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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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A helpful, step-by-step guide with lovingly hand drawn illustrations and detailed photographs by your friend Triton. Now If you’re viewing this article, you’ve read the back of the business card that you received when you purchased the NES A/V mod kit from us, or followed along in the NES AV Mod Part I: Building guide and made your own. Ready to continue your journey to better video output quality on your Toploader NES?
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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 visibility, 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 the ugly tumor of a battery pack that just hangs out, jutting from the back.
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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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Stop by the Midwest Gaming Classic this weekend, as in the Benheck Experience area 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 actually pretty easy to build yourself, but I’ve gone and made it even easier by providing a pre-wired and assembled kits, with step by step directions on how to install the board in your NES yourself. Not feeling that adventurous? Bring your NES2 to the show where we will also be doing live installations!
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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.
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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 →