But by all accounts it’s a good one.
The latest gaming forum controversy pertains to the PlayStation Classic and the fact that it’s running open source software named PCSX ReARMed, an emulator which was first conceived all the way back in 2000. The common sentiment in online message boards is that Sony’s being “lazy” by not writing its own emulator, which is something Nintendo did for its line of micro-consoles.
We’re not fully understanding the backlash really, though – surely the most important thing is that the games run correctly, and our understanding is that the PCSX ReARMed emulator is more than up to the task. Video Game History Foundation founder Frank Cifaldi agrees: “Should we expect Sony to spend the time and money making something that is probably not going to end up being as good as PCSX? Why?”
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