Tag Archives: Emulator

How people play Nintendo games on a computer, and why that’s probably illegal

Since the age of modern computing, people have figured out how to use code to mimic game consoles like NES and Genesis in order to play them on everything from laptops to smartwatches. Sometimes it’s a near-perfect recreation of a childhood memory. Sometimes it’s a virtual reality “remix” of a popular cartoon fighter (blatant self-promotion) or something indescribably trippy. In either case, it’s probably something the game’s developer and publisher are pretty mad about. – Ross Miller, The Verge

Amiduos is a $10 app that lets you run Android on a Windows PC

At just $10, [Amidous] is pretty affordable for a full-featured Android emulator, and it’s based on Android 4.2.2. An update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is due to be released this month, which means you can potentially run a newer version of Android on your Windows PC than the versions found on about 90% of all Android devices. – Zach Epstein, BGR 

Now you can play 2,400 MS-DOS classics in your browser

The Internet Archive has gone live with a collection of nearly 2,400 MS-DOS games that are playable directly in your browser. The gory details of the project can be found over at the blog of the man behind the project, Jason Scott, but the long and short of it is that now anyone can play games like Duke Nukem 3D, Lemmings 2, The Lost Vikings, Cannon Fodder 2, Wolfenstein 3D, The Incredible Machine 2, Total Carnage, Tyrian (video game), Red Baron and Raptor: Call of the Shadows without installing DOSbox or even a browser plugin. – Eric Lindvall, The A.V. Club 
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