PSX Games On Your Droid? For Free?By danseitz
The PlayStation holds a warm, fuzzy place in the hearts of many people, nerds and normal human beings alike. It was the source of many classic games and the beginning of a revolution. On the other hand, it’s also outdated and hauling it out of the closet just to play a game is annoying. Wouldn’t it be nicer to play on some sort of advanced technology like, say, your phone?
That’s what PSX4Droid is all about…but it’s created a sticky situation.
According to ZodTTD, he’s currently not allowed to release anything on the Android Market, so he’s putting out the emulator for free. PSX4Droid was widely praised, and the yanking of the emulator right before Sony’s Xperia Play (i.e. PSPhone) hit the market was noted with not a little harrumphing.
Google, for its part, claims that it yanked the app due to “content policy violations”, but hasn’t said anything else. Most people assumed it was the fact that you could download ROMs for free, but considering all the other emulators on the Android Market are 100% safe, it is a little suspicious.
On the other hand, Google froze all of ZodTTD’s developer accounts, which is generally going a bit further than protecting a phone. More as this develops.