Atari 1088 XEL Motherboard Sale Update

MacRorie has just updated the ordering checklist for the Atari 1088 XEL motherboard sale:  http://atariage.com/forums/topic/271135-1088xel-atari-itx-motherboard-pre-order-interest-thread/page-1 The 1088 XEL is a complete ground up redesign of the Atari 8-Bit Computer Motherboard.  It still uses the standard Atari VLSI chips, but is in a Mini-ITX Form Factor.  Completed motherboard can be ordered via the above forum link and […]

Neo Geo FPGA Core Update

Furrtek has just posted a progress update to his Neo Geo FPGA project.  It looks like there’s good progress and the sound chip is next.  Furrtek’s Patreon subscribers can read the full post here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/progress-october-22015121 It’s my personal opinion that open-source FPGA cores are essential to preserving the original experience without original hardware.  A big thank you […]

Virtualtap Project Updates

Furrtek posted status updates of his Virtual Boy TV-out project called the Virtualtap.  First, about one third of the boards have been made and progress is moving along steadily on the rest.  Second, Furrtek announced that the project will soon go open-source!  Both are exciting news and I’m looking forward to testing this myself once it […]

More Satiator Updates

Professor Abrasive just posted another update in regards to the Satiator project.  In short, the current board manufacturer is pretty much refusing to make the boards correctly, so he’s moving along to a better company that can also handle large orders.  There’s a longer lead-time, but much better scale-ability. Also, he’s finalizing the process of […]

Collectorvision Phoenix – An FPGA based Colecovision

Collectorvision recently launched a “Kickstarter” campaign to crowdfund their up and coming FPGA-based system named “Phoenix”. The “Phoenix”, which is a Colecovision cartridge-based FPGA console, will presumably have 100% compatibility with the original console’s library (as well as multi-carts), HDMI-only video and audio output, db9 controller ports (for original controllers) and SNES controller ports! The […]

Watermelon Claims Paprium Is Still Coming October-ish;Announces Launch Party In Paris

Watermelon games put themselves on the retro gaming map back in 2010 with the release of Pier Solar on the Mega Drive/Genesis; a JRPG that arguably stands beside the 16-bit masterpieces which inspired it like Lunar: The Silver Star, and Chronotrigger.  In the last couple of years however, Watermelon’s main source of notoriety has gone […]

Monster Joysticks’ Mini arcade stick for retro systems

Mostly famous for their all-in-one Raspberry Pi solutions, Monster Joysticks recently released a high-quality 2-button arcade stick with genuine Sanwa parts, specifically designed for retro systems, they’re calling it: “Mini Monster retro gaming joystick”. An included 9-pin extension cable plugs right into the db9 port that’s conveniently located at the back of the unit itself. […]