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Genesis emulator running on the PS Vita makes us 0_o


Jan 02
// Dale North
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...
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'Impossible' Famicom game Takeshi's Challenge translated


Dec 30
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword looks incredible on PC


Nov 18
// Dale North
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...
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New NES homebrew game Super Bat Puncher appears


Jun 01
// Conrad Zimmerman
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 ...
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Google takes down another Android emulator maker


Jun 01
// Dale North
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 ...
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Mobile phone emulation jumps the shark


Mar 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Dreamcast and Super Nintendo emulation running on PS3


Sep 23
// Dale North
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...
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Master Chief joins the Atari age in Halo 2600


Aug 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
As I've probably said before, demakes are a pretty cool thing. The idea of playing Halo on an Atari 2600 won't cause anybody to cancel their pre-order of Reach but it might give you a few minutes of amusement. Halo ...
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2 - 2 = Mario in this amazing Brain Age speedrun


Jul 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
A man by the name of Ryuto created this very special emulated speedrun of Brain Age. How is this special? Well this isn't a traditional speedrun as the main goal is to entertain by answering the game's math questions with ic...
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Android PlayStation emulator is in the works


Jun 05
// Dale North
Famed mobile device emulator maker ZodTTD has announced his next project: A PlayStation emulator for Android. After a 1,800+ person petition was signed to get him to port his iPhone project, he accepted He's working with the ...
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Dig these miniature cocktail-style MAME cabinets


Jun 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
Growing up playing arcade machines every opportunity I could find, there were two types of machine that I've always wanted. The first is a Neo-Geo cabinet, which has been fulfilled. Which means that I now must work on convinc...
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Awesome arcade made of Legos is nerdtastic


May 19
// Ben Perlee
I like Legos well enough. I also obviously like videogames. As well, it has been proven that, like peanut butter and chocolate, Legos and videogames have gone well together...at least in the digital realm. Not so much has bee...
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Genesis emulator coming to iPhone, won't be taken down


Jan 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
Here's something you don't see every day. An emulator for the Sega Genesis is on its way to the iPhone App Store and, get this, it probably won't be taken down within 24 hours. Sega is getting set to release their own officia...
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PlayStation emulator running smoothly on HTC HD2 phone


Jan 01
// Dale North
HTC's new HD2 phone is a beauty...except for that whole Windows OS crap. It's a processing beast, though, and that makes it a prime candidate for emulation. PlayStation emulation, anyone? That's the dream. A portable playing...
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Nintendo 64 emulator on iPhone looks great


Dec 07
// Dale North
There's not much to go off here, but from what we can see, this N64 emulator looks like it's shaping up to be solid. The strangely named 3G4 was developed by a 14-year-old, believe it or not. I don't know what mojo this teen...
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Nokia caught promoting Nintendo emulation in commercial


Nov 30
// Jim Sterling
Oops! Nokia has gotten itself into trouble after releasing a commercial that shows a chap playing NES, SNES and Spectrum games on his mobile phone. The advert boasts about using emulators on Nokia products, with the implicati...
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This really is quite remarkable. Not only has the Wii been successfully and competently emulated on the PC, but the graphics are being brought to us in shiny 720p HD. While it does have a few issues, the Dolphin emulator curr...

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Little GBA Micro-looking emulator does it all


Mar 31
// Dale North
If you were into that whole emulation thing, you could jam all of your NOT-downloaded games onto this little device from Chinavasion. The Multi Platform Portable Gaming Entertainment System costs only $87, but will play NES, ...
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Why OS Why? Windows Vista on a PS3?


Aug 06
// Dale North
I never understood the whole make your console a computer obsession. I mean, don't you have to use a perfectly working computer to learn how to make your console a computer? Can't you just continue to use that first computer...
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Worst emulation video ever: Dreamcast Shenmue running on PSP


Jul 28
// Dale North
Trying to keep the Dreamcast alive is a noble cause. And trying to make the beloved game system portable in some form is commendable. But seeing this example of not quite there is both sad and funny.I'm not picking on the em...
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Destructoid Discusses! Did someone say emulation?


Jul 07
// Dyson
Hey everyone, this week I'm taking a suggestion from Hamsa and throwing out the dark topic of emulation. We had some good points of view in another thread when we were talking about Chrono Trigger for the SNES, so we figured ...
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SNES emulator for iPhone looks promising


Feb 25
// Dale North
A few months back we came across a PlayStation emulator for the iPhone. It was a pretty nifty proof of concept, but as an actual gaming solution it looked to be pretty weak. There are too many buttons on the PlayStation cont...
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LucasArts games now functional on iPhone


Nov 26
// Colette Bennett
iPhone is sexy and all, but this news somehow made it a hundred times sexier. It seems that LucasArts emulator Scumm VM is now fully functional for iPhone, allowing you to emulate all your old favorites and rock out some Day ...
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CPS3 decrypted: SF3 coming to a MAME cabinet near you


Jun 09
// Aaron Linde
After ten years, Capcom's CPS3 arcade system board has finally been decrypted. CPS3, the board that powers some of Capcom's best arcade hardware (Street Fighter III/2I/3S, Red Earth) has been one of the most legendary...
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Emulate a PS2 with a PC: slow but works


Jan 04
// Niero Gonzalez
News surfaced on Digg that the highly compatible PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 has been updated and appears to support most of the popular games. The benchmarks are what you would expect -- 12-20 FPS with mixed results on CG m...
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Five reasons to own a PSP


Dec 31
// Aaron Linde
If you've been keeping up on your Podtoids since episode 8, you might be aware that I'm a PSP owner and perhaps one of its more vocal critics. We're coming up on nearly two years since the PSP's advent and I c...
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Mario Lego pwned


Dec 11
// Faith
The guys over at Bitflicks.com have been producing these Nintendo game stop motion animation videos out of Lego and posting them on the net for everyone to watch.  At first, the concept was cool as they recreated Donke...
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Nothing makes me happier than swag ... except when brown little packages of the non-poop variety show up at my doorstep for hardware review on Destructoid. This weekend we received one from RetroUSB which contained their new ...

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Wiimote joystick on Windows update!


Dec 03
// Niero Gonzalez
Update! Someone has responded to the Wiili order and created a demonstration video of just how useless and awkward the Wiimote is on Windows to a newb. With some practice I'm sure this can become the #1 way to surf for po...
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PS3 runs Linux; Linux runs Win XP


Nov 27
// Niero Gonzalez
Here's something you'd think the Xbox 360 should be able to do without a hitch   -- run Windows XP. I guess they weren't kidding when they tried to pass it off as a computer for tax breaks in the UK! As evide...

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