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Retro console Retron 5 accused of stealing open-source emulator code

Hyperkin’s Retron 5 console has found itself at the centre of an emulation code dispute. Game Politics reports that the company has been accused of stealing code from a number of open-source emulators including the SNES9x (SNES), FCEUMM/FCEUX (NES), VBA NEXT (Game Boy Advance), GenesisPlusGX (Mega Drive and assorted Sega …

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PSOne, PS2 and PS4 titles could be added to PS Now streaming service

Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service will expand to offer games from all PlayStation generations. That’s according to VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel who told Game Informer that the current PS3-only offer is just the beginning. In our plans going forward we’re looking at everything so there’s the real …

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New Sony patent tackles cloud-based emulation

Could 2014 be the year that streamed PS3 games arrive on PS4? A new Sony patent entitled ‘Suspending State of Cloud-Based Legacy Applications’ spotted by IGN that was filed in 2012 but published yesterday details the process of introducing new content” into classic games that are being streamed from the …

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UK retailer offering ROM-based retro game cartridges

Funstock has announced a range of (legally dubious) retro games cartridges that work with original console hardware. It offers products for Sega’s Mega Drive, GameGear and Master System as well as Nintendo’s N64, SNES and NES, and the PC Engine. It works by allowing users to download ROMs onto a …

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Blaze and Tommo fight back in Neo Geo X dispute

Tommo and Blaze have rebutted SNK’s attempts to shut down the Neo Geo X console. MCV yesterday reported that SNK had issued notice of the withdrawl of its licensing agreement for the retro console, demanding an immediate cease to its manufacture, distribution and sale. This morning, however, both its American …

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RetroN 5 console delayed to December

Hyperkin has set an official release for its near-all-in-one old school RetroN 5 console, and it’s not in line with Amazon’s listing from last week. The (currently unavailable) pre-order page that briefly appeared on Amazon listed the console’s release date as October 31st. Hyperkin has since confirmed the date was …

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Activision reacquires King’s Quest rights, Telltale reboot canned

Activision has recovered the rights to the King’s Quest franchise from Telltale Games, as The Walking Dead developer has confirmed it is no longer working on anything related to rebooting the classic adventure series. Steve Allison, Telltale’s Senior VP of publishing, toldDigital Trendsthat the studio returned the IP to Activision …

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RetroN 5 adds Famicom to Nintendo and Sega cartridge slots

Hyperkin’s RetroN 4 console reveal earlier this month turned out to be only part of the story. The company today unveiled the RetronN 5, which adds an additional cartridge slot for Japanese Famicom games. That’s in addition to the previously confirmed slots for NES, SNES, GBA, and Sega Genesis cartridges. …

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RetroN 4 console revealed, plays Nintendo and Sega cartridges

Video game peripherals company Hyperkin has announced the RetroN 4, a console that allows you to play NES, SNES, Game Boy Advance, and Sega Genesis cartridges on a television through HDMI. The RetroN 4 will pack cartridge slots for each of the aforementioned systems, two controller ports for each console, …

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Sega releasing retro console themed laptops in Japan

Sega returns to the hardware market”. We very nearly went with that headline on this one. Because it’s kind of true. No, the company isn’t launching a new console. Nor it is reissuing the Dreamcast or Saturn. What it is doing, however, is releasing four PC laptops with retro console …

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