Android App ‘MSX2Cas’ Brings Tape Loading Via Headphone Jack To The MSX Computers

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In recent times some retro gamers have converted old iPods into ZX Spectrum tape emulators by converting tape images of games into audio files. By playing the high pitched noise through the headphone jack and back into the micro-computer, the ZX Spectrum is none the wiser that modern technology is feeding it data rather than a traditional cassette [ … ]

 

Classic Video Game Copy Protection ‘Code Wheels’ Digitised & Accessible Online

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While DRM today may been seen as overly aggressive and frustrating, copy protection methods of yesteryear actually brought along some charm whilst keeping the pirates at bay. One of the more notable examples of this was the code wheel - a collection of layered card held together by a split pin with windows revealing secret codes underneath. Althoug [ … ]

 

Unreleased Nintendo 64 Game 'Riqa' Discovered

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Back in the late 1990s, while Lara Croft was happily raiding tombs on pretty much every platform you could shake a stick at (even the maligned N-Gage got a port of Tomb Raider), Nintendo fans could have been forgiven for feeling a little left out. Sure, Nintendo 64 owners got to plunder hidden treasure in Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, but [ … ]

 

Modular Emulation System 'Retroblox' Revealed

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Nothing fans the flames of online discussion more than the topic of retro emulation, but hold on to your hats because we’re delving in again. As we’ve discussed here at RetroCollect on multiple occasions in the past, there are numerous ways that gamers can play classic games using PC-based emulators or via hardware like the Retro Freak and the Re [ … ]

 

Brand New Watara/Quickshot SuperVision Emulator ‘Wataroo’ Out Now

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While the Nintendo Game Boy may have ruled the handheld roost in the early nineties, it didn’t stop the many efforts from a wide range of companies to dethrone the portable king. Watara were one of the bold companies copying the Game Boy’s ethos, however, their cheap alternative - the SuperVision - came across as a little too cheap, and quickly fad [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 41: Nintendo Wii

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The Nintendo Wii is one of the most successful consoles of all time, offering gamers of all sizes, shapes and ages something different to the games of past Nintendo platforms. As we have just passed the ten year anniversary we look back at the craze that swept the world. From gamers, grannies and the Redknapps, everyone enjoyed a good waggle.

 

Unofficial Metroid Prequel 'Rogue Dawn' Out Now & Playable On Nintendo NES

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For each and every gaming console out there, there's one final swansong which showcases the power behind the dated hardware it sits on. Take Shadow of The Colossus for example, a stunning adventure which pushes the PlayStation 2 to its absolute limits - limits we never knew the system even had. Although older consoles such as the Nintendo NES leave [ … ]

 

Hardware Review: The Eagle Box (Android Emulation Console)

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Over the last few years the Android operating system has opened up a whole new realm of affordable gaming options. With Google's policy on what applications are allowed on their digital store being incredibly relaxed, and the ability to manually install software, the platform has become a modern haven for emulators and retro gamers. As a result, a [ … ]

 

Obscure Hardware: Discovering The Sharp MZ-700 Computer

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Recently I found myself eyeing up another fellow collector's purchase - the Sharp X68000, a Japanese home computer known for its incredible shoot-em-ups and near perfect arcade ports. It's a stylish looking system, with its outer case resembling that of a sleek gaming skyscraper. Trouble is, the system is not only rare, but also quite expensive. Ga [ … ]

 

Retro Love on the Nintendo Switch

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This morning Nintendo held a conference revealing the Nintendo Switch, along with hardware details and games ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Super Mario Odyssey.

Among the games shown were some which will surely go down well with retro fans coming to the Switch. Key among these was Arcade Archives which you may have seen [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 40: GamesMaster Magazine

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GamesMaster magazine is one of the most well known games magazines and also one of the longest running. This year it reaches it's 25 year anniversary, and also this month saw the 25th anniversary of the GamesMaster television series first appearing on TV.

 

[Event] Video Game Market 4 - Doncaster Dome, 25th Feb 2017

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After a hugely successful move to the mighty Doncaster Dome, we’re proud to announce that the Video Game Market is back for 2017. As the biggest and unrivalled retro gaming sales fair in the UK, this is yet another pixel-perfect day filled with bargains and rarities you won’t want to miss.

 

Hyperkin Teases Master System & Game Gear Converter For RetroN 5

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This year's CES in Las Vegas has thrown up a number of interesting new products from the world's biggest tech firms. From cars that will become our friends, to submersible drones and laptops with multiple displays the consumer electronics industry hasn't disappointed. Forget all that lot though. The real story of CES comes from Hyperkin...well, a [ … ]

 

Knights of Bytes Release Official Trailer For Upcoming Commodore 64 Platformer ‘Sam’s Journey’

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While Sonic and Mario might have skipped past the home computer generation, countless other developers attempted to recreate what made console gaming so alluring in their own way. Their tireless efforts brought around the likes of Zool, The Great Giana Sisters, and Mayhem In Monsterland to name but a few, however, the desire to produce a true rival [ … ]

 
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