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  1. Does what it says on the tin really, a pop-up book showing off classic SEGA arcade cabinets: £35 to you, sir. Probably only of interest to a very small number of people but looks novel enough. The video feels more like a teaser, hopefully more detailed information about the actual pop-up sculptures will be forthcoming because, to be honest, it's not making me want to put my money down. EDIT: should add this is from Darren Wall who did the Bitmap Brothers and Seni Software books, amongst others.
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    All hail the synth!

    Okay this is a bit out-there but someone on my Facebook just posted this excellent synth demo video - this guy can play
  3. Watching more Micro Live, it's interesting to see them talking about things we take for granted now but back then were really cutting-edge, for instance in episode 4 there's a piece about cellular radio telephones. It's pretty much invisible technology now, it's so much part of our daily lives we barely notice it, but seeing Lesley Judd with her "rather portable" phone - a bit like a small car battery with a handset on it - making a transatlantic call that probably cost about £10 you can only imagine how huge it was in 1985.
  4. I asked him, he basically downloaded the TS files and combined them with ffmpeg - ie beyond me, frankly. er.... I'll just stick to a browser.
  5. My brother said he downloaded them through Chrome to play on his telly.
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    Gotta catch em' all

    So what's a good one to play if I don't want to do the lot? Are the GB/GBA ones generally okay or is it best to just skip to a modern one?
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    Gotta catch em' all

    I'm lost. I was playing Fire Red on GBA and despite usually enjoying a bit of a grind I was getting the same stuff over and over and over again and it just wasn't going anywhere for some reason. Plus is there a point where the master guy lets you just go out and hunt/use Pokemon a la free roam, or is there a strict story to them? I like the idea of finding, training and fighting but if its all locked into a rigid progression 'story' that's not quite so good. Sorry for the ignorance.
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    Audio Club

    In case anyone is interested, Air Hybrid 3 VST is currently on offer again for 99p (£1.11 inc VAT). Normal price is something daft like £130. Looks like it's a way to get people interested in their complete bundle for £67 but you don't need to bother. I wouldn't have paid full whack for this but it's a decent enough VST that suits dance production. The sounds are very trance/hardstyle/Euro, but with a bit of work you could make it your own. Might be worth checking out.
  9. Watched the first couple of Micro Live's, so much gold in those, from Brian Jacks buying an Atari 800XL and moaning because he forgot to buy any software, to Lesley Judd trying to wipe floppies on the underground. A viewer moaning that they don't show computers other than the BBC micro, Mac poo-pooing any talk of games, the idea of buying a printer for £400 in 1984. The only bits that drag it down are the Freth (or however you spell his name) bits that tend to drag out. I do know there's a great section later in the series where they go to Infocom though. And this is only two episodes in!
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    Finally setup a PS2 HDD /FHDB

    I was led to believe only certain models of drive work properly, or have they managed to get over that?
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    I do have The Broken God here as well. We'll see how this goes. I'm led to believe Neverness is a stand-alone novel but the trilogy that comes after is set in the same universe.
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    Nintendo eShop

    It feels like Steam is the exception rather than the rule when it comes to the price of digital games. Nintendo and Sony definitely have little or no desire to lower their prices. Someone must be paying £40-50 for a game they can't resell for them to keep charging these prices. That or this is just publishers biding their time, knowing that in the medium to long term consumers will just accept these prices as the norm.
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    Currently reading Neverness by David Zindell. Confession time: I bought this book in 1993 but have only just managed to psych myself up for it. Years of picking it up and feeling a tad intimidated. Really glad I finally started it as it is superb. Yes, it's pretty dense, but enjoyably so and as long as you're paying attention it's actually not that bad. Really inventive, doesn't hang about either. At nearly 700 pages this is a meaty read but so far (about 200 pages in) I'm feeling suitably intrigued and immersed.
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    Reading Challenge 2018

    01 - Out Of The Wreckage: A New Politics For An Age Of Crisis by George Monbiot 02 - Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman 03 - The New Human Rights Movement by Peter Joseph 04 - Fire And Fury by Michael Wolff 05 - Cold Granite by Stuart McBride 06 - Postcapitalism by Paul Mason 07 - Substance: Inside New Order by Peter Hook 08 - The Outsider by Albert Camus 09 - The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford 10 - Anaconda Vice by James Stansfield 11 - Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 12 - The Collectors by David Baldaci 13 - Super Star DJs Here We Go by Dom Phillips 14 - Gridlock by Sean Black 15 - The Detainees by Sean Hughes 16 - The Shadow World: Inside The Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein 17 - Snow Angels by James Thompson Snow Angels, an okay crime novel set in northern Finland. Made me want to read another Wallander novel.
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    The Puzzle Game Thread

    Been really enjoying Guru Logic Champ on GBA recently, it's the perfect 'eureka!' kind of puzzler. And it's charming as all hell. Just completed the second rescue. Those little cartoons are great.
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