Four Long Last ‘Kirby’ Games Found At A Japanese Auction

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Howdy Maiya; you should enjoy this…

Four lost Kirby minigames from the Super Famicom’s Satellaview peripheral (we’ll get to that in a bit…) have made their way into the hands of gaming preservationists after a surprise auction and some help from fans of the franchise.  Here’s the story: Kirby no Omocha Hako (「カービィのおもちゃ箱, aka “Kirby’s Toy Box”) was a Satellaview title consisting of 10 mini-games. The Japan-exclusive device let players download games via a satellite connection, and while many games were made available for the Satellaview, most have been lost after the service discontinued. However, when some ARE found, they can take quite a while to get them working and playable again. Continue reading “Four Long Last ‘Kirby’ Games Found At A Japanese Auction”

Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118

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It’s time for Episode 118 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a kit that teaches architectural structures, a 3D printed cars takes a test drive, the fate of the games from the Atari Landfill, and the Nature Boy takes on Uncle Grandpa! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118”

City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges

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Apparently digging up these copies of the much-maligned game was much easier than trying to get out of the pits in the ACTUAL E.T. game on the Atari 2600. Those things were practically impossible to get out of!

Anyway, that landfill was the spot in which Atari dumped truckloads of merchandise around midnight in 1983 after Atari’s game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial tanked in a tough market, contributing to the Video Game Crash of 1983. Since that midnight disposal, there was much speculation and rumors regarding both the location of the landfill chockfull of Atari paraphernalia and whether or not the landfill even existed. After Microsoft paid to dig up the location for a documentary on the history of video gaming, the dig occurred and the 800+ games (along with Atari catalogs and promotional materials) were found! Now, they’re up for auction. Continue reading “City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges”

Funnel Plans Fast Cars THQing Six-Sided Rings – WIRed #105

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It’s time for Episode 105 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a really open house in Japan, the fastest toy car in the world, the resurrection of THQ, and TNA Wrestling’s latest stunt upsets their talent.! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Funnel Plans Fast Cars THQing Six-Sided Rings – WIRed #105”

THQ Rise from the Grave, Thanks to Nordic Games

The name THQ is dead no longer. LONG LIVE THQ!!!!!

Are you’re like myself and kinda miss seeing newly released games with the good-ol’ THQ iconic logo? Well we have some great new, because according to a representative from Nordic Games, the THQ trademark has been acquired by Nordic, so now we can likely expect old game series to rise from the dead (or at least developement purgatory), such as fan-favorite Darksiders (which is currently owned by Nordic Games). Continue reading “THQ Rise from the Grave, Thanks to Nordic Games”

LOUVERS! REBEL COPTER! SEGA PLUTO! TV TITLES! – WIRed #45

http://blip.tv/practitionerd/louvers-rebel-copter-sega-pluto-tv-titles-wired-45-6581426 This week on Episode 45 (wow) of WIRed, I talk about louvers, louvers, LOUVERS, a Confederate Army helicopter, the existence of the SEGA Pluto, and the world championship…of TELEVISION. Also, SWEEPING. ———————————— ARCHITECTURE: https://thepractitionerd.com/2013/04/29/louvers-vertical-louvers-all-over-nothing-but-louvers TECHNOLOGY: https://thepractitionerd.com/2013/04/30/check-this-crazy-confederate-copter GAMING: https://thepractitionerd.com/2013/05/01/get-your-own-sega-pluto-console-not-really PRO WRESTLING: https://thepractitionerd.com/2013/05/02/respect-the-wcw-world-television-championship-son ———————————— BLOG: thepractitionerd.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ThePractitioNERD TWITTER: twitter.com/PractitioNERD PINTEREST: pinterest.com/PractitioNERD INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/PractitioNERD GOOGLE+: gplus.to/ThePractitioNERD TUMBLR: thepractitionerd.tumblr.com FLICKR: flickr.com/pages/ThePractitioNERD ———————————— The PractitioNERD Store: http://www.thepractitionerdstore.blogspot.com & … Continue reading LOUVERS! REBEL COPTER! SEGA PLUTO! TV TITLES! – WIRed #45

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Get Your Own Sega Pluto Console (Not Really)!

Heh-heh-heh; fooled you, didn’t I PCWzrd13? HA-HA-HA. #ShoutOut

Anyway, during the lifetime of the Sega Saturn (between 1995 to 1999), Sega was creating a new and updated Saturn console with a built-in NetLink modem nicknamed “Pluto.” This was done because, well, you know, Sega couldn’t help themselves NOT to release and support YET ANOTHER gaming console — and this gripe is coming from a Sega fanboy, mind you. Well, it’s been rumored that only two Pluto system are in the wild, and one of them is up for auction at GameGavel courtesy of user kidvid666, who says that he purchased the Pluto for $1 at a garage sale about five years ago.   Continue reading “Get Your Own Sega Pluto Console (Not Really)!”

Design Fails the USB Tentacles for $25K in SNES Games & Finished Them – WIRed #25

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Whenever my life gets be so down, I know I can go down…wait a minute!

This week’s SILVER edition of WIRed features failures in architectural desgin, a USB tentacle device from ThinkGeek, $25,000 worth of EVERY North American SNES Game, and some awesome finishing moves in pro wrestling. Also, I sing a little bit…   Continue reading “Design Fails the USB Tentacles for $25K in SNES Games & Finished Them – WIRed #25”

Would You Pay $25,000 to Own EVERY Super Nintendo Game?

It’s tempting; I’ll tell you that.

This eBay user says he’s got all 721 Super Nintendo games ever released in the United States, and that he wants to sell them to you at the bargain-bin price of $25,000, averaging at about $34.67 per game (which would actually be a bargain since some UNBOXED SNES games can be worth $100 and upward and some BOXED SNES games are worth up to $250 and upward).   Continue reading “Would You Pay $25,000 to Own EVERY Super Nintendo Game?”