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The BlueStacks Android emulator, which already has around 90 million Windows users, has finally arrived on OSX after an extended beta testing phase. The free emulator runs both x86 and ARM-based apps as well as provides full keyboard and mouse support. It even allows for gesture controls like pinc...

July 2nd 2015 at 1:16pm 0 Comments
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If you're a PC gamer of a certain age (cough), you've probably lamented that many of the titles you played as a kid are hard to use on modern systems without downloading emulators or waiting for special re-releases. Well, it just got a lot easier to relive your gaming glory days. The Internet Arch...

January 6th 2015 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, one of which may affect your enjoyment of video games and possibly MMOs at some point in the future. In a nutshell, the EFF wants to legalize tinkering with titles which have had their online funct...

November 4th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're using iOS, you'd better not get too attached to your favorite unofficial game emulator -- there's a real chance that you won't have an easy way to load it before long. The GBA4iOS team has noticed that the iOS 8.1 beta fixes a loophole that lets you install third-party emulators and ot...

October 8th 2014 at 10:32pm 0 Comments
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We don't talk about emulators on Massively often because we're forbidden to encourage illegal activities or link or name specific emulators save those rare few publicly sanctioned by studios (so please don't). In fact, we've written before that emulators are a frustrating topic for many of our writ...

August 22nd 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Disney's Toontown Online was shut down last year, but that hasn't kept fans from working on a so-called "homage" to the game. A team of 24 or so volunteer developers have been working on making Toontown Rewritten with publicly available images and their own skills as programmers and artists. While...

June 18th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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It's a shame this doesn't actually exist, because I bet a lot of people would love to mess around with an emulated version of classic Mac software. Imagine "booting up" touchscreen versions of Artillery or 3D Checkers. It would a nostalgia trip worth at least a few bucks, right? [Photo credit: Ro...

April 21st 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple has a pretty strict stance on emulators in regards to the App Store, so unless you're willing to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, the options for retro gaming are usually pretty slim. That is, unless the developers of said apps decide to ignore the App Store entirely -- that is the case with N...

April 14th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio podcast format. You'll hear some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at...

December 27th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Many gamers won't load a console emulator for much more than a brief nostalgia kick. The Internet Archive has loftier goals, however. It's expanding its Historical Software Collection to include the free-to-play Console Living Room beta, which recreates classic '70s and '80s systems on the web f...

December 26th 2013 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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Ubuntu's touch-based (read: mobile) OS is still finding its footing with users (and a hardware home to call its own), but the outfit's paving the way for developers to get onboard. An experimental emulator for the mobile OS has just been released that apes much of the feel, and occasionally the lo...

November 20th 2013 at 2:37pm 0 Comments