Make Retroarch Android Default To Portrait Controls


Retroarch Android is just about the only emulator app you need on your phone, but the touchscreen retropad can be annoying if you like to play in portrait mode, like I do. If you’re like me, you’ve also searched high and wide for a way to make the retropad default to portrait mode instead of landscape mode, with no luck. Well, I figured out a way to do it, and I hope this can help someone else. This might not be the best or easiest way to do it, but…

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How To Set Up A Steam Library On An SD Card In Linux


If you’re running Steam on a GNU/Linux distribution, and you try to set a new library location on an SD card, you’ve probably run into this dreaded error message: “New Steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions”. This happened to me with a FAT32 SD card, but as far as I know it could happen to SD cards formatted in other ways as well. Regardless, this quick guide will show you how to fix this error (by editing your fstab) so that you can put…

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VGBAnext – The Best GBA/GBC/GB Emulator For Android


If you’re looking for a Game Boy (Color/Advance) emulator for your smartphone, you might have recently come to a realization: a lot of them have gone paid (on Google Play, at least). Just a few months ago, there were all sorts of solid free options for GB(C/A) emulation, and now the free ones all seem to have a crippling limitation, such as the ability to save but not load states. It sucks, but it’s a reality. It’s time to invest in a paid one for the future. The good news…

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The Best Games To Play On Your New DraStic Emulator

Metroid Prime Pinball

So, you finally decided to join the big boys and upgrade to the $5 DraStic DS emulator for your Android. If you were like me, it took a lot of convincing to plunk down actual money for an emulator, but I can say for certain that it’s worth every penny. DraStic is the fastest, most robust DS emulator available for Android and even runs flawlessly on mid-to-low-end devices. If you don’t believe me, here are some of the roms you should download to start testing DraStic out: Animal Crossing: Wild…

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Strategy Guide: Tips And Tricks

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

If you’re an Animal Crossing lover, you’ve probably been waiting for the game to hit smartphones for years. If you’re like me, you’ve been especially waiting for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp ever since it was first announced a few months ago. Well, it’s out now, and it’s pretty good. It’s nowhere near as good as a real Animal Crossing game, but considering it’s a free smartphone game we’ll take what we can get. Anyways, if you’re looking to maximize your friendships and build the best campsite and camper around, look…

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DigimonLinks Strategy Guide: Tips And Tricks


If you’re like us here at My Dpad, you haven’t been able to put down DigimonLinks since it first came out. It exceeded all expectations on launch, as it was clear that Bandai Namco had created a real Digimon game for your smartphone, rather than a typical, watered-down mobile experience. Here we are now, a few days post-launch, and the game still hasn’t been disappointing in any way, considering it’s a free mobile game. If you’re looking for that extra leg up, though, you’ve come to the right place. This is…

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Buy The Original Lion King Game For PC From GOG

The Lion King

Ahh, The Lion King. One of the best movies of all time, the 1994 game for the Sega Genesis is also one of the best licensed games based on a movie or TV show of all time. As a kid, it was one of the most inventive 2D platformers I ever played, and I played it for years and years without it ever getting old. Well, that Genesis game was eventually ported to all sorts of consoles, including the GameBoy, but most relevantly it was ported to the PC. Most…

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The Best Downloadable PSP Games For PS Vita

Ape Escape On The Loose

Here at My Dpad, we are hardcore PS Vita lovers. That means we lament every single day that the Vita didn’t get to fulfill its destiny as the best handheld console (with the best handheld console library) in history. That said, the Vita still has a pretty healthy library for people to work through, no matter what genre of games you prefer. The library gets even bigger, though, when you consider that there’s another source of games: the PSP library. These are the best PSP games that you can download…

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Best Free Video Games With No Download Necessary

The Kingdom of Loathing

Whether you’re at the library, on a friend’s computer, or just don’t have a lot of space on your drive, free games with no download necessary can be a lifesaver. Since you don’t have to commit any money nor any time to downloading the game, you can really try all sorts of great, online games risk-free. I am a big fan of these game myself, so allow me to point you to the five best free online video games, or at least my favorites. Tiny Heist We’ve already told you about…

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DigimonLinks Is Finally Here, And It’s Perfect


Just the other day, I was telling you about some of the upcoming mobile games I was most excited about. The one I was most excited about was DigimonLinks. It seemed like it had the potential to be a real Digimon game instead of just another mobile game, and I had very high hopes. Well, DigimonLinks came out today for iOS and Android, and it delivers in just about every was possible. A Real Digimon Mobile Game DigimonLinks is a full-fledged Digimon game, and don’t let the bottom left of…

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