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New 3DS

The New 3DS can run Windows 95


Why? Why not, that's why
Jan 04
// Joe Parlock
Have you ever wanted to run Windows 95 on your New 3DS? Me neither, but now we know we can. YouTuber LarBob Doomer has released a video showing the OS loading up (very slowly) on the handheld through a workaround using DOSBo...
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#PS2PS4

Sony's taking requests for PS2 games on the PS4 using #PS2PS4


Bring back Over the Hedge: The Game!
Dec 16
// Joe Parlock
A while ago, Sony began selling emulated PS2 games on the PS4. We’ve already had some great games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Dark Cloud, but with a huge library of PS2 games out there ripe for the picking, f...
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PS2 Rereleases

The PS4's emulated PS2 games run worse in Europe


25 FPS frame blended up to 30 = problems
Dec 09
// Joe Parlock
If you’re in Europe and have been tempted to pick up some of the PS2 games recently rereleased for the PS4, such as Dark Cloud and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you might want to think again. Eurog...
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Looks like the PS2 emulator on PS4 won't work with discs or Classics


Buy all your games again, why don't you?
Dec 03
// Jed Whitaker
Tucked away in the description of the leaked video of Dark Cloud's PS4 port was some more information about the PS2 emulation on PS4, and it is sure to rustle some Jimmies.  "PS2 Classics and PS2-formatted discs are...

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Clouds are dark

Dark Cloud is coming to PS4


With 1080p upscaling, yay?
Dec 03
// Jed Whitaker
Sony accidentally uploaded a gameplay video for a port of the PS2's Dark Cloud for the PS4 onto its YouTube channel before it was quickly removed. Luckily, internet cybersleuths were able to grab the thumbnail and a scre...
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Xbox One

Do you want original Xbox game backward compatibility? Xbox says 'nothing's impossible'


Could be 'challenging'
Nov 25
// Vikki Blake
Responding to questions about backwards compatibility for original Xbox games, Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra says that while it may be "challenging," "nothing's impossible." "We're not looking at original Xbox games on Xbox One yet," Ybarra said, speaking on The Inner Circle podcast (via GameSpot).
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Dizzy

After 23 years, a new and official Dizzy game has been released for free


Made in the 90s, but never quite hatched
Oct 26
// Joe Parlock
Way, way back in the dark, unknown past of the 1980s, Codemasters published the Oliver Twins’ hit series Dizzy for platforms like the Sinclaire ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. Starring a sentient egg who ha...
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Sonic

Rare Sonic arcade game coming to a PC near you


Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car
Sep 20
// Kyle MacGregor
Back in 1991, when Sega was helping Energizer and Duracell achieve record profits, probably, the company released Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car, a Japanese arcade game targeted at children. In the years since release, when ...
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Nintendo

Nintendo's cracking down on speedrunning and ROM hacking videos


Say goodbye to your videos
Sep 10
// Joe Parlock
Nintendo really, really hates YouTube, doesn’t it? The policy of using copyright strikes and ContentID matches against videos of their games are draconian, and now it’s targeting speedrunners and ROM hackers under...
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Get 200 amiibo

Unofficial 'amiiqo' can save amiibo data without buying the toys


Nintendo not pleased
Aug 18
// Steven Hansen
People are varying degrees of upset over Nintendo's not-unexpected decision to lock content -- even if it's mainly costumes and the like -- behind amiibo pairing. The "amiiqo" is an okay answer to these complaints. The compl...
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Gameboy Advance Emulator

Nintendo pulls browser-based GBA emulator


No Kuru-Kuru Kururin on Chrome for you
Jul 14
// Joe Parlock
Nintendo have put an end to a browser-based Gameboy Advance Emulator. The emulator didn’t actually have a name, but instead was a Github page that hosted many Javascript versions of popular GBA games such as Pokemon Eme...
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Emulation

The first commercial 3DS game's been successfully emulated


Don't get your hopes up just yet
May 12
// Joe Parlock
Emulation’s in a weird legal grey area that’s all kinds of fascinating to me. The actual bit of software designed to play ROMs is legal, but the BIOS file that makes it run? You usually have to acquire them throug...
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Twitter DOS

Tweet embedded MS-DOS games disabled by Twitter


Thus ends a beautiful weekend in gaming
May 04
// Laura Kate Dale
Toward the end of last week, something very cool happened in gaming that a lot of us were very excited about. Thanks to some technical wizardry, Archive.org discovered a way for gamers to easily embed MS-DOS games into their ...
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Emulation

Archive.org lets you embed MS-DOS games into your tweets


Farewell, productivity. I hardly knew ye
Apr 30
// Joe Parlock
Twitter is simultaneously the best and worst thing ever. It lets me shout aimlessly and shamelessly into the void, vent my feelings and frustrations, and – alarmingly frequently – share my hot MMO boyfriends with ...
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Condolances

Transgender Dolphin emulator developer dead, age 23


Rachel Bryk commits suicide following online harassment
Apr 27
// Laura Kate Dale
It is with a heavy heart today that I report on the death of Rachel Bryk, a 23-year-old woman who was instrumental in the development of the Dolphin emulator over the last two years. Rachel started working on Dolphin developm...
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Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years


The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
// Jason Faulkner
There's a sub-community of emulation fans out there dedicated to disassembling and modifying the arcane code of yesteryear's classics. Brad Smith, a.k.a. rainwarrior, is one such individual, who after hearing the errors in t...
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Waluigi

Even Zelda: Ocarina of Time is better with Waluigi


Waluigi should star in every game
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
Thanks to a ROM hack by Russmarrs2, Waluigi is playable in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, just as we always wanted. Our collective hopes, dreams, and prayers have been answered. In the wrong hands, such an endeavor co...
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Game Boy

You got a Game Boy emulator in my Oculus Rift


So meta
May 16
// Brittany Vincent
Yo, dawg. We heard you liked Game Boy, so we let you play virtual Game Boy via Oculus Rift with a huge headset with roms and a complicated setup instead of just handing you a Game Boy and Tetris. I kid. This is actually kind...
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Wii U

Capcom confirms GBA games coming to Wii U


Mega Man Battle Network 3 first announced
Apr 29
// Conrad Zimmerman
Nintendo started launching Game Boy Advance titles for the Wii U Virtual Console earlier this month, but now the third-parties are getting in the act. Speaking with IGN, a representative of Capcom has confirmed Mega Man Battl...
EarthBound compilation photo
EarthBound compilation

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii


'MOTHER was turned on...'
Mar 18
// Darren Nakamura
EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz...
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PSOne

The Firemen 2 coming to PSOne Classics


How have I not heard of this before?
Jan 28
// Conrad Zimmerman
MonkeyPaw Games is continuing to release PlayStation games previously unavailable in North America through PlayStation Network and their next title, The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny, launched today. It is playable on PlayStatio...
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GamePad

Streaming games from PC to the Wii U GamePad possible


Hackers have reverse engineered the device
Dec 30
// Jordan Devore
Hackers booto, delroth, and shuffle2 have reverse engineered the Wii U GamePad and the results are impressive. The group's findings were presented at the Chaos Communication Congress including a demonstration in which The Le...
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The Internet Archive adds classic games


Playable in your browser
Dec 27
// Dale North
I love The Internet Archive for its Wayback Machine, which lets you see, say, what Destructoid looked like back in 2006. But its software collection is a geeky delight, and its new Console Living Room beta is also p...

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