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Monday, February 27, 2017

Let's Stream! Retro Gaming Nerds' New Direction


Are you ready for some awesome retro game live streaming?  Well, Retro Gaming Nerds is taking it to YouTube with live streaming with a new direction.

Over the last couple of years, we have used a standard HD camera capturing the experience of retro gaming just like we used to back in the day.  We either recorded ourselves playing it with a camcorder, or a vcr.  In today's world of streaming capabilities, there are numerous options.

One of those options is using video capture technology.  Unfortunately, using coax connections...such as the style of connections that many consoles from the 80's used...does not create good quality video.  Option two is emulation.  Emulation doesn't represent the hardware and games in a "purist" fashion, but the video quality is cleaner.

We are opting to go with option two, emulation.

I hear the gasps, but it will allow for a more engaging experience.  We promise that ALL games presented will be done so in a fashion true to the original content.  No fancy filters, smoothing effects, etc.  We will present the games in the live streams in their natural, unaltered presentation.

What consoles will we be emulating?  Well, here is a list of emulators, and what console they emulate that we will be using.
  1. Stella
  2. kat5200
  3. ProSystem
  4. Virtual
  5. Handy
  6. ParaJVE
  7. ColEm
  8. Nostalgia
  9. jNES
  10. snes9x
  11. Project64
  12. Visual Boy Advance
  13. Fusion
  14. 4DO
  15. ePSXe
  16. WinKawaks and/or NeoRagex
  17. PCE
  18. MAME
  1. Atari VCS/2600
  2. Atari 5200 and Atari 8Bit computers
  3. Atari 7800
  4. Jaguar Atari Jaguar
  5. Atari Lynx
  6. Vectrex
  7. ColecoVision
  8. Intellivsion
  9. NES
  10. Super NES
  11. Nintendo 64
  12. Game Boy, Super GB, GBC, and GBA
  13. Sega Master System, Genesis, CD, 32x, and Game Gear
  14. 3DO
  15. Playstation/PSone
  16. Neo-Geo
  17. TurboGrafx-16
  18. Arcade
That comes to a total of 24 total consoles, PLUS a slew of various Arcade machines.

This method will replace my physical Atari 2600/5200/7800/Jaguar, NES, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Playstation, Intellivision (Flashback), and ColecoVision (Flashback).  I still need to look into solid Sega Saturn emulation to add to this list.

So, all-in-all, I am very excited to go this route to produce fun and engaging "Let's Play" style live streaming videos of a ton of different games.

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