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Using The Xbox 360 As A Nintendo Emulator

Sure, the best use of a $400 next-gen gaming console may not be to play ye old Burger Time, but someone has realized that, using the power of the Windows Media Center Extender, you can play old Nintendo games on your Xbox 360. Since anything you can get into Media Center, can then be streamed over to a 360, that means that, if you can get it to run in a web browser, you can probably stream it.

In this case, someone hacked together a Java-based emulator into a web browser, ran it in Media Center, and streamed it to his 360. Screenshots at Xbox 360 Fanboy show Super Mario Bros. 3, and reports that Zelda 1 and 2, Excitebike and TecmoBowl all work. Performance isn’t great, but if that’s your problem, buy a Nintendo Revolution when you get the chance.
(via Digg)

April 13th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments

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