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Anbernic Making Moves with the RG Cube

Anbernic Making Moves with the RG Cube

Anbernic is on a hot seat now and releasing products faster than our wallet can handle. Coming off the heels of their popular GBA SP clone, the RG35XX SP, they are back with the RG Cube. Will it be something worth picking up? Let's break down the official promo video...

Ayaneo’s Pocket DMG is a Modern Game Boy

Ayaneo’s Pocket DMG is a Modern Game Boy

If you thought Anbernic announced new devices at a rapid pace, it doesn't have anything on Ayaneo. We just got the Pocket S in for review, and Ayaneo has wasted no time introducing a new slew of gaming handhelds During its REMAKE session, Ayaneo introduced three new...

AYN Odin 2 Mini: The True Vita Successor

AYN Odin 2 Mini: The True Vita Successor

With Ayaneo releasing the Pocket S, and the Odin 2 being about six months old, it was only a matter of time before AYN got back on the horse. Over the past week, AYN has been trickling out different bits of information for a new gaming handheld. It began with a...

RG35XXSP: Everything You Need to Know!

RG35XXSP: Everything You Need to Know!

Anbernic has been rumored to be working on a clamshell handheld for months. After psyching us out with the RG35XX 2024 and RG28XX, the RG35XXSP is so close Stubbs can taste it. We've already covered a lot of what Anbernic had to share when the first teasers began...

ASUS Hopes the ROG Ally X Will Dethrone the Steam Deck

ASUS Hopes the ROG Ally X Will Dethrone the Steam Deck

Many have been wondering when ASUS will be announcing its next Windows gaming handheld. Thankfully, the wait is almost over, as the company has confirmed that the ROG Ally X is coming "soon." However, ASUS is quick to point out that this isn't the ROG Ally 2, as it's...

Install Epic Games on Steam Deck with Junk-Store

Install Epic Games on Steam Deck with Junk-Store

While the Steam Deck arguably remains the Pound-for-Pound champ when it comes to x86 gaming, we still have limitations to deal with. Just one example is being able to enjoy titles from the Epic Games Store, which relies on a separate launcher and anti-cheat methods....

MagicX XUmini M: RG28XX and A30 Challenger

MagicX XUmini M: RG28XX and A30 Challenger

As if we didn't have enough reason to be excited about pocketable horizontal handhelds, it seems there's another one on the way. This time, MagicX XUmini M plans a global launch in May, yet the exact date remains undisclosed. It's been a couple of weeks since the...

MinUI CFW Released for the Anbernic RG28XX (Install Guide)

MinUI CFW Released for the Anbernic RG28XX (Install Guide)

Just earlier today I wrote in my review of the RG28XX how there will be Custom Firmware (CFW) released for the device soon. Shaun Inman, developer of MinUI, redefined the word "soon" as MinUI is now ready as of now! MinUI is a great simple looking firmware and it is...

AYANEO Pocket S Pre-Orders are Live!

AYANEO Pocket S Pre-Orders are Live!

AYANEO is back with a brand-new and high-powered Android handheld called the Pocket S. Back in early February, we were talking about the announcement of this device. Today they announced that pre-orders are going live on their IndieGoGo with some perks of ordering...

Miyoo Mini A30 Coming in April (Update)

Miyoo Mini A30 Coming in April (Update)

It was just last week when there were rumors about the Miyoo Mini Flip coming soon that we were speculating about here. Now there seems to be even more news surrounding Miyoo that is not flip-related. According to Miyoo Mini Stock Alerts on X, the Miyoo A30 will be...

Evercade EXP-R, VS-R Coming Soon for $99

Evercade EXP-R, VS-R Coming Soon for $99

Evercade's various devices might not be at the top of a lot of lists, but there's a pretty good chance that you've considered them. The company is looking to shake things up a bit, as it announced the all-new Evercade EXP-R and VS-R....

Delta Game Emulator for iPhone Is Here

Delta Game Emulator for iPhone Is Here

For years, iOS users have had to figure out ways to play their favorite game emulator for iPhone. Thankfully, the wait is finally over as Delta is now available for download on the Apple App Store. Delta is the successor to the popular GBA4iOS emulator that first made...

Powkiddy RGB20SX Presale Goes LIVE!

Powkiddy RGB20SX Presale Goes LIVE!

Powkiddy has just launched their presale for their latest handheld, the RGB20SX. Coming off their previous RGB30, this new device is rocking the exact same specs, including that brilliant 720p 1:1 screen, built-in WiFi, and the widespread RK3566 chipset. Going off the...

