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Hacking Raspberry Pi® by Timothy L. Warner

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Chapter 13. Raspberry Pi Retro Game Station

Let me be completely up-front with you: I am a total and unabashed video game nerd. More specifically, I am a retro video game nerd. As much as I enjoy my Xbox, nothing gets my blood pumping quite like firing up my favorite Atari, Coleco, and Mattel Electronics video games from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

As you know from reading this book, the Raspberry Pi itself serves as a physical totem to 1980s microcomputing nostalgia. Therefore, it seems completely natural for us to consider the question of how we can convert the Pi into a retro video game station.

In this chapter I use RetroPie as the software basis for this project. I also show you how to configure the Pi to support joystick controllers. ...

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