After quite some time capturing footage for the GameCube, we’re proud to present a video that demonstrates the progressive scan capabilities of the Nintendo GameCube. This means we’re able to get 60 frames per second at a 720x480p resolution natively from a PAL Nintendo GameCube (which usually uses 720x576i 25 frames per second) from the Digital Output port.
This output is then compared against the stock 576i output, a WiiU that plays GameCube games, and a SEGA Dreamcast with the same game. The results are phenomenal, check it out below:
A written version of this video is available here:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a spectacular game released both on the Nintendo Switch and the WiiU. Featuring vast climbable landscapes where you can glide down from along with many fierce enemies that you can combat in a variety of ways.
One of those ways is to bring in your Wolf Link companion into the game:
It’s just after 1am on 21 October 2016 and the Nintendo Switch (Nintendo NX) has been announced for release. We already knew the release date but had no idea what the NX was going to be, apart from a few rumours, leaks and patents. Now we know it’s a cartridge-based console that allows you to “switch” between home console and handheld console.
If you have to decide between a backlit DMG (Dot-Matrix GameBoy) or a backlit MGB (GameBoy Pocket), choose the DMG. I got the MGB because it was cheaper on eBay, but it wasn’t technically compatible with Pokémon as opposed to most other (simpler) games – though the description on eBay didn’t mention this.
When playing Pokémon, the backlight would produce an on/off flicker every 1/60 second (1/30 ON, 1/30 OFF).
To fix this issue, I installed a 30Ω resistor and moved the backlight terminals from the 3V source (audio) to the main 5V source. Though the next issue is battery overheating and mild contrast changes, this should hopefully be solved by increasing the resistance on the backlight (by changing the one I just installed or installing a variable resistor).
Good experience though, even if it should’ve been an off-the-shelf product.