Welcome to RANews, your #1 source for everything RetroAchievements.

Quick Overview

What to expect from this issue.


meleu shares his thoughts on the path to contributing to RetroAchievements and why you should always put your real life above all else.

Current Events

List of running events in the RetroAchievements scene that are still open to join.


Stay up to date with what’s going on in Achievement Creation scene.

The PSP Rollout and Launch

televandalist describes process, setup, and launch day sets for the long awaited PSP, making it the most successful system launch ever.

PSP Development Tips

Interested in creating a set for a PSP game? Our developers have been hard at work preparing for the PSP launch and have some words of wisdom to aid your PSP set development.

Play This Set

Community members talking about their favorite sets and why you should play them. Cool stuff!

Wish This Set

Wish This Set is intended to convince other members to request a game that doesn’t have an achievement set yet. Flashfire42 continues this installment with 10 new games that are in need of a set.

[For those who don’t know if a game doesn’t have achievements, you can Request a set for it by clicking in the Request Set link in the game’s page.]


BREAKING NEWS RetroAchievements has an outbreak of both the Golgotha and Tyrant viruses. With Leon and Elza on the front lines against the infected, Dr. Soulsderfuchs has been working on a prototype vaccine for protection against not mastering “Biohazard 2 | Resident Evil 1.5 (PlayStation)


pinguupinguu brings us 5 new tips from the community members to help you with your achievement hunting.

Retro Throwback

ikki5 brings us another installment of Retro Throwback, this time he is going to share his experience with Banjo-Kazooie for the Nintendo 64.

HotCheevs Monthly

List of achievement sets released in the last month.

Revisions and Rescores

Which sets got a revision or a rescore.

Art Updates

Which sets got their game icons and/or badges changed.

Top Players

Some statistics about the top 300 players of RetroAchievements and how they progressed over the last month.


Highlighting the members who have been with us and for how long.

Top Masteries

Who are the champions of each console? This section takes a look at which users have the most mastery badges for various categories.

Most Wanted Games

List of games with no achievement sets that community is excited to see. Hopefully it can encourage some achievement creators to pick a game and create a set for it.


In this issue SporyTike brings a new Spot the Difference challenge submitted by ZZKer from “Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)”.


This month meleu interviewed me, MrOwnership. We discuss how I got involved with RetroAchievements, Wii Hacking, RetroPie, homebrew, movies, my achievement creation process, and more.

How to Contribute with RANews

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Keep in mind that the article must be written in Markdown format. If you don’t know it, you can learn it in 10 minutes following this online tutorial here: (it’s pretty similar to what you may be already using on discord).


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