J.R. Showplans Sim Blue Screens – WIRed #117


It’s time for Episode 117 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses your favorite homes from TV and movies as floor plans, who created the Blue Screen of Death, dirty pirates get a surprise in The Sims 4, and OH BAI GAWD Jim Ross to announce for MMA fights! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
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Remember the Blue Screen of Death? Steve Ballmer Wrote That…

Oh, the Blue Screen of Death; the bane of the existence of anyone who’s used a Windows PC, as it’s the most ubiquitous symbol of computer failure known throughout the world. The menace that disrupted, corrupted, and ruined hours of hard work and/or gaming sessions. It’s an evil whose namesake has spread to other technological gadgets (i.e. the Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death, the PS3 Yellow Light of Death, and that fake error screen from Eternal Darkness on the Nintendo GameCube). And we all have Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to thank for that. THANKS STEVE!
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When Does A Game Get Cancelled AFTER Release?

Being a gamer and following gaming news from magazines and websites, it’s fairly common to hear news about games getting cancelled early in production and games getting cancelled in development; it’s just a thing that happens a lot. However, I can’t remember for the LIFE OF ME the last time I heard about a game getting cancelled after it was released, AFTER people had already paid money to own it. WEIRD! Well, that’s the case for Ashes Cricket 2013 from developer Trickstar (irony?) and publisher 505 Games. Apparently, the game was so bad, glitchy, buggy and broken that it was “cancelled” by 505 Games and removed for sale from Steam. WOW! Continue reading “When Does A Game Get Cancelled AFTER Release?”