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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,...

Super Mario 64 can be natively run on Android without a Nintendo 64 emulator

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is finally here, which means you can now play the first three 3D platformers in the series — Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy — in high-definition on your Nintendo Switch. In case you're looking for a way to enjoy Princess Peach's cake on your Android phone,...

A shady Nintendo Switch emulator for Android has popped up online, and it surprisingly works

Android smartphones are versatile, and the number of emulators that you can get for modern and retro systems alike is incredible. From age-old systems like the NES right up to the Nintendo 3DS, you can play them all from the comfort of your smartphone. Obviously, emulating more modern systems can be a bit of a...

Nintendo 3DS emulation: Official Citra for Android performance testing on the Snapdragon 865, 855, and 845

Citra, the most popular Nintendo 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android onto the Google Play Store last week, and its performance has been at the forefront of the conversation. I'm sure anybody who saw its release wondered whether they could play their favorite Nintendo 3DS games on their Android smartphone or tablet, so I've...

Official Citra for Android releases as the first mobile Nintendo 3DS emulator

We've already covered Nintendo 3DS emulation on Android numerous times, though earlier attempts were made possible by unofficial Android ports of the incredibly popular Citra emulator on PC. With the help of both developers of those unofficial ports, there's now an official build of Citra for Android. What's more, this Nintendo 3DS emulator is available on...

Dolphin Emulator fixes crashes on Android TV and adds install WAD functionality on Android

Rather than finding your old console from the basement to play your favorite retro titles during this lockdown, one could also opt for emulating them on their Android devices, provided they are powerful enough. Dolphin Emulator is the most popular open-source emulator out there for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii, and it can actually handle...

Nintendo 3DS emulation is now viable on Android with an unofficial Citra port

Many months ago, we talked about an unofficial Citra port which allowed you to play Nintendo 3DS games on your Android smartphone. While that specific build saw few updates, there's a new build that just got released by the developer of Dolphin MMJ, and it runs a whole lot better than before. On high-end devices,...