If you’re like the rest of the world, you’ve got your SNES and Genesis games stored deep away in the caverns of your basement.  Once a year you unearth them, stick them in their appropriate slot and quickly discover (again) that your console of choice barely works.  No more, provided of course you’ve got a PC.

The Retrode is like no other gaming console.  Why?  It’s actually not a console at all.  In fact, it acts a conduit for your games and controllers such that they can work with your PC.  You simply jack it into your computer’s USB ports and load up an emulator of choice (yes, you need to download and run an emulator).  After that, it’s as simple as transferring the cartridge’s ROM data to your computer’s memory and playing like it’s 1984.  Alternatively, you can use the Retrode adapter to connect your SNES or Genesis controllers to your computer, or simply use it to load the game’s contents to your computer’s hard drive – it’s up to you.

The Retrode adapter will go on sales January 23rd for $85.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."