1) lft has no involvement and he freely gives away information on the project. Also, his new demo is on completely different hardware.
2) Emulators need binaries, not hex files.
3) Since it's a bare microcontroller you could claim it's both a computer and a console. Or neither. Since in reality MESS only cares about that flag to know if the device has a keyboard and needs the annoying mode switch enabled calling it a console is correct.