melonDS has been acquired by Meta
EDIT - this post is an April Fools joke (in case that wasn't obvious)

A while ago we had an... unusual visit at the melonDS HQ: Mark Zuckerberg, no less. Zuck stated that he had always been a great fan of emulation, and that he loved our project greatly.

He offered us $324 million for the melonDS company, including both the HQ and the Melon Factory of Kuribo64.

An offer we could hardly refuse. Zuck is a very cool guy, and we greatly enjoyed the time spent in his company at the HQ. Plus, he's good at karaoke, so that will definitely make for some fun nights!

On more practical terms: this means lots of new exciting developments for melonDS.

For example, one of the new ideas is selling NFTs of the best melonDS screenshots. That is an obvious one, but not the only one at all.

There are also many possibilities opened by Metaverse integration: melonDS could be made compatible with game cartridges you would buy in the Metaverse, and you would then get to enjoy your favorite DS classics in VR. Who wouldn't love that?

melonDS will also become smarter, for an enhanced user experience. We are thinking about keeping a database of games, so melonDS can detect which game it is running, and offer ads related to that game. That is a start, but with AI we might be able to take this even further and offer the most relevant ads an emulator has ever offered.

Harnessing the power of a cloud could let us determine for you what the best emulator settings are, so you never ever have to mess with settings again.

There are many more ideas, which you will discover as we progress throughout this. We also have new fresh ideas for this website. Like, seriously, Kuriblog? Acmlmboard? Come on, this is 2022. We need some damn modern, Javascript-powered software, like Discourse for example.

This is going to be a goddamn revolution.

I am going to remain in charge of melonDS, but we will be under Zuck's direction. You will hear more from him soon. Stay tuned!
notzucc says:
Apr 1st 2022
I can't wait to see you all in Horizon Worlds playing great titles such as Kirby Super Star Ultra on the Meta Quest 2! I bet Nintendo will love this innovation!
pppp says:
Apr 2nd 2022
Aw cmon. NFTs? Really?
Zyute says:
Apr 2nd 2022
I hope this is a April Fools Joke right lol?
Arisotura says:
Apr 2nd 2022
it is
Zuck_himself says:
Apr 2nd 2022
"Harnessing the power of a cloud could let us determine for you what the best emulator settings are, so you never ever have to mess with settings again."
This tho is the dream for any emulator user 😂
lucaspltn says:
Apr 3rd 2022
This was sus from the sentence where you said "Melon Factory" 🤣🤣🤣🤣
And the rest is just memes ("the power of *a* cloud", i die 🤣😵)
poudink says:
Apr 3rd 2022
So when are we getting the Oculus port?
Arish says:
Apr 4th 2022
How can I download for delta?
AsPika says:
Apr 5th 2022
MelonDS for facebook.... Nice jokes! 🤣😂🤪
The21zonz says:
Apr 7th 2022
don't let meta touch our melon lol
NO META >:( says:
Apr 8th 2022
man i was heated for a sec, glad you put a edit letting us know, i skipped the date posted for some reason
aa says:
Apr 12th 2022
Anon says:
Apr 12th 2022
You guys had me really worried there. It kinda sucks in my circle, since a lot of people are very pro crypto/ metaverse bs in my uni, and are invested in this nonsense. I'm glad that you at least are pretty chill about it.
sneed says:
Apr 13th 2022
Is there any project for keeping your sav files with you at all times with newer vaccines?
idkijustlikethends says:
Apr 15th 2022
nice to see the nds homebrew community still exists
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