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Podcast Episode #22 – THE 64 with Darren Melbourne [Vintage is the new old] [[source]]


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New podcast!
Darren Melbourne, creator of the C64 DTV, is trying to bring the C64 back with The 64, a reimagining of the Commodore 64 in both console and handheld form. Listen to us talk to him about this new project, and how his history has led to what he’s doing now!

http://sceneworld.org/blog/2016/05/28/podcast-episode-22-the-64-with-darren-melbourne/

“Fee-fi-fo-fum” – I smell a gigantic 6502! [Vintage is the new old] [[source]]


The Monster 6502

The Monster 6502 as presented at Makerfare – Photo by Makezine.com

Eric Schlaepfer has created and built a huge 6502 microprocessor, The Monster 6502 using discrete components. The oversized “chip” measures 12×15 inches and show through LEDs how the iconic 6502 works to process all the data you see in your Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari and many other microcomputers and game consoles we love.

It took a little more than a year from the concept to the fully working machine, which was unveiled last week at the Makerfare in Bay Area, USA. 

“In total, there are 4304 components on the board. There are 3218 transistors and 1019 resistors that comprise the “functional” part of the 6502. In addition to these, there are also LEDs sprinkled throughout that indicate the values of various control lines, registers, and status bits, as well as additional transistors and resistors (not counted in those “functional” totals) that are necessary to drive those LEDs.” – TheMonster6502.com

If you are imagining buying one to create a football-field sized Apple II, the Monster 6502, due to shutterstock_5651812its size, runs at a much lower speed than the original CPU which makes it hard to run Loderunner using it. Also, there are no plans (yet) to sell the Monster 6502 but if that happens, the developer estimates that it would cost between $1,000 and $5,000 dollars!

Also, Eric says that it is not possible to buy one yet. However, he has a link to a mail list where he will notify any potential buyers in case the project turns into a product. Unfortunately, the developer warns that it is not a cheap gadget and estimates that it will cost between $1,000 and $5,000 dollars!

It is an amazing achievement and you can watch a quick presentation of the project watching the video below.

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Link: The Monster 6502

SDCC Exclusives: TMNT Arcade Action Figures [Australian Retro Gamer] [[source]]


Cowabanga, dude! As fans of Konami’s brilliant 4 player TMNT arcade game, we were quite chuffed to hear that NECA would be recreating the arcade game with set pieces in two distinct 4-figure box sets – TMNT Arcade Turtles and the evil Foot Clan action figures. However our excitement soon turned to despair when we learned […]

Scene World Championship 2016 Live on Twitch on 29th of May 2016! [Vintage is the new old] [[source]]


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Scene World Championship 2016 Live on Twitch on 29th of May 2016!
AJ, Joerg and Senad will play classic C64 games. Also included the battle between AJ and Joerg where AJ tries to beat Joerg in Pit Stop II :)

Senad (Team Retroblah) is our special guest this time, who will also be the honored chat host! :) Tune in and enjoy 8 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Either via http://twitch.tv/sceneworld or via our webpage at www.sceneworld.org/twitch

25 Years of Turrican II, The Final Fight – It’s a Pixel THING – Ep.#90 [Vintage is the new old] [[source]]


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As we, retro “stuff” enthusiasts know, time flies. Turrican II was released 25 years ago, and to celebrate that mark and talk about this iconic game, Pedro Loureiro made a new episode of his video series.

It’s a Pixel Thing episode 90 brings a lot of information about that Amiga classic. Pedro doesn’t stop pleasing the game soundtrack and other unique features that made the game a huge success.

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100 games for the Super Famicom [Retro Treasures] [[source]]


One hundred game cartridges for the Nintendo Super Famicom are being auctioned wholesale over at eBay. Not surprisingly some pretty amazing are included among the 100 you'll be getting for Nintendo's 16-bit wonder. You know, games such as R-Type, Final Fantasy IV, Mystic Quest, Darius Twin, Chrono Trigger and BomberMan 4.
Seller ships to North America, Europe, Japan and Brasil.

