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Developed by Atari Veteran Curt Vendel and his company Legacy Engineering the Atari flashback 2 launched in 2004, improving vastly over the original flashback and still a favorite among the retro Atari crowd today when compared to newer flashback iterations. Features included real Atari-on-a chip hardware, Classic Atari 2600 modes (difficulty switches, black & white), 40 built-in Atari 2600 games, original controller capability, and originally had plains to include a catridge slot to play additional Atari 2600 games. While the plans to include a cart slot at launch were eventually scrapped to meet the projected Holiday 2004 release date and to limit production costs, fortunately it is rather straightforward to add the slot yourself, with all the required solder points visibly noted on the board itself. Read More →

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Up first in our continuing series of Sega Nomad Mods is adding in a new replacement 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!
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M. Night Shymalan has been signed onto the Warner Home Video studios to direct the next trio of Batman games, as reported by TMZ.com. 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.
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It’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. Read More →

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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. Read More →