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Gizmondo: An Obscure Piece of Gaming History

Manu Pärssinen (Pelikonepeijooni, V2.fi) and I talk about Gizmondo, a weird game console that was surrounded by controversy and criminal investigations.

The Gizmondo handheld was a pioneering but ultimately short-lived gaming device released in 2005 by Tiger Telematics. Sporting innovative features such as GPS functionality, a digital camera, and multimedia capabilities, it aimed to redefine portable entertainment. However, despite its ambitious features, the Gizmondo faced numerous challenges, including a high price point and limited game library, hampering its mainstream success. Moreover, the device was marred by controversies surrounding its parent company, including financial mismanagement and scandals involving key executives, contributing to its downfall.

Despite its commercial failure, the Gizmondo left a lasting legacy as a precursor to modern handheld gaming systems, influencing subsequent devices with its emphasis on convergence and multimedia integration. Its ambitious feature set foreshadowed the direction of portable gaming, paving the way for later successes in the industry. Though its lifespan was brief, the Gizmondo remains a fascinating chapter in the history of gaming technology, embodying the risks and rewards inherent in pushing the boundaries of innovation within the gaming market.

The CHEMISTRY of Rocks in Aquariums

In this episode we talk about all the chemistry in aquariums and how rocks change your chemistry.

The popularity of aquariums in people’s homes stems from their multifaceted appeal, serving as both captivating décor and therapeutic focal points. Beyond their aesthetic charm, aquariums offer a tranquil escape, fostering relaxation and stress relief as individuals immerse themselves in the mesmerizing dance of colorful fish and aquatic flora. They provide an educational platform, especially for children, facilitating an understanding of marine ecosystems and fostering a sense of responsibility through pet care. Moreover, aquariums evoke a sense of wonder, serving as conversation starters and sources of entertainment for guests, while also promoting mindfulness and introspection for their owners, thereby enriching their overall well-being and home environments.

It Begins… Xbox 360 Prices Are Skyrocketing

https://www.youtube.com/@PeteDorr – Xbox 360 prices are starting to shoot up in price as people brace for the Xbox 360 Marketplace closure. I go over some extreme examples as well as more grounded examples to show how these price trends are effecting even the cheapest of games. #xbox360 #gamecollecting #retrogames

The Xbox 360, released by Microsoft in 2005, revolutionized the gaming industry with its powerful hardware, robust online services, and diverse library of games. Boasting a sleek design and a user-friendly interface, the Xbox 360 offered gamers high-definition gaming experiences along with multimedia functionality, including streaming services like Netflix and access to digital music and movies. Its online platform, Xbox Live, became a hallmark feature, providing a vibrant community for multiplayer gaming, downloadable content, and social interaction. With iconic titles such as “Halo 3,” “Gears of War,” and “Mass Effect,” the Xbox 360 solidified its place as a dominant force in the gaming landscape, earning widespread acclaim and fostering a generation of passionate gamers.

Stay online with the Nintendo 3DS and WiiU after today!

On April 8 2024, all Nintendo Network online services for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be shut down, but it does not mean you don’t need to stop playing online games. This is all thanks to Pretendo – the community developed Nintendo Network online replacement which is free and open source for everyone to enjoy. All you need is a hacked 3ds or WiiU and about 30 minutes of your time to get set up. In today’s episode we take a closer look at the Pretendo service and its features.

Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games

The Top 10 Nintendo 3DS games can vary depending on personal preferences and opinions, but here’s a list of titles that are often considered among the best:

