Alex Mitchell

MLiG releases Pt2 of their ode to first-party controllers

My Life in Gaming creators Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson have released a new video that discusses first-party controller designs from the fifth and sixth generation of home consoles (1993-2006). My Life in Gaming is a YouTube channel known for producing high-quality content that explores topics ranging from maximizing the fidelity of your retro gaming experience, to […]

Alex Mitchell

PSIO receives new firmware update (v2.6.12)

The PSIO, a Playstation optical drive emulator developed by Cybdyn Systems, received a firmware update last week that addressed several bugs and improved game compatibility. The changelog is listed below: Recent Changes from 2.6.11->2.6.12 [Bug Fix] Launching by ‘Quick Start’ would not set the HC05 license correctly which would result in some games freezing. [Bug […]

Rany Battikh

PSIO Firmware update (February 2020)

Australian team Cybdyn just released a firmware update for their PS1 Parallel I/O port device, the PSIO:  http://bit.ly/sag-psio Since the latest update back in November 2019, Cybdyn have been hard at work trying to improve the PSIO‘s overall performance and fixing some game-breaking bugs; here’s what they came up with for Menu System 2.6.11/ARM 2.6.7: After changing […]

SmokeMonster

New Playstation 1/2/3 Breakout Board for RGB, Component, Composite, S-video, and Audio

Jacob Proctor has released an open-source PCB schematic for a Playstation 1, 2, and 3 audio-video breakout board. It supports RGBS, Component, Composite, S-video, stereo audio, and obviously is zero lag. Users can decide if they’d like to use RCA or BNC jacks, or a VGA breakout (like MiSTer’s IO Board), and it can do […]

Bob

Ghostbusters 2009 Getting “Remastered” Release on PS4

Sony has just announced they’ll be releasing a remastered version of “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” in 2019.  Sony claims the game itself will be updated with “enhanced textures and lighting” and I assume that means higher resolution rendering as well.  Also, all the cutscenes will supposedly be in 4K, as according to the blog: “All […]

Ray Commend

8bitdo releases DIY Modkits for PS1 & PS1 Classic

You can now add the Playstation & Playstation Classic controllers to the growing list of wireless options from 8bitdo. For those not familiar with the DIY kits from 8bitdo, they essentially allow you to swap the internal circuit board of an original controller from a classic console to replace it with a new Bluetooth version […]

SmokeMonster

Playstation Classics Spotted at Wal-Mart for $25

Brooklyn Video Games posted a picture that appears to show Wal-Mart clearing out Playstation Classic consoles for $25. Although no one has confirmed the deal yet. I’ve been intrigued by the PS Classic since it was first revealed to be nothing more than an extremely weak software-emulation platform based on PCSX. Almost any phone can […]