Exploited by ‘Retro’ or ‘Old-School’ gamers to play some of their favourite titles exactly as they were on the original Hardware (Arcade, Console or Home Computer), emulation also allows Raspberry Pi users to substantially increase the amount of software available.
For instance, Nintendo’s Famicom/NES and Super Famicom/SNES have over 700 game titles each, the Commodore 64 in excess of 23,000!
Recent firmware updates have enhanced the way that the PS4 deals with dozens of titles, but there's still room for improvement.
With the main ribbon limited to just 15 recently played icons, it's easy to access your favourites now.
This article is proof of that, as it took us a while to dream up ten really meaningful improvements that would enhance the hardware in 2015.
Additionally, many early consoles incorporated ‘Custom’ processors for graphics/sound which as they are often not fully documented make emulating their features particularly challenging.
, and we were able to confirm this observation this morning on a Lumia 930 running Windows Phone 8.1 build 15116.
To test for the feature, we copied over a 5 MB MKV video file sample at 1280 x 536 resolution to two phones: Lumia 930 with Update 2 and a Lumia 929 (Icon) with Update 1 and Lumia Denim.
Moreover, to enhance organisation again, it would be nice if deleted demos and betas could be hidden completely, as they just cause more clutter.
Rest Mode – when it's not completely borked – is one of the best things about Sony's next-gen box, allowing the console to work in a low-power state while you're away doing other things.