When you look at the world around you and consider what’s popular — the top movies, music, clothing, and products — you get the feeling that everything cool today is something we’ve seen before. Take, for instance, retro video game consoles. When Nintendo unleashed the NES Classic as a standalone, $59 modern version of its beloved console, it sold out almost immediately. The company sold 2.3 million of them in just 5 months, starting in the 2016 holiday season. Hungry for more, Nintendo returned with the SNES Classic Edition last summer. Pre-orders for the system in August 2017 were so rampant that major retailers’ websites crashed under the traffic loads (many, it turns out, were internet bots run by eBay scalpers). As of September 30, 2018, combined sales of the NES and SNES Classic editions have exceeded 10 million units. That’s no drop in the bucket — It approaches the roughly 14 million units the Wii U sold in its entire lifetime. Once a … [Read more...] about From NES to PlayStation, retro gaming is booming. But will it last?
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EmuParadise has removed all download links to game ROM files from its website. The move comes after Nintendo filed a lawsuit against other ROM-hosting websites seeking millions of dollars in damages. Android users who regularly use emulators may soon find it much harder to find retro games to play on the go. One of the oldest and most popular emulator websites, EmuParadise, has removed all ROM download links from its site. The move comes after a spate of legal action targeting similar sites by game publishing powerhouse Nintendo and will inevitably have a huge knock-on effect on the use of emulator apps on Android phones and tablets.In an announcement post (via Kotaku), the site’s founder, MasJ, explained that continuing to offer downloads for video game ROM files could lead to “potentially disastrous consequences,” citing the changing legal landscape for the decision to remove thousands of download links. He went on to say: I cannot in good conscience risk the … [Read more...] about Playing emulated retro games on Android just got a whole lot harder
What just happened? Using emulators to play classic titles like the original Super Mario Brothers is nothing new, and retro gaming websites have offered ROMs of these titles for decades. However, one of the most well-known websites in that landscape, EmuParadise, announced today that it's removing all ROMs from its platform due to legal fears. If you've been alive for more than a couple of decades, you've probably played a few "retro" games in your lifetime. Whether they were titles from the original Atari 2600, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or any other console, older games hold a special place in the hearts of many. Unfortunately, getting your hands on these consoles -- and their games -- can be an expensive and challenging process. Most old console and game makers either don't exist anymore or don't sell their classic devices and titles. That's where websites like EmuParadise came in. Though the site has always teetered on the edge of legality, retro gamers on a budget … [Read more...] about 18-year-old retro gaming ROM site EmuParadise effectively closes its doors
I don’t only play video games during my spare time. Well … OK, I do. Almost exclusively. I was beginning to feel a bit bad about just how much video games dominated my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love them! But surely getting into some other hobbies would be good for me. I decided I’d read more. Despite writing for a living and studying English-related fields in college, I don’t read much these days. That’s partly because I’ve always felt some strange obligation to dive into genre stuff, but I end up disliking most of the sci-fi and fantasy books I read. Even acclaimed ones like The Name of Wind have me rolling my eyes as I slog my way through them. So, this time, I decided to instead focus on reading the classics. There are a lot of famous books and authors I haven’t ready. I decided to start with Ernest Hemingway and his debut novel, The Sun Also Rises, the story of an American, bullfighting-loving journalist living in France in the … [Read more...] about The RetroBeat: Hemingway helps me explain why I like retro games
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