• Japanese dude faces 2 years in prison, $96,000 fine for hosting 1,000+ Nintendo DS ROMs on Web site

    Here’s a tip: this isn’t 1998, and you shouldn’t go around making “Web pages” that are filled with Nintendo ROMs. If you do, you could end up like the Japanese guy who’s now facing two years in prison and a $96,000 fine. Read More

  • Solar powered emulator also charges other doodads

    Here’s an example of good convergence. It’s the $169 Media Street eMotion 2GB Solar Powered Media Player and Battery Charger. Look at all those features just from the title! Not only does this little handful of sweetness play 8- and 16-bit ROMs, it also doubles as a solar charger for your other devices too. There’s more! It plays MP3s and 320×240 MPEG4 video files. And… Read More

  • Old NES cartridge modded into portable emulator

    Ah nostalgia. An enterprising individual over at the BenHeck forums has “basically cannibalized a OneStation” into an old NES cartridge that runs on three N-cell batteries (commonly found in certain scientific calculators). The innards of the cartridge house a 99-in-1 chip which should provide nearly endless hours of entertainment and contain most of your favorite NES… Read More

  • Gamerator full-sized MAME unit has built-in beer keg

    Maybe I should get one of those shady payday advances for this. “This” being the Gamerator, a full-sized MAME cabinet that just so happens to have a built-in refrigerator. And what else would you store in the refrigerator other than beer? Well, food, yeah, but that’s boring. There’s a small tap in the front whence beer flows into your might ROM chalice. I mention… Read More