NEW Anbernic RG28XX Handheld Announced! (Updated)

NEW Anbernic RG28XX Handheld Announced! (Updated)

Hot off the heels of their confusing 35XX refresh, Anbernic has posted a video announcing yet another handheld in their ever-growing XX line - the RG28XX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EvxugK5k2g&feature=youtu.be With a tiny horizontal form factor and a...

Anbernic Taking on the Miyoo Mini Flip

Anbernic Taking on the Miyoo Mini Flip

If you were excited about the Miyoo Mini Flip, you're definitely going to be excited about Anbernic's next rumored device. Thanks to a leaked video on Twitter from @GameboyJuntaro, it seems that the RG35XX SP is nearing a release. The video only lasts for about four...

The RG35XX 2024 is Here with an Updated Chipset

The RG35XX 2024 is Here with an Updated Chipset

If you've been wondering what the next handheld was going to be, the wait might almost be over. It seems that Anbernic is gearing up to release yet another device, but this one looks pretty familiar. The Anbernic RG35XX 2024 is in the works, and we're here to share...

Miyoo Mini Flip is Coming Soon?

Miyoo Mini Flip is Coming Soon?

Miyoo is one of the most popular brands in the Retro Handheld community. The Miyoo Mini had people setting alarms for odd hours in the middle of the night trying to snag one from their AliExpress shop, especially with all of the colors and versions they released. It...

PiBoy DMGx Turns Your Pi 5 into a Game Boy

PiBoy DMGx Turns Your Pi 5 into a Game Boy

With the Raspberry Pi 5 readily available now, it was only a matter of time before companies started making it easy to build our own retro handhelds. It seems like ExperimentalPi is readying for a new launch, as the PiBoy DMGx now appears on its website. Much like the...

The GameSir X2S Is Practically Perfect

The GameSir X2S Is Practically Perfect

While a lot of our focus is on gaming handhelds, there's something to be said about being able to play games from your phone (or tablet). We've seen a plethora of controllers released in recent years, but GameSir has managed to stand out from the pack. Now, the...

This PS4 Emulator for PC Gives Us Hope

This PS4 Emulator for PC Gives Us Hope

You know how they say "When it rains, it pours"? Well, that's what this week has felt like between the Yuzu and Citra news, Drastic going free, and Pizza Boy leaving the Play Store. But, just as it seems like the emulation scene is about to implode, a glimmer of light...

The MSI Claw Is Now up for Preorder

The MSI Claw Is Now up for Preorder

The wait is finally over. Well, almost. After debuting at CES 2024, you can finally give MSI your hard-earned cash for its first handheld gaming device. The MSI Claw is now available for preorder from the likes of Best Buy, Newegg, or from MSI directly.  MSI Claw:...

Nintendo Kills Yuzu Switch Emulation

Nintendo Kills Yuzu Switch Emulation

One week. One week is all it took for Nintendo and Yuzu's parent company, Tropic Haze, to "come to an agreement." Unfortunately, that agreement doesn't bode well for the future of Switch emulation. Filed earlier today, the "Final Judgment" was rendered in the case...

EmuHub Debuts with Beta 1.0

EmuHub Debuts with Beta 1.0

There is a brand new frontend on the scene for emulation tinkerers and enthusiasts. EmuHub has debuted with the release of their Beta 1.0 release. This is a free open-source gaming frontend made to run in Linux, Mac, and eventually Windows. The primary focus seems to...

Nintendo Strikes Back: Yuzu Devs Sued

Nintendo Strikes Back: Yuzu Devs Sued

Yuzu, along with its friendly rival Ryujinx, has stood at the forefront of current-gen emulation for six years - almost as long as the Switch itself. It's brought an accessible way for PC and, recently, Android gamers to play their favorite Switch titles in the way...

Who needs the Switch 2 when the Nitro Deck+ is coming?

Who needs the Switch 2 when the Nitro Deck+ is coming?

So, the most recent Nintendo Direct has come and gone, and there was no sign of the Switch 2. Some cool new games were announced, but, nothing in the way of hardware. I guess that works well in the favor of CKRD who just recently debuted its latest Switch accessory...

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase Review

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase Review

Nintendo Directs are some of the most exciting moments in gaming news. Wednesday we were lucky enough to have another one grace our screens. It wasn’t a full-blown Nintendo Direct, but a Partner Showcase. Still, the event provided some excellent news. I am here to...

New Vertical Powkiddy: The RGB20SX

New Vertical Powkiddy: The RGB20SX

Powkiddy is back with its newest device, the RGB20SX! For all you Game Boy fans, it is a vertical device as well! It's a brand new 3566 handheld with that 1:1 screen that made the RGB30 so enticing for many customers. It is said to be a combination of the RGB20S and...