Why PC Format Sucks
Okay, another addition to the FAQs "Why XxXxX sucks" apartment:
In the latest issue of PC Format (UK), a reader asked something about emulating (or at least close enough). Here it comes:
I've been wondering if you can convert Sega, Nintendo and Sony games to run on the PC, because I really like SuperNES and Megadrive games and I want to be able to play them.
-Amir Poolagasundrum, Poole
Sega games are sometimes converted for the PC, but not by the likes of you and me. You can't get a Megadrive emulator. This is because the big console giants are jealously protective of their little arcade creations, and use them as a way to sell their consoles (and thereby get you locked into one particular console flavour). Nintendo, in particular, is loath to let you play Mario games on anything other than a Nintendo console.
Even if console manufacturers permitted it, software emulation wouldn't be practical for any but the oldest of the Sega and Nintendo range. Today's cutting-edge consoles already deliver as many or more polygons per second than a decent spec PC with a 3D accelerator. By the time you factor in the overhead of software emulation, the PC version would run too slowly. That's why the games that are converted have to be rewritten."
I'm fumed! Don't the guys at PCF know NOTHING!?
Let me correct them "a bit":
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