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These Cute, Pixelated Puppers Will Devour You in This Wolfenstein 3D Mod These Cute, Pixelated Puppers Will Devour You in This Wolfenstein 3D Mod

You might love Wolfenstein, but I’m not one who can stomach much violence, even when it’s in service of destroying Nazis in all their forms. As a result, I’ve never played more than a few minutes of any Wolfenstein game. That’s why Return to Castle Woofenstein (aka Woof3d), a mod that turns every enemy Nazi into a…

Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop

It makes more sense than ever to put some Android apps on you laptop. As well as giving you access to apps that have no desktop or web equivalent (like Snapchat), it’s great for playing games on the big screen—we got Alto’s Adventure up and running on the Pixelbook with no problems, and plenty of other games would…

I Tested Two Retro Consoles―One Good, One Hot Garbage I Tested Two Retro Consoles―One Good, One Hot Garbage

For all of the hullabaloo its generated with its tiny consoles, Nintendo didn’t invent retro gaming consoles. Not by a mile. When it released the NES Classic late last year, Nintendo wasn’t creating a new field of consoles fueled by nostalgia and the fat wallets of aging Gen Xers. Rather, Nintendo was reinventing the…

12 Ways to Build Your Own Retro Game Machine 12 Ways to Build Your Own Retro Game Machine

With some 30 years of video gaming history now behind us, there’s never been a greater choice of retro games to dig back into, whether it’s on your smartphone or a classic console rebooted for modern times. For the more serious seekers of gaming nostalgia, there are plenty of hands-on projects you can attempt…

Play Android Games on Your PC  Play Android Games on Your PC 

If you want to get Android up and running on a Windows laptop or desktop, there are several different ways to go about it—but few are as straightforward as Nox App Player. Once the emulator is up and running on your PC, you’ll have access to an Android 4.4.2 tablet right on your desktop screen. The emulator capable of…

All I Need Is This Android Wear N64 Emulator and Ocarina of Time On My Wrist

The Nintendo 64 might not have had the massive library of games like the PlayStation did, but it made up for it with quality over quantity. Do you ever really need anything more than GoldenEye and Ocarina of Time? No. And with this N64 emulator on your smartwatch, those games will always be in easy reach.

The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not…

Smartwatches Fulfill Their True Destiny With a Game Boy Emulator Smartwatches Fulfill Their True Destiny With a Game Boy Emulator

Google and Apple can pitch them as productivity tools all they want, but the real reason anyone would strap a smartwatch to their wrist is as a more covert way to kill time and avoid boredom. So it's good to know that when your Twitter and Facebook feeds run dry, you can always boot up a Game Boy emulator on your…

The Nook Simple Touch Can Play Sonic Better Than a Game Boy The Nook Simple Touch Can Play Sonic Better Than a Game Boy

Kind of like the modern equivalent of hiding a comic book inside the textbook you're supposed to be studying, someone has hacked and loaded a Sega Genesis emulator onto the Nook Simple Touch ebook reader. So instead of reading at the back of the classroom, you can spend your time chasing rings.

Poof! Android Market Emulators Go MIA

Popular Android emulator developer "yongzh" has had all of his apps yanked from Android Market without warning, he told users today, signaling that Google's recent bans (started last month at the behest of Sega) are all but over.

Android Gets a Nintendo 64 Emulator with N64oid Android Gets a Nintendo 64 Emulator with N64oid

N64oid, a Nintendo 64 emulator, will let you indulge your nostalgia wherever you go. Though other video game emulators for Android devices exist, nothing else can bring you this kind of 64-bit gaming goodness. $6. [Android Market]

Watch the PlayStation Phone Actually Play Games Watch the PlayStation Phone Actually Play Games

Oh, hello there, PlayStation Phone! Here's the clearest video yet of Sony's mobile gaming messiah living out its main purpose: playing Biohazard 2 and Rage Racer. Get some.

Android PlayStation Emulator Now Available for Your Nostalgic Consumption Android PlayStation Emulator Now Available for Your Nostalgic Consumption

Console emulators are nothing new, even on mobiles, but this is the first time we can bring you news of a legitimate PlayStation one for Android devices. Called PSX4Droid 1.0, it looks a little something like this:

Retrode Sucks the Romz out of SNES/Genesis Cartridges Retrode Sucks the Romz out of SNES/Genesis Cartridges

For about $100, you can use the Retrode to convert your SNES and Genesis games into PC and Mac emulator-ready romz. Don't ask about the legality of it all. Ethically, it's fine by us. [StoneAgeGamer via Crunchgear]

Take a Peek Inside the Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator

The Windows Phone 7 emulator has already yielded a few treasures—perhaps treasures isn't the right word?—so maybe you're hankering to take a look around yourself. If you're so inclined, Engadget has a nice walk-through of how to get the emulator up and running. If that seems like like too much work, there's a 10…

Play Game Boy On Your Palm Pre With VisualBoyAdvance

Game Boy Advance games, like Mario Kart Short Circuit, aren't quite running at full speed yet—about 60% of normal speed with sound or 90% without—but Game Boy and Game Boy Color games work just fine, and, as they say, emulators can't be choosers.

N64 Emulator Hits Jailbroken iPhones, With Bluetooth Wiimote Support N64 Emulator Hits Jailbroken iPhones, With Bluetooth Wiimote Support

Last month, ZodTTD, the guy who basically pioneered game emulation on the iPhone, promised us an N64 emulator. Today, that's exactly what he's delivered, with a bonus: Wiimote support, via Bluetooth.

New iControlPad Prototype Controls the iPhone with Dual Analog Nubs New iControlPad Prototype Controls the iPhone with Dual Analog Nubs

The iPhone gamepad case is back with an overhauled design that brings controls to the front, and adds dual analog nubs (the same as the Pandora gaming handheld). There's also an internal battery that charges the iPhone while playing.

What Would Happen If We Tried to "Play" This NES Emulator Cartridge Casemod? What Would Happen If We Tried to "Play" This NES Emulator Cartridge Casemod?

Finally, an NES cartridge casemod I can get behind without weeping uncontrollably. This one houses a complete library of NES games, uses the original buttons, and hides inside the Super Mario/Duck Hunt combo cartridge. But wait, there's more:

iPhone 3GS's Upgraded Hardware Means Console Emulators No Longer Suck iPhone 3GS's Upgraded Hardware Means Console Emulators No Longer Suck

Console emulators were one of the first orders of business when the jailbreak scene took off two years ago, but they've always been plagued by stuttering framerates—especially the more ambitious ones. The iPhone 3GS fixes this, gloriously.

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