Let's Play with Emulators! (PCSX2, ZSNES, 1964)

My Thoughts On: September 19th, 2007

I got a little tired of not doing anything with video despite not having firmly decided what to do for my next video blog. So after acquiring a little tool called Camtasia, I decided to do a few Let's Play-style videos featuring some of my favorite emulators. These just show the emulators a bit, how they play, what to expect in using them, etc. Nothing too technical or in-depth, just something to get your pallet wet for emulation action.

There are three videos, and per the usual you can watch them right now off my site, but you also have many other viewing options. You can watch them at good quality at Myspace, and probably the worst quality is on Youtube. However the best quality for all the videos is easily Stage6, the video site put together by the DivX crew. To watch videos there you have to download the DivX plugin from their website, which is a free and clean download. It's easily the best quality for videos online. Links for each of those viewing options are below each vid.

Let's Play PCSX2 (Playstation 2 emulator) | Runtime: 7:06
Watch it @ Myspace
Watch it @ Youtube

The Pitch: I take a break from video blogging to briefly demonstrate the status of some emulators. First up is PCSX2, the Playstation 2 emulator. Some brief video of gameplay (of Dragon Quest VIII) and some discussion of the emulator's status should give you a good idea as to what to expect on your machine. Get it @ http://www.pcsx2.net/

Let's Play ZSNES (Super Nintendo emulator) | Runtime: 12:21
Watch it @ Myspace
Watch it @ Youtube

The Pitch: Continuing my look at a few of my favorite emulators, next is ZSNES. Included is a brief overview of the emulator plus some gameplay, the game of choice this time is Super Castlevania 4 (limp whips FTW). Get it @ http://www.zsnes.com/

Let's Play 1964 (Nintendo 64 emulator) | Runtime: 12:00
Watch it @ Myspace
Watch it @ Youtube

The Pitch: My break from video blogging concludes with a look at 1964, a Nintendo 64 emulator. Some gameplay is included (sorta), but this should give you an overview of the emulator. Get it @ http://1964emu.emulation64.com/

Since emulator performance varies greatly from machine to machine, here are my machine's specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB


- Good ol' PA