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TV / Deadwood
« on: July 27, 2006, 12:13:58 pm »
Does anyone watch Deadwood?  IMO, it's one of the best shows on tv.

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Console Games / Was the 3DO on to something?
« on: March 16, 2006, 07:04:56 am »
Many of us remember the now defunct 3DO game system.  This highly priced, "open ended" gaming platform taught many how not to launch and support a system.  However, one thing about the system which I thought was brilliant and that I have not seen since in any other console is this:  There was a PCI Card version of the system that would allow 3DO games to be played on a PC.  If I remember correctly it has controller ports on it and it daisy chained over to your exsisting graphics card.  Granted, this was before the days of 3d accelerators, but with the power that pcs have today coupled with the fact that most console developers (MS, Sony) make most of the profits through software sales and not the hardware, would it be viable to do this with today's systems? 

Most top of the line 3d cards run around $350-$600, which is in the ballpark of the new consoles comming out.  Now, since the current gen systems are nearing the end of thier lifespan, imagine Sony releasing a PCI card that will allow your PC to play all PSone and PS2 games on your pc for around $100? 

It's just a thought...but I think it's an option that some hardcore pc gamers might buy into.

Or maybe I'm just wacked.

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Podcasts / Retro/Preview Suggestion
« on: March 16, 2006, 06:45:26 am »
Hullo All,

I discovered this site while looking up Oblivion info and found Steve's interview with Pete Hines.  I have since downloaded and listened to all the archived shows.  This is a great site and podcast and I plan on sticking around for a while.

One thing I like about the podcast are the retro-reviews of older and sometimes obscure games.  I always root for the little guy in the big corporate world of gaming.  One game that I think deserves attention is The Fool's Errand, published by Miles Computing for the Mac in 1987.  The mastermind behind this puzzle game is Cliff Johnson, who is also working on a sequel called The Fool and His Money which is slated for release (self published by Cliff) on April 24th.

Has anyone else ever played the original?  It's an addicting game and highly recommended...you can download it (and a Mac emulator to play it) for free from Cliff's site.  I love all games and I'd love these games get some exposure.  Cliff is a great guy and will reply to your emails. 

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