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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 indispensa...

The Secret Behind the PlayStation Controller Symbols

Those circles, squares, x's and triangles that adorn your PlayStation controller weren't just randomly assigned. According to an interview with the designer, Teiyu Goto, the circle and "x" represent yes and no, respectively. Meanwhile the triangle, symbolizing a head, represents point of view, and the square is supposed to be a sheet of paper, indicating menus....

Netflix Expanding Out to Other Gaming Platforms?

We've heard whispers of Netflix heading to other, non-Xbox 360 game consoles before, and now adding to the susurrous is a job listing from the company for Engineering Lead - Gaming Platforms. The description calls for someone familiar with the technical hurdles of current-gen consoles for building a small team to "rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms." Whether or not this mea...