Could a revolution be coming?
People will live stream some pretty crazy challenges on platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mobcrush, and so on. I’ve personally seen all types of records broken for speed runs in a number of games, as well as people passing out mid-stream trying to break a world records for this or that. It’s pretty entertaining to say the least. Well a streamer by the name of BoarGeneral completed a pretty insane challenge, all of which happened to be streamed live.
As a kid, I remember enjoying a few different types, be they the Tiget handhelds, my brother’s Game Gear, or Nintendo’s Gameboy, all of which (plus more later) enabled gaming “on the go. Hyperkin is a company that has been working on an emulator that runs Gameboy games, and is dubbed the Smartboy. “Big Deal!”, I might hear you say. Well, it might interest you, dear skeptic, to know that this emulator is different from just downloading and running ROMs in two ways.
Nintendo Virtual Boy may not be the worst failure in gaming history, but it was definitely Nintendo’s biggest mistake. In case you were eager to play its small library of games but didn’t want to spend money on a Virtual Boy, you can now use an emulator with Google Cardboard.
Emulating another operating system on a platform not native to said operating system isn’t a new thing. There are plenty of emulators out there that can emulate just about anything you want, even on a platform like Samsung Gear Live. So while putting Window95 onto your Gear Live might seem a bit odd of an idea at first, until the cool factor sets in. Of course playing DOOM on it definitely adds to that.
DIY projects are always cool because you not only get to check out what other people do when feeling particularly creative at any given time, but generally also get to learn how it is done and possibly even do it yourself. Technically we don’t really get to learn how to make this custom arcade cabinet for 4-players that also happens to be powered by an Ouya game console from Burd Bros Custom Arcade. But with the right parts and a little planning, you could take on trying to build one of these yourself.
We’ve been saying this almost all week and a part of last week as well, there is always fun times to be had in the gaming industry. You can thank King for the recent entertainment lately but now Elite Systems is in the spotlight as well but for a whole different matter.
It’s been a crazy week with CES 2014 on the go here in Las Vegas, a slew of projects we have been working on as well in order to get them ready for launching, so needless to say we are pretty exhausted. Next week should be just as crazy since we will be launching all of our projects at that time. However, this won’t stop us from posting our weekly round-up of Android games on sale!
While there are a fair number of Amiga emulators on Android already, using them can be a bit of a pain. This is especially true if you’re not technically fluent in running an emulator aside from loading up a game. The Amiga emulators generally provide a bit more of a challenge since most of the ones available do not come with their own file system. This means you have to provide one yourself, so if you aren’t that experienced with an emulator of this nature, you were kind of left out in the dark.
Awhile ago we wrote about ways to play Wii and Gamecube games on your Android device using Splashtop Remote Desktop and the Dolphin Emulator for your PC. Well now you can cut out pretty much all the steps to pull that off as the team behind the Dolphin Emulator have released a pre-alpha version onto Google Play.