First confirmed booth for the 49th users meeting [AAMSX] [[source]]


Here we've got the first confirmed booths. Lets start with La Gaseta, with the 3rd issue of his magazine, mainly focused on the development for the MSX computers. This time, everything is around a new development: SpBattle Myos Simplicity, a futuristic RPG.

The next one is msxcalamar, the perfect booth to find those spares always needed for the msx users. Wires, disk drives, rubbers, adaptors or power supplies are quite common.


Let's continue with Alma de Origami, booth specialized on merchandising, hamas, origami, andcustomizable clothes, most of them related with the msx world

Finally, we've got gamexploitation, the youtube channel about retro videogames that usually analizes the differents versions of the same videogames, and try to explain why you should try them.

 

Neo Turf Masters Tees Off On Mobile Devices [Australian Retro Gamer] [[source]]


Cast your mind back to a woman announcing, “On the gween!” as your golf ball lands close to the hole in Nazca’s classic, Neo Turf Masters – oh the memory! Well guess what, French retro gaming revivalists, DotEmu are bringing the Neo Geo classic golf game to your iOS and Android mobile devices. So stay […]

Mindtaker will be presented at E3, yay! [RELEVO Videogames] [[source]]


Today we are announcing our synergy with Virtualware in order to co-produce and co-develop Mindtaker, our upcoming project for PS4 in which we are currently focused while finishing the HD version of Baboon! for PS4. We are pretty sure you’ll love the story, atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of this horror exploration game, along with the high-end quality finish we can achieve thanks to our partner! So we are really glad to be part of this adventure!

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Jon Cortázar (Relevo, Director) and Unai Extremo (Virtualware, CEO) shake hands

In other news, the project will have the support of PlayStation as it has been included inside the PlayStation Talents program. Also, as members of PlayStation Alianzas initiative, we will be part of a great trip to Los Angeles organized by PlayStation along with other gamedev studios, in order to attend the E3 and show our games there! Obviously this is the best chance to present Mindtaker’s first teaser trailer and details, so stay tuned for more information about Mindtaker and our presence in the biggest videogame event in the world!

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PlayStation Talents everywhere! We are ready for the E3!

Last but not least Jon Cortázar held a fun and nice chat about our story and milestones at Relevo inside the Programa Experto program of Factoria Cultural, in Madrid. It was really cool to meet so talented people and be able to talk about the videogame industry and its opportunities!

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Quite a few interesting news at Relevo! Remember that the best way to stay up to date on all things Relevo and interact with us is to follow our twitter account!

Commodore 64 4Kb “Crap” Game competition! [Vintage is the new old] [[source]]


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The season of game development competition is open, with many compos for many platforms. This one is being organized by Reset Magazine with the theme “Craptastic”, which features the traditional crap game competition that is found on other platforms as well.

The games can only use 4Kb of memory which limits a lot the use of graphics, but it is enough for those who have a lot of creativity!

The deadline is Oct 1st, 2016, so get crap-coding!

The official rules and more information can be obtained following the link below.

Link: Lemon64 Post
Link: Official Rules

PAC-MAN 256 Coming To Consoles And PC [Australian Retro Gamer] [[source]]


PAC-MAN 256, the popular mobile game made by Aussie developers Hipster Whale and 3 Sprockets, is coming to consoles (PS4, Xbox One) and PC (via Steam) as a digital release on 21 June 2016. This version will include an additional local co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. Beware of the glitch! Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe on YouTube via MCV […]

Boxed Earthbound (SNES): The Bundle [Retro Treasures] [[source]]


Earthbound is a famously rare and excellent 16-bit RPG for the Nintendo Super NES, and a game you can pay a lot for and grab via this Earthbound (SNES) eBay auction. Interestingly, it's the big box version of the game, the one including both the manual and Player's Guide, that's on offer here, and even more interestingly it's been bundled with a couple of amiibos and five pearl-art characters.
Seller ships to many places worldwide.