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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Review: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Quite an interesting story. It picks up right after the Master System and ends with the Sega Saturn.  I would have liked to have known a bit more (Dreamcast era, and Sega getting out of the console business), but maybe that's for another book :-)
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Think Geek April Fool's

Last but not list, on the 2019 list of of April Fool's jokes is Think Geek.  These were my favorite (and some times these things become reality!)  I don't know what that string of numbers on on the Captain Marvel pager.  Any Marvel fans out there to help me out?Captain Marvel Universal Pager (link)RETRO TECH FOR THE MODERN HEROPagers. Every cool 90’s kid had them, but what exactly
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Zombi | Done!

The most recent game I finished (right before I headed off to the annual MTA conference the past two days) was Zombi on the XBOX One.  This was originally a WiiU game (a horror game on the Nintendo???) but it made its way to the xbox a few years later.  It's an ubisoft production and it's something I got for "free" by subscribing to Gold (since my membership is expiring soon I thought I
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Pika pika!

I guess happy Pokemon day to you ;-) Hard to believe that this thing has been going strong since 1996 (I was in high school!). Part of me wishes I had bought the game on Game Boy back then, but I only watched the cartoon after school
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Adieu Miitomo

Well...I guess that's the end of that!  Miitomo has announced in via their app that Miitomo will go offline and never come back in May. For the past couple of years this quirky social network has kept us company. The idea behind it was that people would customize a Mii (which Nintendo has also slowly walked away from in their newest console, the Switch) and through those Miis you could interact
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Awwww...

Awwww Nintendo!  Your algorithms remembered my birthday!  Even though no human was directly involved I am touched ;-).  On another note, feels odd to be sharing a birthrate with a current Pope (fact courtesy of Google).
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Mario's worst enemies

A little humor from last week's Nerdrage.  Mario's most recent enemy seems very...pedestrian :-)
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Insanity over nintendo...

I came across last week's gamercat and it made me laugh, and ponder, a bit.  Why are nintendo titles generally not available at launch, under-stocked, and over-priced? Even old games for the DS are not cheap (sometimes they are cheaper on ebay used, but not always).  What gives?
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How to get rid of Magikarp...

From last week's (or from two weeks ago?) Gamercat - how to get rid of your Magikarp... I do wonder if anyone is still playing that game (Magikarp jump). I found it dull and repetitive.
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Original castlevania, in Unreal!

The things one finds  on YouTube!Here is a play-through of a fan made remake of the original Castlevania in the Unreal Engine.  Pretty interesting!
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