Anbernic RG351MP — First Impressions and Comparison

Anbernic RG351MP — First Impressions and Comparison

Seemingly out of nowhere, the RG351MP (“Metal Pro”) dropped from the sky. This device has the oft-requested 4:3 aspect / 640×480 display but in a horizontal form factor. So is this device getting, or would it be better to grab an older (and cheaper) handheld instead? Let’s find out.

Anbernic official (AliExpress)
Anbernic official (eBay)
Anbernic direct

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Blackview BL5000 review & Dimensity 700 chipset emulation testing

Blackview BL5000 review & Dimensity 700 chipset emulation testing

The new Blackview BL5000 is being marketed as a gaming phone. With its Dimensity 700 chipset, let’s test how it runs game emulation and whether it earns the “gaming phone” tag.

Check out the BL5000 here (non-affiliate link)

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Super Console X Mini PC Review

Super Console X Mini PC Review

The Super Console X Mini PC is a repackaged version of the popular Chuwi LarkBox Pro PC but with a customized 2TB hard drive filled to the brim with retro games. Let’s take a deep dive review and see how well this impressively small PC does when it comes to playing advanced systems like PSP, GameCube, Dreamcast, N64, PS2, and even Steam PC games.

Buy one here
Also on Amazon (more expensive but faster)
2TB loaded HDD
Wired controller

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Super Console X Cube Review: $52 Plug-and-Play Emulation Box

Super Console X Cube Review: $52 Plug-and-Play Emulation Box

With a starting price of $52 (64GB model), the new Super Console X Cube is the new budget option for plug-and-play retro game emulation. So let’s see if it has any benefits over previous models.

Buy one here (AliExpress, cheapest)

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Turn a USB Flash Drive into a Portable Gaming Console using Batocera

Turn a USB Flash Drive into a Portable Gaming Console using Batocera

The Batocera firmware lets you flash a lightweight, emulation-focused operating system onto any flash drive, hard drive, or SD card. So what if we flashed it onto a flash drive, loaded it all up, and then used that as a portable gaming “system” that could be plugged into any Windows PC? That’s what we’re going to explore in this video.

Download Batocera
Batocera wiki
Batocera Nation YouTube channel

USB flash drive
Rii USB wireless keyboard
8bitDo Pro 2 controller

Note that you can use any number of storage solutions to host your Batocera operating system, like an external HDD/SDD, and internal drive installed into your PC, or even a SD card if you have a built-in (or USB) reader.

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