Retro Gaming on the Raspberry Pi: Everything You Need to Know
Indeed, who in their right mind would have guessed that the little Raspberry Pi could prove so vital as a platform for so-called retro gaming, offering support for a vast array of emulators and different types of controller device. We’ve recently looked at setting up a "RetroPie" and configuring game controllers, but there are a few other things you will need to know in order to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi-based retro gaming centre, including a run-down of the potential outlay and the best places to find and download games.
Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids, an open-source book by Daniel Bates, is now available online here. The book shows you how to set up your pi and also includes detailed project tutorials that are gre... (Scheduled via TrafficWonker.com)
Our series of MagPi Essentials books continues with this guide to programming in Scratch. This freely-available visual programming language from MIT is particularly good for children getting to grips with starting programming, and our book is written with the younger reader in mind.
Useful Controller Configuration Tips For a Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Centre
While building my Raspberry Pi retro gaming centre I ran into some problems with configuring game controllers. The challenges were straightforward. Would I use my Xbox 360 controller, or resort to a pair of basic USB controllers for two player gaming? Establishing a solution was difficult. In the end, despite my preferences, I opted to…