Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My project for today: Bring some retro consoles to life


And there is more the eye can see :)
I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

PlayStation as good as new

Thanks to the power of WD-40 the old PSOne was saved from the decade old skin and shines like new.

Note to self: Never put stickers on a gadget

It was cool back then, but if you want to have the original in a few years, it's horrible to nget them off.
Keep your gadgets original.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's my party and I can cry if I want to

Love the C64, that's why I have it always present on my i3wm GNU+Linux.
Maybe I'm messing with my terminal design once again :). 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Watching Schoolgirl Strikers

Some turnarounds in that series.
Nice work from Square Enix and the producers. There is an Android game available in Japan, too. Yay!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

This 8-bit guy is make me wanna program in basic again

And I think I'm going to do it. Why not?

I just have to look for a decent compiler. But I really like programming with an interpreter first.
Just for fun... I'll bust out my basic books from my old computers. Yay!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Do you remember the Atari Portfolio?

I rocked this thing until someone stole it out of my car. Too bad. But I have the memory card left.

Hey 64 KB were a lot at that time. Yes Kilobytes! 😎.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Netcasts are up today and I'm roaming on Twitter

Discussions on Twitter... sigh.
And I have so much work to do. Focus Ryo, focus.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Every time I read about retro gaming...

I'll have to play some C64 games.
That soundtrack... great for a SID audio.  I had a tape recording of that listening at school. Together with the soundtrack of Crazy Comets it was a blast.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Vintage Commodore 64 advertising

The all mighty C64 had a rough ride until it manifest as a cult.
Old advertisement is funny enough, but in combination of a Computer, it's strange. They were right somehow. But seeing this, is still a funny thing. No more words...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

In full research mode for the netcasts tomorrow

A lot of work to do.
This time it's about the Nintendo Switch again and Samsung's sinking reputation in the US. Of course there will be much more, which I'm just looking at.

I hope I can get this right in time. Ah the community changes for March 1st will also be addressed. And a new order of publishing: YouTube uploaded first, then the new episodes get posted to the audio feeds. That's because the YouTube preview is now the photo in the article. So have this, the video first must have been processed at YouTube. No big deal, it's just about 30-45 minutes later.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nintendo switch is too expensive for a rushed buy

Sad, but I don't see spending so much money for the Nintendo Switch right now. It's way too expensive in comparison with the competition, or just by itself.

I think I'll wait until the price goes down. I have more games to play than I have time on my hand, mobile (Android tablet and smartphone) is king at mobile gaming, and PS4 is king of my living room.
But I really want to justify the buy of the Nintendo switch: Mario Odyssey will be fantastic, and there are some nice possibilities that smartphones simply don't have at that level. Plus the cartridge system is a great thing. Back to cartridges? Yes! That's perfect. The games will last forever, robust, you can carry all your games in a small bag. The cartridges are smaller than the ones for the Nintendo DS3. Awesome.

But yes, the price, without a game, is not okay. Not spec-wise and not game-wise. So, I'll wait for a big price-drop or a big bundle. That price with 2 Games and the Pro Controller and I'm in.