I love my Retron 5. At its core, the Hyperkin-made system is able to play video game cartridges for the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Essentially, the Retron 5 plays an emulated ROM dumped from the original cartridge on a HD television via HD-friendly visual filters to select from. PLUS, you can save your game, take screenshots and add language translations for imports as patches! SCORE. But it seems Hyperkin isn’t settling with the Retron 5 being a 9-in-one system (or 10 if you have a Master System converter of some type), as this next announcement instantly caught my attention. Continue reading Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!
In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, features, and lasting legacy of Sega’s Game Gear portable video game system.
Continue reading Sega Game Gear – Doc’D #47
In this month’s video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, gameplay, and legacy of Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble on the Sega Game Gear. Continue reading Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble – Doc’D #35
It’s time for Episode #131 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses affordable housing that merges the city and the forest, my favorite tech devices that died early deaths, the return of the mighty ZX Spectrum, and HO-HO-HO, it’s Santa Mick Foley! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131
Perhaps the greatest tragedy in tech are the heaps of gadgets tossed on the metaphorical funeral pyre too early. Maybe it was poor marketing, an unfounded lack of support, or simply bad timing that did them in, but whatever the case, they died much too soon. These four pieces of forward-thinking hardware were more a refinement on an already existing platform, and while in some cases bits and pieces of these machines have trickled into other products and services, but all of these gadgets share the fate of extinction. Poor, poor devices….
Continue reading Ahead of Their Time: My 4 Favorite Gadgets That Died Too Soon
Shaquille O’Neal is a man of many names. Shaq. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Diesel. The Big Shaqtus. Superman. The Big Shamrock. Then there’s Shaq Fu; THEN there’s the infamous 1994 game based on said nickname: ‘Shaq Fu’. This month on Doc’D, host Montez McCrary takes you back to the height of Shaq-Mania and gives the skinny on Shaq – the man – and Shaq Fu – the game. Also….SHAQ!
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Can you just imagine how excited I was when I first heard of this piece of news (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, & Exhibit D).
Via the SEGA Blog, SEGA recently announced that a forthcoming 300-page book, entitled The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, chronicling their popular mascot’s history in extreme detail (totally), including “every 2D and 3D Sonic game” and “every spin-off game, every crossover, and even rare cameo appearances by Sonic across the gaming universe.” The History of Sonic the Hedgehog is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. Personally, I’m not at all looking forward to the pages in the book dedicated to that dreadful Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 game; dear Lord, that game was abysmal……just, UGHH! Anyway, you can check out a few preview pages over on the blog (I know I did; several, several, SEVERAL times!
[Thanks SEGA Blog & The History of Sonic the Hedgehog (via Amazon)]