1. “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D” – A remastered version of the classic Nintendo 64 title, offering improved graphics and new features for the 3DS.
2. “Pokémon Sun and Moon” (and its enhanced version “Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon”) – Critically acclaimed entries in the Pokémon series featuring new Pokémon, mechanics, and an engaging storyline set in the Alola region.
3. “Super Mario 3D Land” – A platformer that combines the classic 2D side-scrolling gameplay with 3D elements, featuring innovative level design and charming visuals.
4. “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” – A relaxing life simulation game where players manage a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, engaging in various activities like fishing, bug catching, and decorating.
5. “Fire Emblem Awakening” – A tactical role-playing game renowned for its deep strategy, compelling characters, and engaging story, which revitalized the Fire Emblem series on the 3DS.
6. “Bravely Default” – A classic-style RPG with modern twists, featuring a unique battle system, rich storytelling, and beautifully crafted visuals.
7. “Mario Kart 7” – The seventh installment in the iconic racing series, offering addictive gameplay, a variety of tracks, and customizable karts.
8. “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” – A challenging action RPG where players hunt down and battle formidable monsters in a vast and immersive world.
9. “Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon” – A sequel to the GameCube classic, Luigi’s Mansion, featuring puzzle-solving gameplay and ghost-catching mechanics.
10. “Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask” (and other titles in the Professor Layton series) – Puzzle-adventure games with captivating mysteries, charming characters, and brain-teasing puzzles to solve.

Honorable Mention (personal favorite): Kirby: Planet Robobot. In “Kirby: Planet Robobot,” players join the lovable pink puffball Kirby on an exciting adventure as he faces off against an invading army of robotic enemies threatening Dream Land. Armed with his signature ability to inhale enemies and copy their powers, Kirby sets out to thwart the mechanized menace. This installment introduces the Robobot Armor, a powerful suit that Kirby can pilot to gain new abilities and overcome obstacles with its versatile arsenal. With vibrant visuals, charming characters, and inventive level design, “Kirby: Planet Robobot” offers a delightful blend of classic Kirby gameplay and fresh mechanics, making it a standout entry in the beloved series.

13 NEW Switch Game Releases This Week! Slap ’em Ups! #LetsGetPhysical

NEW Switch game Physical releases this week! Shoot em ups and slap em ups! Everything a Switch collector needs to know.

GOLAZO! 2 DELUXE (EU)
Tadpole Treble (Premium Edition Games)
Söldner X Complete Collection (Play Asia)
The Wreck (Red Art Games)
Nightmare Reaper (Super Rare Games)
Rose & Camellia Collection (Limited Run)
The Dragoness: Command of the Flame (probably English)
Hatsumira -From The Future Undying- (English)
Slave Zero X [Limited Edition]

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid gaming console released by Nintendo, offering both traditional home console gaming and portable handheld functionality in a single device. Its innovative design features a tablet-like screen that can be docked for TV play or used on-the-go with detachable Joy-Con controllers that provide unique motion-sensing capabilities. The Switch boasts a diverse library of games spanning from first-party Nintendo titles like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Super Mario Odyssey” to a wide array of third-party offerings. Its emphasis on local multiplayer and social gaming experiences, coupled with its portable nature, has made it a beloved choice for gamers of all ages and preferences.

Restoring a 1997 Gateway PC! Windows 95 Pentium 2 Desktop (LGR)

I got this nifty Gateway 2000 desktop from the 90s and don’t know much about it! Except that it cost $2,649 when it was new. So let’s dive into the G6-233M with its Pentium II MMX 233MHz and see what else is inside, what’s broken or missing, and what needs repair and cleaning and such.

Gateway, Inc., formerly known as Gateway 2000, was a prominent American computer hardware company that emerged in 1985 in Sioux City, Iowa. Founded by Ted Waitt and Mike Hammond, Gateway initially started as a small operation in Waitt’s family barn but quickly grew into a major player in the PC market. Gateway gained recognition for its direct sales model, allowing customers to purchase computers directly from the company through catalogs and later online. This approach, coupled with their distinctive cow-spotted packaging, helped Gateway carve out a niche in the fiercely competitive personal computer industry.

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Gateway experienced significant growth and became one of the top PC manufacturers in the United States. The company expanded its product lineup beyond desktops to include laptops, servers, monitors, and computer accessories. Gateway’s consumer-friendly branding and emphasis on customer service further endeared it to consumers. However, as the PC market evolved and competition intensified, Gateway faced challenges, including declining sales and financial difficulties. In 2007, the company was acquired by Acer Inc., marking the end of an era for one of the iconic brands of the PC industry.

