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After a very long pause Martin has released an update to his powerful emulator NO$GBA. For a long time we wondered if he was subject to some foulplay but it turns out he is still alive and kicking. The paypal links seem to be working for the $15 homebrew debug version which, in the past, [...]

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Been working on a back end to host coding competitions and could use some help testing it out. Come check out our first compo: Pong Current Entries

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This wont help but if you find it fun to watch then you are probably on the right website!

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Finally, a bitcoin mining with a purpose! Although a touch convoluted by using a Raspberry Pi to fetch bits of work and a webcam to read the result from the NES in the form of a screen color change its still pretty slick. RetroMiner

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This may be one of the more ridiculous things I have ever seen…an 8 bit serial computer built ENTIRELY of NAND gates and wire routing… Crazy attention to detail. If you don’t follow kevtris you should. What is a NAND computer? Well a quick refresher on digital logic: There are a few fundamental building blocks [...]

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Now this is just pretty slick. It seems these guys decap and photo old chips, then trace them out using some custom tools and convert the images to netlists for use in a javascript simulator. The result? A gate level simulation of the entire NES PPU you can interact with on a web page (at [...]

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sverx has posted some memory benchmarks in an attempt to answer that ever annoying question of which memory copy method is fastest on the DS. Some of the more interesting results: copying using DMA is both the slowest option (when copying to main RAM) and the fastest one (when copying to video RAM) memcpy() gets [...]

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If you have ever been interested in Nintendo Entertainment System, Apple II, or Atari programming you have probably ran into the 6502 processor. Here is a great site introducing assembly on the somewhat dated CPU complete with an interactive assembly language interpreter. I think its pretty awesome. http://skilldrick.github.com/easy6502/

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Smealum has released a new teaser for his upcoming Portal recreation on the DS. Its looking pretty impressive and worth checking out.

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For those of you doing some mobile cross platform dev, MonoGame 3.0 was just moments ago released. Some features: What’s New? 3D (many thanks to Infinite Flight Studios for the code and Sickhead Games in taking the time to merge the code in) New platforms: Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, OUYA, PlayStation Mobile (including Vita). [...]

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I made a bit of a change to the site to suppress some of the more annoying spam…but really…not sure who comes here anymore. If anyone is interested in helping out (or taking over) the admin for the site drop me a pm (email: jason @ this domain).

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For the battle scene, I have created 2 characters from Saint Seiya Anime : Pegasus seiya and Lion Aiolia. I used GIMP to create the sprites, using gameboy advance characters as base and overwriting them. Here are the sprites : 2 96×96 pixels lion and 3 96×96 pixels seiya. Knowing that DS will take 32×32 [...]

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This is all that is required to print the words “hello world” to the screen: #include <nds.h> #include <stdio.h> //——————————————————————————— int main(void) { //——————————————————————————— consoleDemoInit(); iprintf(“Hello World!”); while(1) { swiWaitForVBlank(); } }

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The new site is up…perhaps I will load some content?

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted here… to be honest, I don’t even remember when did we switch to WordPress :D Oh, well. To the point. This is the newest release of Bitsweeper! Basically, not much has changed. Sorry about that. :) – First of all, the source code has been moved to Google [...]

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Still working on the homebrew database but for now here are the winners. I had to lump in the single Wii entry as there was no separate prize pool for Wii this year. Although only 5 entries this year they were all of high quality. Thanks for another great year and I hope to make [...]

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The entries are in and here they are: The Entries Only 5 entries this year, a disappointing turn out but time has been a challenge and I did not do well advertising it this year. Because of the low turnout and only one Wii entry the entries will be grouped this year and judged together. [...]

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Only a couple of days left to enter and the submission site is still down. Feel free to email your entries in: dovoto@drunkencoders.com

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For those that have not noticed the Prize pool for the Winter Game Programming competition has reached $400! 2010 – 2011 Winter programming competition

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I know…winter is already 8 days old and I have yet to announce the Sixth annual game programming competition! I have been a bit out of communications of late due to my job seeming to prefer me several hundred feet beneath the sea but the compo is on. More details to follow in the next [...]

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