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My PS5 Games So Far (70+ games)

Perfect for the long holiday weekend: highlights from my PS5 (PlayStation 5) game collection. This is an update to a video I released back in 2023 and so far I have 70+ games for the console. Lots of popular games, hidden gems and more!

GAMES SHOWN:
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Neon White
Prodeus
Cyberpunk 2077 v2.0 Phantom Liberty
FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake
Shadowrun Trilogy
Soul Hackers 2 Collectors Edition
Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Jet’s n Guns 2
Gunborg: Dark Matters
Prince of Persia The Lost Crown
We Love Katamari
Power Wash Simulator
Air Twister
Resident Evil Village VR
Resident Evil 4 VR
HORROR TALES: The Wine
Haunted House
Wanted: Dead
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway
Art of Rally
Lego 2K Drive
Gran Turismo 7 VR
Star Wars Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced
Moss II
Horizon Call of the Mountain
Kayak VR
Switchback VR

The appeal of the PlayStation 5 lies in its cutting-edge technology, offering a leap in gaming performance and visual fidelity with its powerful hardware, including the custom AMD Ryzen processor and RDNA 2-based GPU. It supports stunning 4K resolution and high frame rates, ensuring immersive and smooth gameplay. The innovative DualSense controller enhances the experience with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, providing a more tactile and responsive feel. The PS5 also boasts a robust library of exclusive titles, backward compatibility with PS4 games, and a sleek, futuristic design. Additionally, its fast SSD significantly reduces load times, making for a seamless and dynamic gaming experience.

Google Is Killing Us (& Other Independent Web Sites and YouTube Channels)

YouTuber Retro Dodo talks about the challenges of getting search engine results and web traffic after Google made some significant changes to how the search engine works. Sounds like it may be time to put more emphasis on Reddit…

The Google Search Engine employs complex algorithms to crawl, index, and rank web pages based on relevance and authority, ensuring users receive the most accurate and useful results for their queries. Google’s search algorithms continuously evolve to provide better user experiences, incorporating factors such as content quality, relevance, freshness, and user engagement metrics. This emphasis on delivering high-quality content has made Google the dominant player in the search engine market, with over 90% market share globally.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the practice of optimizing websites to improve their visibility and ranking in search engine results pages (SERPs). As Google’s algorithms become more sophisticated, SEO has become increasingly nuanced, focusing on creating high-quality, relevant, and user-friendly content. SEO encompasses various strategies, including keyword research, on-page optimization, technical optimization, link building, and content marketing, all aimed at improving a website’s authority and relevance in the eyes of search engines. By adhering to SEO best practices, businesses and website owners can increase their organic traffic, enhance their online visibility, and ultimately drive more conversions and revenue.

 

Living With A 1971 Porsche 911 Targa in 2024

Car reviewer and YouTuber Seen Through Glass travels to Los Angeles for a big Porsche meetup and rents a classic Porsche 911 Targa from 1971. However, older Porsche can have their… issues.

The Porsche 911 Targa is an iconic sports car that has captivated automotive enthusiasts since its debut in 1965. The distinguishing feature of the Targa model is its unique roof design, which combines elements of both a coupe and a convertible. Named after the Targa Florio endurance race, the Targa features a removable roof panel made of glass or composite material, which can be stowed in the trunk, providing an open-air driving experience. This innovative design offers the best of both worlds, allowing drivers to enjoy the thrill of top-down motoring without sacrificing the structural rigidity and safety of a fixed-roof coupe.

Over the years, the Porsche 911 Targa has evolved alongside its coupe and convertible counterparts, incorporating the latest advancements in technology and performance. The current generation Targa models feature a sophisticated retractable roof system that seamlessly integrates into the car’s silhouette at the touch of a button, combining the convenience of a convertible with the sleek lines of a coupe. Under the hood, the Targa is powered by a range of potent flat-six engines, delivering exhilarating performance and razor-sharp handling characteristic of the 911 lineage. With its timeless design, innovative engineering, and exhilarating driving dynamics, the Porsche 911 Targa continues to uphold its reputation as one of the most desirable sports cars on the road.

