In today’s world of huge, sharp LCD monitors, it’s hard to remember what a videogame image looked like on an ordinary television of the late 1970s. Emulators like Stella make it possible to play Atari games on modern computers, serving the function of archival tool, development platform, and player for these original games. But unfortunately, they also give an inaccurate impression of what Atari games looked like on a television.
Great idea: extending old-game emulators to also emulate the flaws and side effects of the old CRTs that the games were designed for.
The screenshots look great, although I think they’re overdoing the “texture” effect. Afterimage and color bleed probably yield the greatest advantages.
(thanks, Daily Meh)