Nesbox passes Microsoft certification, coming to Xbox One

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The Nesbox Emulator allows users to play retro arcade games across a variety of platforms.

Xbox One owners may soon be able to play NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and GameBoy Color/Advanced if a tweet by Nesbox is any indication. The Nesbox Emulator allows users to play retro arcade games across a variety of platforms including Windows, Linux, Android, and even in your web browser. The emulator has passed Microsoft certification and the company tweeted the news out yesterday.

Now a Universal Windows Platform app, Nesbox is already available on the Windows store, and should be appearing for Xbox One users soon. Current features include:

  • File types: NES (.nes), Sega (.gen .smd), Super Nintendo (.smc), GameBoy (.gb .gbc .gba)
  • Search games over Internet
  • The Library of added games
  • Keyboard support(allows to changed key bindings)
  • Screen gamepad(touch)
  • Xbox 360 Controller support
  • Save/Load game state
  • Setup screen gamepad buttons

In addition, the Nesbox has added USB support for loading ROMs and is planning on adding OneDrive functionality according to IGN. It will be interesting to see what a company like Nintendo has to say about this hitting the Xbox One as downloading ROMs for games you don’t own is illegal in most countries and is of course considered copyright infringement.

Would you use an app like Nesbox on your Xbox One? If so what “blast from the past” are you looking forward to playing the most? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Via: IGN
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