New algorithm automatically updates your childhood.

Dani Lischinski of Hebrew University and Johannes Kopf of Microsoft have developed an algorithm which automatically re-renders 8- and 16-bit console games with HD graphics. Now, don’t get mad: this could actually make it really easy to enjoy old games while they look good on your new T.V.: 

While the current version of the algorithm is computationally complex, the researchers believe that some optimization could lead to emulators that could be used to upscale retro games into glorious high definition games, finally allowing us to play our beloved games on our 60 inch televisions the way they were never meant to be played.

Lana Polansky

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