How to create a PC for retro games

Retro’s not just for fashion, it’s for games too. Nathan Taylor shows you how to create your own retro gaming PC for cheap and turn it into your favourite old console using emulation.

Retro gamepad turns your iPhone into a Nintendo NES

ThinkGeek and ION Audio — the people behind the original April-Fools-prank-becomes-real-product iCade arcade cabinet for the iPad — have now released a smaller cheaper gamepad for all iOS and (most) Android devices. The iCade 8-Bitty gamepad resembles a vintage analogue gaming controller such as you’d find on an 8-bit home console like the Nintendo Entertainment…

How to turn your tablet into an old-school gaming console

And you know what? It’s still a great game! Let’s take a moment to think back on the great games of yesteryear… Sonic 2 Contra (ahem) Legend of Zelda Altered Beast… but why leave those games unplayed? With advances in mobile hardware over the last few years it’s become possible to have every single childhood…

How to make an app: what dev tools do professional app makers use?

Smartphone makers may be rushing out upgrades to their mobile operating systems as quickly as they can write them but developers face different challenges both in keeping up with the changes and maintaining the appropriate tools necessary to keep them up to speed. And while each smartphone vendor offers its own toolsets and assistance for…

Australian “Arcade Table” runs old arcade games on silicon, not emulation

Kerpow bling beep.  If you are old enough to remember spending most of your pocket money at the Pinny Arcade back in the 80s or want a taste of what retro-gaming was really all about then the Absobu Arcade Table may be exactly what you are looking for.Retro-gaming is definitely possible on the PC using…