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NES emulator for Windows Phone 7 runs great, but is shot down by Microsoft

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NES emulator for Windows Phone 7 runs great, but is shot down by Microsoft
Matt Bettcher has been able to develop a NES emulator and port it over to the Windows Phone 7 OS. Used on a Samsung Focus, the emulator runs at a decent 10-20 frames per second. Sounds like a great app that could kill some time for Windows Phone 7 users. However, the guys at Redmond decided to put the kibosh on the open source project.

Despite Microsoft's decision not to allow the emulator into the Marketplace (Hey, even Apple allows emulators into the App Store!), Matt plans on still offering it for free in Windows Marketplace and because it is based on open source code the released app will also be open source. But Matt needs the help of the cell phone community. If you want to help him in his battle against Microsoft, click on the source link.

source: YouTube via IntoMobile

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posted on 02 Jan 2011, 05:06

1. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I'm sad I got my WP7 this early, I'm waiting for more free applications...

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 15:02 1

2. Thelostone (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Perhaps Nintendo copyrights are an issue?

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 09:07

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, its a microsoft issue. that emulator is on every system world wide. the games are no longer being made or sold by nintendo, so they dont care anymore. It only helps them by increasing brand awareness for free.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 14:47 1

4. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


" .... is shot down by Microsoft...."

And this surprises people, WHY??????

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 20:03

5. iphone lover (unregistered)


hm...i guess u know what this means... same thing that happened to the iphone, JAILBREAKING!!!!

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