 

Ranking the ’90s + albums of Aerosmith, KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, and Ted Nugent (Sea of Tranquility)

Pete Pardo (Sea of Tranquility) & Martin Popoff rank the ’90s & 2000s albums of Aerosmith, KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, and Ted Nugent. #kiss #tednugent #aerosmith #blueoystercult

The 1990s rock and metal scene in the U.S. was characterized by a diverse array of subgenres and a shift towards alternative and grunge rock. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden emerged from the Pacific Northwest with a raw, introspective sound that resonated with disillusioned youth. Grunge, with its distorted guitars, anguished vocals, and introspective lyrics, captured the zeitgeist of the era, reflecting a sense of alienation and discontent. Meanwhile, alternative rock bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots found commercial success with their blend of catchy melodies, heavy riffs, and introspective lyrics, offering a counterpoint to the excesses of mainstream rock.

In the realm of metal, the 1990s saw the rise of several influential subgenres, including thrash, death, and nu metal. Bands like Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer continued to dominate the thrash metal scene, refining their sound and pushing the boundaries of technical proficiency. Death metal bands like Death, Morbid Angel, and Cannibal Corpse explored darker themes and pushed the limits of brutality and speed. Meanwhile, nu metal emerged as a fusion of metal, hip-hop, and alternative rock, with bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Deftones blending aggressive riffs with rap-influenced vocals and electronic elements. Despite the diversity of styles, the 1990s rock and metal scene in the U.S. shared a sense of defiance and authenticity, as artists sought to express themselves honestly in a rapidly changing musical landscape.

What’s the most OBSCURE GAME CONSOLE you’ve ever played?

Allen Brooks asks – What’s the most obscure game console you’ve ever played?

Kelsey – https://www.youtube.com/@KelseyLewin
LRG – https://www.youtube.com/@LGR
Tito – https://www.youtube.com/@MachoNachoProductions
Kinsey – https://www.youtube.com/@KinsZilla
Gemma – https://www.youtube.com/@TheGebs24
Radical Reggie – https://www.youtube.com/@The_RadicalOne

Modding a Nintendo Famicom (Japanese version of the NES “Nintendo Entertainment System”)

YouTuber Kari has an original Japanese Famicom with NTSC-J RF output and she wants to connect it to a PAL TV.  Join her as she updates a  composite mod on an original Famicom “Family Computer” video game console to work with her TVs, and to have a much clearer picture.

The Nintendo Famicom, short for Family Computer, is a landmark in gaming history, released by Nintendo in Japan in 1983. It revolutionized the home entertainment landscape, introducing millions to the joys of video gaming. The Famicom’s design was sleek and compact, featuring a distinctive red and white color scheme that became iconic. Its controllers were hardwired into the console, a departure from the detachable controllers of previous systems, and featured a simple yet effective directional pad and two action buttons, setting the standard for future game controllers. The console’s architecture was built around an 8-bit CPU, with support for colorful graphics and rich sound, allowing for immersive gaming experiences that captivated players of all ages.

One of the Famicom’s most significant contributions to gaming was its vast library of games, which included classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, among others. These games not only pushed the boundaries of what was possible in gaming at the time but also laid the foundation for many of the franchises and genres that continue to thrive today. The Famicom’s success extended beyond Japan when it was rebranded as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) for international markets. Its influence on the gaming industry cannot be overstated, as it helped revive the video game market after the crash of 1983 and established Nintendo as a dominant force in the industry for decades to come.

