emulators

Popular emulators SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8 vanish from the Windows Phone Store again

Popular emulators SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8 vanish from the Windows Phone Store again

Paul Acevedo 48

Windows Phone emulation fans might have noticed that three classic game system emulators have disappeared from the Store: SNES8x (a Super Nintendo emulator), VBA8 (a GameBoy Advance emulator), and VGBC8 (a Gameboy Color emulator). As of press time, the Windows 8 versions of the same apps are still available. All three emulators came from a developer named M.k who publicly retired from...

EMU7800: the first emulator for Windows Phone with MOGA Pro Controller support

EMU7800: the first emulator for Windows Phone with MOGA Pro Controller support

Paul Acevedo 21

Not long ago, Spectral Souls became the second Windows Phone 8 game with MOGA Pro Controller support. More games will surely follow, though not at the pace gamers would probably like. MOGA manufacturer Power A’s reluctance to officially acknowledge Windows Phone 8 in product packaging and marketing materials has naturally led to a tepid response from Windows Phone developers, including...

Snes8x, VBA8, and VGBC8 once again available, for free on the Windows Phone Store

Snes8x, VBA8, and VGBC8 once again available, for free on the Windows Phone Store

Rich Edmonds 67

We just reported on three emulators being removed from the Windows Phone Store, but now we're pleased to relay news that the apps are once again available. Developed by M.k, Snes8x (Super Nintendo), VBA8 (GameBoy Advance), and VGBC8 (GameBoy Color) were spotted to be M.I.A and immediate reaction led to speculation that Microsoft had started cracking down on emulator apps.  We learnt...

On the horizon: Visual Studio 2013 reveals 1080P Windows Phone 8 emulator files

On the horizon: Visual Studio 2013 reveals 1080P Windows Phone 8 emulator files

Daniel Rubino 125

Windows Phone 8 is reportedly set to go to “full HD” with a 1080x1920 resolution later this year, an update that will come with the GDR3 OS refresh presumably for OEMs. Now, Justin Angel, who used to work with Microsoft and Nokia, has managed to dig up some emulator files for Windows Phone that coincidentally support that 1080P resolution. The files come by way of Visual Studio 2013,...

Relive the good ol' days with a Super Nintendo emulator for Windows Phone 8

Relive the good ol' days with a Super Nintendo emulator for Windows Phone 8

Daniel Rubino 125

Ah, Super Nintendo. 1991 was a good time because video games were really just starting to get big and the SNES system was leading the pack for 16-bit gaming. The console is still revered by many to this day. Now combine it with the power of Windows Phone 8’s dual core CPUs, extra RAM and high resolution display and you have an ideal gaming platform—assuming the developer gets it right....