How to install your NES 2 A/V mod

A helpful, step by step guide by your friend Triton. with lovingly hand draw illustrations and photographs also by Triton. Now If you’re reading this you’ve read the back of the business card you received with “the item” (aka the NES AV mod kit you bought at MGC) and are now ready to begin your journey to better video output quality on your Toploader NES…After the Jump


Sega Nomad Mods II: Internal Battery

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nomad mod 0Look Ma! No wires or packs!

We’ve seen the LCD mod and how beautiful a thing it is, as well as how much it improves the power consumption of the Nomad.

So with this new-found efficiency and screen quality, what more could you want?

Why, a power source that doesn’t create clutter, that’s what!
Here, we’re going to demonstrate how to install a permanent set of internal batteries and forever eliminate the need for a clunky wall-wart or ugly tumor of a battery pack.

First things first, the items you’ll be needing.

1.) Tools
- Everything you had used for the LCD mod, plus a rotary tool of some kind, such as a Dremel.
2.) Parts
- x2 Lithium Ion Cells (Link)
-x1 Lithium Protection PCB (Link)
-A charger for the batteries (link)
Note:the plugs available with this charge may be too big to fit the Nomad’s power plug, so you may have to nab an extra Genesis power brick and switch the plugs around.

OK, now that we know what we’re going to need, let’s get started! (more…)

Sega Nomad Mods I: New LCD Screen

beforeafterUp first in our series of Sega Nomad Mods is a new LCD screen.  The stock Nomad screen, while better than the screen featured on the Sega Gamegear (which isn’t saying much, really), it was still a blurry, washed out mess. Thankfully, we have arrived onto the future and screen technology is vastly improved, cheaper, and widely available. Let’s get started!


NES2 (Toploader) A/V mods @MGC

Thats right, The AV mods featured in my article right here will be available for purchase at the Midwest Gaming Classic this April 12th and 13th! this mod is pretty easy to build yourself, but I’ve gone and made it even easier by providing the kit pre-wired and assembled, with step by step directions on how to install the board in your NES. Price for the basic kit will be $20.00, or $40.00 installed.  Add a power LED for only $5.00 more! I will be accepting cash and credit/debit at the show! see you there!

NES 2 Toploader A/V mod

Thats right Boys and Girls,  Toploader NES A/V mods! Get all the benefits of the  NES-101 (It actually works when you put a game in!) with none of the drawbacks! sporting a sleek stylish 3.5mm phono jack for composite video output and mono sound, and now with 100% more power LED. More info on the mod and some pretty pictures after the jump.



Your Favorite Games, now directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Waht a TwistM. Night Shymalan has been signed onto the Warner Home Video studios to direct the next trio of Batman games, as reported by The next game, due out in 2015, called Batman: Arkham’s Argo, Batman goes undercover as Bruce Wayne to scout Commercially Zoned land for sale in the outskirts of Gotham in attempt to expand the Wayne Enterprises Empire, but secretly looking for the location of a new Batcave. How would the Video game landscape change if Shymalan directed other video game franchises? We investigate in this PortablesofDoom exclusive.


PortablesOfDoom at Midwest Gaming Classic 2014

MGC-BannerLogoSmImagine a normal hotel filled to capacity with everything Video Game related. Hundreds of Pinball and Arcade Machines on Free Play, just about every console released set up for display, tournaments, LAN matches, cosplay, live gaming podcasts, guest speakers and presentations, and a huge vendor area. That is the Midwest Gaming Classic! (more…)

Misadventures in Collecting I

snesdirtyvt9It’s no secret that thrift stores can be a bountiful connection for the Retro Collector, be it Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army, Value Village, and the like. While you can find some pretty neat stuff over time, you usually have to wade though some questionable items to find something nice. This being a technology based website most of the items featured in this series will be of that nature; broken lamps, ugly furniture, and used home ovulation kits notwithstanding. (more…)

Real Holographic Simulated Evil PortablesOfDoom Is Back

Welcome to the new Portables of Doom. Founded in early 2003, Abbibi vs. the Portables of Doom was set up as a information hub for console portables, featuring various projects, concepts, and guides in a conglomeration of many portable video game systems and the means of constructing them. Acting as a sister site to other portables of the time such as the original Benheck Atari VCSp, Tighe’s NESp, and Kevtris’ Portendo, PortablesofDoom contained valuable information on many areas of portablizing from motherboard sizes and trimming guides, voltages, and various pinouts for many consoles ranging from Atari 2600 to the Nintendo Gamecube. (more…)


Sega_Dreamcast_logoIn alphabetical order, so I really don’t have to do anything

102 Dalmations Puppies to the Rescue
18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker
4 Wheel Thunder
4×4 Evolution
Aerowings 2: Airstrike
Airforce Delta
Alien Front Online
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes
Atari Anniversary Edition
Bang! Gunship Elite (more…)