There is nothing like sit down, relax and see some of your favorite YouTubers from the classic gaming scene review a new retro console that we still can’t get our hands on! Let’s get real, we are not big enough (yet!) to receive some of these review units ourselves when they are about to be released, so we have to rely on our trustworthy YouTube gaming celebrities to know what’s the deal on some new toy that’s coming along!
The actual SEGA Genesis Mini will be released to the public on September 19th, 2019, and it’s being expected to be at least to the level of Nintendo’s NES and SNES mini consoles, so, now that some units are out in the able hands of journalists and YouTubers, what’s the buzz around the unit?
8bits4ever, the famed retro computer hardware developer from Europe has done it again with another fantastic product at a really affordable price point. Famous on the MSX scene by their Carnivore cartridges, 8bits4ever just announced the SX-1 Mini, a MSX2+ FPGA system for the MSX aficionados (like me!).
We’ve purchase their MSX products before and we are absolutely pleased with the quality and reliability of their products, and we strongly recommend 8bits4ever for anyone looking into the MSX platform as a hobby (like me!). With original MSX, MSX2 and MSX2+ systems from the 80’s and 90’s getting into unbelievable prices everywhere, you can pre-order this beauty right now at 8bits4ever official website for a fraction of the cost of an used machine that will honestly lack reliability in the long term.
This is what their website says:
It’s impressive how the MAMEDev Team keeps pouring life into our lives with constant MAME releases, and with another month comes another MAME release! MAME 0.213 is out today and it comes packed with new additions and changes on the console, computer and, of course Arcade Emulation sides.
Take a look at all the latest stuff that has been added:
After months of speculation, the Raspberry Pi Foundation finally released the all new Raspberry Pi 4 to the public! The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B comes surprisingly in 3 different “flavors”, with models that have 1GB, 2GB and 4GB of RAM, and prices varying from $35 on the 1GB model to $55 for the 4GB model.
The Raspberry Pi foundation claims this new version was designed to give you a “complete desktop experience”, however, everyone including your mother knows right now that the Pi is a very powerful little single board computer that can handle classic emulation really well! The previous model, the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, was capable of running PlayStation 1 games at full speed. Although The Pi up to this point has been able to run almost everything from the late 90’s and down, as far as emulation goes, it was not very successful at emulating systems like the Nintendo 64, SEGA Saturn and the Panasonic 3DO, all part of the same generation as the PlayStation 1, so the new Raspberry Pi 4 – specially the 4GB RAM version – is expected to be able to at least improve the emulation of such systems, compared to its older brother.
WinUAE v4.2.1 is out now! This new version fixes a few bugs found on the 4.2.0 version, plus some other old bugs. Make sure you read the entire post to see exactly what was fixed!
WinUAE is the Commodore Amiga hardware emulator for Windows. The Amiga, for those who don’t know, is a 16/32 bit computer system based on the Motorola 680×0 CPU architecture with a few specially designed custom chips that provided very good graphics and sound capabilities that were ahead of their time way back then. Its first incarnation, the A1000, appeared in 1985, followed by the highly successful A500 and A2000 models.
The Raspberry Pi foundation released a new Raspberry Pi today to celebrate Pi day! A few improvements were made in the specs of the micro single board computer, but do not expect a huge increase in performance from the Pi 3 Model B. The Model B+ that just released has a slightly faster 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi and 3x faster ethernet port, even though not by much, this version is a clear update from the previous version, and expect everyone to be using this one from now on, specially because it comes at the same $35 base price.
This is great news for gamers that use Raspberry Pi for their emulation needs! Right now, you can get the Super Tinytendo Case for Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B with a large cooling fan for only $13.14 at Amazon. We don’t know for how long this sale will last, but it’s 56% off right now on a pretty cool Raspberry Pi case for your gaming setup! You can also fit an ASUS Thinkerboard on the case on this SNES Inspired Raspberry Pi case.
Click here to see it on sale at Amazon!
As always, we recommend you to act fast if you want to guarantee one of those, because at this price, it will not last long!
Mark Bussler, from Classic Game Room, one of the oldest gaming channels on YouTube, is moving away from the platform and going into Amazon Video. His move was reported to his Patreon subscribers a few weeks ago, but the news of the move came out last week as reported by Pat the NES Punk on his “Completely Unnecessary Podcast“.
Following the move from Mark, Pat interviewed him again for the “Not So Common Podcast” a YouTube program in which Pat Contri interviews other YouTubers, mainly gaming-related content creators and personalities. This is one of my favorite podcasts, since we can get a glimpse on what other gaming chanel’s creators are thinking, a bit of their history, how they work and their plans for the future.