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I love retro games, in particular those from Sega. In 2005 I started seriously collecting Mega Drive games, and slightly-less-seriously Master System and Dreamcast titles. I was never after a complete collection of games released for those systems, just those that I loved from childhood and new titles I’d never played.
However, I soon discovered that collecting retro games - never mind the actual systems - so I began to look for other ways to enjoy retro games without it costing me a fortune. I tried various things, such as clone systems and the Retrode, but for various reasons I just wasn’t happy with them.
I of course new that Android devices could emulate retro systems, but I really don’t like touch controls. Even with connecting a controller to a tablet the screen is too small.
However, once it was announced that the Google Chromecast could screencast from a device to a TV I though “ah, this could be the answer!”
In the above video I demonstrate using the Chromecast to screencast emulated Mega Drive games off my Nexus 7. I must say I’m very happy with the results, but take a look and judge for yourself. I think that this will be how I play retro games from now on.