I’ve been thinking a lot about preserving games and the materials that come with them lately. I have some rare stuff, but not a lot and nothing insanely rare. Often when I go to buy something like the Family Basic or the Nintendo Data Recorder, I look them up, I check out what should come … Read moreGame Preservation
I have managed to collect quite a few Japanese Playstation games the past year, my favorite probably being Parappa the Rapper. I picked it up in a BookOff in Ojima, Japan for 108 yen, that’s about 80 cents, Complete in Box with all extras too! Here in Ireland a CiB PAL version goes for about … Read moreMod your Playstation 1 with an Arduino!
Hey there! I’ve been quite busy since the last post with little time to work away on my games D= I managed to pick up a pretty cheap Virtual Boy and some games, it works great! I am genuinely impressed with the level of 3D and just how clear and crisp the graphics are, especially … Read moreVirtual Boy Stand Fix
You might remember my glitchy Mario from a previous blog post. Basically I thought my copy of Mario 2 was just old and glitchy, but it appears that it’s actually the Famicom Disk System RAM Cart that was causing the issue! I googled it and found this particularly useful blog post by synt4x and I’m … Read moreFix Glitchy Famicom Disk System Sprites!
Hey there! So I recently receive a pretty busted up NGCD and a couple of games, the power port seems wobbly and RGB doesnt pipe out. I also received two NGCD controllers, both of which had directional input issues. I learned online that you can take the pads out of working switches and pop them … Read moreNeo Geo CD Controller Replacement Switches
I recently purchased a Pokemon themed Game Boy Color, the one with Pikachu and Pichu on the screen. It is a bit beat up, some scratches on the screen and the Dpad and buttons were a bit squishy and soft, nothing we can’t fix though and we can give it a little bit of a … Read moreReplace Screen Lens + Buttons on Game Boy Color
I’ve written this guide mainly because I had just a little bit of trouble figuring out the FDS Stick, I’ll try keep it short. Long story short, I expected it to be as easy as plugging it in, a folder pops up, drag games to folder and plug into the RAM Cart and off you … Read moreAdding Games to the FDS Stick
Quick History Lesson Famicom + Famicom Disk System The Famicom Disk System was an addon for the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom) released back in 1986. It used an entirely new system of loading games for the Famicom, in the format of Game Disks, which were essentially a proprietary sized floppy disk. The FDS unit itself … Read moreFamicom Disk System + FDS Stick
Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to give the site a little read. I figured I’d introduce myself and layout some plans for the future! I’m Shane, I’m 31, I like video games. I grew up with 8bit and 16 bit consoles and well, I think they did something to my brain because ever … Read moreWelcome! Lets talk about the future of the site!