09 Aug 2015

First Steam OS Playing Handheld SMACH Zero Pre-sales Nov 10th

The third-party SMACH Zero (formerly Steamboy Project) purported to be the first portable to play Steam games while on the move will see pre-sales starting November 10th. Pre-sales will be 299EUR(about 328US). Specifications were announced June 18th of this year on Gamasutra. It will feature a control scheme similar to

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30 Jul 2015

The “Belmont Survival Kit” Melts (or Stakes?) My Heart! :)

I remember back in the mid-90s when I first found out that the SNES version of Dracula X wasn’t the only Castlevania game to have that title. In fact, it was basically like a dumbed-down version of a much better experience that was only released in Japan for the PC

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26 Jul 2015

Building a Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console Part 1.5

In my first getting-started article, I laid out the premise this isn’t a step-by-step tutorial, but I’m trying to be thorough. I want to do an in-between update to let you know that my alternate, wireless controller idea should work. This is awesome news, because I have a splendiferous retro-themed, all-in-one,

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17 Jul 2015

The Man Behind The Amazing Raspberry Pi Nin10do

I started my quest to build a Raspberry Pi gaming console, which has me routinely questing online for news and information. Recently I came across the absolutely gorgeous retro game console build Nin10do by YouTube user TheDanielSpies. I had to know more, contacted him and he agreed to answer some

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12 Jul 2015

“Ys II Chronicles Plus” — A Complete Playthrough!!

Ys II Chronicles+ is, naturally, the second game in the Ys I&II Chronicles+ bundle on Steam. It’s the latest remake of Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter, released in 2013. Although I’ve never fully played through the original release of Ys II (though I do have Ys

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11 Jul 2015

Let’s Build A Retro Gaming Console

I’ve had a Raspberry Pi mini-computer sitting next to me for over a month now. I’ve seen many of the mainstream sites and tutorials and even a few hidden projects. I haven’t fully written out my particular blueprint for success, but I think I’m ready to stop procrastinating and build

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