Let the gaming begin. Play old school Atari classics plus your own collection of game ROMs and emulators on your favorite devices, courtesy of Plex Labs and Atari. It's a guaranteed win!
Yesterday, I completely slept on this news. I initially thought this was some gimmicky streaming-service for some Atari games. I never had a real connection with Atari-games. Not my generation.
Then a friend of mine told me how he excited he was. And I understood. What Plex launched is an emulator-streaming service. It's not limited to Atari at all, you can load up your emulators, your ROMs, and you're good to go.
From what I understand is Plex using Parsec as their engine. Parsec, as far as I know, uses Libreto as their engine. And Libreto is what powers RetroArch. And RetroArch is the best. It's what powers my whole emulation-collection. The thing that Plex does better than RetroArch, however, is the entire media-collection side of it. It's their thing, it's what they are known for. ROMs look way better in Plex than on RetroArch.
I need to dig deeper. Can I stream Pokémon from my PC to my Apple TV and play with an XBox-controller? Can I somehow get it to run games on my iPad while I'm on the go? Something limited by iOS.
I need to dig deeper. But unfortunately, some limitations annoy me a little: I can't install Arcade on a Linux-server running Plex, a future project, and you are limited to Chrome on a computer. Also, yet another subscription.
Side-note: The iOS-blogpost is one of my most visited posts via Google.