Seems one of our friendly admins started a circle jerk today on r/gamecollecting. Admin RockTheShazbot found DuckTales 2 for 1.99 at a local GoodWill.
Apparently the ‘ X MythBusters” series of YouTube video’s has expanded to cover Titanfall, found this on Kotaku seems like a pretty bag bug.
Evacuation ships that appear at the end of matches are always targets in Titanfall—and usually, destroying these ships simply results in more points for the attacking team. Usually is the key word here.P
ASSEMBLERGames forum user cheaterdragon1 has reviewed a prototype version of possibly the shittiest super hero video game we’ve ever seen released. Fortunately, it seems that the prototype is actually BETTER than the final version. Maybe someone got ROM’s mixed up? Follow the links in the quote below or view the thread by clicking the source link.
History was made March 24 2013. The prototype version of Superman 64 was released. And what do you know, the game is actually good. Much better than the final version. I’ve wanted to do an article on it for sometime now. After weeks of writing I have finally finished it!!!
Page 1: http://micro-64.com/features/supermanbeta1.shtml
Page 2: http://micro-64.com/features/supermanbeta2.shtml
I would like to thank a few people here:
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the NESWorld donation drive. Also big thanks to NESWorld for releasing this ROM instead.
Also thanks to SubDrag. He helped big time. He was the one who found all the cheats and dumped all the sound effects. He also gave me some patched ROMs. With the patched ROMs I was able to get screenshots of areas you can’t normally get to.
If anyone finds any mistakes in the article, or has some suggestions for something I should add, please let me know.
A crafty hacker on Eleccelerator has ‘enabled’ Keyboard and Mouse support on the PS4, for video and pictures of his mod check out the source link below.
Why did you do this?
I like playing shooter games on PC but my laptop is too weak to play them. Game consoles do not support USB keyboards and USB mouse, they only support gamepads. Gamepad controls are not suitable for shooter games, using a keyboard and mouse is much more comfortable for gameplay.
How does it work?
I designed a circuit that features a microcontroller and USB hub. The keyboard and mouse plugs into the USB hub, and then the microcontroller takes the data from the keyboard and mouse, translates them to the data format used by the PlayStation 4. It does the translation in a way as though the mouse was the right thumbstick, and the keys are mapped to buttons (the WASD keys are mapped to the left thumbstick).
With age, systems tend to stop working. So alternative means of playing games you already own must be found. Luckily with network compatible systems it isn’t always a shot in the dark.
PSX-Scene user l_oliveira shares with the PS2 community recently a New Method to Install Self Bootable Emulated Disc Games. On PSBBN (aka PlayStation Broadband Navigator) which is a software for Japanese PS2 Consoles and then with the PSX Console not to be confused with the original codename of the PS1 console, the PSX is a Japanese’s PS2 console with a DVR that also comes with the familiar XMB known to many. All the details of this new method for PSBBN and PSX shared by l_oliveira can be found in the quoted text below::
PSX system – Wikipedia – PSX Box – YouTube Review
New method to install self bootable emulated DISC games on PSBBN and the PSX (PS2 DVR with XMB)
Looks like this on PSBBN:
And like this on the PSX:
This method takes advantage of a feature the HDD OSD (and PSX/PSBBN) has called “child partition”.
The problem is that both the PSX and PSBBN do not use graphical resources which are contained within the partition information section (PATINFO) instead they want to look inside of the partition (it assumes PFS automatically) called /res (resources). Inside that icons and text description is placed in a format that is specific to PSBBN/PSX.
The naming scheme goes like this:
As long the “GAME ID” (GAME-12345) and “MAGIC” (any arbitrary text/numbers string) match, the OSD will consider both partitions to be part of the same item and the PP (Parent Partition) will be aways referenced to when display resources are needed.
The games displayed on the screen for the screenshots is named like this:
Since the games are using a specially modified version of MINIOPL (diskload) they have been made bootable.
Obviously, this also works with the original HDDOSD but in it we will have the usual 3D icons and text being displayed. All you will notice of different is that the game is bigger by 128MB.
I just want to make this clear, I personally hold rappo responsible for this.
Hundreds of ravenous Skylanders fans will swarm the streets of New York next week to herald the arrival of final Swap Force series character Doom Stone during a special giveaway event at Times Square.
