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Re: Retro Gaming : Plug N' Play.

Post by sleepery jeem » Wed May 23, 2018 3:58 am

:? maybe I was wrong, maybe a N64 box is on the way, at the very least some games for the Switch...


Nintendo Trademarks N64 For TV Game Purposes And More

The filed purposes include as a TV Game Machine, TV Game Programs, Downloadable Digital Programs, ROM cartridges, Smartphone use Program Storage Media, and more.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Thu May 24, 2018 4:55 pm

Sony Is Thinking About a PSone Classic Console


SNK announced recently that it would be producing a NeoGeo Classic Edition to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and rumours are rife regarding a potential Nintendo 64 Classic Mini.

These micro-consoles have proven to be vastly popular, and naturally, we've pondered whether Sony would ever produce an equivalent for the PSone. According to John Kodera, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, it's not entirely out of the question.

Speaking with Mantan Web, Kodera stated that such a console has been considered before. "Our company is always digging up past assets. I think there are various ways to do (a classic console). There have been discussions happening (within the company) on what kind of ways are there."
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Post by maf-me-quick » Thu May 24, 2018 5:01 pm

That’s like a billion dollar idea
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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Sega has launched a new website in Japan in celebration of Mega Drive’s 30th and Dreamcast’s 20th anniversaries.

https://sega.jp/special/hard_anniversary2018/

The website will be gradually updated with various information related to the two systems’ milestone anniversaries.

Currently, Sega has announced plans to release a Mega Drive Mini console, as well as several Mega Drive titles for Switch via the Nintendo eShop this summer as part of the Sega Ages collection.
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Post by merman » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Indiegogo calls GAME OVER for ZX Vega+ console

Retro Computers Limited failed to meet Indiegogo's conditions for an extension to the deadline (end of May pushed back to June 15th) for demonstrating the console is ready. Indiegogo asked for a working console to be sent to them but RCL only offered to "demonstrate" one.

A sad end, but inevitable. Debt collectors will be sent in, but the money's gone...

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Post by sleepery jeem » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:49 pm

Yeah it did rather puzzle me as to why they even wanted to make the thing, all the RetroHeads would have been happy with the Vega so the repurchase customer base would have been small.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:44 am

SNK fully detailed the Neo Geo Mini, including the forty games that will appear in each of its two versions and the peripherals.


Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdINRIwjmwI

The mini-console will come with its own screen, so you don’t need a TV to play. It’s powered via USB, so you can carry it anywhere by using an external USB battery. Of course, you can also plug it into your TV via HDMI cable.

Two controller ports are also included, and SNK will release dedicated pads inspired by the controllers of the Neo Geo CD, in black and white. It’ll also be possible to access save games and options (including aspect ratio) at the touch of a button.

The console will come in two versions, the standard version will launch in the summer, and the international version will come down the line for the western market. Each version will include forty games, but not all of them will be in common. The standard version focuses more on fighting games, while the international version has some more action games.

The price is the only mystery left, but SNK is working on a price point that “the customers will be happy with.”

Below you can read the full line-up for each version.

Neo Geo Mini
•The King of Fighters ’94
•The King of Fighters ’95
•The King of Fighters ’96
•The King of Fighters ’97
•The King of Fighters ’98
•The King of Fighters ’99
•The King of Fighters 2000
•The King of Fighters 2001
•The King of Fighters 2002
•The King of Fighters 2003
•Samurai Shodown II
•Samurai Shodown IV
•Samurai Shodown V Special
•Fatal Fury Special
•Real Bout Fatal Fury
•Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
•Garou: Mark of the Wolves
•World Heroes Perfect
•Kizuna Encounter
•Art of Fighting
•The Last Blade
•The Last Blade 2
•Ninja Master’s
•Aggressors of Dark Combat
•Metal Slug
•Metal Slug 2
•Metal Slug 3
•King of the Monsters 2
•Sengoku3
•Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
•Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy
•Ninja Commando
•Burning Fight
•Cyber-Lip
•Alpha Mission II
•Twinkle Star Sprites
•Blazing Star
•Top Player’s Golf
•Super Sidekicks
•Puzzled

Neo Geo Mini International
•The King of Fighters ’95
•The King of Fighters ’97
•The King of Fighters ’98
•The King of Fighters 2000
•The King of Fighters 2002
•Samurai Shodown II
•Samurai Shodown IV
•Samurai Shodown V Special
•Fatal Fury Special
•Real Bout Fatal Fury
•Garou: Mark of the Wolves
•World Heroes Perfect
•Kizuna Encounter
•Art of Fighting
•The Last Blade 2
•Ninja Master’s
•Metal Slug
•Metal Slug 2
•Metal Slug X
•Metal Slug 3
•Metal Slug 4
•Metal Slug 5
•King of the Monsters
•King of the Monsters 2
•Sengoku3
•Shock Troopers
•Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
•Magician Lord
•Blue’s Journey
•Robo Army
•Crossed Swords
•Mutation Nation
•3 Count Bout
•Blazing Star
•Last Resort
•Ghost Pilots
•Top Player’s Golf
•Super Sidekicks
•Football Frenzy
•Puzzled
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Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:11 am

Nyko Is Releasing A Nintendo Labo-Inspired Retro Arcade Cabinet Kit For Switch

Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2018/06/12/ny ... dxTB5Zp.99
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Post by RYAN WHITELAW » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm

Snaggletooth wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Half way through creating my own retro plug and play unit.

Based on a Rasp Pi 0 running retropi

Case is going to be the recreated ZX spectrum, got it all working nicely just need to fix all the components inside the case and its finished, bit of sawing required to take out the battery holder. should get it done some time soon

Will run C64, ZX Speccy, Nes, Master system, Snes, Mega Drive and Amiga currently got about 200 games built into it.
With an added bonus of it being usable as a linux terminal. With USB support for choice of controller.

So far has cost me

£30 recreated speccy
£9 Pi 0
£10 SD Card

Just need a couple of USB contollers and some fixing parts so estimating a total cost of about £65

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Thats fucking amzing mate.

Im itching for a raspberry pi retro machine but i dont have a PC at home to set one up.
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Re: Retro Gaming : Plug N' Play.

Post by Snaggletooth » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:44 pm

Think there are companies out there that will supply a memory card with OS already installed, it is also possible to set one up without a PC using sudo commands. Though it's a pain in the backside that way.
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Re: Retro Gaming : Plug N' Play.

Post by merman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:32 pm

So I finally got the chance to try THEC64 Mini.

It looks great, like a miniature C64 but without a working keyboard (you can plug in a USB keyboard, or use the cumbersome virtual keyboard to type).

The joystick that comes with it is quite good, feels a little flimsy but has some useful extra buttons for accessing the in-game menus.

Emulation is good so far on the games I have played. There are some graphic filter options but I'm not the biggest fan of them (adding scan lines does not make it more authentic, in my opinion...)

A mixed bag among the 64 games included. Stone cold classics include Nebulus, Paradroid, Uridium and Impossible Mission. Skool Daze and Temple of Apshai Trilogy rely too much on the keyboard. Arc of Yesod and Nodes of Yesod I have always found boring.

As a hard-core C64 fan, I don't think it's an essential purchase. But it is quite good at what it does.

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