Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recording With an Elgato Video Capture and Your NES

From the research I've done regarding using an analog capture device for my Mac, the Elgato Video Capture device seemed to garner generally positive reviews. It also is not overly expensive (anywhere from about $59 up to $99). I decided to buy one from the Apple flagship store on 5th Avenue here in Manhattan, with the intent of uploading some videos to this blog.

(The Elgato Video Capture!)

When I first got the Elgato Video Capture device for my Mac, I was hard-pressed to find any info on the initial problem I was having of trying to see what I was recording while playing my NES. All of the posts on forums were from years ago, and none of them helped me out at all.

Hopefully I can help out someone who has the same problem, and maybe make their life a little easier while trying to capture their NES footage.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Small, but Important Haul

While going through my usual motions of video game hunting around NYC, I came across two games that basically made my day.

My first find was a copy of BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge (or people will just refer to it as BlaZeon) for the SNES. A great shmup that was made by Atlus, and often not remembered by much of the gaming population. A shame really.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

JCVD FTW

Every few years I get this incredible urge over me, and I can't explain it...

I need to watch a small marathon of Jean-Claude Van Damme movies.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NES: Repairing / Replacing a 72 Pin Connector (blinking screen issue)

It has happened to a large majority of us...

You get excited to play a recent NES game that you had purchased, only to pop it in your system to get bombarded by blinking screens. The reason for the blinking screens is that the pins of the 72 Pin Connector aren't making a proper connection between your game and the NES motherboard anymore.

The pins of your 72 Pin Connector over time will become bent from repeated insertion and removal of NES carts. The pins can also become dirty if you are inserting games that have a fair amount of dust and debris on them.

This is the step-by-step method I have been using for years with continued success.