vcsp.jpg The 'RetroGaming with Racketboy' weblog has just posted an interview with console hacker extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn, maker of some of the most wondrous portable console hacks around.

As Ben's Wikipedia entry explains, he "...builds new game systems by taking old video game systems such as the Atari 2600, or the NES and cutting up the internal PCB until he can fit in his hand." Some of his most elegant hacks include the Sega Exodus, the oak mini-Atari 2006 'VCSp', and the not entirely crazy PS2 Portable.

In the interview, Ben reveals which portable version have thus far eluded him: "The Dreamcast was a target for a while. But, like the Gamecube, it's kind of square shaped, so the components are on top of each other (rather than beside), so it's hard making it thin. Another system with this quirk is the Gamecube, which I might be taking a look at soon. " Yes, please! [Via Press The Buttons.]