Analogue, the company behind the Analogue NT and Super NT, premium Nintendo console maker running on FPGA hardware has released news that theyre now going the Sega route and I personally couldnt be happier! Finally Sega lovers rejoice. Here’s what I know so far, The Mega SG by Analogue will play US Sega Genesis Games, European and Japanese Mega Drive games. Video output will be via HDMI in 720p or 1080p not exactly sure yet but one of those. There will be cartridge adapters so you can play other legacy consoles such as SG-1000, SC-3000, Mark III and Game Gear and those are speculated to retail for $10 a piece (F you Polymega) but its rumored that Master System Adapter will come packed in. The Mega SG will retail for $189 and will come in 4 colorways, classic Genesis (Red, Grey, Black), classic MD (black, blue, red), model 2 (grey and black) and all new white! They look really good! Sega CD compatibility is a go, 32x looks like it might be out of the question at the moment due to the daisy chaining of video output, I wouldnt count it out completely but as of right now its a no go but Analogue is working on it.
How awesome is this news!? Im very excited for it oh and its coming this april, heres some footage!
I hacked my Vita last night and heard today that Sony Japan will no longer be manufacturing the Vita starting in 2019. Shortly after the announcement the deathblow came from Limited Run games announcing they’d stop releasing Vita games in 2019. Stick a fork in her, she’s done.
Well, it’s now been announced dropping just in time for Christmas with a price tag of $99 the Sony playstation classic! It will include 20 games, has hdmi out and appears to come with wired controllers. Games that appear in the video we can expect at launch… Final Fantasy 7, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash. Thats only 5 of the 20 games, what other psone classics would you like see come to this mini console? My wanted games, Castlevania SOTN, Motor Toon Grand Prix, and Alundra. Make. It happen Sony!
PSA: Hey Retro Gamer friends last night Greg from “console wars” on YouTube posted a disturbing and sad story. Greg seems to be fighting depression and appears to possibly be suicidal. Please visit the console wars YouTube channel and please leave a comment for Greg just let him know he’s awesome. His show is one of the best on YouTube, despite him being a Nintendo fan the guy is rad and a great talent. So please give him a visit and show him so love he needs it right now.
It looks like Greg took down his video but his partner has given an update
Feel free to send Greg a physical letter by using this address.
P.O. Box 555
Iselin NJ 08830
Oh boy… Engadget you should be ashamed… You got some explaining to do. Today on Engadget, they suggested to readers to buy Bootleg Chinese Knockoff Retro Consoles. Not only is that scummy, but they’re saying it’s a great deal! Get it now for $50 on sale from $300 what a steal! What disgusting journalism here’s an exact quote from their site,
While it’s harder than ever to get your hands on an original old school gaming system, this Retro Entertainment Console comes with more than 600 pre-loaded games based on classics like Super Mario Bros, PacMan, and Tetris. It’s normally $300, but you can pick one up today for just $50, saving over 80 percent.
Even upon posting this more atrocious things come to light it seems Engadget is making money off the links it’s providing to these sellers of bootleg consoles. Just gross.
Get a real device from a trusted seller and sold by the actual company such as Nintendo. Better yet, buy a raspberry pi 3 and make your own for the same price as this garbage.
Polymega a new system boasting the ability to play all your retro classics from cart systems like snes and turbografx, along with cd systems like ps1 and turbocd. The big reveal was Sega Saturn though they had the internet going nuts, myself included. But upon further investigation it looks like the Polymega team has been busted faking the funk. While we were all excited about Saturn it seems the gameplay footage was from the Sega Rally arcade game according to @saturnmemories on Twitter.
Welp, color me impressed. This thing is beautiful, the price is perfect, it plays pc engine cd, and they used the Saturn as a selling point which was unusually cool. And the fact all the systems output in HD is lovely. As I stated before I want that pc engine controller.
My Life in Gaming takes a look at the RetroTINK, I want one of these bad!