Jqspmp6 General Discussion

Released on February 28, 2012 by Cheerful Ghost

Developed by Cheerful Ghost

The place for conversation that doesn't make sense to talk about in any specific game in our list. Think of General Discussion as a "catch all" for conversations about gaming, game culture or anything else worth sharing.

I've tried Oculus VR and Google Cardboard and both experiences are pretty amazing. Due to Valve's choices in design and approach to VR I am very interested in getting my hands on the Vive but I haven't had the opportunity yet. If you are interested in seeing it in action, YouTuber Boogie has a first impressions video that makes me want to try out the Vive even more than before.

You mean I can play with Balloons but I don't have to get out of my chair or do it in real life or ever go outside again? SOLD!

#lifewrecked

Some sarcasm aside, this does look very interesting and I look forward to trying it out.

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If you're in the market for a new GPU, your wait may be short-lived. Nvidia has just announced the new GTX 1080 which is expected to be released near the end of the month. I just recently ordered a GTX 980 Ti, so I'm a bit disappointed with the timing of this news. If I had found out about this even just days ago, I may have waited.

Quoted from the article:

"According to Nvidia, the GTX 1080 is 'a whole lot' faster than the Titan X, and faster than two GTX 980s in SLI, while consuming a lot less power."

"An on-stage demo of the GTX 1080 had the card's core running at 2.1 GHz air cooled, with a temperature of less than 70C."

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Metal Jesus Rocks and Reggie made a great video i've used as a base for my list of Gameboy Advance games I want to collect. Like most Metal Jesus Rocks videos this covers all the models of the Gameboy Advance and associated hardware. They also make some recommendations of some classic titles such as Minish Cap, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Metroid Zero Mission & Fusion and more. If you are like me and are slowly collecting all the great classic titles or simply want to watch a fun video about some great video game systems then you should check this out.

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Last week I wrote an article about the GPD Win which is a new PC portable that gives you the power of PC games in a small device. Now that Intel CPU's are getting much smaller the dream of owning a reasonably powered PC that fits in your hand is closer than ever. A new handheld PC system has surfaced and is called the PGS Portable. Right now, the PGS Portable is still in the early design and concept phase but their plans are very interesting. I want to note again that this is in very early stages with no working hardware yet I find their goals to be very interesting.

The PGS Portable aims to ship two competing versions. The lite version and the more souped... Read All

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Is anyone still using Miitomo? It was a fun app that seemed to burn bright and quick.

When I first downloaded it, it took a couple days for others to install and us all to find each other, but it seems like no one is using it anymore.

Part of its charm was in the questions it asks you, but I wonder if that's also part of its downfall. If I have a random thing I want to post to a social network, I go to Twitter and/or Facebook and post it. Miitomo doesn't work that way, so I'm not as inclined to use it when "inspired."

What are your thoughts? Will Miitomo continue its initial popularity, or will it dwindle as people try it and then move on to something else?

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I love the open ecosystem of PC gaming. Buy your games on Steam and GOG and with many new games you can run them on PC, Mac or Linux. The benefits are legion and the ability to play your games where you wish is incredible. I've wanted to buy a gaming handheld for quite some time with the same goals in mind and this year I took the plunge and bought and Android based GPD XD. The XD is a fun system and I use it to play all manner of Android & PC streamed games on a handheld.

http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/2758/my-review-of-the-android-handheld-gpd-xd

GPD recently sent me an email about a crowdfunding campaign for a new device on Indiegogo called the... Read All

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Nintendo launched Miitomo last Thursday in the United States and i’ve been using it pretty religiously since then. It’s a strangely addicting social network that focuses on your friends and you answering questions and the conversations that erupt from that. It just might be my friend group, but there have been some really hilarious discussions created with it. Sometimes the discussions get a bit too meta or poop-focused for my taste but I really think Nintendo did a good job with Miitomo. Nintendo has built a very solid base to branch out from and I can’t wait to see how Miitomo changes over time.

What’s The Point of Miitomo?

