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RetroPie Tutorials

Time warp back and enjoy your classic arcade games from your favourite systems such as Nintendo, Atari, and SEGA. We've got a range of hardware to DIY your own retro gaming console, and here are some tutorials that will help bring everything together!

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8Bitdo NES30 Pro Controller Review

Today, we’re looking at the 8Bitdo NES30 Pro. It’s a newer controller from 8Bitdo and one that I’m really excited about. It’s an interesting gamepad, with the styling and form factor taking cues from both the classic NES liver...

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17 Jul 2017

8Bitdo Zero Controller Review

It’s always a fun day when you get hands-on with a device as cool as the 8Bitdo Zero Bluetooth gamepad. 8Bitdo are known are for their re-creations of classic gaming controllers such as the SFC30 and NES30 which bring the magic of NES and SNES ...

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14 Jul 2017

Updating 8Bitdo Controller Firmware

One of the great things about the 8Bitdo controllers is the fact that you can upgrade the firmware as new builds are released by 8Bitdo, allowing for future compatibility with various platforms. The process for updating the 8Bitdo controller firmware...

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15 Feb 2017

Configuring 8Bitdo N64 Controller Mapping

RetroPie is a fantastic system, and once you map your input device, it will take those mappings and apply them to all of the emulators on RetroPie. If you’re new to RetroPie and want to find out a bit more, take a read of our Gaming Kit for Ret...

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10 Feb 2017

How to Build a RetroPie Console

Perhaps you’ve read our Gaming Kit for RetroPie tutorial on how to setup a RetroPie console and wondered what’s required to actually build one, or heard about it and not been sure what you need. Well, today is your lucky day because we&rs...

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24 Jan 2017

Optimising RetroPie

Hello and welcome to another tutorial on the joys of RetroPie. Today we’re going to look at making RetroPie even better. If you’ve had the chance to play around with the RetroPie system, you’ll have noticed that whilst it comes with...

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13 Jan 2017

How to Save Games on RetroPie

So you've got your brand new RetroPie gaming kit setup, but you've got no idea how to save your games. No one wants to be starting afresh each and every time they jump onto their Pi for some light gaming. I've put together this handy guide that will ...

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24 Nov 2016

Setting up 8Bitdo Controllers in RetroPie

Hey there, are you loving the vintage gaming experience that is RetroPie? Wait, you haven’t heard of RetroPie. No! You’d better go and check out our Gaming Kit for RetroPie tutorial ASAP. Oh good, you now know the awesomeness that is Ret...

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27 Oct 2016

Gaming Kit for RetroPie

Video gaming has evolved tremendously over the last decade, console games produce near real-life graphics, and playing with friends across the globe is easier than sending a text message. This is all well and good, but there are those of us that twin...

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1 Aug 2016