RetroArch is a homebrew program that combines a ton of different gaming emulators into a single, relatively sleek package. Development on it began in 2010, with version 1.0 releasing in 2014. Several updates later, today the people behind it released the latest version, which can run on hacked Nintendo Switches.
Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against one of the largest of their kind. This is hardly tantamount to the erasure of all unauthorized copies of older video games from the internet, but it’s still gotten a lot…
EmuParadise, one of the world’s longest-running and most popular emulator communities, announced today that in the face of recent legal action against pirate sites it will be “changing,” in effect ceasing to offer ROM versions of Nintendo’s (and any other company’s) old classics.
Last week, a 22-year-old Frenchman who goes by the online name Z-Mack released the seventh major update to Dragon Ball Z: Team Training, a hack of an old Pokémon game where you can catch all of your favorite characters from Dragon Ball Z and have them fight against each other in the Pokémon world.
A deleted feature from Animal Crossing for the GameCube would have let you play a library of 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System games off of your memory card, a passionate and talented fan of the game found out this week.
Nintendo might not have plans to bring Virtual Console to Switch, but that doesn’t mean somebody else won’t. In light of new details about how Nintendo Switch Online will work and the company’s plans to bring NES games to the handheld via a subscription service, at least one hacker and longtime Nintendo fan is trying…
This week, hackers discovered that the PlayStation 4's “remastered” version of of Parappa The Rapper is actually the 2006 PSP version of the game running on a PSP emulator. As a result, other hackers with jailbroken PS4s have been seeing how they can use Parappa The Rapper to emulate other PSP games on the home…
This week, two hacking groups have independently released methods that allow a user to jailbreak the Switch, which one group is already using to run a ported version of Linux on Nintendo’s device. The worse news for Nintendo—the hackers say the exploit is due to a bug in the system’s processor chip, meaning that…
This is the PocketSprite. At a little over two inches tall, one inch wide and a half inch thick, it’s the world’s smallest playable emulation device. It can run Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear games right out of the box. And you can play them, even if you have giant sausage fingers.
This is the open source version of Doom 3 running on a Switch. It’s only a matter of time before Doom 64 and the rest arrive.
A prominent Donkey Kong forum has removed some scores supposedly earned by legendary arcade game player Billy Mitchell after evidence that there was possible foul play. Mitchell’s scores, which had set world records in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., had been recognized by the forum for eight years.
A few months ago Switch hackers showed the handheld had a hidden emulator designed to play NES Golf but only on July 11th, the date Satoru Iwata, former President of Nintendo and the game’s programmer, died. Now they say the company has overwritten the code as of the 4.0.0 firmware update.
The team behind RPCS3, an emulator designed to let you play PS3 games on a PC, have made a ton of progress since we last checked in on the project, with the program now able to run—if not perfectly play—some of the biggest and best games on the PS3.
The Super Nintendo Classic has been out only a week and already there are videos circulating about how to add your own games. Like the NES Classic before it, this new retro device seems prime for emulation, and progress is moving very fast.
We’ve seen GTA, Mario and Minecraft modded into Breath of the Wild on Wii U and PC, but now we are getting into the good stuff.
Atlus has filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown against the creators of the Playstation 3 emulator RPCS3, previously noted for running Persona 5. With the emulator, the game would be playable on PC, which doesn’t officially run the game.
In October 2015, the CEMU emulator could barely run Mario Kart 8 on a PC at all. Now it can play the game in 8K.
In case seeing Persona 5 wasn’t impressive enough, here’s footage of another big PS3 game—Demon’s Souls—being entirely playable on a PC courtesy of an emulator.