Last updated: 02MAY2021
The ArkOS custom firmware final release has now arrived for the Anbernic RG351P and RG351M devices. Now that development has stopped for these platforms, here is a definitive guide to set up and tweak this powerful operating system to meet your needs.
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Let’s take a deep dive into the latest controller from 8BitDo, and see if it’s really as good as people say. We’ll also compare it against my other favorite budget controller, the BIGBIG Won Elitist S.
Links to buy:
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8BitDo Pro 2
BIGBIG Won Elitist S
My wife wanted a projector to watch movies outside in a socially distanced setting with friends, but I wanted a projector to play retro games with the kids. This is what we ended up getting. And yes, even gamers go outdoors sometimes.
BUY ONE HERE
SUPER CONSOLE X STICK
Note that I have seen the price fluctuate a lot on Amazon lately, so keep an eye out for deals. You could always set up a price watch with camelcamelcamel.com to make sure you get the best possible price.
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Last updated: 01MAY2021 (see Changelog for details)
This tutorial will show you how to safely and permanently jailbreak/mod your device so that you can run RetroArch or other emulators, plus load backups of your PS Vita, PSP, and PS1 games.
This guide is intended for the PS Vita 1000 and PS Vita 2000 models. The PS TV setup is mostly the same, but there are some slight differences in the process; because I’ve never used a PS TV, I would recommend looking elsewhere for the jailbreak instructions. This tutorial is written for Windows users, but Mac users can also follow this guide. When the process deviates for Mac users, I have provided relevant instructions and adjustments.
Note that each of these tutorials are written in a specific order. For example, you will need VitaShell installed to run certain tools, and so those instructions are found above the other tutorials. Long story short: if you just jump into a specific section and it references things you don’t understand (like VitaShell, AutoPlugin, etc.), then scroll up a bit to find those particular instructions.
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This controller has a silly name, but it may be my favorite sub-$50 controller. It has wide compatibility, superb craftsmanship, and features that are actually useful. Let’s take a deep dive on all the things I like about it, and a few of the things I’m not super excited about.
Buy the device here, and be sure to use code QY3QJ6HY for an additional 10% off.
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351ELEC has closed its project for future updates. Let’s take a look at this final build of the operating system, the legacy it leaves behind, and where we go from here.
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Last updated: 23APR2021
Today we’re going to discuss systems like PlayStation 1, Dreamcast, Sega CD, and TurboGrafx-CD (PC Engine CD). Let’s organize your files and learn how to switch discs in multi-disc games, too.
This guide applies to any RK3326 retro handheld system, such as the RG351 series, PowKiddy RGB10, ODROID Go Advance/Super, and so on. This will also apply to any device that runs an EmulationStation frontend, such as the Super Console X. The video primarily focuses on the 351ELEC firmware for the RG351 devices, but can be applied to ArkOS, EmuELEC, RetroOZ, or any other EmulationStation-based operating system that runs on these devices.
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If you’re looking to improve the user experience for the Anbernic RG351V, custom firmware is the way to go. Let’s look at the three new options available to you, how to install them, and figure out which one is best for you.
Buy an RG351V here!
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