to run on the hardware through expansions. One of the first of these to be announced is the EzeeGame, a layer which features Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo cartridge slots. The idea behind this expansion is that with EzeeCube’s XBMC capable of emulating several gaming systems by default, gamers could easily play their original cartridges on this new hardware.

While this may not quite be up to scratch with the RetroN 5’s expansive array of cartridge slots and features, it is instead a rather nice alternative that offers a lot of features for those wanting a bit more than just gaming under their TVs. Furthermore, given that the system is open-source, you can no doubt expect to see a selection of custom emulators written for the hardware in the future.

The original run of units is starting to run low, however, those lucky enough to secure one can also add an additional pledge of $49 to get the EzeeGame add-on.

Link: EzeeCube IndieGoGo Campaign

Source: Engadget

Last Updated ( 16 July 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) ollie809 2014-07-16 13:39
I'd be pretty interested to see one of these. Potentially it could have more add ons and eventually run more emulators than the retron 5
(Link to this comment) Welshwuff 2014-07-16 19:12
My retron 5 broke in a day. Im looking out for alternatives but still i dont think i ever want to go down the emulation road.
(Link to this comment) Amarthar 2014-07-17 09:17
You don't want to go down the emulation road, but you bought a Retron 5?
(Link to this comment) Welshwuff 2014-07-17 15:08
i know. i been hyped for it since its announcment, and it just got slowly less and less appealing until it was clear it was just an emulation box. the fact it broke so easy was the last straw is what i ment.
(Link to this comment) imparanoic 2014-07-18 01:45
so far, IMO, best emulation console for TV is the modified wii, especially using hori classic wii controller
(Link to this comment) Shirokuma13 2014-07-21 15:32
imo best emulator console is ouya! Runs mame, neo geo, megaddrive, ps1,... in future probably even dreamcast. Plus you can even use a ps3 controller to use all these emu's... pretty sweet.
(Link to this comment) imparanoic 2014-07-22 01:22
I presume you have to use ps3 dual shock3 wired on ouya?
(Link to this comment) Shirokuma13 2014-07-23 21:13
Nope, ouya has bluetooth and ps3 controller is bluetooth. So wireless and works like a charm. If you prefer a 360 controller you'll need a wired one but ps3 works perfectly. Just pair it with your ouya and Bob's your uncle!

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