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    by Published on July 15th, 2019 16:44
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    • Announced back during E3, the TurboGrafx-16 (or PC Engine) is making a comeback in miniature form. During its E3 panel, Konami only made the announcement and named a few games that would come pre-loaded with the console. A month after these news, Konami has now unveiled the release date and the full lineup of the games that will come packed in the TurboGrafx-16 mini.

      While the models will vary according to the region you are found in (CoreGrafx for European gamers, PC Engine in Japan and TurboGrafx for US buyers), the games will be the same in all three versions, with 24 games from the original American console version and 26 from the Japanese one. Here's the full games lineup:

      TurboGrafx-16 games:
      • Alien Crush
      • Victory Run
      • Blazing Lazers
      • Neutopia
      • Dungeon Explorer
      • R-Type
      • Moto Roader
      • Power Golf
      • Ys book I&II
      • Ninja Spirit
      • J.J. & Jeff
      • Space Harrier
      • Military Madness
      • Chew-Man-Fu
      • Psychosis
      • Bonk's Revenge
      • Parasol Stars
      • Cadash
      • New Adventure Island
      • Air Zonk
      • Neutopia II
      • Solider Blade
      • Lords of Thunder
      • Bomberman '93

      PC Engine Games:

      • The Kung Fu
      • Jaseiken Necromancer
      • Fantasy Zone
      • Appare! Gateball
      • Nectaris
      • Dungeon Explorer
      • Neutopia
      • PC Genjin
      • Ys I・II
      • Super Darius
      • Super Star Solider
      • Daimakaimura
      • Aldynes
      • Neutopia II
      • Gradius
      • Salamander
      • Super Momotaro Dentetsu II
      • Ninja Ryūkenden *Japanese ver. of NINJA GAIDEN
      • Star Parodier
      • Snatcher
      • Gradius II - Gofer no Yabō -
      • Chō Aniki
      • Akumajō Dracula X Chi no Rondo
      • Bomberman ’94
      • Bomberman Panic Bomber
      • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire

    by Published on June 25th, 2019 20:38
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    Courtesy of Retro Games and Koch Media, the Commodore 64 is the latest classic console to receive a re-release.
    Set to arrive on December 5, 2019 at a retail price of £109.99/€119.99, TheC64 is a full-sized replica, complete with keyboard, modernised to work with HD televisions.
    Pre-installed on the console will be C64 classics such as California Games, Paradroid, and Boulder Dash, along with Attack of the Mutant Camels, Hover Bovver, Idris Alpha, and Gridrunner.
    TheC64 will also come with 2017 shooter Galencia pre-installed, plus classic text adventure Planet of Death. ...
    by Published on June 21st, 2019 10:16
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    • ‘Evercade’ is a brand new handheld console with unique, officially licensed multi-game cartridges:

    • Evercade have already secured major licenses confirming a total of 85 games including Namco Museum (with 22 games including Pac-Man™, Dig Dug™, Galaga™, Galaxian™, Weapon Lord™ and Splatterhouse™ 2 and 3), Interplay (with 13 games including Earthworm Jim 1 and 2, Clayfighter and Battle Chess), Data East (with 10 games including Burger Time, Karate Champ and Bad Dudes) and Atari (40 games including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Ninja Golf (7800) and Alien Brigade (7800). They have promised over 100 titles for launch and more to come.

      On top of this, they have also today announced support for ‘new’ retro-inspired games and have confirmed they are already in discussions with several indie publishers to bring their retro-inspired titles to the platform.
      • Supports 8 and 16-bit games (view the full list of confirmed games so far here)
      • Collectable, ever-increasing library of games on the unique Evercade Cartridge (with 6 - 20 games per cartridge)
      • HDMI connectivity to connect to your TV
      • 4.3” screen (the same size as a PSP)
      • Selectable 4:3 or 16:9 screen ratios (traditional retro ‘square’ or widescreen),
      • Supports saving and loading your game at any point
      • 4-5 hour battery life
      • Retailing at just £59.99/€69.99/$79.99 with individual cartridges only £14.99/€17.99/$19.99
      • Launching globally

    by Published on June 12th, 2019 20:42
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    Konami has announced a mini version of the TurboGrafx-16, more than 30 years after the console first launched in Japan.
    The TurboGrafx-16 Mini follows on from similar hardware released by Nintendo and Sony, though in this case the original hardware is unquestionably more niche.
    Konami did not offer a release date, or even a release window, but the Japanese company said that the new version will, "fit in the palm of your hand and feature a full-sized controller."

    Six games have been announced for the TurboGrafx-16 Mini: R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book I & II, Dungeon Explorer, and Alien Crush. More will be announced in the near future.
    Konami intends to launch the hardware in North America, Japan, and "certain regions of Europe," and it will have a different design and name in each territory; TurboGrafx-16 Mini in North America, PC Engine Core Grafx Mini in Europe, and PC Engine Mini in Japan.
    The TurboGrafx-16 console first launched in Japan in 1987, before rolling out to North America and Europe from 1989. ...
    by Published on April 29th, 2019 17:33
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    Capcom is getting into the plug-and-play retro craze. But where the NES Classic, PlayStation Classic, and Sega Gensis Mini have gone small, Capcom is going big.
    The publisher today announced the Capcom Home Arcade, a plug-and-play system with two full-size arcade joystick and button set-ups on a panel shaped like the company's logo. The Home Arcade features Sanwa joystick and buttons, and Capcom's European store front is current accepting preorders with a €229.99 price tag and an October 25 release date. (North American release details will be announced later.) It will be manufactured by Koch Media under license from Capcom.

