> > and despite all this it's becoming massively popular, even on Windows, which is
> > I thought would end up happening as soon as they got a more slick marketing team
> > on-board, which appears to have happened.
> Yep, I had a similar suspicion. I also wouldn't put it past them to have an end goal
> of getting it into the Windows app store as a free download with paid in-app DLC.
> What form that DLC would take isn't 100% clear to me (and even as a free download
> there would be a lot of legal hurdles to overcome with licensing re: the emulators
> they're basing their work off of), but I can see it as a possibility.
> > I'd still consider it one of the biggest threats we've seen to proper emulation in
> > long time.
> Agreed. Also Lakka - all the problems of RA in a ready-to-write image for your
> low-buck platform of choice. It's perfect for people who don't want the inconvenience
> or expense of a Craigslist x-in-1 cabinet, but do want an equal quality of gameplay
> (or Craigslist x-in-1 cabinet builders who don't want to spend twice as much on a
> Game Elf as they would a RasPi).
considering it wasn't that long ago they were going on about how they'd never try and make any money whatsoever out of the projects, and now they have paetrons raking in a whole bunch with none of it going to the guys writing the actual emulators (and some very aggressive comments pulled from IRC logs hitting out at the emulators, calling them illegal etc. as justification of why the money shouldn't go to them) ... yeah
vile project, really sad to see so many people behind it, same for a quite a few others recently (closed source bullshit for modern systems pulling in huge amounts of cash and ensuring nobody else can contribute)