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The Best Retro Console Creators Are Making A Game Boy

Having crafted three outstanding high-end, high-definition retro consoles based on the NES, Super NES, and Sega Genesis hardware, Analogue is going portable. Launching in 2020, the Analogue Pocket is a $200 handheld gaming system that plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance games and more on a 3.5 inch…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Install NES Emulators and Alternative iOS Apps With AltStore

As someone who uses Android as their primary mobile OS, I tend to focus on alternative apps/service to Google’s products, but that doesn’t mean I don’t also enjoy the third-party replacements for Apple’s apps on iOS and iPad. Unfortunately, Apple’s “walled garden” approach to its products means there are far fewer…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Emulator Can Now Use Machine Learning To Translate Games (Poorly)

The developers behind RetroArch, the popular one-stop shop for retro gaming emulation, announced a new feature over the weekend: translating Japanese text to English on the fly. The results aren’t great, but they’re better than nothing and likely to improve over time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Demon’s Souls Can Now Run At 4K And 60 FPS (In An Emulator)

You’ll need a powerful PC and a copy of the original game, but thanks to a new patch to the PS3 emulator RPCS3, it’s now possible to play the 2009 action-role-playing game Demon’s Souls in 4K while running at 60 frames per second.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Emulator In Capcom’s Home Arcade Is Stirring Controversy

The Capcom Home Arcade, a plug-and-play fight stick that comes with classic arcade games pre-installed on it, was announced earlier this week, causing a backlash in the homebrew community who take issue with the device’s use of open-source emulation software.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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In Defense of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

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…Read more… Continue […]

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Spooked By Nintendo, Popular ROM Site ‘Changes’ After 18 Years

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.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Amateur Developer Says Adding Dragon Ball Z To Pokémon Helped Make Him A Better Person

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.Read more… […]

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Nintendo Hacker Is Trying To Make A Virtual Console For His Switch

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…Read […]

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PS4 Parappa Is Running On A PSP Emulator, Hackers Discover

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…Read […]

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Switch Hackers Say Nintendo Can’t Patch Their New Jailbreak

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…Read more… […]

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Thumbs On With The Tiniest Game Boy Ever

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 […]

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Former World Record Donkey Kong Score Now In Dispute

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Hackers Say Nintendo Switch’s Latest Firmware Update Removes Secret Golf Game

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.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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