The top of the pile this week is once again RetroFX. A few weeks back arelease was expected to be happening any day but still nothing has appeared.Last week we finally got some news from the RetroFX camp that they aretrying to evolve into a "professional team". The buzz around the Internet isthat most people think this means the RetroFX update of "Ghosts and Goblins"will end up being a commercial release, which I would say is right on themoney with where retrogaming is going in general. While all this isn't realanything new to those following the emulation scene, keep your eye out forwhom the RetroFX people are working with and how their work is going to endup showing up.
Another popular topic of late is "The Impact" and its anonymous author.Apparently some add-ons for the program have made appearances alreadyhowever when I tried to track down the exact source of the rumor I wasunable to find it again. Several other people have also confirmed theinformation was there at one time but it appears someone has gone back andcovered their tracks. Want a hint? Well I can tell you all the cluesfloating around point to the author not being Sardu.
Word is also spreading that M72 and Namco System 2 games will be coming toMame soon. No doubt this is good news for fans of "Rolling Thunder 2" andthe "R-Type" series, however it does leave us some questions such as if themuch desired "R-Type Leo" will be emulated soon and what about that othershooter making the rounds, Konami's "Salamander 2". Will these come to Mameor some other emulator, that is something only time will tell.
Still looking for some console news? No nothing about a Dreamcast emulatorthis week but there is promising news about a NeoGeo Pocket Color emulatorbeing in development. JoseQ mentioned in last week's rumor mill that atleast one of these emulators in development comes from a prominent coder.Could the message in the new Raine asking for NeoGeo Pocket or NeoGeo PocketColor bios hold an important clue as to this author's identity?
Lastly these is some gossip going around that has the programmer of acertain console emulator also working on emulating a few arcade games thathave not previously been emulated. This one is still in the very earlystages of development but has a pretty solid track record behind it.Hopefully more on this one soon.
Hopefully there will be more tantalizing tidbits to bring you next week...
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