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Emulation

The first commercial 3DS game's been successfully emulated


Don't get your hopes up just yet
May 12
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... read
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Twitter DOS

Tweet embedded MS-DOS games disabled by Twitter


Thus ends a beautiful weekend in gaming
May 04
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 ... read
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Emulation

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


Farewell, productivity. I hardly knew ye
Apr 30
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 ... read
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Condolances

Transgender Dolphin emulator developer dead, age 23


Rachel Bryk commits suicide following online harassment
Apr 27
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... read
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Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years


The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
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... read
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Waluigi

Even Zelda: Ocarina of Time is better with Waluigi


Waluigi should star in every game
Aug 11
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... read
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Game Boy

You got a Game Boy emulator in my Oculus Rift


So meta
May 16
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... read
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Wii U

Capcom confirms GBA games coming to Wii U


Mega Man Battle Network 3 first announced
Apr 29
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... read
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EarthBound compilation

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii


'MOTHER was turned on...'
Mar 18
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... read
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PSOne

The Firemen 2 coming to PSOne Classics


How have I not heard of this before?
Jan 28
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... read
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GamePad

Streaming games from PC to the Wii U GamePad possible


Hackers have reverse engineered the device
Dec 30
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... read
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The Internet Archive adds classic games


Playable in your browser
Dec 27
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... read






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