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Happy Veteran’s Day!!

Happy Veteran's Day!!

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“The Game Console” is THE Video Game Book for Gamers Who Stare at Consoles…

…not TOO MUCH unlike the Men Who Stare At Goats. Anyways, Evan Amos wasn’t happy with the lackluster image quality of gaming console Wikipedia, so he started taking and sharing pictures of his own consoles. This venture of passion would lead to Amos to create The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari To Xbox. Amos’ book, now available for purchase from physical and digital bookstores, is a wonderful hardbound tome consisting of 250 pages of video game systems from the first generation (the Magnavox Odyssey, Pong consoles, etc.) all the was through to the current, eighth generation of game consoles. Continue reading ““The Game Console” is THE Video Game Book for Gamers Who Stare at Consoles…”

Check out this Small Home in San Jose; it’s Currently Going For $798K…

This small, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom Spanish bungalow located in northeast San Jose, California — located at 759 N 19th Street — is pretty tiny in square-footage, but its character is ten-fold. Originally built in 1928, this 759-square-foot structure retains its old-school charm — original wood flooring, a big fireplace, and stained-glass windows — while containing modern upgrades — exterior solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station. The outside environment isn’t too shabby, either; the front patio has plenty of room for outdoor furniture, and a large backyard with fruit trees and drought-resistant landscaping, a pergola for outdoor dining, and even a hot tub. Continue reading “Check out this Small Home in San Jose; it’s Currently Going For $798K…”

Damian Lillard Dressed as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as the Trailblazers celebrated Halloween early…

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The Portland Trail Blazers celebrated Halloween a bit early on the 22nd as we got to check out their awesome pregame outfits before they took on the Washington Wizards. The costumes included a reference Disney’s beastly prince, one of the best characters from Chappelle’s Show, and Damian Lillard getting to channel his inner-Texas Rattlesnake… Continue reading “Damian Lillard Dressed as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as the Trailblazers celebrated Halloween early…”

Right to Repair & Video Game Archiving Protected by new Copyright Ruling…

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A new ruling recently passed by the Library of Congress now covers technologies and electronics of many, MANY types, ranging from consumer electronics to farming equipment and online education platforms and 3D printings. This new ruling essentially provides exemptions to the — dismal and frustrating, if you’re a techie — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was INTENDED to prevent copyright policy, but was too broad and overreached too a point where it allowed questionable restrictions on repairing/updating/modding your own electronics to online content takedowns.

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Analogue announces the ‘Mega Sg”, a.k.a., the PREMIUM Sega Genesis clone console…

 

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Analogue has been making great-quality recreation video game consoles for reliving our favorite old-school games via modern technology. So far, they’ve released the Analogue Nt and the more-compact Nt mini (for playing NES and Famicom games) and the Super Nt (for playing your old Super Nintendo games). While they come in at a premium price, there’s good reason for it; they rely on an field programmable gate array — or FPGA — technology rather than the common route of emulation found in most other retro clone systems. Now, Analogue is taking the next logical step and are announcing the the Mega Sg, which will be compatible with your Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges. Plus, you’ll be able to connect your original Sega CD and Mega-CD add-on systems. SCORE! Continue reading “Analogue announces the ‘Mega Sg”, a.k.a., the PREMIUM Sega Genesis clone console…”

Mecanoo’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan

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The recently-opened National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan — inspired by the mass collections of banyan trees that are common in its locale — was designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo.  This single building — which is also the largest performing arts center under a singular roof as well as Taiwan’s most significant cultural investment in a generation — covers a surface area of approximately 35 acres, a little over a quarter of the size of the surrounding 116-acre subtropical park in the area, acting as on of the country’s most culturally significant investment. The building features a 2,236-seat Opera House, a 1,981-seat Concert Hall, a 1,210-seat Playhouse, a 434-seat Recital Hall and an Outdoor Theater that connects the building to the park. Continue reading “Mecanoo’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan”

Pastor Ed Young’s “Out Of Character” Interview w/ The Undertaker. No Worries; Nothing Spontaneously Combusts…

Over at Pastor Ed Young’s YouTube channel, he interviews WWE Legend and seven-time world champion, The Undertaker, about his life in the business, the plans Andre the Giant had in store for him, how he became a born-again Christian, and much more. Probably the biggest story of the interview has to do with those plans with Andre the Giant, because due to the Eight Wonder … Continue reading Pastor Ed Young’s “Out Of Character” Interview w/ The Undertaker. No Worries; Nothing Spontaneously Combusts…

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Watch Google’s Reveal of the Google Pixel 3 (and LIKELY More Devices) RIGHT HERE!

Today in New York, Google is expected to announce its next generation of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) and is invite-online, and fortunately that’s only if you PHYSICALLY want to be there. However, for the rest of us peasants, Google will be streaming the entire show online via its YouTube channel so we can can follow along (and the show will be archived for watching later on your own schedule). Continue reading “Watch Google’s Reveal of the Google Pixel 3 (and LIKELY More Devices) RIGHT HERE!”

The Opening Theme to ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ to be Penned by Hiraku Utada and…Skrillex?!?!

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On September 28, Square Enix announced that Skrillex and Hikaru Utada will be collaborating to write and produce a new song for the upcoming — and highly-anticipated and long-awaited — JRPG, Kingdom Hearts 3. The track, titled ‘Face my Fears’, will open the game when it comes out early next year. Some minor background: Grammy Award winning Skrillex has been a long-time fan of the game franchise and has produced remixes of Hikaru Utada’s previous songs, including ‘Don’t Think Twice.’  Continue reading “The Opening Theme to ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ to be Penned by Hiraku Utada and…Skrillex?!?!”

Kevin Hart Designed a Customized Tiny House, And Soon You’ll Be Able to Rent It!

Tiny houses and the culture surrounding it have been taking over the mainstream. Tiny house websites, blogs, magazines, TV shows and online videos have shared storage tips and tricks to save space, looking for interesting vacation areas, or renting one out on your property (a’la Airbnb). This past Thursday, comedian Kevin Hart, with help from Booking.com, revealed his customized tiny house in Herald Square Park of New York City. Continue reading “Kevin Hart Designed a Customized Tiny House, And Soon You’ll Be Able to Rent It!”