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Tuesday, 04 January 2011 09:51

No NES emulator for WP7

Written by David Stellmack
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Just too many issues, says Microsoft
An open source Nintendo NES emulator has been developed by author, Matt Bettcher, for the Windows Phone 7 platform, but owners will not be seeing it any time soon. Microsoft let the author know that his app will not be welcomed to be sold in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

According to Microsoft, there are just too many potential legal issues surrounding the ROMs that are used on emulators such as this NES emulator for WP7. Sources are suggesting to us that this might not be the only reason, as the company may believe that free console emulation (like that of the NES emulator) might just have too much of a negative impact on Windows Phone 7 game sales.

While Apple has allowed emulation on the iPhone and iPod Touch to be available in its app store, apparently Microsoft has decided to err on the side of caution and avoid any possible legal minefield that the release of the emulation app might cause. It is too bad, as the screen shots appear to make it a worthy addition to the WP7 platform for NES fans.


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-28 #1 Warrior24_7 2011-01-04 11:03
So what, NES fans are about 40yrs old now and who wants to play 8 bit games anyway?
 
 
+15 #2 GhostOfSparta 2011-01-04 12:07
Quoting Warrior24_7:
So what, NES fans are about 40yrs old now and who wants to play 8 bit games anyway?



Most of this old NES games are still better than most of todays browser/mobile games.
 
 
+4 #3 Cartman 2011-01-04 12:19
@Warrior24_7

I installed few months ago one PC NES emulator and play some old games like Bross 3 :) it was very cool to see the game in full hd and better graphics, and i rememberd some old memmories playing Mario it was very cool and fun
 
 
+7 #4 yourma2000 2011-01-04 13:18
Quoting Warrior24_7:
So what, NES fans are about 40yrs old now and who wants to play 8 bit games anyway?



it's called nostalgia, I'm only 19 but I remember all of the NES and SNES games so your 40yrs old claim is out of the window, I often like to reminisce in old video games, just because they're not 3d and Crysis like graphics doesn't mean they're not fun
 
 
+9 #5 smartidiot89 2011-01-04 15:28
I am only 21, and can honestly say that 99% of all games released today are - shit.

I still remember the golden era of NES, SNES, SEGA, PlayStation and Nintendo 64. After these everything went downhill and for some reason all was about KA-BOOOM! graphics and much less about awesome gameplay. exotic environments and sweet settings.
 
 
-2 #6 Reavenk 2011-01-04 16:17
Quote:
While Apple has allowed emulation on the iPhone and iPod Touch to be available in its app store,


iPhones currently have a NES emulator in the app store? Unless it's something Apple has had in there store even after the app became fairly popular, it's not exactly apples to apples to say Windows said no and Apple said yes - because stuff goes under there radar all the time that they change there word on later.
 

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