The Story Of The LowDown
Emulators are the preservation of video game history
So Why Start Emulator Lowdown?
To many gamers, Emulation is a dirty word. It’s software that allows you to Emulate hardware on your computer, tablet or smartphone enabling you to play games from that hardware without physically owning it.
So let’s say you saved up your money and bought a brand new Nintendo DS with Pokemon Sun version. You spend tonnes of hours to beat the game and then take it to your friend’s house to show them only to find they beat the game already, on their PC, for FREE.
That can suck, I get it.
For the record I don’t condone emulating current gen hardware that you can go out and buy right now in a store today but how another scenario…
Let’s try this again, you have been patiently waiting for a new video game to come out.
You are hyped, you spend your time reading magazines and talking to your friends about it only to find out that the game gets cancelled just before launch. It’s now 15 years later and you learn that a finished version of this game can be played on an emulator so you can now enjoy this game you missed out on all those years ago through no fault of your own.
A console called the TurboGraphx-16 that came out in 1989, it once out-sold the Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive in Japan. It had 700 released games for it but only 139 made it out of the country. The rest are super rare, expensive and may not look good on its intended TV. What are those Turbo fans to do?
That is why I started this blog.
Think about it, movies and film from the 1940’s were created in a format that is now obsolete. But today you can get some of these movies on VHS, then DVD, and then Bluray… Well isn’t that technically Emulation? The old film has been modified to work on new hardware which preserves it for the next generation to enjoy which in my opinion is really important.
Why can’t we do the same with video games?
So on this website, I am simply providing information on what emulators are out there. I will not provide the actual emulators for download and I cannot advise where to get the games from.
I will also recommend hardware that I feel can enhance your gaming experiences and if you take a liking to it, this will help support the blog.
Who's Running This Show?
That Would Be Me:
Hi I'm Jerome Brown, I live in the UK London. I am a Web Designer, Graphic Designer and I love Gaming (obviously).
I wanted to contribute something to the gaming world but there are hundreds of millions of websites on the subject and the amount of YouTube review or Let's Play channels is growing by the second. I noticed that this subject mainly had websites that only provided game downloads or emulation software but didn't really go much deeper then that. I've been following emulation since I was a kid which makes that well over 15 years. So I thought I would provide information on the subject and grow a community.