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Console Controllers for PC and Mac

We all play around with at least a little bit of game emulation. It’s a great way to play games from out past and try out games that we missed over the year. However, one of the main downsides of emulation is that it doesn’t feel the same without the real controller. So, I’m starting […]

The Top Ten Handhelds that Never Made It

After all my recent coverage of the Nintendo DS and the Sony Playstation Portable, I decided to post this older GameSpy piece on older handhelds that just didn’t quite make a big impact on Nintendo’s Gameboy dominance. You can start reading the article from the start or I’ve made a list of the handhelds covered […]

Pac Man and Space Invaders in MS Excel

Do you ever have a craving to play old arcade games while you are stuck in the office? And I guess gaming sites are off-limits at work as well. Bummer. I do have one solution for you, however. This Japanese site has remarkably accurate clones of Pac-Man and Space Invaders that are written in Visual […]

Sega Saturn Modchip Troubleshooting

Sometimes there are a few things that can be overlooked when installing a Saturn Mod chip that can cause problems. If there is something wrong with the installation you may find that your games boot to a Audio CD Player. If your Saturn modchip installation seems to be giving your problem go through this check […]

Sega Saturn 4MB RAM Carts Now On Sale!

Sega Saturn 4M/1MB Video RAM Cart Visit My Store to Buy The RAM Cart This cartridge will allow you to play many of the best Saturn games that are otherwise unplayble without it. Here’s a list of games that support/require the RAM carts. Worldwide Shipping – $3.50 per order Your modchip order will be shipped […]

Playstation 2 Retro Game Library

I’m working on compiling a list of retro-type games for newer systems. If I missed any, please let me know in the comments section. Action Mega Man Anniversary Collection Metal Slug 3 Metal Slug 4 & 5 Contra: Shattered Soldier Alien Hominid Sonic Mega Collection Plus Neo Contra Gauntlet: Dark Legacy Gunstar Heroes Treasure box […]

Gamecube Retro Game Library

I’m working on compiling a list of retro-type games for newer systems. If I missed any, please let me know in the comments section. Action Alien Hominid Sonic Mega Collection Mega Man Anniversary Collection Shmups Ikaruga Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier Shikigami No Shiro II Space Raiders Puzzle Cubivore Kururin Squash! Puyo Pop Fever […]

Sega Saturn Hacks

Here are some great ways to improve your Sega Saturn gaming experience… Why Would You Mod a Sega Saturn? Buy Sega Saturn Modchips Sega Saturn Modchips Installation Sega Saturn Guide to Playing Imports Sega Saturn ISO Region Patcher Sega Saturn Swap Trick Help Sega Saturn CD-RW Mod Games That Support the Saturn RAM Cart Sega […]

Sega Saturn Homebrew Coding Contest

Rockin-B (mastermind behind some great emulators for the Sega Saturn) is hosting a new SEGA Saturn coding contest. Currently, the Saturn is not as well known for its homebrew developments as its brother, the Dreamcast, however things are heating up for Saturn development. Now that SaturnOrbit, the all-in-one coding package for the Saturn has been […]

Why Would You Mod A Sega Saturn?

Why would you mod your Saturn? The Sega Saturn was a wonderful piece of hardware that was greatly underappreciated, but still has a cult following. While it was not the commercial success that the Sony Playstation was, the Saturn was techincally superior for 2D games and put up some wonderful 3D titles as well. However, […]

Top 50 Sega Saturn Games

A while back I help organize a top 50 list of Saturn games over at SegaXtreme I’m going to try to tweak the list a bit more here in the near future. A catogorized list (by genre) will be added later Thanks to all those who helped put this together. Albert Odyssey Battle Garrega Burning […]

Can You Copy Dreamcast Games on Your PC?

I’ve had a few people ask me lately if you can copy your original Dreamcast games onto your PC and then burn them onto backup CDs. Techincally, the answer is “yes”, but it’s not what you think. (Let me explain in a bit) Basicically, I just give the answer “no” because it’s more complicated, time […]

Sega Saturn Games That Use 1MB/4MB RAM Cart

For those of you that are interested, here are the Sega Saturn games that support my 1MB/4MB RAM carts. Most of these games require the RAM carts in order to play them. The ones that have (OPTIONAL) do not require the cart, but will have better performance with the cart 4MB RAM: Dungeons & Dragons […]

I am DONE with School!

I took my last final exam of my college career. Although it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. Anyway, the finals and final projects have been consuming almost every waking hour the last month or so. That explains my lack of posting lately. Now, you should see an increase of posts. Graduation is on Wednesday! WooHoo!

How to Mod a Sanyo Board Saturn

While Model 2 Saturns are very easy to modify to play backups, there are some older models that can be a bit more tricky. One model that is a bit different is those with a mainboard manufactured by Sanyo. Its layout is different and requires a different approach. However, I have come across a helpful […]

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