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Building My Ultimate GBA

By Trevor Harley | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first video game console my parents ever bought me was a Nintendo Game Boy. My sister and I each got one for Christmas one year. I got the original grey model and she got the clear model, and from that day forward I loved handheld gaming. The years went by and on another exciting Christmas morning I unwrapped a teal Game Boy Color and fell in love all over again. A few short years later, Nintendo released the Game Boy Advance and as I…

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Changing Save Batteries in Video Game Cartridges

How to Change Video Game Cartridge Save Batteries

By Trevor Harley | December 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

In gaming, there is nothing more devastating than losing a save file you worked hard on. In retro cartridge based gaming, save files are generally stored on the cartridge and a small amount of power is supplied to the cartridge by an on board battery to retain the data. Today, some of these batteries are 30 years old and a lot of them are at the end of their life cycle. Once that battery dies, your save files die with it. I have had this…

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NESRGB AV Famicom and Cap Kit

Cleaning, Re-Capping and RGB Modding an AV Famicom

By Trevor Harley | December 11, 2017 | 6 Comments

In 1993, Nintendo released new and improved revisions of both the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and the Nintendo Famicom in Japan. North America got the NES-101, more commonly referred to as the Top Loader, while Japan got the HVC-101, more commonly referred to as the AV Famicom. Both models vastly improved upon their older counterparts and are absolutely fantastic pieces of hardware. The AV Famicom is my favourite NES hardware revision. I think it looks a little sleeker than the Top Loader and…

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Mighty Final Fight Title Screen

Mighty Final Fight Review – NES

By Trevor Harley | December 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

Mighty Final Fight Final Fight is an arcade classic that has been beloved in the gaming community since it hit arcades in 1989. It was ported to the SNES and even received two sequels on the system, but did you know it was also ported to the NES? In July of 1993 Capcom released Mighty Final Fight for the NES, a more lighthearted spin on the Final Fight story with a colourful chibi art style.  PLOT Being that Mighty Final Fight is a port of…

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Extron Crosspoint C-Sync Testing Setup

Testing Extron Crosspoint C-Sync Output

By Trevor Harley | August 24, 2017 | 16 Comments

If retro gaming in RGB is a hobby you enjoy you have probably experienced the problem of having fewer inputs available on your monitor or upscaler than RGB enabled consoles you want to have hooked up. The natural solution is to find some sort of switch box and many of us have turned to using RGB matrix switchers made by professional AV equipment manufacturer Extron. The Crosspoint series of switchers by Extron have become incredibly popular among retro gamers due to their high number of…

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N64 RGB Mod Comparison

By Trevor Harley | July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to getting the best picture quality possible out of your Nintendo 64 there are a number of different options. The path you choose depends on how you want to play and what version of the console you own. In the world of analog video signals, RGB is king. If you are new to the RGB gaming community and would like an introduction to what it is all about then head over to this page where I layout the basics of what you need…

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Introduction to RGB Gaming

An Introduction to RGB Gaming

By Trevor Harley | June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are interested in retro gaming as a hobby or just looking to satisfy a nostalgic craving to play some of your old Nintendo cartridges and have just connected an old console directly to a modern display, you have probably come to realize that your old games don’t look as good as you remember. I am not talking about the graphical style by any means because to my eyes, that has aged perfectly. What I am referring to is the video quality itself. Loads…

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Nintendo Game Boy Color

Complete Game Boy Color Library List

By Trevor Harley | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Complete Game Boy Color Library List

  A complete list of all games released for the Nintendo Game Boy Color in North America. This list includes GBC exclusives and non exclusives. The list can be sorted, searched and easily copied into a spreadsheet to help you when hunting for games in the wild. If you find any errors in any of our console library lists please let us know through our contact page.

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By Trevor Harley | April 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Wallpapers

NES Games Super Famicom Games Snail Tooth Gaming Chrono Trigger NES Games Virtual Boy Games The Power Glove Nintendo Games SNES Games AV Famicom Nintendo Power

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First Impressions of the Nintendo Switch

By Trevor Harley | March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Nintendo Switch is finally out and I have had the pleasure of playing it over this past weekend. It was really great that Nintendo decided to launch the Switch worldwide on a Friday, instead of a Sunday as they have in the past. I was lucky enough to receive my Nintendo Switch and my copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Master Edition on launch day after pre-ordering online from EB Games. Others were not so lucky, including Taylor, and won’t…

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