This 1996 SEGA Game Tester Training Video is Nineties as ALLLLL HECK…

What you see before you (other than this awesome website, ThePractitioNERD.com) is this training video created by SEGA from the year-of-our-Lord 1996.  This 28-minute “trainumentary” with run-of-the-mill “butt rock” and MTV editing that reeks of the 90’s was created for rookie video game testers at Sega of America’s office in Redwood City, California.  The video was recently released to the internet at large by the production company behind it, Green Mill Filmworks. Continue reading “This 1996 SEGA Game Tester Training Video is Nineties as ALLLLL HECK…”

So, How Well Does RetroPie Game Emulation work with the Raspberry Pi 3?

Honestly, the most fun I’ve had on a Raspberry Pi project was turning my Pi B+ into a RetroPie retro game console and my Pi 2 into a Plex Media Server (which grabs content from my external hard drive connected to my Netgear router). By far, turning a Raspberry Pi into a RetroPie is possibly the most popular project for the affordable microcomputer. So with the release of the Pi 3, just HOW WELL does it perform compared to prior models? Luckily, we have videos for that! Continue reading “So, How Well Does RetroPie Game Emulation work with the Raspberry Pi 3?”

A Man Walking in Suit &…HOLY CRAP, THAT’S A ROBOT!

Do you remember that video of the Metal Gear-esque BigDog robot that could toss bricks.  No? Well, here it is.  Anyway, the folks behinds that project, Boston Dynamics, have recently released a new video of another one of its robot creations that may have the potential to destroy humankind via a robot apocalypse. Maybe. The creation is called Petman, and it’s designed to be a test unit for military outfits, hazmat suits and other forms of protective garb.  Once you watch the video after the break, you won’t BELIEVE that it’s NOT a person in that suit based on its insanely, realistic movements.   Continue reading “A Man Walking in Suit &…HOLY CRAP, THAT’S A ROBOT!”