BlackBerry PlayBook Gets A Sony PlayStation Emulator

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We’re coming up on nearly twenty years since Sony first released the original PlayStation back in 1994. Those old games can’t hold a candle to the high-resolution titles we have today from a purely technical standpoint, but we continue to enjoy the platform’s library. After all, so many have become classics with solid gameplay which stands up over the years that Sony itself continues to invest in PlayStation compatibility, as we’ve seen with the Xperia Play. Today, though, we’re not interested in dusting off our old consoles, but instead playing these old titles through an emulator on more modern hardware. We’ve seen a number of PlayStation emulators released for smartphones so far, and today learn about one that’s now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

BlackBerry has never been the go-to platform for gamers, and while we’ve some efforts lately to drive-up enthusiasm amongst their ranks, pickings are still pretty slim. Enter the usefulness of emulators, which in one fell swoop adds hundreds of titles to what you have available to play on the OS.

PCSX-ReARMed-PB isn’t quite as compatible as a real PlayStation, so you might run into trouble with certain games, but there are just so many that have been released over the years that you’re bound to find plenty that work just fine. You’ll need your own PlayStation BIOS and game CD image files, so this might be a release more appropriate for gamers already into PlayStation emulation who now want to bring the experience to their PlayBooks. Check out installation instructions through the source link below.

Source: CrackBerry forums

Via: BerryReview

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