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Let's Play with Emulators... Again! (pSX, ePSXe, Nestopia, Visual Boy Advance, MAME)

My Thoughts On: October 4th, 2007

I decided that I might as well round off what I've been up to lately with reviewing various emulators by touching on another 5 of them. I thought these little clips should give a nice and very basic insight into emulation for the various platforms and give you an idea of how it might run on your PC. Plus they were piss-easy videos to make and I'm trying to procrastinate on making harder videos like my upcoming 10th Video Blogging super special which I still don't know quite what I'm going to do. Either way, this is the last of reviewing emulators that you'll see from me for quite some time as I have no intention to do any more of these videos, but I fully intend to get together with a friend or two and make some proper Let's Play videos.

You can watch all the videos here on PAOracle.com or you can watch them all at different sites with varying quality (From worst to best - Youtube/Myspace/Stage6). Pick your viewing option and away you go to the wonderful world of emulation. If you want to get this emulator and give it a try yourself, links are provided.



Let's Play pSX (Playstation emulator) | Runtime: 7:15
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The Pitch: My break from video blogging continues with more emulation review, this time I take a look at pSX, a Playstation emulator. I test the emulator to demonstrate its gameplay by playing a little Parappa the Rappa. Get it @ http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/



Let's Play ePSXe (Playstation emulator) | Runtime: 8:06
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The Pitch: Moving on, I take a look at another Playstation emulator, ePSXe. More features but requires more configurations and thus there is a larger margin for error, but still my preferred Playstation emulator. I also show a bit of gameplay footage of Dragon Warrior VII. Get it @ http://www.epsxe.com/



Let's Play Nestopia (NES emulator) | Runtime: 5:59
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The Pitch: A very basic look at emulators, I review Nestopia, a NES emulator. There are a lot of NES emulators out there and all of them work virtually as well, but Nestopia tends to be my favorite at the moment. I play a little Bubble Bobble to show off the emulator's capability. Get it @ http://nestopia.sourceforge.net/



Let's Play Visual Boy Advance (Gameboy Advance emulator) | Runtime: 5:12
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The Pitch: These very basic emulator reviews are just to give you an idea of what to expect if you try to run emulation on your PC, and this emulator is truly worth checking out, Visual Boy Advance a Gameboy Advance emulator. Lots of great games you might of missed are available for this emulator, and to demonstrate, I play a little Metroid Fusion, although I suck at it clearly. Please excuse me for pronouncing it "Virtual" Boy Advance instead of "Visual", I wasn't really paying attention. Get it @ http://vba.ngemu.com/



Let's Play MAME (Arcade machine emulator) | Runtime: 6:59
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The Pitch: My last emulator review I take a look at the mother of all emulators, MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Emulating an endless list of arcade titles gave me a great degree of choice for what I wanted to play to test it out, so naturally I chose Namco's 1982 Dig Dug. If I do any more of these videos, I'm going to actually play a specific game and do a Let's Play proper. Oh, for the record this is on MAME32, the Windows binary for MAME. Get it @ http://www.mameworld.net/ (probably the best resource, the official site is more a developer's portal)

And as stated before I should mention my PC's specs so you can put the above videos into context: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB

Enjoy!

- Good ol' PA

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