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Father flips Link's gender to make his daughter the heroine

Maya has really been enjoying The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Her father, developer Mike Hoye, says she likes "sailing, scary birds and remembering to be brave," much like Link, the game's protagonist. But girls can go on adventures and rescue their little brothers, too! To emphasize that, Hoy...

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Sony restores PSN games that allowed Vita hack (but there's another one)

Sony pulled two PSP titles, Hot Shots Tennis and MotorStorm Arctic Rift, from the PlayStation Network in March when they were found to be open portals to Vita hacking heaven, allowing people to use homebrew programming through the Vita's PSP emulator. Both of these titles are currently back on th...

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One of the hardest NES games ever translated to English

If you're a stone-cold psychopath whose masochistic gaming tendencies push you away from ... well, normal-people games and into the cold embrace of impossible games, then the unavailability of an English port for Takeshi's Challenge has probably been a sore point for you. We probably shouldn't en...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, in HD thanks to emulation

Whenever a new Wii game comes out, players set to work opening up the PC-based Dolphin emulator, upscale the graphics to HD resolution, and take screenshots for us to drool over -- like the Skyward Sword images posted on the software's forum. The normally soft, watercolor-y backgrounds look a ...

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Technology: Play Wii on an Android tablet with an Xbox 360 controller

Sure, it seems easy enough: Play your Wii games on an Android tablet with an Xbox 360 controller. Technology! But underneath that simple premise is a complicated reality. First, you need to run the Wii games on a PC using the open-source Dolphin emulator. From there, you're going to stream the ...

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PlayStation emulator for Android goes free and open source

PSX4Droid, the PSOne emulator for Android that got the smackdown from Google recently, has found a surefire way of getting around the ban: Go free and open source. The latest version of the software does just that, skipping out on Google's market completely and putting both the app and the source...

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PlayStation emulator pulled from Android Market, dev suggests Xperia Play to blame

With the launch of Sony Ericsson's Android-powered "PlayStation Phone," the Xperia Play, supposedly right around the corner, Google has pulled the plug on a prominent PSOne emulator for its mobile OS. According to its author, "zodttd," PSX4Droid was removed from the Android Market without warning...

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N64oid emulates Nintendo 64 classics on Android smartphones

The Android platform is no stranger to emulators, but there aren't too many apps that possess as much polish as N64oid. It runs at a surprisingly stable framerate and, best of all, you can pair a Wiimote to the device for more precise controls. Check out a video demonstration after the jump!...

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The iControlPad clamps a controller to your phone

The iControlPad -- a peripheral we first learned about in 2008 -- is still alive, kicking, and ready to be ordered for $74.99 before its initial February 16 ship date. The device attaches a simple Bluetooth game pad to your smartphone of choice using various clamps, which currently support iPhon...

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PlayStation Phone caught on video playing unofficial PSOne Android app

This seems like a pretty natural fit -- the PlayStation Phone, which, hilariously enough, still hasn't been formally acknowledged by Sony, was recently captured on video running a PSOne emulator Android application called ROM Buddy PSX. It should be stressed that the handheld (which has supposedly ...

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