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(Update) There's now a Nintendo 64 emulator on the Xbox One store

[Update: Twitter user @thisoldconsole has reported issues getting the emulator to operate. Alongside that, YouTube user SpitfireSpud has released a video demonstrating the overall instability of the application.] [Update 2: Micros...   read

 
 
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The Xbox One may yet get its emulator

Over the weekend, we reported on the emulator NESBox being allowed permission for release on the Xbox One. Microsoft eventually denied the application, citing that it did not go through the [email protected] program. The developer of the program wasn...   read

 
 
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(Update) NESBox passes certification for release on Xbox One

[Update: Turns out we all got excited for nothing. Microsoft has pulled the app from the Windows store and denied release for Xbox One. The creator of the app has stated on his Twitter account that Microsoft wants him to remove Xbox One fun...   read

 
 
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Experience NES classics with a Trump twist

I was perusing the internet at work for some games (like the great worker I am) and I stumbled upon an amazing discovery. Someone has converted the last boss of a bunch of NES game into Donald Trump. Now, instead of just throwing crappy int...   read

 
 
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Playstation Vita hacked: Run emulators, homebrew, and more games on PSTV

If you've been hankering to run emulators, homebrew, and classic PC games on your PlayStation Vita, well, you're in luck, as the HENkaku hack now enables it, as well as allowing all Vita games to play on the PlayStation TV. The hack current...   read

 
 
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Someone made a custom mini NES that takes cartridges

When Nintendo unveiled its miniature Nintendo Entertainment System a couple weeks ago, one of the recurring reactions was that a hobbyist could make something similar but better. Well, someone has! Creator daftmike originally intended to m...   read

 
 
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Turn your NES games 3D with this free emulator

A bunch of us were smitten with that super cool emulator that turns NES games into little 3D dioramas, and now it's out of beta. The software is available through itch.io as a free download, with the option to chip in $4.99 or more for "acc...   read

 
 
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Guide: How to make a dirt cheap Steam VR headset with low lag

Guide time! If you want to kind of mess around with Steam VR but aren't ready to fully commit yet, you'll love this. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to set up our own DIY Vive-compatible Steam VR controller using a RiftCat, any Cardboa...   read

 
 
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New NES emulator displays classic games in 3D

3DNES, a new web-based emulator for the Nintendo Entertainment System that displays games as if they were made in 3D, has been publicly released in beta form. As you can see in the video above, it isn't always perfect, but man does Dr. Mar...   read

 
 
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PS2 games on PS4

All those PS2 games run great on PS4, though they might be rougher than you remember

PS2 times were amazing. I mean, that's the era of that wild Clover clutch I never stop talking about (Okami, God Hand, etc). So news that the PlayStation 4 would be able to emulate PlayStation 2 games? Sweet! You can't use PS2 discs or PS2 ...   read

 
 


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

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...   read

 
 
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Sony working on PlayStation 2 emulation for PS4

The PlayStation 4 can play PlayStation 2 games. The same special Battlefront bundle that includes Super Star Wars also includes Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, not as ports, but running a...   read

 
 
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Rare Sonic arcade game coming to a PC near you

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 my Game Gear jo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's cracking down on speedrunning and ROM hacking videos

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 the guise of &...   read

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

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 completely unauthori...   read

 
 
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Gameboy Advance Emulator

Nintendo pulls browser-based GBA emulator

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 Emerald and Advanc...   read

 
 
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The first commercial 3DS game's been successfully emulated

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 through less legal me...   read

 
 
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Transgender Dolphin emulator developer dead, age 23

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 development around two ...   read

 
 
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OUYA launch lineup

Behold OUYA's launch lineup of 104 titles

[Image from brentalfloss the comic] I wasn't interested in OUYA in the beginning, but I've warmed up to the tiny box. A console just for free or free-to-play digital distribution games? After the parade of shame and disappointment that is t...   read

 
 
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RetroN 5

Hyperkin's new RetroN console will also support Famicom

Ahead of release, Hyperkin's upcoming RetroN 4 console has become the RetroN 5. With the change comes increased support: the new system count is NES, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, and Game Boy Advance (plus Co...   read

 
 
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Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing

China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing! In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up for a round of W...   read

 
 
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New Genesis portable includes Mega Man: The Wily Wars

[Update: tav7623 mentions that the full game listing appears on the At Games website.] Sega is a whore, plain and simple. How many different Genesis collections has the company pumped out in the past decade? There have been releases on ever...   read

 
 
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The joy of fan games, pt. 1

Nearly four years ago, when I was but a fresh-faced Destructoid community member, I submitted my very first feature-length article in response to that month's musing assignment. I wrote about fan games, unofficial software based on official...   read

 
 
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Super Road Blaster, the impossible Laserdisc-to-SNES port

Once in a blue moon, something comes along that defies all the rules -- a technical feat that shouldn't exist. Super Road Blaster is just such a marvel. You guys remember how Nintendo and Sony planned to release a CD add-on for the Super N...   read

 
 
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Nintendo patents emulation of handhelds for other devices

Nintendo got the go on a patent for the emulation of handheld game systems on other devices recently, though it was applied for back in late 2003. The patent was for emulating some Nintendo's handhelds on devices with built-in displays, lik...   read

 
 
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