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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!

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“PDFConverter Free Converter Tool” Quick Review

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Back in the day (which I’m targeting at between 2003 and 2014), I remember using a number of programs and services to create PDFs from Microsoft Office (back when I USED to use it) files – from Word, Excel and PowerPoint – to creating Office files in those formats FROM a PDF file (which was a nightmare in many cases). Since I’ve moved to Google Drive exclusively as my office suite, I’ve had no issues translating Drive files to PDFs, but back in my days of using Office on an everyday basis, it can be best described as a coin toss in terms of PDF conversions working well. I was recently contacted by a representative from a company that offers a free, web-based PDF converter called, well, PDFConverter.com; which not only converts Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files to PDFs, but ALSO converts from PDFs to those Microsoft Office files. After some quick testing with some older Office files I have and a work computer that was running Office 2007, I was left very impressed. Continue reading “PDFConverter Free Converter Tool” Quick Review

Check Out the Cancelled (and Near-Finished) ‘Daredevil’ Game from 2002

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw licensed films release in time for their silver-screen counterpart, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It began development in 2002 as a third-person action game for PlayStation 2, but after Marvel saw (and liked) the first prototype, they stepped in to oversee the project and have final say in all decisions (since they owned the rights to the character, so of course). When the game’s publisher, Encore, saw potential sales success with the movie, development expanded to PC and Xbox, and the game turned into an open-world action game set for release in early 2003, alongside the film. After that, boy OH BOY did the drama begin…
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Watch Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference Right Here (UPDATE: IT’S OVER)

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The Early Years of the Computer Mouse – Doc’D #42

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the early history of the computer mouse. Continue reading The Early Years of the Computer Mouse – Doc’D #42

WOWZERS!! Here’s Windows 95 Running On A New Nintendo 3DS…BECAUSE REASONS!

I enjoy seeing what console hacking enthusiasts put their minds and hard work into to amuse themselves and curious web-surfers like myself.  Recently, GBATemp user Shutterbug2000 demonstrated his hack showing the Windows 95 computer operating system running on a New Nintendo 3DS via NeoGAF. Shutterbug2000 essentially spent time utilizing a RetroArch DOSbox to get Microsoft’s formerly-most common edition of its operating system software running on Nintendo’s latest hardware. Continue reading WOWZERS!! Here’s Windows 95 Running On A New Nintendo 3DS…BECAUSE REASONS!

Microsoft Windows 1.0 – Doc’D #34

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, features, and lasting legacy of Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 operating system/environment. I’ll get to that…. Continue reading Microsoft Windows 1.0 – Doc’D #34

The History of Smartwatches – Doc’D #26

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementations and rise of the smartwatch.
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Here’s What ‘Alan Wake 2’ COULD Have Been…

Here’s the honest-to-God truth: I didn’t buy an Xbox 360 until 2010 (long after the RROD-prone CPUs were no longer used), and my personal killer app for the 360 was Alan Wake.  Sure, the system came with Forza 3 and Halo:ODST, but I REALLY wanted to play Alan Wake, and this day it’s one of my absolute favorite games (and is my favorite game on 360).  Polygon published a meaty article about the undoing and potential redoing of Alan Wake 2 (since we never got a sequel, yet the spin-off game  Alan Wake’s American Nightmare was pretty cool), as well as an extended clip of gameplay from an internal prototype Remedy made for the game five years ago.  Now that Remedy is shifting gears away from the near-complete Quantum Break on Xbox One, the developers told Polygon that Alan Wake 2 is back on the table, but it’s likely that it’ll be a different Alan Wake 2 than the one seen in that prototype video.