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2:30 PM on 04.02.2013

Behold OUYA's launch lineup of 104 titles

[Image from brentalfloss the comic] I wasn't interested in OUYA in the beginning, but I've warmed up to the tiny box. A console just for free or free-to-play digital distribution games? After the parade of shame and disappoin...

Tony Ponce


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12:30 PM on 03.25.2013

Hyperkin's new RetroN console will also support Famicom

Ahead of release, Hyperkin's upcoming RetroN 4 console has become the RetroN 5. With the change comes increased support: the new system count is NES, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, and Game Boy A...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 03.05.2013

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing

China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing! In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 11.04.2012

New Genesis portable includes Mega Man: The Wily Wars

[Update: tav7623 mentions that the full game listing appears on the At Games website.] Sega is a whore, plain and simple. How many different Genesis collections has the company pumped out in the past decade? There have been r...

Tony Ponce



The joy of fan games, pt. 1 photo
The joy of fan games, pt. 1
by Tony Ponce

Nearly four years ago, when I was but a fresh-faced Destructoid community member, I submitted my very first feature-length article in response to that month's musing assignment. I wrote about fan games, unofficial software based on official works, because I strongly believed that fans are driven by a level of enthusiasm and creativity that the major property holders no longer possess.

Since then, my feelings have only strengthened. Many companies can no longer provide -- or are no longer willing to provide -- the kinds of experiences we crave out of our favorite long-standing series. In response, that gap is being filled by passionate individuals who truly understand these games' essence.

I believe it's time to remind everyone why fan games are amazing.

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10:00 PM on 05.28.2012

Super Road Blaster, the impossible Laserdisc-to-SNES port

Once in a blue moon, something comes along that defies all the rules -- a technical feat that shouldn't exist. Super Road Blaster is just such a marvel. You guys remember how Nintendo and Sony planned to release a CD add-on ...

Tony Ponce

10:45 AM on 04.18.2012

Nintendo patents emulation of handhelds for other devices

Nintendo got the go on a patent for the emulation of handheld game systems on other devices recently, though it was applied for back in late 2003. The patent was for emulating some Nintendo's handhelds on devices with built-i...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 02.06.2012

Resident Evil Game Boy Color's fundraiser is complete

Remember that fundraiser involving Resident Evil 1's nearly finished Game Boy Color conversion? Well, the $2,000 goal was met, and the cart has finally been released to the public. Keep in mind that the game is only 90% compl...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 01.03.2012

Retrode console brings legitimacy to emulation

As you're probably well aware, emulation is a fantastically convenient way for us to play our old games but it does suffer from a few problems. Many of those issues surround the legality of playing copies of ROMs downloaded f...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 01.02.2012

Genesis emulator running on the PS Vita makes us 0_o

Above you'll see an emulator running Sonic and Knuckles on the PlayStation Vita. Woah. That was quick! But, before you get too excited, know that this is actually going through the Vita's PSP emulator, so its emulation insid...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 12.30.2011

'Impossible' Famicom game Takeshi's Challenge translated

Takeshi Kitano, Japan's most extreme eliminator, hates technology. Naturally, he was the best person to ask to help make a videogame. The result was Takeshi no Chousenjou (Takeshi's Challenge), a Famicom title that was nearl...

Tony Ponce





12:45 PM on 11.18.2011

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword looks incredible on PC

PC? Yeah, PC emulation. Those naughty kids using the Dolphin emulator to play Wii games are now enjoying The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in all its high-resolution glory, running at 1080p. Yes, there are emulation bugs, bu...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 06.01.2011

New NES homebrew game Super Bat Puncher appears

This is a run-through of a demo for Super Bat Puncher, an entirely new homebrew game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A platform game, you have to free the nature spirits guarding a dangerous planet and punch a lot of ...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:40 PM on 06.01.2011

Google takes down another Android emulator maker

ZodTTD, the developer behind a PlayStation emulator for the Android OS, was shut down recently. The software was pulled down off the Android Market. Now another developer follows, possibly pointing to Google's desire to keep ...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 03.08.2011

Mobile phone emulation jumps the shark

The lengths to which some people will go in order to play games in ways the publisher didn't intend truly boggles the mind sometimes. Here's Mario 64 running on an EVO HTC, with a special controller that utilizes the Wii Remo...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 09.23.2010

Dreamcast and Super Nintendo emulation running on PS3

The beginnings of emulation are already showing up on hacked PS3s. Dreamcast emulator NullDC has a rough version running on Sony's flagship game system. There's a few screenshots of DC games running on the PS3 on dcemu. So fa...

Dale North