Dolphin, widely considered the most reliable and functional emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles, has added support for the online Wii Shop Channel. This means it is now possible for those using the emulator to add points to their accounts just like on the console and buy games through the service.
Last week an NES emulator called NESBox went for sale on the XBox One marketplace. It was noticed by many news outlets, who began speculating if this was just the beginning of open emulation on modern consoles. The attention, of course, also alerted Microsoft who removed NESBox immediately.
A developer has created an emulator for the Xbox One that allows users to play classic Nintendo games through the Edge browser. Nesbox works using ROMs uploaded via OneDrive to play files from the NES, SNES, Genesis, GameBoy, and GameBoy Advance.
You may have heard Nintendo has filed a patent for a Game Boy emulator that could run on any device. Specifically, the patent says it’s for “A software emulator for emulating a handheld video game platform such as GAME BOY, GAME BOY COLOR, and/or GAME BOY ADVANCE on a low-capability target platform.” It’s the “low-capability target platform” that’s getting some people excited, as it could mean anything.