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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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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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Resident Evil Game Boy Color's fundraiser is complete

Remember that fundraiser involving Resident Evil 1's nearly finished Game Boy Color conversion? Well, the $2,000 goal was met, and the cart has finally been released to the public. Keep in mind that the game is only 90% complete, which mean...   read

 
 
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Retrode console brings legitimacy to emulation

As you're probably well aware, emulation is a fantastically convenient way for us to play our old games but it does suffer from a few problems. Many of those issues surround the legality of playing copies of ROMs downloaded from the interne...   read

 
 
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Genesis emulator running on the PS Vita makes us 0_o

Above you'll see an emulator running Sonic and Knuckles on the PlayStation Vita. Woah. That was quick! But, before you get too excited, know that this is actually going through the Vita's PSP emulator, so its emulation inside emulation. Th...   read

 
 
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'Impossible' Famicom game Takeshi's Challenge translated

Takeshi Kitano, Japan's most extreme eliminator, hates technology. Naturally, he was the best person to ask to help make a videogame. The result was Takeshi no Chousenjou (Takeshi's Challenge), a Famicom title that was nearly impossible to...   read

 
 
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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, but users have re...   read

 
 
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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 bats. As you ob...   read

 
 
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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 things clean an...   read

 
 
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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 Remote, Classic Con...   read

 
 
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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 far it's just the...   read

 
 
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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 2600 is a ...   read

 
 
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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 iconic Nintendo c...   read

 
 
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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 author of NESoi...   read

 
 
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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 convincing my woman th...   read

 
 
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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 been done to unite...   read

 
 
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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 official emulator for ...   read

 
 
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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 PlayStation ga...   read

 
 
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