The arcade scene here in the United States is but a fraction of what it was back in its heyday, but that doesn’t mean that the love for those classic games has just evaporated. Capcom’s CPS2 arcade board has attained legend status in certain retro gaming circles because of its catalog of instant classics, and a developer named Cpasjuste has just given those games a new lease on life with a new … → Read More
So you’ve got an emulator installed on your Android device, along with a few ROM, and you think you’re pretty cool. Well, I can pretty much bet you that [Sk3tch]‘s geek-fu is better then yours. He took an NES controller, connected it to a Bluetooth module, and plays his NES on a controller, while you fumble around with your SEND and Home buttons. → Read More
We’ve shown you an N64 emulator running on a hacked iPad just a few days ago, and now it’s time to see how Super Mario Bros. would look like on a Kindle. And the short answer is that the 1985 NES game would look awful: it’s slow, it’s in black and white only, it has no sound, it’s buggy (since when can Mario kill Goombas by bumping into them?), and apparently, you can’t even control Mario… → Read More
While I think the passion for building stand-up arcade games has waned recently, it’s nice to see that someone out there is still thinking of the children. PuppyArcade by Scott Jarvis is a CD-based arcade system that boots in any PC and allows you to access MAME ROMs on almost any disk. The game plays Amiga, Atari, Commodor, and even Doom ROMs and WADs and, as you’ll notice, even runs… → Read More
So there’s actually two things to tell you about here; for one thing, you can play Tekken 3 on your HTC HD2 phone. That’s cool and all, but the big story is the emulator used to play it. The emulator, named FPSECE, not only supports the Playstation 1, but the touchscreen as well. → Read More
As you’ll recall, the C64 emulator for the iPhone was shut down by the App store for being too awesome. Apple has approved the app but took off the BASIC support. Not great but not bad, either.
You can download the app here and this time there is no secret back door for enabling the BASIC emulator right in the app, which caused the emulator to run afoul of Apple’s draconian “no fun” policy. → Read More
PalmPreForum has about five hundred Palm Pre videos taken inside the Pre SDK emulator (OK, it’s really only 22). There you can see Google Maps, Copy & Paste, and even E-Mail in action, proving that given a video capture program and a little time you can create a world that revolves entirely around a phone.
Just when you thought you could escape, the Mac Plus is ready to pull you back in. Mini vMac is a crazy emulator for jailbroken iPhones that lets you run the Mac Plus OS on your iPhone. This is not an official appstore product so you’ll have to jailbreak your iPhone and add namedfork.net to your Cydia repository list. It will appear under Emulation. → Read More
Ah for those thrilling days of yesteryear, when gaming was 8-bit, and the world was blocky. If you thrill at the thought of having a portable Commodore 64, and you have a Symbian phone, then your dreams are coming true. → Read More
While it’s by no means playable at this point (unless your favorite hobby is watching sloths tend to a patch of growing grass), the Android Market has now seen it’s first video game emulator: AndroidBoy. As you may have guessed from the tail-end of the name, it’s a Game Boy emulator, supporting games from both the original Game Boy and 1998′s Game Boy Color. The interface… → Read More
So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. To… → Read More
Here’s something I didn’t cover in my Emulation Orientation a few weeks back, though I did mention NESticle. A couple guys have decided the most noble job for a venerable 486 is to run the venerable NES emulator full time, complete with controller ports. Find out how they did it here (good luck with doing it yourself). Of course, there are much, much easier ways to go about this. Every… → Read More
Someone with too much time on his hands and not enough money to buy the Nintendo Wii decided to remake the look and feel of the OS on his computer. The results are pretty astonishing, especially the video of the Wiimote being used in conjunction with the screen. Now if he can only get it to play Wii games :-p. The fake OS also is available for download. Wii OS [via Digg] → Read More
This is pretty damn cool. It’s a full C64 emulator built in Flash 9 and downloadable or runnable via the browsers. You can program in BASIC (Try: 10 PRINT “BOOBS!”; 20 GOTO 10 ) and there appear to be some game ROMS available as well. I have to download a Flash update to play with it, but it’s amazing that we’ve gotten to the point where the masturbatory haze of my teen years can… → Read More