Bob

Metroid Prime 2D Demo

A team of people have been working on a 2D version of the GameCube game Metroid Prime.  A beta version is available that lets you get a few items, as well as get a sense of what the game is like.  It’s awesome! Direct download link:  https://mppa-pack-and-other-public-junk.s3.amazonaws.com/Prime2D_0.1.21.4.1A.zip Forum:  https://forum.prime2d.com/t/prime-2d-demo-v0-1-21-4-1/6582 I spent some time with it this morning […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Legendary NYC Plumber Dead at 35

Legendary NYC Plumber Mario found dead at 35. Witnesses say they saw Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto fleeing the scene after he was heard screaming at Mario that his pixels had stretched to far to 16:9. Usual suspect Browser, King of Koopas was publicly addressing his troops and supporters leveling his normal accusations at Mario, and the […]

Bob

Sony CRT & Projection Factory Videos

The Computer History Archives Project has just uploaded two promotional, “factory tour” videos that showed a Sony manufacturing plant in the US.  The first video (above) showed the process of making Sony’s CRT TV’s, as well as described the challenges of making a flat-tube TV:  The reason for the curve was to provide more strength […]

Bob

Remotely Update MiSTer via SSH

As more people are integrating their MiSTer setups into a CRT-based arcade machine, one small concern is popping up:  The potential for burn-in as the machine is left on during the update process.  This is a tiny concern and only one that’s relevant after continuous use, but since CRT’s are long out of production, anything you […]

Alex Mitchell

Analogue Delays Pocket, confirms April SNt re-stock

Analogue Inc confirmed today that their next console, the handheld Analogue Pocket, has been delayed. Analogue had originally projected a May 2021 shipping window when the limited number of Pocket pre-orders were available in August 2020,  but that has been pushed back five months to October 2021. As anyone watching the news can guess, Analogue […]

Bob

Weekly Roundup #247

Here’s this week’s roundup, available as a video, as well as audio-only on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2021-03-31_247.mp3 If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at […]