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Yesterday was Pi Day, and what better way to celebrate everyone's favourite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone's favourite cheap hobbyist computer, the Raspberry Pi. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, I've written an absurd number of guides, blogs and an already outdated book on the variety of projects you can do with it. I've learned a lot it that time.

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The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest and smallest way to emulate the old video games you still love to play. You have a few different ways of going about making your own retro game console, but RetroPie and Recalbox are two of the easiest to use. Let's take a look at their differences, and pick the best one for you.

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One of the first things people did with the Raspberry Pi was make emulators for all their favourite retro games. But now that 3D printing is on the up and up, we're seeing more professional-looking outer cases, too. Not only is this one fantastic, but all the information on how to make one yourself has been included.

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iOS/Android: Emulators on smartphones are usually only available on jailbroken or rooted devices. WebNes takes a different approach and skips the app stores in order to put a Nintendo emulator right in your mobile browser. This makes it so you can play Nintendo games on your iPhone or Android device -- no jailbreaking or rooting required.

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Everybody loved the OUYA until it came out, and then they realised it didn't quite live up to its promise of becoming an inexpensive, independent gaming platform that rivals the big consoles. Regardless of what OUYA becomes, it is a great device when approached from the right mindset. Here's how I made the best of my OUYA and came to love it.

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Mac: Computer games have come a long way since the days of Doom, Zork, Tie Fighter and Castle Wolfenstein, but many of us who grew up with those games would like to replay them. Boxer is a free app that will let you play any DOS game on your Mac.