As Nintendo starts to take a more strict approach to ROMs, players’ access to older games is changing. Sure, you could try to find a working retro console and pony up for expensive cartridges, but there has to be a better way.
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…
On July 19, Nintendo filed suit in an Arizona Federal Court against the operator of two popular retro gaming sites, which had been hosting ROMS of some of the company’s most famous games.
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.
Super Mario 64: Last Impact is the result of 4,000 hours of work by Kaze Emanuar, and it looks incredible.
You know that neat little box that pops up on the right when you search Google for movies or books and such? Now it does that for video games as well, thanks to an update to Google's Knowledge Graph.
Ouya, which launched today even if many donors don't yet have their machines, is an Android-based, open source console. It'll run emulators. So there's some sensitivity to the issue of piracy, which Ouya didn't help by retweeting out a picture of Super Mario Bros. and adding the hashtag #freethegames.
Here is what is believed to be the smallest playable Space Invaders arcade cabinet every built, using a ROM and parts from a Game Boy Advance.
We've seen the rumored PlayStation Phone in action before. Now watch as a user loads up PlayStation ROMs for Resident Evil 2 and Rage Racer on Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play.
Not content with just stuffing a card full of ROMs inside the old-school Atari VCS case, one modder installed an LED screen in the cartridge bay that allows the operator to cycle through and select games.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, misogynist, puerile and occasionally slightly amusing. This is the world of Bad Hacks - a celebration of the best/worst in old-school ROM hacking. Gasp at the thrilling adventures of Dragon Pervert ("take down an evil Dominatrix & her army of gimps using breasts or something"), thrill to…