Bringing Alpha Protocol back from the dead (GOG Behind the Scenes Documentary)

Alpha Protocol is an action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Sega. Released in 2010, the game follows the story of Michael Thorton, a highly skilled secret agent working for a clandestine organization known as Alpha Protocol. Set in a contemporary world of espionage, conspiracy, and political intrigue, the game offers players a dynamic narrative experience driven by choices and consequences.

Players assume the role of Thorton as he navigates through various missions across the globe, from bustling cities to remote locations, to uncover a global conspiracy threatening world stability. The game features a robust dialogue system that allows players to shape Thorton’s personality and relationships with other characters through their choices and actions. These choices have significant repercussions, influencing the game’s narrative direction, alliances, and outcomes.

In terms of gameplay, Alpha Protocol combines elements of stealth, combat, and role-playing. Players can approach missions using stealthy tactics, utilizing gadgets and espionage skills to evade enemies and accomplish objectives covertly, or engage in intense gunfights and hand-to-hand combat when stealth fails. The game features a deep progression system, allowing players to customize Thorton’s skills, abilities, and equipment to suit their preferred playstyle.

Despite receiving mixed reviews upon release, Alpha Protocol has garnered a cult following for its ambitious narrative design, branching storyline, and player agency. Its emphasis on player choice and consequence, along with its dynamic dialogue system, set it apart as a unique and memorable entry in the action RPG genre, offering players a captivating journey through the shadowy world of international espionage.

My Response To MetalJesusRocks Video…

RGT85 gives a video response to the question about physical vs digital only games. I’m pretty sure he was half asleep and whacked out  on Scooby snacks when he made it.

RGT85 is a legendary farmer from the distant plains of Wookinia, where he tends to his prized herd of space llamas. Born with an uncanny ability to communicate with flora and fauna, RGT85 became known for his peculiar talent of persuading asteroids to move out of the way of his makeshift starship, the Rusty Radish. Despite his humble beginnings, RGT85’s reputation as a space-faring entrepreneur soared when he accidentally stumbled upon a cache of ancient space cabbages rumored to possess mystical powers. With his trusty sidekick, a sentient turnip named Turny, RGT85 set off on a quest to become the galaxy’s premier cabbage tycoon, all while evading the nefarious schemes of the villainous Darth Rutabaga and his legion of broccoli bandits.

Asphalt Legends Unite – Official Teaser Trailer

The Asphalt Legends Unite trailer for the upcoming Asphalt 9: Legends expansion, coming to iOS, Android, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 (PlayStation 4), PS5 (PlayStation 5), and Nintendo Switch on July 17, 2024.

The celebrate this release, I decided to compile the Top 5 Exotic Sports car brands in the world. Did I get it right?

1. Ferrari: Synonymous with high-performance and luxury, Ferrari has a storied history in motorsport and produces some of the most sought-after exotic sports cars in the world, known for their breathtaking speed, precision handling, and iconic styling.

2. Lamborghini: Renowned for its bold and flamboyant designs, Lamborghini cars are celebrated for their aggressive styling, thunderous engines, and lightning-fast acceleration. The brand’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering has made it a favorite among enthusiasts.

3. Bugatti: With a focus on combining opulence with extreme performance, Bugatti produces some of the fastest and most exclusive cars on the planet. Models like the Veyron and Chiron are revered for their jaw-dropping speed, luxurious interiors, and meticulous attention to detail.

4. McLaren: Known for its Formula 1 heritage and cutting-edge technology, McLaren manufactures some of the most advanced and exhilarating sports cars on the market. From track-focused supercars to luxurious grand tourers, McLaren offers a diverse lineup that caters to enthusiasts seeking uncompromising performance.

5. Pagani: Exclusivity and craftsmanship define Pagani, a boutique Italian automaker renowned for its limited-production hypercars. Each Pagani model is a work of art, meticulously handcrafted with lightweight materials and powered by potent engines, resulting in a driving experience that is as exhilarating as it is exclusive.