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For as long as the Apple App Store has existed, iPhone owners have been clamoring for retro game emulators. This class of apps is common Android, but Apple's protectionist policies were designed to push people to buy more iPhone games rather than use game ROMs that Apple could not monetize. It looked as if... Read more...
For quite some time, Apple's App Store guidelines have banned applications from running software that's not "embedded in the binary." In other words, an app that loads another app is a no-go. This, obviously, had the knock-on effect of banning all emulators from the App Store because that's exactly what they... Read more...
One of the most popular Nintendo Switch emulators, Yuzu, will no longer be under active development, after the team working on the project settled theirlawsuit with Nintendo for $2.4 million. As part of the settlement, the Yuzu team will also be handing over all code and assets related to the emulator to... Read more...
As the latest salvo in its seemingly never-ending war against emulation, the producer of the third-best-selling video game console of all time, Nintendo, has filed a lawsuit against the creators of the Yuzu emulator for Nintendo Switch. The suit, filed in Rhode Island, alleges that Yuzu developers Tropic Haze... Read more...
A recent update to Intel's Software Development Emulator may have inadvertently revealed that the company's upcoming Granite Rapids server CPU comes with 480MB of L3 cache, as spotted by @InstLatX64 on X. 480MB of L3 cache would be by far the most any Intel CPU has ever had, even beating out the 320MB that... Read more...
Billy Mitchell's lawsuit against Twin Galaxies for removing his Donkey Kong scores has been settled out of court, and Twin Galaxies has put Mitchell's scores back in the books... sort of. In a statement, Twin Galaxies acknowledged the explanation given by Mitchell's expert witness, Dr. Michael Zyda, and said that it... Read more...
We've reported on handheld gaming systems quite a bit recently thanks to the boom in the market spurred by the success of the Steam Deck. Products from pre-existing vendors like Ayaneo, GPD, and OneNotebook have been battling with newer machines from larger OEMs like Asus, Lenovo, and most recently, MSI. Today's... Read more...
If you know anything about hardware emulation, you'll expect that emulating the Nintendo Switch is a pretty tall task, and as far as it goes for "all hardware," you'd be right. However it's now possible to play a lot of Switch games on ARM64-based Android devices with better-than-real-hardware performance thanks to a... Read more...
You hear it said all the time: one of the best reasons to own a Steam Deck is for emulating classic games. The Steam Deck is fundamentally a PC, but despite this, you'll rarely hear anyone talk about playing classic PC games on it. The reason is simple: the Steam Deck's primary controls are gamepad-based, and enjoying... Read more...
Surprise, surprise: an upcoming first-party Nintendo game has leaked to the internet ahead of its launch date. Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the long-awaited new traditional-style side-scrolling title in the famous franchise of everyone's favorite video-game plumber, has found its way to pirates through the usual... Read more...
Do you know what would have gotten my 15-year-old me totally jazzed? Having my own home arcade rather than lugging a fistful of quarters to the local co-op joint (RIP Malibu Grand Prix in Rowland Heights, CA). I'm a fistful of decades older now, but the concept of an in-home arcade still gets me jazzed. If it does you... Read more...
One of the greatest games of 2010, Red Dead Redemption was stuck on the 7th-generation game consoles until very recently, when the game was re-released for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 consoles. The release was controversial for several reasons including its high price, but the biggest was likely that it has... Read more...
Red Dead Redemption, the sequel to Red Dead Revolver on the original Xbox, was a massive hit when it released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010. As a later release for those consoles and the second Rockstar release to use the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), it leveraged the hardware of those systems... Read more...
On Thursday, the RPCS3 Sony PlayStation 3 emulator team showcased a pair of screenshots which help encapsulate the performance benefits delivered within 2023. Playing the iconic God of War III on the same PC system, comparing emulator builds from Feb and August this year shows an impressive 20%+... Read more...
Windows is insecure and dangerous, and Macs are safe and impenetrable, right? Haha, not so much. Microsoft's operating system certainly has its share of security flaws, but it's actually difficult to say which system software is more vulnerable. That's because intrepid hackers keep finding holes in macOS and its... Read more...
Intel's efforts to improve its graphics drivers continue apace. We probably don't have to tell an audience of enthusiasts that Arc launched in a less than ideal state, and that lead to a sub-optimal first impression for the brand. Intel has been working hard ever since to correct course, and its regular driver... Read more...
Dipping into the back catalog to re-release a beloved older game is a time-honored trick that fans fall for again and again. Sometimes, the new release is an updated version that has extra or improved features to justify its existence, such as Dark Souls Remastered. Occasionally, such a release comes out at a bargain... Read more...
Regular readers will recall that we wrote about Intel's X86S proposal awhile back. That was merely in the concept stages, but it's an idea to shed a lot of the legacy cruft from x86-compatible processors. It looks like Intel's engineers aren't done fiddling around in the instruction set, though, because the company's... Read more...
When you read that headline, you're probably thinking it's like Doom on the NES, or like running GTA V on the OG Game Boya trick, or "hack" that doesn't really use the original hardware. Well, you'd be mistaken. This is the real PC version of GTA V running on real Nintendo Switch hardware, albeit one that's been... Read more...
It wasn't long ago that things were looking up for fans of classic game emulation. The developers of Dolphin, the iconic Wii and GameCube emulator, were working toward an official Steam release, but that is no longer on the table. After postponing the release, the Dolphin team has confirmed that Valve has... Read more...
Microsoft's purchase of Activision-Blizzard is practically a done deal at this point, and while it does result in the formation of a gargantuan gaming juggernaut the likes of which the world has hardly seen, there are some good things that could feasibly come out of the conglomerate entity. Microsoft's game publishing... Read more...
All you have to do is trawl the support forum or Discord channel for any popular gaming project, like an indie title or especially game emulators, and you'll quickly become aware of how many folks are gaming on Intel integrated graphics. It's not the ludicrous proposition it once was, but it's still a pretty... Read more...
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