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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

2:00 AM on 08.02.2010

Master Chief joins the Atari age in Halo 2600

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 AM on 07.10.2010

2 - 2 = Mario in this amazing Brain Age speedrun

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 06.05.2010

Android PlayStation emulator is in the works

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 ...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 06.02.2010

Dig these miniature cocktail-style MAME cabinets

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 05.19.2010

Awesome arcade made of Legos is nerdtastic

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...

Ben Perlee

7:00 PM on 01.21.2010

Genesis emulator coming to iPhone, won't be taken down

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...

Conrad Zimmerman





10:00 AM on 01.01.2010

PlayStation emulator running smoothly on HTC HD2 phone

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...

Dale North

2:20 PM on 12.07.2009

Nintendo 64 emulator on iPhone looks great

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...

Dale North

4:40 PM on 11.30.2009

Nokia caught promoting Nintendo emulation in commercial

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...

Jim Sterling



HD Wii emulator is actually better than the Wii ... a bit photo
HD Wii emulator is actually better than the Wii ... a bit
by Jim Sterling

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 currently makes Wii games look far better than they do on the console itself, and gives you a taste of what could have been if Nintendo had bothered to make the Wii a bit more powerful.

Looking at the images, all I can think is that this is what the Wii really should have been from the start. Fair play to the Nintendo designers, they've managed to make some really good looking games despite the Wii's limitations, but it could have been so much more. If emulation is your thing, perhaps you can enjoy this for yourself, but those of us who aren't emulation geeky geeks who like to whine and moan that emulation isn't illegal and stomp their feet and have tantrums over it will have to simply dream of what might one day be real. 

There are loads of shots on NeoGAF. Check them out and imagine a world with Wii HD.

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4:20 PM on 03.31.2009

Little GBA Micro-looking emulator does it all

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, ...

Dale North