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Switched's Comprehensive Guide to Video Game Emulators

The video game emulator -- the bit of software that allows nostalgic button-mashers to mount an NES on their PCs in order to relive halcyon "HADOUKEN!" days -- is one of the most misunderstood elements of modern computing. But we're here to tell you exactly what they are, how they work, and even offer a comprehensive directory of the best ones for your favorite platform. Read on for our...

Sega Zone: One Part Wii, One Part Genesis

For those eagerly awaiting the Sega video game console that can do what "Nintendon't," keep waiting. In the meantime, gamers will have to make do with the next best thing: the Sega Zone. The Sega Zone comes equipped with 20 Sega Genesis games and 30 original titles, and sports a cartridge slot, as well, allowing users to play classic Genesis favorites. The confusing amalgamation of a system...

'Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection' Brings Classic Games to iPhones

As kids, we spent countless hours parked in front of the TV with a Sega Genesis controller in our sweaty little palms. Unfortunately, Mom sold the console in a garage sale while we were at college (which we're still not happy about), so we've been without our 16-bit fix for some time now. But, thanks to Apple and Sega, a blast from the past is headed to the iPhone. According to Gizmodo, the...

Retro Screensaver Plays Classic Nintendo Games

No one really uses screensavers these days. But if you grow bored with staring at a blank screen all day, there are actually some pretty cool ways to liven up your monitor. Screensavers aren't just meant for your viewing pleasure, either. The Nintendo Screensaver not only displays up to 60 classic Nintendo games on your screen, but according to OhGizmo!, with a simple keystroke you can jump into...

Guy Stuffs Entire Video Game System Into Retro Controller

This one has been around the block a time or two, but considering you have absolutely nothing else to do on a Sunday, you might as well dust off that DIY kit and get to work. What you're looking at above is a genuine (albeit modified) NES controller playing a bona fide classic on a laptop. Amazingly, all of the software required for such a marvelously good time is stuffed tight within the...

Play Nintendo Games on iPhone

The first thing hackers do when they break a closed system is try to get it to act like another system. More often than not that system tends to be the much-beloved Nintendo Entertainment System. Of course, the iPhone is no exception. A group of intrepid developers has ported an NES emulator to run on Apple's touch screen handset. The first version was painfully slow and had no sound, but an...