Category Archives: Gaming

The Nintendo Switch’s Hidden NES Emulator is a Tribute to the late-Satoru Iwata…

A few days ago, dataminers discovered the NES game Golf hidden within the Switch’s firmware. Speculation ranged from it being a bug, a placeholder for the eventual launch of Nintendo’s Virtual Console service, or some hidden Easter egg. In actuality, it’s the last assumption, but it goes a bit deeper than a simple bonus. Members and users of the forum GBATemp.net were able to find out the very specific steps needed to get the emulator up and running legitimately. First, your Nintendo Switch console must be on the initial firmware version (1.0.0) and be set to the date of July 11. Why that specific date? Well, in 2015, that was the day that Satoru Iwata passed away and Golf was one of the first titles he worked on. Continue reading The Nintendo Switch’s Hidden NES Emulator is a Tribute to the late-Satoru Iwata…

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Here’s a ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Fan Film Made with LEGO!

Man, it SURE has been a while since The PractitioNERD posted any sort of a LEGO-related story, but I’m glad we could get back on that 1000-piece LEGO train (toot-TOOOOT). With the success of the theatrical LEGO films (The LEGO Movie & The LEGO Batman Movie) and the unlikelyhood of a movie based on the Grand Theft Auto video game series (likely due to the rights to the movie title; THANKS Ron Howard), it’s very evident that these two brands will never officially mesh together. HOWEVER, the lovely concept of fan films DOES exist. YouTube movie maker love Nukazooka latest short brings the two together to create a winning combination.

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Bethesda’s Brink, Released in 2011, Is Now Free-To-Play

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I played a bit of Brink back in the day, and I found it mixture of multiplayer gun-play with a single-player narrative very interesting and intriguing (mainly as I was selective and hesitant of what games I played online back then), along with its addition of parkour and its levels set on floating cities. If that sounds like something you’d want to try out, then I have great news for you: the Bethesda-published, Splash-Damage-developed game—originally released in 2011—is now free-to-play on Steam. The thing is, no one (outside of Bethesda and possibly Valve) knows why. Continue reading Bethesda’s Brink, Released in 2011, Is Now Free-To-Play

The Sega Dreamcast – Doc’D #67

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the stories behind the rise, the fall, and the lasting legacy of the Sega’s final video game console, the Sega Dreamcast.

1) Sega Dreamcast listings on eBay [https://goo.gl/UjJqZW]
2) The Sega Dreamcast Collection for PC [http://amzn.to/2xbBSj5], Xbox 360 [http://amzn.to/2fTd7oh]
3) Jon’s PCWzrd13 [youtube.com/pcwzrd13] and Dreamcastic [youtube.com/DreamcasticChannel] YouTube Channels Continue reading The Sega Dreamcast – Doc’D #67

‘Night Trap’ Re-release Sparks ‘Night Trap 2’ Development; Work on Sequel to Speed Up After NT1’s Ports are Done

This Friday, the remaster of the classic/infamous full-motion video game Night Trap will be re-released in a limited physical run on August 11 (thanks to developer Screaming Villains & Limited Run Games), while the digital release on PS4 and PC takes place on August 15. Due to the positive feedback of the re-release, its sequel, Night Trap 2, is currently in the very early stages of development as it aims to go into full-speed after the original game’s other remastered ports are finished and released. Another interesting little tid-bit is that the original game director, James Riley, will be heavily involved in the sequel’s development. Continue reading ‘Night Trap’ Re-release Sparks ‘Night Trap 2’ Development; Work on Sequel to Speed Up After NT1’s Ports are Done

Cosplaying Dad Builds Functioning D.Va Mecha For Cosplaying Daughter…

Blizzard’s hit online multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch is fun and awesome. I know it. You know it. Mechanical cosplayer Mike Carambat knows it, as well as his daughter (who is also a cosplayer). Carambat, who goes by retroresource on Reddit, has built a walking D.Va mech. This mech even comes with four thrusters that blow smoke and strobe, that arms move up and down via the controllers, a steering mechanism within the torso, an old electric wheelchair forming the base, and rotating guns rotate that light up in different colors. The mech even features a sound system with D.Va voice-overs, a rear exit hatch  and even a fan to keep the pilot cool. Continue reading Cosplaying Dad Builds Functioning D.Va Mecha For Cosplaying Daughter…

This Past Tuesday, Half-Life (a 19 YEAR OLD Game) Was Updated for the 1st Time in 4 years…

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Given the lack of attention that Valve gives to the Half-Life game series, it comes to a minor shock when at least ONE HUMAN BEING at the company is keeping an eye on the iconic and legendary 1998 first-person shooter. This past Tuesday, the original game got patched, and before you ask, it looks to have NOTHING to do with Half-Life 3, an announcement of Half-Life 3, or the existence of Half-Life 3. **teardrop** 

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The Apple IIc; Great for Gaming, Greater for remaking ‘Star Wars’ trailers…

Oh, the Apple IIc; a classic personal computer from back in the day. It was released in 1984 as the compact (which is what the “c” stood for) device which was essentially a complete Apple II computer setup (without the display and power supply) squeezed into a small notebook-sized housing. Even though it was discontinued in 1988, many enthusiasts have continued to find new and interesting uses for the Apple IIc (like with MANY other devices no longer in-production). For example, this shot-by-shot trailer remake of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is ONE of those interesting things Continue reading The Apple IIc; Great for Gaming, Greater for remaking ‘Star Wars’ trailers…

Who Else Plays “Capture The Flag” Mode in ANY First-Person Shooter Like This?

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The PractitioNERD’s “List ‘O Faves” Trailers from E3 2017!

Another E3 has come and gone, so here are some of The PractitioNERD’s favorite announcements made and presented at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo! Which includes (of course) Beyond Good and Evil 2 (OMG OMG OMG!!), Spider-Man, OG Xbox games and, wait….hold on…TWO METROID GAMES?!? HUZZAH!! Continue reading The PractitioNERD’s “List ‘O Faves” Trailers from E3 2017!