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Expensive Retro Games
Screen Rant | 2022-04-03 17:59:31

Why are retro games so expensive now? And is there an end in sight?

FPGAs are amazing for retro gaming
How to Geek | 2022-04-03 17:57:42

Using FPGAs to replicate classic video game systems is a practice that has been gaining steam for a few years now, but how do these projects differ from other options?

Ukraine Retro Game Museum Destroyed
Kotaku | 2022-04-03 17:53:41

While it does not compare to lives lost, it is still a sad loss.

Atari VCS Review
Man Of Many | 2022-04-03 16:26:06

What is Atari VCS?

Wii Turns Retro
Popular Science | 2022-04-03 16:22:16

Turn your old Wii system into the ultimate Retro Gaming System.

Games: Lion King, Aladin
Slash Gear | 2022-04-02 15:08:13

Disney re-packages two classic Sega Genesis games for the Nintendo Switch: Lion King and Aladdin.

Choose or Die
msn | 2022-04-02 14:58:06

Netflix`s new horror movie is about a retro game gone wrong. If you die in the game, you definitely die in real life.

Sony Playstation Plus
msn | 2022-04-02 14:52:10

Sony`s Playstation Plus puts some of its older games behind a very costly subscription.

MiYoo mini game handheld
Ali Express | 2022-04-02 12:51:04

Dive back into your favorite 8- and 16-bit games with the Miyoo Mini: an all-around device with a very appealing price tag.

FPGAs are amazing for retro gaming

How to Geek | 2022-04-03 17:57:42

FPGA stands for field-programmable gate array, a type of integrated circuit that can be reconfigured after manufacture. Unlike a traditional computer chip, FPGAs use programmable logic blocks and interconnects that can be reconfigured to suit a variety of different purposes. In essence, an FPGA can be reprogrammed to act as any type of digital circuit. This can be done over and over again simply by loading a new configuration into RAM to emulate a different type of chip. While older FPGAs used circuit diagrams, new ones use text-based programming to describe the behavior instead. FPGA emulation requires someone to write a “core” for the hardware that reproduces the behavior of original hardware. This process often involves reverse engineering original hardware and even “decapping” where the protective cover on an integrated heat spreader is removed to reveal the die inside. This allows for visual inspection of the integrated circuit to aid in the production of a working FPGA core. This delicate process involves the use of chemicals like sulfuric acid and acetone, heat, respirators, and a lot of patience. Reference images are then taken, and cores are written in a hardware description language (HDL) that can be interpreted by an FPGA.