The Man Who Does The Impossible in Super Mario 64

Before the world knew him as Mario, Nintendo's iconic plumber had a simpler name: Jumpman. That name makes sense, when you think about it: Mario is defined by his ability to jump. But lately, I've become fascinated by the people who play—and beat—Super Mario 64 without jumping a single time. » 3/17/15 3:30pm 3/17/15 3:30pm

The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not… » 11/21/14 10:45am 11/21/14 10:45am

Creator Of iPhone Game Boy Emulator Says Nintendo Made Him Pull It

For a few months now, an app called GBA4iOS has allowed iPhone users to take advantage of a system loophole in order to play Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games without jailbreaking their phones. » 5/14/14 12:00pm 5/14/14 12:00pm

PS3 & Xbox 360 Emulation Is Coming, Whether You Like It Or Not

I have two retail copies of Wind Waker for two Nintendo platforms in my house, but most times, whenever I get the urge to play it, I play it on PC via emulation. Such is the convenience, and added visual firepower, of the personal computer. » 3/24/14 9:30pm 3/24/14 9:30pm

Lord Helix Makes A Most Unexpected Return In 'Twitch Plays Pokémon'

It's not what you're thinking. Heck, it's probably not what you're expecting, either. The latest run of 'Twitch Plays Pokemon'—which has thousands of people banding together to beat Pokémon Crystal—has had a most amazing (and unexpected) turn. » 3/14/14 1:26pm 3/14/14 1:26pm

People Might Actually Be Able To Emulate The PS4 And Xbox One

You might think emulators only exist for retro consoles, and for the most part that's true, but we might some day be seeing PS4 and Xbox One games - regardless of the legality of the move - on a PC near you. » 12/09/13 8:30pm 12/09/13 8:30pm

There's An Insane Loophole That Lets People Play ROMs On An iPhone

Unlike, say, Android, Apple is pretty strict in how it polices its online store, outlawing any app that lets people play emulated (read: usually illegal copies of old games) titles on their iOS device. But it can do little to stop this one. » 7/19/13 2:00am 7/19/13 2:00am

Ouya Tries To Dispel Fears That The Console's Nintendo Emulators Will…

Yesterday on the unofficial Ouya console forums, forum administrator Ed Krassenstein announced that several emulators will officially be available on or near the launch (March 28) of the Android-based console. The additions of said emulators to the upcoming console have been in discussion since as early as July of… » 3/25/13 6:00pm 3/25/13 6:00pm

Building the Perfect Super Nintendo (on a PC)

We've all used an emulator at one stage in our lives. Whether to replay some classic old arcade games or play an obscure console title you missed first time around, they're a dime a dozen. » 8/10/11 4:30am 8/10/11 4:30am

Finally, We Can Play The Legend of Zelda On An Oscilloscope

You finally have a purpose for all those oscilloscopes that have surely piled up in your basement, now that one man has hacked together a way to play your original Game Boy games using its monochromatic powers of display. » 2/14/11 5:40pm 2/14/11 5:40pm

How An Emulator Saved A Video Game Developer's Bacon

Part anti-publisher rant, part impressive display of creative coding, Mark Feldman's fascinating little story about how the multiple arcade machine emulator MAME was instrumental in rebuilding a Spy Hunter port from scratch is a must read. » 12/13/10 10:00pm 12/13/10 10:00pm

This Is What New Super Mario Bros. Wii In 1080p Looks Like

New Super Mario Bros. Wii looks sharp, but slow, when run on the Dolphin emulator, a piece of software that has offered a similar high-definition look at Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. » 12/02/09 4:20pm 12/02/09 4:20pm

Commodore 64, No Longer On iPhone

iPhone owners with a retro enthusiast streak got some good news this weekend — an approved Commodore 64 emulator was now available for the Apple platform via the iTunes Store. Today, the bad news hits. » 9/08/09 3:20pm 9/08/09 3:20pm

Portable NES Gets Extravagant Add-Ons

The FC Mobile, which was essentially a portable Nintendo Entertainment System, was impressive when it launched last year. Now, though, with the addition of new peripherals, it's really impressive. » 4/25/09 1:30am 4/25/09 1:30am