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$10,000 worth of rare games went "missing" in the mail, says game archivist

$10,000 worth of rare games went "missing" in the mail, says game archivist

Eric Frederiksen

You know that feeling you get, lingering in the back of your mind, every time you put something in the mail? What if it doesn’t get there? That came true for game archivist Byuu and a European collector, both of whom are now out to the tune of $10,000. Byuu is one of the noble souls seeking to keep our old games alive, tracking down rare games and dumping them into ROMs so that they...

Nintendo 3DS games emulated in HD, and they look incredible

Nintendo 3DS games emulated in HD, and they look incredible

Ron Duwell

The Nintendo 3DS is already a pretty spiffy little handheld that can crank out polygons with the best of them. We’ve come a long way from Nintendo’s “limited tech” philosophy in the handheld department, and this thing towers above and beyond its predecessors. Still, as proven by a new emulator calling itself Citra, there is always room for improvement, and in the Nintendo 3DS’ case,...

Video game emulation "is not illegal or threatening," says Digital Eclipse's Cifaldi

Video game emulation "is not illegal or threatening," says Digital Eclipse's Cifaldi

Ron Duwell

Digital Eclipse Head of Restoration Frank Cifaldi's mission in his career is to preserve the history of video games and make sure that classics will always be available for future generations. His company recently put out the excellent Mega Man Legacy Collection for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo 3DS, and he claims that the technology used to immortalize these games can...