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Interesting take on a more modern style for The Last Starfighter trailer. The Last Starfighter is a 80's classic sci-fi film many of us grew up loving.

I wonder if this film deserves a remake?

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So, I went to my local Kroger today to get some groceries and was surprised to see a Sega Genesis for sale! The last time I was there, I noticed there was an Atari for sale. Apparently, both consoles have been released in new versions. This Genesis that I picked up is very small and comes with two wireless controllers, but is compatible with classic wired controllers (not included). It contains 80 built-in games. I'm very excited about this because I've been wanting a Sega Genesis for many, many years now. This console is compatible with Genesis game carts, but having built-in games, means that I don't have to try to locate carts for some of my favorite... Read All

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Really strange old Nintendo ad I never saw until recently. Apparently this was the ad they went with. Wonder how bad the others were?

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There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams.
It’s awesome. Check it out.


This is such a rad video.

Fish passage is a big deal in the hydro engineering world. This salmon cannon made big news a while ago when it came out, but it's not the only inventive solution. One of my friends and coworkers, Ryan Greif, designed a decompression chamber for fish called the Decompression Raceway (http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1492&context=fishpassage_conference)

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The result of yesterday's mid-term elections has inspired me to play SimCity again. Is that strange? Is it just me? Am I weird, or did the result inspire you to play a game? Grand Theft Auto comes in to mind, too. What do you think?

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The other day I was talking to someone about the music of the original NES Ninja Turtles game and found a YouTube video featuring the main song. As I played it I noticed a link the comments where someone had captured all the music from classic games and made them available for download.

If you have wanted to relive some of the classic music from games you own on NES or Super Nintendo I seriously recommend you checkout YouTube or NES Sprites.

http://www.nes-snes-sprites.com/NES%20Soundtracks/snes_soundtracks.html

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So, I was having a cool conversation with a sales associate at GameStop today, and it made me think more about this post that I'm creating. She mentioned that she was playing Final Fantasy XV: A Real Reborn. I asked if she played FFXI, to which she replied, "no." Therefore, I have a few questions for you, my fellow Cheerful Ghosts.

Have you played FFXV? If so, what are your thoughts about the game? Also, have you played FFXI? If so, what are your thoughts on that game and both games? I played XI, but not XV. I wasn't very successful with XI and I believe it's because I'm so used to being a solo gamer and apparently the game is primarily for parties, groups... Read All

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If you haven't seen this sketch, I recommend you check it out. It contains some ripe language, so prepare yourself. Oh right and Steve Urkel, it also features Steve Urkel.

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It looks like someone created Midgar (from FFVII) in Midgar in two years. The map is downloadable. This is one of those Minecraft projects that just makes you say, "whoa."

http://kotaku.com/it-took-two-years-to-make-final-fantasy-viis-midgar-in-1646101163?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

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Ever since Disney bought LucasFilm I have been awaiting new StarWars content. Immediately Disney queued up Star Wars VII with JJ Abrams directing as well as Star Wars: Rebels a new Disney XD animated show. I wasn't terribly interested in Star Wars: Rebels but after seeing episode one available for a free download in iTunes, I decided to give it a shot.

The first episode contains so many Star Wars references and I was happy to have noticed them. First thing that might be of note is that the characters take a chartered flight on "Star Tours." They base the ship and Rex pilot after the old Star Tours ride before Disney refurbished it a few years ago.

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Well, I finally installed a mod. Lately, I've been watching Paul Soares Jr.'s "Man vs. Minecraft" series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfFwCZ1J-bY&list=PL6B5B91968D9032D2). I've made it to Season 2 and found out that he's using the MoCreatures mod. So, I decided to check it out. The main reason I have neglected mods for Minecraft so far is that it looked too complicated to get them installed. I saw some saying something about editing files within some of the java files and it just looked too complicated. However, getting MoCreatures installed wasn't that difficult. I first had to download a few files. The mod itself and one of the other files are in... Read All

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Hyrule Warriors is coming out for the Wii U in 2 days and I'm wondering if any of you are planning to pick it up. For some reason I'm not sure if I will or not. I'm not sure why I'm on the fence about it. Maybe if I watch some more gameplay videos, I'll be more for it. Have any of you gotten a Wii U since we last talked about it during E3? Are any of you planning on getting the game?

Also, for those of you who own a 3DS, the demo for Super Smash Bros. is now available. You can only play as Link, Pikachu, Mario, Megaman, and Villager (from Animal Crossing). I played it at least once with each character. My son has been playing it a lot lately. The full game... Read All

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