something different...using your Nerd Box

So i been goin crazy today. For years now, you couldve download programs called Emulators. They are just simple little programs that act like videogame systems. Think of them like the hardware inside your Atari. Then you can downolad ROMS, which are the programming of the game tape. Add a cheap ass walmart USB video game contoller, and BAM! You got all the video games you couldnt afford as a kid. Cheap, and easy.
First pick up one of these...

It's made for the computer, and has a USB plug. At gamestop they're like $10. Probably have them at walmart, Best Buy whatever. I was patient and waited til there was an unopened brand new one at savers for $5. It's like a ps2 style, but all the emulators let you programm which buttons do which. NES only needs two, so i got mad extras.
Once you got the sticks, you need the System. So decide which one you want. Pretend you 10 again and your moms gave you infinite money. Tonight, i been reppin the NES so we'll go with that one. There are tons of emulators out there that all work the same, but this is the one i use. It's called Nestopia. You can download it for free here...
Once thats unloaded, make a folder on the NerdBox where you'll keep all this shit. Unzip it, your good to go. Now you need games. I got Tyson's Punch Out, Excitebike, RC Pro Am, Blades of Steel, TecmoBowl, Mario Bros, Zelda, it goes on and on. They're free, so the limits are your imagination. The "tapes" are called ROMS. I get them from this site, they got all the "real" ones, no bogus rip-off Mario shit here...
Download them and put them in the same folder as the emulator.
Start up Nestopia or whatever you use, set up you sticks, open the ROM you want and thats it, your in business.
Seriously, this is the best $5 on that contorller i ever spent. Stressful bullshit days melt away when your scoring 70yd TD's with Walter Payton or getting first place on track5 of Excitebike!
That emulator zone site has all the other systems too, and the doperoms has the games coverd. Quick not, to keep things simple, stick with original game systems. Gaystion and Xbox and the newer ones are more complicated to fuck with. And really, when you can have the Super NES, NES Genesis and the 2600, all in one day, who cares about the new shit!
The Emulators really dont have instructions, so you ave to fuck with them a bit to get them going at first, there is tons of shit out there to read online. And when your going for the tapes, try to download ones that have an (E) in the title. They'll be more likely to be in english.

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