How to play classic GameCube and Wii games on an M1 Mac

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Play GameCube and Wii games on Mac
Who doesn't want to play Metroid Prime on Mac?
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You can now enjoy classic GameCube and Wii games on an M1 Mac. The excellent Dolphin emulator now runs on Apple’s latest machines, and its creators say it is “powerful and excels” under Apple Silicon.

Here’s how to install Dolphin and play GameCube and Wii games on your own M1 iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

Awesome silicone skin makes Apple TV look like a retro console

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Elago T4 Apple TV skin
Get yours for under $30.
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Apple TV’s slim and subtle design means that it looks incredibly clean no matter where you keep it, but my goodness isn’t it boring? Transform and protect yours with this awesome T4 silicone skin from Elago.

Priced at under $25, the skin makes your Apple TV look like a classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System. And you can get a Siri Remote skin inspired by a SNES controller to go with it.

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Mario Kart Tour
Bidding farewell to a terrible year!
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The good, the bad, and the Wario: Mario Kart Tour goes to the Wild West

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Mario Kart Tour is going west.
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Get ready for some high plains drifting because Mario Kart Tour is headed west. To the Wild West, more precisely!

Having travelled all over the world in previous updates, the mobile-focused version of Mario Kart is now going back in time to frontier country with its latest update. And it’s brought some appropriately themed characters along for the ride over yonder.

You’ll soon be able to enjoy Mario Kart Tour in glorious landscape mode

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Mario Kart landscape mode.
The tyranny of portrait mode is coming to an end!
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Mario Kart Tour is addressing two big player complaints in its new update — adding landscape mode orientation, alongside portrait mode, as well as alternate game controls.

The update launches tomorrow, July 21. If you’ve not played Mario Kart on iOS for a while, it may be worth checking out this update to see how much these transform the overall gaming experience. Check out the trailer for the update below.

Mario Kart Tour adds Dixie and Funky Kong for new Jungle Tour

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Jungle Tour Mario Kart 1
And a couple of new characters, too.
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Touring the world ain’t exactly easy right now — which is why it’s good that Mario Kart Tour is there to fulfill your globe-hopping needs. The hit Nintendo kart racing game has already taken players to New York, Tokyo, Paris, London, and other exotic locales. Now it’s headed for the tropical Jungle in its latest tour.

Check out the trailer for the Jungle Tour below.

Play Nintendo games on your iOS device [Cult of Mac Magazine 349]

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Get your game on! Find out how to play classic Nintendo games on iOS devices.
Get your game on!
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You don’t need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad to play classic Nintendo games on them these days. It’s easier than ever to get your game on — find out in how in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine.

This week’s issue also includes plenty of other tips and how-tos to help you get the most out of your Apple devices. Plus, you’ll get some juicy Apple news and rumors, including a report on a total Newton nerdfest attended by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak himself.

These are the best games for reducing stress during lockdown

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Sims, available on Mac and iOS, is rated the best stress reliever.
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A good video game is a great way to escape the COVID-19 pandemic and forget, just for a little while, about the nasty impact it’s having on the world. But which video games should you play? Which titles are proven to help?

A new study reveals the best games to play for reducing stress — and those that should be avoided if your primary goal is a positive, calming experience. We’ll highlight those you can enjoy on Mac and iOS.