bb psxRIM (Research In Motion) did tease about a high-profile app for the BlackBery PlayBook that could arrive as soon as next Monday, but in the mean time, here is a bit of news which might just introduce a skip to your step for this evening – it seems that the PlayBook will be on the receiving end of a PlayStation emulator, a console that was released all the way back in 1994 by Sony. Obviously, the graphical performance of a PSOne game is nowhere near what today’s modern smartphones are able to deliver, but gameplay is still king in terms of gaming titles. As the BlackBerry platform had traditionally focused on enterprise solutions, it is nice to see the PlayBook receive a gaming slant. Known as the PCSX-ReARMed-PB, it is not as compatible as the actual PlayStation itself, so not all games will run on it fine, but surely there are some gems in the midst that will work without a hitch. You will first need your own PlayStation BIOS and game CD image files, so this release targets gamers who already have built up their very own PlayStation emulation kingdom, and want to find a different use for their dusty PlayBooks apart from it being a very expensive paperweight.

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