I love my Retron 5. At its core, the Hyperkin-made system is able to play video game cartridges for the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Essentially, the Retron 5 plays an emulated ROM dumped from the original cartridge on a HD television via HD-friendly visual filters to select from. PLUS, you can save your game, take screenshots and add language translations for imports as patches! SCORE. But it seems Hyperkin isn’t settling with the Retron 5 being a 9-in-one system (or 10 if you have a Master System converter of some type), as this next announcement instantly caught my attention. Continue reading Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!
It’s time for Episode 120 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house that predominantly showcases plywood, how you can get a OnePlus One phone, how one game is really TWO games, and the reveal of the Brothers Hebner in WWF! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120
While finding retro-style game projects on Kickstarter is pretty common, this one is pretty different: it’s a game cartridge that plays the 8-bit version of the game when plugged into the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and plays the updated/modern version OF THE SAME GAME when plugged into a computer via USB (PC & Mac). PLUS, the two versions of the game interact with each other; as an ability or weapon unlocked in one version becomes available to the other. Of course, the Kickstarter has to be SUCCESSFUL, first. Continue reading Is This Video Game Retro or Modern? Well, It’s BOTH!!
And now: bringing back memories of the corners of the old-school NES controllers digging into our hands after hours of playing. Only this time…there’s MORE CORNERS to cause MORE HOLES IN OUR HANDS!
Continue reading Hyperkin’s Pixel Art USB Controller Brings the Retro!