Games

RetroPie – turning your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming console!

RetroPie – turning your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming console!

Recently I decided to pick up a new Raspberry Pi 3 B from BuyaPi.ca. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with it but I figured with all of the neat little projects going on for the device I would find something. After doing some searching I stumbled upon a few candidate projects before finally settling on RetroPie as my first shot at playing around with the Raspberry Pi.
Nintendo: the inside story

Nintendo: the inside story

I came across two interesting articles that look at the insider struggles that have faced Nintendo over the past couple of console generations. A Dolphin’s Tale: The Story of GameCube The Secret Developers: Wii U – the inside story

Neat interview about Xbox One hardware architecture + other good reads

I found this article to be quite interesting. It’s always neat to get a glimpse into the inner workings of a design team working for a company like Microsoft and to understand what trade-offs were made and why. In the same vein I would also recommend reading Dean Takahashi‘s excellent books Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft’s Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution, where you get to hear about the internal fights to keep Windows off the original Xbox, and The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Next-Generation Video Game Console, where you hear the story of how Epic Games cost Microsoft over $1B by convincing them to include 512MB of RAM instead of 256MB.