This is the pro-level MIDI GUITAR I have wanted for decades! Seriously…

Jamstik just released their Classic MIDI Guitar – a 22-fret electric guitar with full MIDI capabilities. Powered by Jamstik signal processing technology & proprietary algorithms, the Jamstik MIDI guitar line represents state-of-the-art MIDI guitar performance built into a convenient all-in-one solution. As an electric guitar, the Jamstik Classic has everything you need. It features an HSS pickup configuration, 5-position toggle pickup switching, 2 tone knobs, 1 volume knob, and a standard 1/4” out. Wired MIDI-out options include a USB-C to USB-A cable or a 3.5mm TRS-MIDI cable. You can also connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Creating a MIDI guitar presents a unique set of challenges due to the fundamental differences between guitars and traditional MIDI controllers like keyboards. One significant hurdle is accurately capturing the nuances of guitar playing, such as string bending, vibrato, and palm muting, and translating them into MIDI data. Guitars produce sound through physical vibrations of strings, while MIDI controllers generate electronic signals, requiring sophisticated sensors and algorithms to interpret the guitarist’s movements accurately. Moreover, the wide variety of playing techniques and styles adds complexity, as the MIDI guitar must accommodate the diverse preferences of musicians, from shredding electric guitar solos to intricate fingerstyle patterns on acoustic guitars.

Another challenge lies in achieving reliable tracking of notes and chords in real-time. Unlike keyboards, where each key triggers a discrete note, guitars allow for polyphonic playing, where multiple notes can sound simultaneously. This requires robust detection algorithms capable of distinguishing between individual notes and chords amidst the complex interplay of strings. Additionally, latency becomes a critical concern, as any delay between the guitarist’s actions and the MIDI output can disrupt the flow of performance. Achieving low latency necessitates optimized hardware and software integration, as well as efficient signal processing techniques to ensure instantaneous response to the guitarist’s input. Despite these challenges, advancements in technology continue to push the boundaries of MIDI guitar innovation, offering new possibilities for musicians to explore and express themselves creatively.

My Arcade MAME Cabinet – UPDATED for 2024!

My standup MAME arcade cabinet was last updated back in 2017! So, today we upgrade the computer, software and add a monitor that can rotate plus other random aspects. The game room is getting upgraded!

The Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) is a software program designed to emulate the hardware of arcade game systems on modern computers. Developed in 1997 by Nicola Salmoria and the MAME team, MAME has become the go-to emulator for playing arcade games on platforms ranging from desktop computers to smartphones and even gaming consoles. MAME’s primary purpose is to preserve and document the history of arcade gaming by accurately emulating the original hardware and software of arcade machines. By doing so, MAME allows players to experience a vast library of classic arcade games without the need for original, often rare, arcade cabinets.

MAME supports thousands of arcade games from various manufacturers and eras, ranging from the early days of arcade gaming in the 1970s to more recent titles from the 2000s. Its extensive compatibility and accuracy make it an invaluable tool for enthusiasts, collectors, and historians alike. Beyond gameplay, MAME also serves as a research platform for developers and preservationists, enabling them to study and document the inner workings of arcade hardware and software. Through continuous development and updates, MAME remains a vital part of preserving the rich history and cultural impact of arcade gaming for future generations.

Buy these XBOX 360 games on the store before it CLOSES!

The Xbox 360 Store & Marketplace will close permanently on July 29th 2024. Here are 11 digital games I think you should consider buying while you can!

GAMES SHOWN:
Gatling Gears
Guardian Heroes
Fusion: Genesis
Trials HD
Alien Breed 3: Descent
Ms. Splosion Man
Thunder Wolves
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Mad Riders
NiGHTS into dreams
Scrap Metal

The Xbox 360, released by Microsoft in 2005, was a groundbreaking console that revolutionized gaming with its powerful hardware and online capabilities. With a sleek design and a range of features, it quickly became a staple in gaming households worldwide. The console boasted an impressive library of games, spanning various genres from action-adventure to first-person shooters, catering to a wide audience of gamers. Its launch titles included classics like “Call of Duty 2” and “Project Gotham Racing 3,” showcasing the console’s graphical capabilities and immersive gameplay.

One of the Xbox 360’s most significant advancements was its Xbox Live service, which allowed players to connect with friends, compete in multiplayer matches, and download additional content. This online platform transformed gaming, fostering a vibrant community where players could interact and share experiences. Furthermore, the Xbox 360 introduced features such as Achievements, which rewarded players for completing specific challenges within games, adding a layer of depth and replay value. Despite facing competition from other consoles, the Xbox 360 remained a dominant force in the gaming industry throughout its lifecycle, leaving a lasting legacy as one of the most influential gaming platforms of its time.