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  1. Cost is roughly 100 USD. I just did a quick...

    Cost is roughly 100 USD. I just did a quick writeup over on http://retrogamingroundup.com/blog/ detailing my initial thoughts. I am still waiting on the replacement board.
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    I had a good laugh at the economics segment in my...

    I had a good laugh at the economics segment in my email. For the record, I meant 40 grand could buy a house OR two cars OR a near complete NES library, not all of the above, but I'll take that one...
  3. Another update, more good and bad. First the...

    Another update, more good and bad. First the bad: the devices screen has failed. Did some troubleshooting, including a complete teardown and rebuild, with the same issue: a black screen but HDMI...
  4. Mine showed up today, here are my initial...

    Mine showed up today, here are my initial thoughts. A more detailed review will hopefully be going up this weekend on the RGR Blog.

    Pros: Very easy assembly. It's possible to have ready to go in...
  5. Sticky: Should be there. Hopefully part 1 of the Raspi...

    Should be there. Hopefully part 1 of the Raspi Boy review will be up on the blog by than as well.
  6. I have a tracking number on mine and it is...

    I have a tracking number on mine and it is currently in Chicago. USPS estimates a delivery date of by this Friday, possibly before. I am working on a 64 gig card and building an image for it, and...
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    Poll: The original I have fond memories of, just...

    The original I have fond memories of, just because it was one of the first 3 arcade machines I played as a child, along with Joust and Super Dodgeball
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    Poll: I would have chosen Street Fighter, the original...

    I would have chosen Street Fighter, the original arcade machine. The later versions of the game used standard buttons, but the original release used a pressure sensitive pad to determine whether you...
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    Good times.

    Good times.
  10. Another update: shipping began on 7-29, however,...

    Another update: shipping began on 7-29, however, the shipping company can only push out 3 to 5 hundred units a week. I believe the number sold was around 1500 units. Again, when I get mine I will...
  11. Poll: I liked how Golden Axe added an extra level in...

    I liked how Golden Axe added an extra level in the Genesis version.
  12. Looks like they are preparing to ship this week. ...

    Looks like they are preparing to ship this week. Once I receive mine I will do a review for the forum and the RGR Blog. I will be testing using both the Raspberry Pi 0 and the Pi 0 W which has...
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    Glad to see the tribute to Keith. He always...

    Glad to see the tribute to Keith. He always looked so happy, and you could tell he was in the hobby for the fun of it and not to make a buck.

    I'm guessing Pac-Man 2600 isn't in the top arcade...
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    A list of what may be all Vector based arcade...

    A list of what may be all Vector based arcade games is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Vector_arcade_games

    Based on your description, I am looking at Aztarac (no yellow on...
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    It depends a lot on what you want to spend. ...

    It depends a lot on what you want to spend. Right now the Neo Geo X runs around 250 USD. Some hunting can get you the original Neo Geo for around that price if you are patient. I've given up on...
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    Pulling it down now, will give it a listen while...

    Pulling it down now, will give it a listen while working on the next few chapters of History of Trek Games book. Looking forward to listening to the top ten as I am not very familiar with the BBC...
  17. Thanks. I was pretty surprised when Amazon...

    Thanks. I was pretty surprised when Amazon approved a physical version, as it is a fairly short read (around 30 pages or so, but all text). Still pretty glad with how it came out. Right now I am...
  18. My first book released on Amazon! Free preview chapter inside!

    I am excited to say the short book I wrote on my childhood in gaming has been approved for release by Amazons digital Kindle marketplace! Also, Amazon has approved a physical version of the book as...
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    A quick correction from Live News, the recently...

    A quick correction from Live News, the recently free version of Starcraft does NOT require steam to play.
  20. Yes, there is video out. It uses the Mini HDMI...

    Yes, there is video out. It uses the Mini HDMI port on the Pi Zero for video output. Also the unit itself has 2 USB ports for extra controllers, and there is an add-on kit to add a third USB port...
  21. Project has had some minor delays, but I am...

    Project has had some minor delays, but I am holding faith that I will get my kit sometime this summer. Dev has given constant updates, including video of them making the case mold (which has been...
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    Poll: What, no Herbie? 1839 Seriously, Yars...

    What, no Herbie?

    1839

    Seriously, Yars Revenge for me.
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    Hardware flashback reply: I loved the recent...

    Hardware flashback reply: I loved the recent segment as I just bought a new laptop this week. I went a little newer than what Scott did, but still got a Thinkpad, the X230. It has a third...
  24. Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33-VuvmquUI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33-VuvmquUI
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    Loaded up Atic Atac. There are similarities to...

    Loaded up Atic Atac. There are similarities to the gameplay, but I wouldn't say its the same game. Atic Atac can be beaten in under 10 minutes, and items and character modifiers are limited. Isaac...
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