Here’s the 3D Remasters of the CDi Zelda games that NOBODY Asked For…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the HD remakes NO ONE asked for. EVER.  Some backstory, back in the 90s, not every Legend of Zelda game was made by Nintendo.  In truth, there were three games for the Philips CD-i (never heard of it? Exactly!) that were developed by other developers: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda’s Adventure.  To be honest, all three were pretty disappointing, and if you don’t believe me, check out Kotaku’s opinion of the Zelda CD-i games, if you dare….. Continue reading “Here’s the 3D Remasters of the CDi Zelda games that NOBODY Asked For…”

Computers-On-A-Stick – Doc’D #22

In this month’s technology-themed episode (thanks to the encouragement from my buddy Jessica Brown of Allahweh’s Domain) of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the computer-on-a-stick phenomenon.
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Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120

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It’s time for Episode 120 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house that predominantly showcases plywood, how you can get a OnePlus One phone, how one game is really TWO games, and the reveal of the Brothers Hebner in WWF! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120”

Is This Video Game Retro or Modern? Well, It’s BOTH!!

While finding retro-style game projects on Kickstarter is pretty common, this one is pretty different: it’s a game cartridge that plays the 8-bit version of the game when plugged into the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and plays the updated/modern version OF THE SAME GAME when plugged into a computer via USB (PC & Mac). PLUS, the two versions of the game interact with each other; as an ability or weapon unlocked in one version becomes available to the other. Of course, the Kickstarter has to be SUCCESSFUL, first. Continue reading “Is This Video Game Retro or Modern? Well, It’s BOTH!!”

Classic Game ‘Another World’ Has Been RE-Released on Consoles!

Another WorldAnother World is a classically freaky platformer that's coming to PS4 photoThe artsy-looking and surreal platformer Another World (or as I remember it “Out of This World” on the SNES) will FINALLY make its way to new/current/last-generation consoles (after hitting the PC on Steam and Good Old Games) as the ’20th Anniversary Edition’ on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (with cross-buy feature, cross-platform trophies, and cross-save), Nintendo 3DS & WiiU, and the Xbox One, and I couldn’t be more excited! **SQUEEEEEEEEEE** . This classic game is 20 years old – WOW – and even though it’s been released on several different game consoles, but it’s still exciting to see it on the current systems that have the technical goods to make Another World look every bit as beautifully bizarre as it should. Continue reading “Classic Game ‘Another World’ Has Been RE-Released on Consoles!”

DuckTales: Remastered is REAL?!? THANK YOU, JESUS!!!

One of my favorite gaming memories as a child was playing Disney & Capcom’s DuckTales on the good old Nintendo Entertainment System in the early 1990’s.  The game was just perfect, solid and tight controls, go-anywhere levels, tons of secrets and surprises, awesome boss battles, and the music — oh my God, THE MUSIC; especially the theme from the Moon level.  Based on that, I was BEYOND EXCITED for the news from Capcom at the Penny Arcade Expo that developer WayForward would be responsible for the high-definition, remastered remake of that same DuckTales game for current generation consoles!  Check out the trailer after the break, and who knows; you might solve a mystery…OR REWRITE HISTORY!!!!!!!!!  Continue reading “DuckTales: Remastered is REAL?!? THANK YOU, JESUS!!!”

Simple Network HD-DVR with Simple.TV

In the quest of more devices to prepare for the possibility to live a cable/satellite-free entertainment life (as cable TV time has been replaced by video games and streaming media for me), one aspect is to buy an affordable computer to use as a home theater PC (HTPC) and a digital video recorder (DVR).  For just one TV, having a HTPC with DVR capabilities is not much of a hassle, but with a home with over 5 TV’s, 5 HTPC’s (or even TiVo boxes) is pretty steep on the good-ol’ wallet.  Thankfully, the Simple.TV offers a simple and fairly cheap solution that can record and stream live TV content.   Continue reading “Simple Network HD-DVR with Simple.TV”

D.I.Y. Paper-Thin, Cheap AND Super-Powerful HDTV Antenna

While you can buy any HDTV antenna from the plentiful options available at your local electronic and/or department store, you could always build your own.  Here’s the kicker: this do-it-yourself project actually looks nice enough that you would want to hang it in a window, PLUS it’s powerful enough to pick up over-the-air HD channels in your area. The best thing about this option is, of all things, it’s really cheap to make.

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Ladies & Gentlemen, The "Inception" Meme!

Cue the sound effect: BRUNNNNNHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Anyways, here we have a TV, an iPad, and an iPhone, all of them stacked up “on top of” each other—you know, kind of like in the dreams in “Inception.”  This pic brings back memories when nearly everyone I came across who saw the movie, as we all attempted to make sense of the whole thing.  As far as I’m concerned, this combo of devices illustrates an almost perfect example of Inception.   Continue reading “Ladies & Gentlemen, The "Inception" Meme!”

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray; HOLY CRAP, GREAT GOOGILY-MOOGILY, OMG-BBQ!!!!

So yeah, this happened TODAY!!!
IT’S A CELEBRATION!!!!

After the May 4th, 2011 announcement (“May the Forth be with you;” get it?), I have been looking forward to this release in possibly the worst way.  Finally, I picked it up today at my closest Wal-Mart (one of the last two available before they had to restock), and took some pictures to serve as a walkthrough or unboxing.  Enjoy!

**by the way, the movies look AWESOME; I’m watching “Ep. 4: A New Hope” right now**   Continue reading “Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray; HOLY CRAP, GREAT GOOGILY-MOOGILY, OMG-BBQ!!!!”