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Don't stop thinking about your PlayStation 3 just yet.

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JR Ortega

By JR Ortega
Oct. 10, 2017 at 8:23 p.m.



A scene from "Demon's Souls" for PlayStation 3. IMAGE COURTESY IGDB.COM

If there's one thing I'm not necessarily very good at, it's understanding emulators and learning how to make that all function on PC/Mac. 

This isn't to say I don't have an interest in it, I just haven't dabbled in it whatsoever. However, Matthew Humphries with PCMag.com is showing us just how cool and promising certain emulators, like RPCS3, can be. 

Still in its infancy, the open-source PlayStation 3 emulator is freaking astonishing. It takes games that typically played at 720p and makes them pretty much 4K. The result is an amazing increase in detail with the graphics. You've got more definition at all levels of the screen, from the foreground to the background. 

Don't believe it? Check out the video below. If you want to learn more, I suggest reading, Matthew's article, or going to RPCS3.net's quick-start page to learn more about using the build. It's all a little complex for me, but I may dabble with it later tonight. 

Of course being in its infancy, the emulator still doesn't have a slew of games that have been converted, but there is quite a bit on the website already worth browsing through. 

For me, I still have my PS3, and still play it often. So let's be real, I doubt any of us is still going to get rid of our consoles overnight. Still, a project like this remains promising. 




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