In 1989, young college graduate Jordan Mechner introduced a 2D platformer called Prince of Persia to the world. Platformers were all the rage during the 80s, yet Mechner’s set itself apart from its contemporaries with its weighty, swashbuckling action, and incredibly smooth animations – a feat that Mechner had achieved by rotoscoping his family and friends into sprites. After a decade of enhanced ports and a strong sequel, the series would fall into an abyss following a misstep into the third dimension. Yet just when all seemed lost, Ubisoft’s young, Montreal-based studio would step in and transform the series into a modern classic, implementing a gameplay mechanic now as iconic as the franchise itself in the process. Prince of Persia’s new heroes would continue to nurture it for many years after – until finally, after bringing it to the silver screen, the decision was made to put it on hold. The series’ spark had seemingly vanished – but the mark it had left on the industry and gamers worldwide would still remain. This is the rise and fall of Prince of Persia.
Reggie and Metal Jesus play the awesome shoot em up Sky Force Reloaded on Nintendo Switch. Buy the game here: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sky-force-reloaded-switch/
The third album, In No Sense? Nonsense!, by the English avant-garde synth-pop band Art Of Noise is an experimental record. The album is available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on turquoise vinyl. The expanded edition includes 9 bonus tracks and a 4-page booklet. The deluxe vinyl edition is compiled and curated by Ian Peel, with Anne Dudley and JJ Jeczalik. More Info: https://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/the-art-of-noise/in-no-sense-nonsense#.XL4lvC-ZPUI
This may not only be the biggest find in the shows history, but possibly the largest collection of sealed retro video games in existence. Join us as we are in shock and dis-belief. This episode will top anything we have ever done….and possibly anything we could ever hope to find.
Apple’s infamous G4 Cube computer was beautiful but ultimately flawed. In this video I show its many quirks and why it quickly died at retail.
Now that my F430 is going to be sold by the end of the month, I needed to get another supercar otherwise I would be sad and have to change my channel’s name to Normal Guy Normal Car. I have been watching the market for quite a while and I believe one particular model is near the bottom of it’s pricing. But let’s be honest, I just want this car because it’s amazing and it’s the car I always have wanted. I captured some of my phone calls with multiple dealerships and how boring and frustrating that process can be. I will have a follow up video explaining how I’m paying for the car and how the financing will work.
The Sega Dreamcast is 20 years old and has recieved many aftermarket releases. In this video, I showcase some of the recent releases offered at Pixelheart among many more! What is your favorite aftermarket release for the Dreamcast?
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The Aquarius Computer was a failed attempt at Mattel to offer an affordable classic computer to compete with others such as Commodore Vic 20 and TI 99 4/A in 1983. Low sales and demand resulted in this computer being discontinued only 4 months after its initial release and sold back to Radofin. While very unsuccessful, there is an impressive multi-cart made for it documenting much of what was released.