There aren’t as many video game apps for the Mac as there are for Windows computers, and even then I have a feeling that there’s no program, Windows or otherwise, that lets you play and play with retro video games the way OpenEmu does.
If you use Twitter, odds are you occasionally inform your poor followers of some business that just really doesn’t matter. (How’s your sandwich, by the way?) Why not keep them updated on something that might actually matter, like your heart rate?
When you think of 8-bit computers, classics like the Atari 400/800, the Commodore 64 and the Apple II probably come to mind. But there’s a new kid on the block that hopes to bring 8-bit computing back – this time for the hacker community.
Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got the chance to make the next great 8-bit video game.
Remember the Pandora open source handheld gaming console? Well after a long wait, it looks like the portable gaming system is getting closer to production from the looks of this revised design rendering I spotted over on the Open Pandora blog.
Sure, you can pick up a used Gameboy for about $20 bucks over on eBay these days, but why buy one when you could build one for yourself?
Matt over at Liquidware decided to build an “open source Gameboy” (known as the Gamepack) using off-the-shelf parts, including the modder-friendly Arduino microprocessor.
Bricksmith is an open source application that allows you to make awesome virtual Lego models on your Mac. It’s a bit like a complex, tricked-out version of this LEGO iPhone app concept.
Bricksmith was created by Allen Smith.
While the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS have cornered the mainstream handheld video game market, there’s still plenty of room for systems for those of us who don’t mind getting our hands a little bit dirty.
Here’s a fun weekend project for all you hardware hackers out there. The Ybox2 is the latest version of a programmable IP-connected set top box which can fit entirely inside an Altoid box.
The system can be programmed to display widget-like channels on your television, using a library of freely-available software.
New Zealand digital artist Julian Oliver is working on a cool game that blends the electronic universe with the real world. His work-in-progress game called levelHead uses a series of cubes placed on a table top.
If you ask die-hard gaming enthusiasts what portable console they think is best, you might think they’d all say the Nintendo DS or Sony PSP. But there’s a little portable that has a huge underground following because of its ability to run homebrew games and emulators.
Between the iTunes DRM, a 2-year AT&T/Cingular contract commitment and a slim chance you’ll be able to write custom applications for the device, Apple’s iPhone is beginning to sound like one highly restrictive device. On the flip side, there’s the OpenMoko open source phone platform.