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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 A30 Coming in April

Miyoo Mini A30 Coming in April

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...

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...

EmulationStation-DE Releases NEW Android Version!

EmulationStation-DE Releases NEW Android Version!

Hot off the heels of EmuDeck's latest Android release, EmulationStation-DE has just released a brand-new Android version of their frontend. But is it worth a shot? Let us fill you in on the details! First off, we need to discuss where you can find this. Unlike every...

Controversy and Clones: R33S First Look

Controversy and Clones: R33S First Look

When the Miyoo Mini+ and the Anbernic 35XX entered the handheld scene they set off a firestorm of popularity that hardware manufacturers are still racing to cash in on any way they can. Enter Game Console's newest clone entry, the R33S. This entry in the market...

PS Vita 2? Don’t Hold Your Breath

PS Vita 2? Don’t Hold Your Breath

While much of the world is talking about the Apple Vision Pro, those who are always looking for the "next great handheld" were greeted with some potentially exciting news. According to a video from Moore's Law Is Dead, Sony is potentially working on a PS Vita 2, of...

CES: Day Three Conclusion

CES: Day Three Conclusion

CES had to come to an end at some point, but boy was it fun while it lasted. Let’s wrap up our experience with a recap of the festivities!