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1st-gen PlayStation games running on an Android Wear smartwatch? Sure, why not!

1st-gen PlayStation games running on an Android Wear smartwatch? Sure, why not!
Do you remember the guy that somehow ran the archaic Windows 95 on his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live smartwatch? Well, the same guy (EpicLPer) has stricken again - this time, he has successfully ran games intended for the first generation of the PlayStation console on an LG G Watch. We will let that one sink in a bit - PlayStation 1 games tight on your wrist. Well, how cool is that?

When you come to think of it, however, this is not as surprising as it seems – after all, the original PlayStation came with a 33.9MHz RISC CPU, 2MB of RAM, and a 1MB GPU unit capable of basic 3D texture mapping and rendering, transparency, fading, and shading – rather unimpressive as per today's standards. The LG G Watch, on the other hand, is a beast compared with the first PlayStation – the Android Wear smartwatch has a single-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, flying at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and an Adreno 305 GPU on board, running at 450MHz.

It's obvious that the smartwatch runs circles around the console in terms of hardware prowess, so the biggest issue EpicLPer has probably encountered has most probably been a software one. As seen on the video right below, the enthusiast has discovered an elegant workaround, which makes use of one of the more popular PlayStation emulators for Android, ePSXe, which somehow runs on the Android Wear gadget. Apart from showing us a little gameplay in the video below, EpicLPer also demonstrates the biggest issue with PlayStation games on your wrist - unsurprisingly, you'll have a hard time pressing the emulator's on-screen buttons on the 1.65-inch display of the wearable.




via: PocketGamer

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posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:00 2

1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It's Adreno 305

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:15 1

5. PeterK. (Posts: 296; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Yeah, thanks! Fixed.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 09:08 1

11. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


I always wondered how they made so "beautiful" games on so low power hardware. We should have far better image quality games now we have more than 150x the horsepower of a PS1, which is not the case.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:05 5

2. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Why would anyone play games on 1.5 inch screen ?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:07 18

3. Joulukas (Posts: 63; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


Because they can - do u need any more reasons?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 10:22 2

13. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


No ...

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:13 10

4. wilsong17 (unregistered)


The power of android baby

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 11:58 1

14. Rajanvir (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Is this the power of Android or HARDWARE?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:27 1

16. eharris560 (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


A gun has alot power, but you don't use it to shoot ants.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:25 10

6. luis.d (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


10-year old me wants this sooo much! Classroom boredom would have never existed.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 03:49

20. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Also, you'd be the coolest kid in town

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:42

7. nh1402 (Posts: 33; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


The Snapdragon 400 is quad-core but the watch locks down 2 or 3 of them.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:57 2

8. vuyonc (Posts: 993; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Damn, technology. You scary!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 08:40

9. ThePython (Posts: 879; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Oh the memories... I miss my PS1 so much. It died out a few years ago. Resident Evil 2 and 3, one of my favorite games of all time.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 08:51

10. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


I miss you too Python :(

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 19:21

21. ThePython (Posts: 879; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I miss you too.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 09:35 6

12. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Enjoy that 10 minute battery life.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:58

17. vuyonc (Posts: 993; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Ergo, a Metal Gear Solid 1 cutscene requires constant charging :P

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:24 1

15. eharris560 (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 18:16 1

18. RogueCheddar (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


That's not the same person, by the way. Different YouTube accounts.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 20:00

19. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Cool...but unpractical...

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:29

22. Elfmonster (Posts: 428; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


Suuuuper cool

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