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[Update: Accidental] Xbox begins disabling Dev Mode accounts used for emulation

The Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X could emulate the likes of Wii, GameCube, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation 1 pretty easily, thanks to a policy undertaken by Microsoft. The company pledged that any of its Series S and Series X devices could become full-fledged developer kits, and all you needed to do was...

AetherSX2 is the best way to play PlayStation 2 games on your Android smartphone

PlayStation 2 emulation has been in a weird place on Android for a long, long time. While it's been possible to emulate the system on your smartphone using a certain emulator available on the Play Store, allegations of stolen code and unethical business practices meant many, ourselves included, refused to promote the app, even if...

Boxedwine can emulate Windows applications in web browsers

The Wine project has been around for years, allowing people to run (some) Windows applications on Linux, macOS, and BSD operating systems. It's one of the best examples of open-source software development, but Wine can't quite run on everything. Boxedwine, a newer project that builds upon Wine, aims to fix that — it can run...

Spine is an in-development PS4 emulator that can actually boot some games

PlayStation 4 emulation is still in its infancy, and you'd be forgiven for thinking we're many years off from PS4 games being completely playable on your PC. While there's still a lot of work to be done to make that happen, PS4 emulation seems to be progressing quite nicely. A Linux-only in-development PS4 emulator called...

Dolphin Emulator updated with massive improvements for macOS and Android

Dolphin is the best emulator around for playing Nintendo GameCube and Wii games, and it's not just available on desktop PCs. The Android port has been around for years, and over the past two months, the Dolphin Emulator team has been working on a few important changes. Dolphin can now run natively on Apple M1...

Citra, the Nintendo 3DS emulator for Android, gets a new feature that greatly reduces lag

Citra for Android is a Nintendo 3DS emulator that you can install from the Google Play Store and has been under development for quite a while now. With unofficial Citra ports marking the beginning of 3DS emulation on Android, we have come a long, long way in the viability of playing 3DS games on your phone....

DuckStation is the best emulator for your PlayStation 1 games

A testament to how open Android as an operating system can be is the incredible range of software that you can install from the Google Play Store. Emulators are a big part of what makes Android a powerful mobile operating system, as it's possible to play games from pretty much any older console or handheld....

Dolphin Emulator devs warn of limited functionality due to Android’s Scoped Storage changes

Android's Scoped Storage rules have been a major point of contention among app developers. While Scoped Storage is undoubtedly needed to reduce how much access apps have to a user's private files, its implementation fundamentally changes how apps can access your phone's internal storage, creating several limitations for a wide range of apps in the...

PlayStation Portable emulator ‘PPSSPP’ now supports rewinding on mobile

PPSSPP, a popular open-source Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) emulator, is receiving a new update on Android and PC with lots of new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Among the most notable changes in the PPSSPP 1.11 update is support for rewinding to previous states on Android devices. PPSSPP initially didn't feature a rewinding feature on mobile...

PSA: If you use NoxPlayer to play Android games on PC, you should read this

NoxPlayer users beware. A hacker group has gained access to the Android emulator's server infrastructure and has pushed malware to a few users in Asia. Slovak security firm ESET recently discovered the attack, and it has advised affected NoxPlayer users to reinstall the emulator to remove the malware from their systems. For the unaware, NoxPlayer is...

RetroArch makes emulation viable on the Xbox Series S and Series X thanks to Developer Mode

One of the best things about Android is that it offers plenty of freedom when it comes to emulating retro games and titles designed for consoles. The story is a bit different on actual consoles, as very few vendors officially permit sideloading homebrew apps such as emulators on their platforms. As it turns out, you...

These are the best PUBG Mobile emulators right now

A major reason for the rise in popularity of mobile gaming is that most of them are free of cost. Of course, they come at the expense of advertisements or in-game purchases, but the real essence of the game seems mostly intact. Take, for instance, PUBG. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is originally a PC and console game,...