    As for the games, the Home Arcade will include 16 titles from the company's CPS1 and CPS2 arcade hardware offerings, running on the FB Alpha arcade and console emulator. While the lineup includes some of the company staples like Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting and Final Fight, it also features a number of deeper cuts like Capcom Sports Club, Mega Man: The Power Battle, and Armored Warriors. Perhaps most interesting among the offerings is Alien vs. Predator, the officially licensed 1994 arcade beat-'em-up that has never previously seen a home adaptation or re-release.
    Capcom made no mention of being able to add more games to the system later on, but it does have WiFi that the company said will be used to connect to global high-score leaderboards. ...
    by Published on October 28th, 2018 15:34
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    Intellivision Entertainment has this week announced the Intellivision Amico, inspired by the original 1979 console.
    Joining Sony, Sega, and Nintendo in the retro hardware space, Intellivision Entertainment has reclaimed the formerly defunct brand in order to produce a modernised version of the classic console.
    The Amico intends to capture the family market, offering a range of re-imagined and remade retro console games from Intellivision, Atari, and Imagic.
    It will also include a host of classic titles such as Toejam and Earl, Miner 2049er, and Tropical Angel, along with brand new games, all exclusive to the Amico.
    Priced between $149 and $179, the console is slated for release on October 10, 2020; it will only feature games that are rated E for Everyone, or E10+ and will not feature any "costly DLC" or in-app purchases.

    Speaking over the weekend at Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Intellivision president Tommy Tallarico stressed the company's focus on accessibility and affordability.
    "Most every game being made for the home consoles these days is created with only the hardcore gamer in mind," he said.
    "We see a world where everyone is interested in playing at home and with friends... Our goal was to create a console that both gamers and non-gamers are able to have fun with and play together. ...
    by Published on May 31st, 2018 20:22
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    Its an awesome time for retro fans at the moment and heres some more great news:

    • Atari been hyping up their launch of new console for many months now, but before nothing but a fancy box with lights were shown, but now we finally get some solid hardware specs. of what inside the retro-wooden-styled Atari's new console, check it out below:

      • Unit Dimensions 14.5" x 5.3" x 1.6"
      • Unit Weight 3 lbs.
      • Materials Plastic, Metal, Wood
      • Operating System Linux OS based on Ubuntu (Linux Kernel 4.10)
      • Compatible Systems Linux
      • Power Low TDP architecture - Less Heat & Noise
      • Connections HDMI 2.0, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4xUSB 3.0
      • External Inputs Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone
      • Storage 32GB eMMC, external HD, SD card
      • RAM 4GB DDR4 RAM
      • Memory 32GB eMMC
      • CPU Bristol Ridge A10
      • GPU Radeon R7
      • HDCP Integration HDCP 2.2
      • Second Screen (Screencasting) Yes
      • Cloud Storage Yes. Additional Service Offering
      • Required Internet Connection Not for classic gaming but required to access all features
      • Cross Game Chat Skype, Discord, etc.
      • Voice Commands 4-front facing mic array
      • Subscription Needed? No. Includes cloud and other services.
      • Live Streaming Yes with
      • Mouse & Keyboard Support Yes

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      “We are happy with the progress we are making on Atari VCS and thrilled that fans finally have a chance to reserve the first ones,” said Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. “Atari VCS will give fans a lot of freedom to game, stream, connect and customize their experience like never before. The entire Atari team is working hard to deliver this unique platform and can't wait for fans to get their hands on it. We’ll have exciting reveals and announcements between now and then so stay tuned!”
      Additionally, the Atari VCS platform will support 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable cloud storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. Moreover the proprietary Atari VCS User Interface that the device packs integrates optional voice control and a web browser for full access to the internet.

      A new Atari VCS launch video accompanied the announcement: (see the video below)

      And what about games? Every Atari VCS comes with the Atari Vault collection of more than 100 classics like Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command, Gravitar and Yars’ Revenge. (see the video below)

      And that's as much as we know for now but the team behind the Atari VCS previously said that "a growing list of games, especially a full range of popular modern titles, will be announced at later dates". Nevertheless, the Indiegogo campaign page is touting the device as a "gaming and home entertainment streaming device with open platform for creativity and customization". This might entice tinkerers as the platform runs on Linux and might evolve into a community investing in independent software development for the console.

      However this revival of the Atari brand in the console market does not come cheap. The less pricey option is the Atari VCS Onyx priced at $199 USD (without controllers), and that for a limited time. Other options include extra controllers or even the $299 USD Indiegogo-exclusive Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition, also available only for a limited time. Nevertheless, there seem to be a lot of people interested in the product as its campaign has raised 1819% of its initial goal (over $1.8 million) at the time of writing, with a month left before the backing ends.
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      The Atari VCS has an expected delivery date of July 2019. But the big question is, do you like the 'specs.' posted above? And if so, will you pre-order one, or what until next year?