On Wednesday, April 23, the first 500 customers who line up at Toys ‘R’ Us Times Square will receive a free Skylanders toy and a chance to own Doom Stone before the figure is released to the public at large. Costumed Skylanders characters will also be in attendance, giving players the chance to meet some of their questing buddies in real life.
Attendees are advised not to break costumed employees in half and attach them to other Swap Force characters. They probably wouldn’t appreciate that.
Now, I’m not a huge Playstation fan. But, a TV compatible with PS-Now sounds AWESOME.
Sony has announced that its upcoming series of PlayStation Now-compatible 4K “Ultra HD” Bravia televisions, first revealed at CES 2014, will launch in June. A total of nine models from three series will hit the market with prices ranging from a $2,099 (49″) to $24,999 (85″).
With the ability to access Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Now service, the Bravia sets will be able to stream PS3 games and play with a DualShock 3 controller (which, for the price, you’d hope would be included, but Sony’s press release doesn’t specify). The foundation for PlayStation Now is Gaikai, the games streaming service Sony purchased for $380 million in 2012.
Sony is one of many television manufacturers that continues to push HD technology into the 4K future. Ultra HD 4K televisions (also simply known as UHD TV) claim to deliver four times the picture resolution of standard 1080p sets; 4K televisions increase pixel count per image from two million to eight million.
“We strongly believe 4K is the future for entertainment and we remain committed to leading the 4K movement, from lens to living room, in a way that only a company like Sony can,” said Mike Fasulo, president at Sony Electronics.
Well, this news sucks. Stregano, a user from reddit’s r/gamecollecting and a regular on one of the channels I visit on IRC hass passed away. PapaStu made a post on reddit discussing the news which we’ve quoted below.
The internet is a funny place. We get to know someone, sometimes quite well but may never meet them. It is with a heavy heart that I let R/GC know that http://www.reddit.com/user/Stregano passed away early this morning from a heart attack.
I know he wasn’t as active here as he was a year ago when he got me to come over and check R/GC out but I’m sure that he’s got friends here who’d like to know. I’ve known Kevin for years through DigitalPress’s forums and chatted with him daily in IRC and hung out with him at past CGE’s.
It’s hard to link to direct FB posts, but lots of stuff is up on the VideoGameRescue pagehttps://www.facebook.com/VideoGameRescue
A Fund.me is up if anyone cares to donate. Please don’t think I’m trolling for $ I just want the word to get out.http://www.gofundme.com/8bktnw
And because he was off at MGC doing what he loved (buying and talking video games) swing by his YouTube page to SEE him reviewing (his new love) and talking games with the world.https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoGameRescue
This news is a little heart breaking, dude was funny as hell and joked a lot. Rest in peace dude..
The one where Pat talks about his trip to Adepticon with Joe from Game Classy, Pat has also rejoined the PC Master Race, Atari’s landfill of gold in New Mexico, Phil Spencer’s promotion to head of Xbox, Twitch follow-up and listener feedback, Pat’s retro recap, and more. Enjoy!
The Play On! Podcast – Episode 40 – The Great Atari Landfill
Become a part of gamer history. Unearth the truth behind the ultimate urban legend. We’re excited to announce that the excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will occur on April 26, 2014 and will be open to the public. Spectators are invited to watch the team uncover the infamous Atari game cartridge grave.
The Atari Corporation – faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game – allegedly disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Fuel Entertainment took an interest in the legend, and in December 2013, with help from local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, acquired the exclusive rights to excavate the Alamogordo landfill. Fuel Entertainment brought the opportunity to Xbox Entertainment Studios, and now, as part of a documentary series (developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios and two-time Academy Award® winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn, through their multi-platform media company, Lightbox), the team will excavate the legendary New Mexico landfill to reveal the true story of Atari’s bizarre burial.
Director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”) will be documenting the dig and the events around it. In addition to fans and media, a variety of people tied to the dig, video game, and film will be in attendance – including “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw, a team of archeologists and representatives from Xbox Entertainment Studios, Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment. We hope you’ll join us as we get to the bottom of one of gaming’s biggest mysteries. A lucky handful of fans could even be interviewed for the film. Full details about the dig can be found below. See you in Alamogordo!
Alamogordo Landfill Excavation Details:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(Near First Street and White Sands Boulevard)
City of Alamogordo Website: http://ci.alamogordo.nm.us/