Items tagged with Emulators

Nintendo has a hit on its hands with the Switch, a hybrid console that users can connect to their big screen TV or take with them for a portable gaming experience. Part of the success is because of first-party hits like Super Mario Odyssey. Interestingly enough, Super Mario Odyssey is now playable on the PC through an emulator. In a video posted to YouTube, BSoD Gaming demonstrated Super Mario Odyssey running on PC through the Yuzu emulator. This has been a work in progress for several months by the same developers who built Citra, a popular Nintendo 3DS emulator. Back in January of this year, the Yuzu team noted that their Nintendo Switch emulator is "written in C++ with portability in mind,"... Read more...
Microsoft has been hard at work making Windows 10 more attractive to gamers than it already is, and much of its effort will be on display when its Creators Update rolls out next week (you can grab it now if you're feeling antsy). But while goodies like Game Mode and Beam support are on the horizon, Microsoft is drawing the line at emulators—they're no longer welcome in the Windows Store. The change in policy was noticed by NESbox, as its free Universal Emulator was pulled from the Windows Store. Before it was yanked, Windows 10 users could download the emulator and play ROMs for the NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Genesis, and Sega Mega Drive. The nifty emulator supports keyboard... Read more...
Android gamers have made emulators such as N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid, Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, and Gameboid popular on the Android Market. However, that seems to be past tense, at least for now, as all of those emulators, written by Yong Zhang (yongzh) have been pulled from the Market. According to Zhang, his developer account has been removed and his apps pulled without warning. Fortunately for Android users, the Android Market is not the only place to buy apps. Even without rooting, most phones can sideload, which means install from non-Android Market stores (we use the term most until AT&T completes pushing out its updates to enable the functionality on its phones). Thus, Zhang has already... Read more...