Death of Game Emulators

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    Arguably, but not really, the most popular emulators on the Android Market have been yanked by Google. The *oid line, developed by Yongzh, seems to have finally rubbed Google, or some console developers the wrong way.

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    Engadget has noted that Mr. Zhang has moved his line of emulators to the SlideME store where they will be free for the time being so users who purchased the apps in the Market will continue to receive updates for the time being.

    SOURCE: Android Market's most popular emulators disappear without a trace (update) -- Engadget
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    well thats frustrating
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    so they just stole money from me by taking away apps i paid for?....cool
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    "Droid Doesn't"
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    Too bad, I really liked his emulators... bought most of them. I wonder what the reasoning behind this is.. Y keep fighting brother!
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    Google that's a strike for you.
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    Actually, sharing apk's on the site isn't allowed =/...so u might tet in trouble if an admin sees this

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    What a cult google is...oh wait...that doesn't apply here right?

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    Read the update.

    Simply put, he took code that is given out for free, made a program and charged for it. He then refused to provide his source code which is a requirement. He failed to follow the terms so he got his apps taken off. I checked and there are other emulators there.

    Correct me if i'm wrong but that's what i got from the update and comments.
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    So he violated googles rule so google removed him? How does that not make google a cult?

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    This

    If the 3DS had a built in emulator for all previous nintendo systems, I would have bought it by now. I would be willing to pay a dollar or two for games. more than that, and its not worth paying for a game I've likely played before and just want to play for the sake of nostalgia.

    Or Sony's NGP, if it comes with ps1, ps2 and psp emulators, I won't even think twice about getting it. However, if they charge 15ish per game like it seems they want to do with the games for xperia play, it'll be DOA. I don't see anyone paying more than a couple dollars for 10 year old games they've already played.

    I was peeved when I found out my newly purchased PS3 wouldn't play my ps2 games. Is it really that hard for them to develop an emulator for ps3 so it can play my extensive collection of ps2 games?

    I'm one of those people that don't mind paying to get something legitimately, but when nintendo/sony/etc don't even offer these things, I'm left looking to the community to provide such things. So, with emulators pulled, we'd better see official releases.
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    It would be ideal if they did this, but they don't have to release an official version, just because they complained and had thr emulators pulled

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    The Xplay has a ton of games going for it not just ps1 i would know i have one :p
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    The only thing I've heard about the NGP is that u will be able to port ps3 games over to it

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    I'd like to challenge this. "Arguably, but not really" Explain your logic. This guy was releasing emulators back on the Android market before there was an Android Market. For over 2+ years he was the only one releasing the emulators and was constantly fixing and updating them. Only just recently did everyone else start releasing emulators and then people started complaining that he was charging for something he should not have. The guy worked on these emulators for 2 years and they are as a result extremely compatible and very good. I'd pay for that in a heartbeat. Y

    ongzh will always have a spot in my heart and on my phone. He gave us something when no one else ever did. Regardless of what the scene is like now he was there for us when no one else was.

    Long live Yongzh!!
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    Good point. It should say something that people paid for his emulators over free ones.

    Leaves me to wonder if google would allow him to put them back if they were free and he then put in donation apps. (Kinda like cpu tuner. The app is free, and then he has a "buy me a beer" app...which I've purchased, because I think he deserves a beer.)
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    Sorry didn't know sharing those was against the rules, seen them on their before just didn't even think about it. They took my post down and I won't send any of them out.
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    Just go to SlideME to re-download any you've missed...they're free for now!
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    Nintendo sells basically EVERY one of those systems on the Wii Virtual Console. They paid for those rights... They are saying "if you must play the old games, you must have the Wii". Which I totally understand. The Virtual Console is one of the Wii's best features over the competition, but the saturation of unlicensed ROMS and Emulators has taken one of their biggest advantages away...

    No console games are abandonware anymore... Get used to it.
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    Its fine...just don't do it again lol...did u happen to get a warning from an admin?

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