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The Second Sound Chip – The Sega Master System and the YM2413

What is a Master System? If you’re reading this in English and you owned a Sega Master System you probably didn’t own the most complete version of the Sega Master System. This isn’t idle snobbery: the Machine that was released outside Japan was notably different Read More ...

A Tale of Three Brawlers

With everything that’s happened last year, it’s been easy to miss some of the more interesting tid-bits – like the universe gifting us updates to three classic 8/16-bit brawlers in the space of 18 months: River City Girls, Streets of Rage 4 and Battle Toads. Read More ...

FatNick’s 2020 in Gaming

Well as a remarkably rubbish year comes to an end it seems suitable to look back at what gaming highlights I can haul out of the wreck. Will these all be new games? No! These won’t even necessarily be things I haven’t played before – Read More ...

Elf Run

Play Elf Run on itch.io Press ‘1’ to start/reset the game and spacebar to jump. Bloody hell it’s that time of year again isn’t it? That means it’s time for… another slightly dodgy Christmas give away! For the unending crapfest that was 2020, I thought Read More ...

180 Free games: Analysis of a Cover Tape Collection

It just so happened that a few weeks ago I had to move my original Zx Spectrum collection out of storage. Faced with a huge plastic crate filled to the brim with cassettes, it suddenly struck me how ridiculous it was that we had some Read More ...

I made An album of Music for the Megadrive, But this is not a Chiptune Album.

I should probably get a bit better at announcing stuff long before I release it, but I’ve just released a brand new album: This is Not a Chiptune Album. Written exclusively for the sound hardware found in a Sega Megadrive, this is not a typical Read More ...

This Is Not a Chiptune Album

12 tracks and 35 minutes of music squeezed into a 4mb ROM file. This is not a chiptune album – This is an album that just happens to be written for the sound chips found in the Sega Megadrive console. Preview Buy/Stream

“Lol, Get a Raspberry PI”

Whenever one of those fancy retro mini consoles is announced there’s always an inevitable comment someone posts in response: Why Don’t You Just get a Raspberry Pi and emulate on that? Some dude on the internet But what happens when you listen to this advice? Read More ...

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