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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. Last year, Hudson snuck a selection of Turbografx-16 games onto the PlayStation Store, playable on both PS3 and PSP. It's a very small selection in North America at just ten games (this is the first c...

September 25th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Firmware version 6.3 is out and as Fist Full of Potions points out, something's rotten in Denmark -- or very sweet, depending on how you feel about Japanese consoles of yesteryear. The update allows you to "group content" by putting your games into specific folders corresponding to platform, but al...

June 29th 2010 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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In addition to PSOne games and made-for-PSN games, the Japanese PlayStation Store features a modest selection of games from NEC/Hudson's PC Engine system, in its "PC Engine Archives." In a massive update, Sony is adding 1/7 of the games from another NEC console, the SuperGrafx. Okay, so it's just on...

April 15th 2010 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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[Castlevania Dungeon] No, the world's most famous vampire wasn't judged unsuitable for families. Rather, it's a long-awaited hint of a localized Virtual Console release for Dracula X: Rondo of Blood. The legendary PC Engine Castlevania game came out in Japan in April 2008, but never made it to the...

December 22nd 2009 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Modder "Bacteria" took a PSOne LCD screen and made something truly wonderful with it: a portable Turbografx-16 system called the "IntoGrafx" that can play both Japanese and American games. It features the standard two-button controller, with turbo switches, and a 5.4" screen. It's a nice compromise...

July 30th 2009 at 9:36am 0 Comments
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The Japanese PlayStation Store features a ridiculously huge selection of old PlayStation games, especially compared to the paltry selection on the American store. Now, it's getting old games that weren't even on the PlayStation, in what appears to be a tentative step toward a Sony Virtual Console.So...

July 15th 2009 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Finally, the ultimate dream of all iPhone owners has come to pass: TurboGrafx-16 emulation. Thanks once again to the massive talents at ZodTTD, Apple's phone has gotten another piece of the emulator puzzle in the form of Temper4iphone, a fully functioning recreation of everyone's favorite under-per...

May 30th 2008 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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Finally, the ultimate dream of all iPhone owners has come to pass: TurboGrafx-16 emulation. Thanks once again to the massive talents at ZodTTD, Apple's phone has gotten another piece of the emulator puzzle in the form of Temper4iphone, a fully functioning recreation of everyone's favorite under-per...

May 30th 2008 at 10:10am 0 Comments

The guys at Touch Arcade are at it again -- this time, ZodTTD has ported temper, a TurboGrafx-16 emulator, to the iPhone, and as you can see above, this means something amazing: Bonk on the touchscreen. Sounds like the audio has a few little glitches, but seems like the controls and graphics are wor...

May 28th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Fresh off its abridged port of visual novel Fate/Stay Night: Trial Edition, Multiple: Option has posted another homebrew adaptation of a text-heavy game, Snatcher Pilot Disk.This release is based on the PC-Engine demo of Hideo Kojima and Konami's acclaimed adventure title, but uses still images from...

March 7th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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"What, this?" A pilgrimage to the world's gaming mecca turns sour for a trio of German Swiss otaku who are arrested in Akihabara after posting PC Engine flyers (directing readers to the group's fansite) onto a construction site wall.[Via insert credit]

November 6th 2007 at 4:28pm 0 Comments