Some of the most iconic NES games around have gotten a makeover—and you can experience it first-hand in your browser. If you’re running Firefox, that is.
After 19 years of operation (and 10 months spent contacting the original developers), MAME—probably the most well-known emulator on the planet—is now 100% free and open-source.
In October, the Cemu emulator—which allows Wii U games to be played on a PC—could barely boot Mario Kart 8’s menu. Now, just two months later, it’s doing an OK job of actually running the game.
It’s a little technical, but this post by the Dolphin team outlining a big improvement to the emulator’s audio is fascinating, giving you a real insight into just how much work and problem-solving goes into the whole thing.
June has been a big month for the team working on the Dolphin emulator, which allows users to play GameCube and Wii games on their PC. In addition to getting Virtual Console games up and running, they’ve also managed to get GameCube games working on an Android device (albeit one that few of you will own).
But Kotaku writer, I hear you ponder, the Nintendo DS was incapable of getting anywhere near a resolution you’d call “high”, how could this be? The answer: emulation.
The Chinese company best known for making knock-off Super Nintendo consoles is back again, this time with a mighty fine looking phone.
Apple is going to block a loophole that allowed people to play classic video games and run unapproved apps on iOS 8 without jailbreaking. If you love yourself an emulator, you're going to want to hold off on updating to iOS 8.1.
Being a Pokémon master takes time and patience—beating a game in the franchise usually takes at least a couple dozen of hours. Now imagine trying to beat a Pokémon game while thousands of other people also control your avatar.
Disney's new Mickey Mouse adventure already looks spectacular, but some discriminating video game fans would rather see Epic Mickey running on something more powerful than the Wii. Thankfully, the Dolphin emulator can give us a taste of Mickey in HD.
The folks behind an officially licensed Commodore 64 emulator on the iPhone are also working on an Atari 2600 emulators for the device, meaning more plink-plonk classics from the early 1980s could be on the way to you.
Kinda like this. Japanese company Klab has developed a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Here it is running on a Kindle emulator. That's...alot of emulating.