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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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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 as a free download, with the option to chip in $4.99 or more for "acc...   read

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Nintendo VR

The Nintendo titles you already own are some of the best VR games

Now that I've spent a lot of time with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive I can honestly say that the best games available for virtual reality headsets are Nintendo games. I know what you're thinking, "Jed, Nintendo doesn't make VR games!" S...   read

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Sega Mega Drive

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive ROM hacks are now available in the Steam Workshop

Sega has added Steam Workshop support for Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics, allowing ROM hackers to make their work easily available to everyone. The update comes as part of a massive revamp of Classics that introduces a full 3D menu ...   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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New 3DS
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The New 3DS can run Windows 95

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 DOSBox, a program th...   read

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

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, figuring out whi...   read

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PS2 Rereleases
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The PS4's emulated PS2 games run worse in Europe

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. Eurogamer’s Di...   read

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Looks like the PS2 emulator on PS4 won't work with discs or Classics

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 incompatible w...   read

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Clouds are dark

Dark Cloud is coming to PS4

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 screenshot. Accordi...   read


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Xbox One

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

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 had to save his f...   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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Twitter DOS

Tweet embedded MS-DOS games disabled by Twitter

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, discovered a way for gamers to easily embed MS-DOS games into their tweets. It was ...   read

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  Watch Video lets you embed MS-DOS games into your tweets

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 the world. On t...   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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Startropics music glitch
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StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years

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 two music tracks...   read

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Even Zelda: Ocarina of Time is better with Waluigi

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 could have fallen...   read

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Game Boy
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You got a Game Boy emulator in my Oculus Rift

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 of interesting...   read

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Wii U

Capcom confirms GBA games coming to Wii U

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 Battle Network 3&nbs...   read

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EarthBound compilation
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Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

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 localization but was p...   read

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