1. MiSTer - what is it?

    Yesterday at 10:05 AM
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    From their wiki:MiSTer is an open project that aims to recreate various classic computers, game consoles and arcade machines, using modern hardware. It allows software and game images to run as they would on original hardware, using peripherals such as mice, keyboards, joysticks and other ...
  2. Arcade Retro Clock: Astrosmash guided missile update

    02-23-2021 at 11:20 AM
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    I worked on the guided missile functions last night. I now have three different sprites that the game chooses from when spawning a guided missile. Still tweaking and fiddling with the speeds. Enjoy!
  3. Arcade Retro Clock: Astrosmash

    02-23-2021 at 10:50 AM
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    I had a large Adafruit LED matrix sitting in my desk for a number of years. This is the same panel that you would find in one of those giant Space Invader games. I have the hardware necessary to run it, I just was intimidated about the soldering. My eyes aint as young as they used to be and ...
  4. What the future has in store for Datagod and Twin Galaxies

    02-23-2021 at 08:02 AM

    I am looking forward to this next chapter in my Twin Galaxies journey. I have had plenty of time to think things over during my exile on the Isle of Patmos. 6 months is a long time in our technological world, and I greatly missed blogging about new consoles, raspberry pi projects and general ...
  5. Howdy folks!

    02-23-2021 at 07:11 AM
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    I am back and looking forward to sharing my travel photos, projects, and other odds and ends.
  6. Retrowave / Synthwave

    08-21-2020 at 11:09 AM never thought I would be a fan of chiptunes or synth music in general, but I am absolutely hooked. This 17 hour playlist is always on while I work, or am outside in the pool. Sure, I mix it up a bit with Megadeth ...
  7. Interesting new game: Remote Life

    08-21-2020 at 10:08 AM
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    I bit the bullet and spent the 5 bucks to get this game. I really enjoy it. I love shooters so I was eager to use my x-arcade tankstick, but sadly one of the controls requires aiming with a mouse or an analogue stick. So I used the X-Box controller instead and quickly got into the flow of ...
  8. Space Invaders: Octopus and Squids

    08-20-2020 at 08:57 PM
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    I am watching the first episode of High Score on Netflix. The creator of Space Invaders shows how the aliens are actually sea creatures! Very interesting.

  9. 3D Printing: NES Case

    08-16-2020 at 09:53 PM
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    James shows his latest design: NES case for a Raspberry Pi.
  10. Arcade Expo 5.0: A couple of unseen photos

    08-16-2020 at 09:50 PM
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    I was browsing through some old photos and saw these. I don't think I shared them before as they were a little fuzzy. I am pretty picky.

  11. 3D Printing

    08-15-2020 at 10:14 PM
    One of 2 parts to a Wii stand. This was printed on my 3D printer. Very cool watching it come into existence.
  12. Dealing with Grief and loss

    08-14-2020 at 12:51 PM
    I know this is a video game site, and we all know what recently happened involving a former community member. I don't want to give that any more attention.We have all suffered losses in our lives. Loss of a loved one, loss of a friend. Close family members. Sudden and tragic, or from a prolonged ...
  13. Raspberry Pi: Scraping Images

    08-12-2020 at 12:54 PM
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    In the Raspberry Pi emulation world, most of the major front ends support the scraping of media files in order to make the display menu more interesting. Box art, marquees, game play videos, they are all available to augment your collection of roms.These files have been collected and tweaked by ...

    Updated 08-12-2020 at 01:35 PM by datagod

  14. The joy of building

    08-11-2020 at 07:40 PM

    My latest Raspberry Pi powered RecalBox. 40+ systems emulated plus screen art, bezels, intro videos, etc.

    Here is is next to a previous version, and a real cartridge for size comparison. The smaller one is running RetroPi and has been configured to output to CRT.

    This one has ...
  15. King of Kong!

    08-08-2020 at 08:18 AM

    This is actually a really catch tune! Hats off to the performers.
  16. Amico delayed, but looks cool

    08-07-2020 at 12:49 PM
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    The system won't be ready for prime time until 15th of April 2021 sadly. I am still very interested. This does not look like vapourware to me. Lets see who comes out first. Atari VCS or Amico. I look forward to reliving my youth, fighting over which system was better. Intellivision!!! ...
  17. Drum Solo!

    08-07-2020 at 12:08 PM
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    My favorite part of the King of Kong is Steve Weibe's drum solo. Here he does one an a regular size kit.
  18. Arcade Culture: Donkey Kong Musical

    08-07-2020 at 12:03 PM

    Another highly entertaining adaptation of the King of Kong. These ladies really do a good job. The audience is in stitches.
    KING OF KONG: THE MUSICAL is written by Amber Ruffin & Lauren Van Kurin and directed by Brendan Hunt Featuring Lauren Van Kurin and Amber Ruffin

  19. Arcade Culture: It never stops being entertaining

    08-07-2020 at 09:32 AM

    What I find so interesting about the arcade world is the communities that have sprung up in support of ancient machines and games.Some of us grew up next to an arcade, some only heard about them from the old timers. But now they have made a comeback and people outside of the arcade world are contributing ...
  20. Comic Relief

    08-05-2020 at 05:47 PM
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    Interjecting some much needed humor on Triple Planets.
  21. Retro Pie: Conected to Sony Trinitron CRT

    08-02-2020 at 08:24 PM
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    Over the weekend I had a breakthrough in my quest to get 240p or 480p out of a raspberry pi to a CRT.

    There are 4 ways to get video from a Raspberry Pi. HDMI, Composite, using a header, or dircectly soldering to some video out posts. I tried the HDMI route but kept failing.

    I ...

    Updated 08-02-2020 at 08:36 PM by datagod

  22. Exciting times: CRT Journey

    08-02-2020 at 10:07 AM
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    Just wanted to give a quick update. I managed to get my Raspberry Pi to output 240p, so emulated console games look fantastic on a CRT.I'll post all the details later tonight. Right now I am out on a rescue run, picking up a whole whack of Atari paddles.
  23. New Podcast: The Game Scholar

    07-31-2020 at 11:32 AM
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  24. Because we just don't celebrate Donkey Kong enough

    07-31-2020 at 09:23 AM

    Since my internment at Triple Planets Re-education camp, I have come to appreciate the finer things in life. Like Donkey Kong Watch games, Donkey Kong 64 rap battles, and this wonderful work of modern art: Arcade Fire: Redemption of Billy Mitchell*Note: My stance has not changed regarding Billy ...
  25. Antisocial: Arcade Fired episode

    07-31-2020 at 09:16 AM
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    Tune in to this week's latest episode of Antisocial. Datagod discusses his adventures with a high school drama queen that likes to violate copyright laws. I mean, we all do of course. Have you EVER paid for sheet music? Come on. And every time you hum Happy Birthday some little old ...
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