      OFFICIAL SITE: -->

    by Published on May 10th, 2018 17:04
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    How awesome is this news, SNK are bringing out a mini arcade console:

    Now, we've gotten our first look at the newly revealed Neo Geo Mini. The little piece of retro arcade hardware will consist of:

    • 3.5" LCD Screen
    • HDMI-out Port
    • Headphone Jack
    • Two Controller Ports
    • Weighs Only 600 Grams
    • Also Included Are 40 Games!

    Although specifics of which games they are selecting weren't mentioned outside of the pictured games, which are Metal Slug I and II, Fatal Fury 1 and 2, The King of Fighters '97 and '98, Samurai Showdown V Special, and Samurai Showdown II.

    by Published on May 5th, 2018 09:51
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    Atari® — One of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — today announces that pre-sales of its new Atari VCS™ hardware platform will start May 30, 2018. The pre-sale is exclusive to Indiegogo and features the time-limited Atari VCS Collector's Edition featuring the special retro-inspired wood-front. In addition to the Collector's Edition, fans will have the option to pre-order the Atari VCS Onyx, a sleek black version. Early-bird Atari VCS packages will be offered, including the Onyx starting at $199 USD for a limited period of time. Other packages will include the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller. Initial Atari VCS shipments are planned for Spring 2019. Fans who have signed up for "insider" email alerts at before May 24, 2018 will be eligible for special purchase incentives during the pre-sale.

    The VCS is a completely new Atari connected device, designed in California by Atari. The company has partnered with AMD who provides the Atari VCS custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology. The Atari VCS platform will offer support for 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. A complete list of Atari VCS product specs will be posted with the pre-sale.

    The updated Classic Joystick and new Modern Controller for the Atari VCS are being developed in partnership with leading video game peripherals maker Power A. Both items will be available in select packages and as standalone purchases.

    Retro-inspired, but not a "retro-box," the Atari VCS will be a fully customizable entertainment experience. This means access to a vast array of games, media and streaming content options. As an homage to the past, Atari VCS covers the classics with the included Atari Vault of more than 100 classic games, including all-time arcade and home entertainment favorites like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars' Revenge®; a growing list of games, especially a full range of popular modern titles, will be announced at later dates.

    "We continue moving forward on the Atari VCS project and are excited to see this pre-sale kickoff and to share more updates with our fans as we look toward the first shipments," notes Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. "We are building outstanding teams and forging alliances that will make this product great and truly worthy of the Atari VCS name. Expert hardware partners are helping make this project possible and we couldn't be more pleased with their contributions."

    Atari appreciates the community's intense curiosity about VCS games and content, hardware specifications, production timelines and other key information, and is confident that it is putting the right pieces in place for a successful product and launch.
    by Published on February 10th, 2018 21:08
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    Im a massive fan of emulation across many systems and heres some awesome news of a ultra small gaming system, heres the news:

    Meet PocketSprite

    PocketSprite is an ultraportable gaming and emulation console. It’s been engineered to be highly playable, easy to use, easy to update, and designed to let you pick up where you left off, and put it down again.

    For Gamers: Relive Retro Gaming in Your Pocket

    If you spent all your pocket-money on AA batteries, dreamed of falling blocks, or have a soft spot in your heart for rectangular controllers, PocketSprite is for you. Throw on your favorite games in a click and fill in the otherwise wasted moments of your daily transit.

    For Hardware Hackers: An Open Source Dev Platform

    PocketSprite is a great gaming console in a tiny package, but look under the hood and it’s so much more. It’s an open source, mature development platform that features a full-color, high-contrast OLED screen, sound, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, storage, and an internal rechargeable battery, all wrapped in a beautifully crafted yet rugged ABS case. PocketSprite’s open source toolchain and robust bootloader make development a snap. Say goodbye to re-inventing the wheel. Say adieu to bricking and JTAG angst. Say hello to rapid development on your favorite new hardware device.

    For Coders: Write Games & Participate in Our Coding Challenge

    If you have a hankering to write games you can play and share on a real system, you’ll love PocketSprite. Or, if you fancy your hand at coding challenges, you can participate in the PocketSprite coding challenge and perhaps walk away with the €1000 prize!

    Give It to Me Short and Sweet

    1. Very tiny – fits on your keychain, but still totally playable
    2. Plays all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, and Game Gear games
    3. Instant resume let’s you pick up a game exactly where you left off
    4. One-click-upload via Wi-Fi for new games / software / updates
    5. Rechargeable battery gives hours of gameplay per charge
    6. High-quality build with tactile buttons and adjustable volume and brightness
    7. Printed instruction sheet and embossed collector’s storage box
    8. Open source software and hardware:
    9. Powerful, ESP32-based hardware development platform
    10. PocketSprite Coding Challenge: code something cool, win the €1000 prize money

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