Nintendo is great at making... Read All

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Greetings Ghosts,

I've been spending the last few weeks working on bug fixes and interesting new core features to Cheerful Ghost and I wanted to wrap up a patchlist for you all. This doesn't quite cover everything and some stuff my be so esoteric as to not be interesting but hopefully going forward I can keep posting changes in this form to keep you all updated as to what's been happening on the tech side of this site.

Patchset 3.11


  • Upgraded the core Rails framework for the latest security and bug fixes. I do this whenever I need to but a few came recently and we upgraded. http://rubyonrails.org/

  • Upgraded to the latest jQuery 1.22.2 stable release branch. ... Read All

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After a successful launch in Japan, Miitomo will be headed stateside this Thursday March 31st. Miitomo is a smartphone app that allows you to build your Nintendo/Mii profile and connect with your friends. The power of the app is in your ability to customize your online persona and Nintendo lets you do a bit of it for free and a lot more if you pay. I hope this is part of a big Nintendo push to harmonize all our devices together, but for now it's just a new way to create Mii's.

I'll be grabbing the app on Thursday and if there is a way we can friend each other let's discuss digits in the comments.

https://miitomo.com/en/

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A Vietnamese developer named Trần Vũ Trúc has created an emulator that turns your old NES games into 3D games. It's made with Unity and is currently only functional on Firefox.

The emulator basically takes the sprites and attempts to figure out what they'd look like in 3D. This works with some games more than others. Contra and Dr. Mario look great, but Super Mario Bros 3 and Mega Man are a bit rough. But the possibilities here are exciting!

If you have Firefox handy, play around with it here: http://tructv.bitbucket.org/3dnes/

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There have been a plethora of rumors and leaks about Nintendo's upcoming NX console. At one point the large rumor was that the NX would run Android and as awesome as that may be, Nintendo shot it down pretty quick. As the rumors keep coming and the days march closer to the rumored NX reveal I have been thinking about what i'd like to see in an upcoming Nintendo console.

The Most Compelling Catalog Of Games

Nintendo has been rolling strong in gaming since the early 70's when it got into it's Game and Watch series and as such has a huge library of games. Many of us know this first hand because we keep re-buying the same games over and over again on new... Read All

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December of last year I posted about a new project, the Coleco Chameleon. It's a retro project that aimed to build a new old styled console that would be hackable by modern developers making new retro titles. Recently there have been a lot of doubt thrown on the project as it has been shown that prototypes used faked hardware.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/247145-coleco-chameleon-hardware-speculations/page-43
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/03/coleco_chameleons_future_in_doubt_following_claims_that_snes_hardware_was_used_in_prototype

Whereas there can be a fair amount undone in an early prototype this seems to take the notion a bit too far as many in... Read All

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Greetings fellow HearthGhosts!!

I made rank 16 for the first time and I'm pretty proud of myself. Why? I created my own mech mage deck!! So what?! It's DIFFERENT!!

I've been playing HS since about last June. I am free-to-play, and I haven't spent a dime on the game. For me the challenge of rank is coming up with a deck that 1) is fun to play and 2) doesn't spend all of my dust to create.

So here's my version of mech mage, followed by why I think it's worth looking at:
Clockwork Gnome x2
Cogmaster x2
Leper Gnome x2
Frostbolt x1
Micro Machine x2
Snowchugger x1
Sorcerer's Apprentice x2
Harvest Golem x2
Spellslinger x2
Spider Tank x2
Tinkertown Technician x2
Fireball x2
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I have a bunch of old consoles that I want to hook up to my HDTV. Does anybody know of a good solution that will keep the picture looking decent? Googling seems to point to the Framemeister. Is this still the best solution?

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Miitomo is Nintendos upcoming Android and iOS app that aims to bring Miis to your phone. Miitomo is a social network of sorts that lets you build your Mii much like with the Wii or Wii U and then connect with your friends. Miitomo is a freemium app that, if you want, can spend in game money to customize your Mii. From there you can collect your Mii friends and pose them for special Miifotos you can share on social media like.. Cheerful Ghost. Nintendo has been hyping this for awhile now and today just allowed pre registrations.

You can sign up below and you don't need to own any Nintendo hardware to join in the fun. I hope this ushers in a new era where... Read All

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