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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

10:01 AM on 08.06.2008

Why OS Why? Windows Vista on a PS3?

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...

Dale North

10:50 AM on 07.28.2008

Worst emulation video ever: Dreamcast Shenmue running on PSP

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...

Dale North

2:00 AM on 07.07.2008

Destructoid Discusses! Did someone say emulation?

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 ...

Dyson

10:23 PM on 02.25.2008

SNES emulator for iPhone looks promising

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...

Dale North

3:27 PM on 11.26.2007

LucasArts games now functional on iPhone

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 ...

Colette Bennett