Thursday, March 01, 2007

Old Skool Gaming

Oh, is it March already? My how time flies.

This morning, I woke up with a serious need for a serious craving for gaming. It's been a while since I've played on a console, and so I did some searching on Google and on the Ubuntu repositories and found...ta-daaa! Visual Boy Advance.

Visual Boy Advance is an emulator that plays Game Boy Advance ROMs. While there are some ethical dimensions to this -- nu-ni-nu-ni-nu-ni-nu! -- there are some public domain games available (or so I'm told.) I found a decent ROM that had some old Nintendo Famicon/NES games like 1943, Ghosts N' Goblins, Super Mario Bros., and Excitebike.

Anyway, I wrote it up on my other blog. It also works with a USB gamepad.

Oh, joy!