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Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #31 – Loyalty Day Edition

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Welcome to the weekly gaming/tech thread at the Sparta Report. As your host, I’ve collected a bunch of gaming and technology news into one place for you to chew on although my internet connection at home has been making this a real headache this weekend.

So sit back and relax before you go to do battle in the Dank Meme Wars against the commies today!

What Are We Playing This Week

Sure, sure, more Zelda:BOTW as I work on finding all of the shrines (without looking them up online) before I go to battle Ganon. I’m reaching about 80 hours invested into this game so far. But I also got an opportunity to play some of my arcade machines this week, most notably Dariusburst Another Chronicle where I was able to get the second star system up to 50% complete. Unfortunately no one locally really knows about Chronicle Mode, which was designed to get more people to play the game, but it has been getting more love lately after I moved my business. In fact, this awesome arcade shoot ’em up has more than doubled its earnings over where it was. Weird, but I’ll take it.

Gaming Headlines

PS4 May Get A Price Cut This Year – According To Pachter’s Crystal Ball

Available Now: The Zelda-themed Clue Board Game

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Debuts The “LAN-Party” Gaming Feature For The Switch

If It Weren’t For The Playstation Brand, Sony Would Just Be Another Shuttered Company Of The Past

LOL, So Cheat Codes & Mods Make Kids Cyber Criminals –  It Is A “Study” So It MUST Be True!

Religious References Removed From Street Fighter V – Can’t hurt those atheist feelz now can we?

Kangaroo Boxer Removed From Tekken 7 Due To Fear Of Complaints Animal Rights Activists – Grow some balls Harada.

From The Company That Gave The World Q*Bert – The Never Released Arcade Title, The Arena/Wiz Warz

Sega CD Game That Was Once Part Of Joe Liberman’s Ire Is Coming To the PS4 & XB1. Click here for the trailer:

Limited Run Games on Twitter

If you want to see our third Night Trap PS4 cover, based on the original Sega CD release, here it is! Get it soon at https://t.co/rZI6STrUid

GAMING

Call of Duty: WWII Trailer / Devs Try To Bill It As Anti-War – No future fantasy warfare this time as the Call of Duty series goes back to its roots of a WWII shooter. I don’t recall the D-Day invasion being in the other CODs although it has been a while since I played the first 3. Now who wants to place their bets as to the final product looking completely different (i.e. worse) from what’s shown here?

Before that however, Sledgehammer used the opportunity of the reveal to tout that this game will somehow prevent World War 3 and is really anti-war at it’s heart as it ‘teaches’ players about what WW2 was really like. I’m sure more SJW politics will boost those sales, amirite?

Official Call of Duty®: WWII Reveal Trailer

WWII confirmed. Over two years in the making, Sledgehammer Games delivers a gritty, personal experience in the setting of the largest worldwide conflict in history to a new gaming generation in Call of Duty®: WWII. Play through the story of ordinary men turned soldiers in the 1st Infantry Division as they fight to preserve freedom in the face of tyranny.

Nintendo To Release The New 2DSXL – “Um, ok.” is what I first thought when I saw this. They obviously see a market for this out there but it seems like it would have made more sense last year while the WiiU had nothing going for it while the Switch was on its way. I think it also says that stereo 3D gaming is pretty much dead. I know my son when he plays his 3DS never uses it in 3D mode anyways and I haven’t used it much either. Nintendo is going to support the 2DS/3DS family through next year at least.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Trailer (PC, PS4, XB1) – Not to be forgotten amidst the hype for that other comic book fighting game (Injustice 2) is a new trailer for the next MvC.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – Gameplay Trailer 2

Watch Ultron, Chun-Li, Hulk, Strider Hiryu, Thor, Chris Redfield and Hawkeye battle in #MVCI plus witness the unique power of the Space Stone! ► Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Pre-order Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite today! Releases September 19th, 2017 Pre-order here: www.marvelvscapcominfinite.com Pre-order the Standard Edition and receive the Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu Premium Costumes.

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Trailer (XB1) – In case you still want something for your Xbox One. Maybe that’s why they called it the one. Because it has virtually nothing exclusive on it (zing!)

Forza Horizon 3 Official Hot Wheels Trailer

The racing game is getting 10 new cars, including the Twin Mill and Boneshaker, along with loops and corkscrews with this expansion. Forza Horizon 3 Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr0-TijmFDI Watch more trailers here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLraFbwCoisJAvwhU-EjfZNFqj5jlAk8hk Watch the latest from IGN here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE196726F02565118 ——————————­—- Follow IGN for more!

Happy Alien Day With Alien 35th Anniversary Pinball – I want one but moving my business has meant that I’ve spent about as much as it would take to buy one of these on the new space. The “artwork subject to approval” was received via Fox so unless they want to change it again after the fact, this is what will be shipping out.

Alien Day Video

Happy Alien Day Everyone! We promised to show you something you have all been waiting for…

Homebrew of the Week: Mecha 8 (Sega Master System) – It’s still a demo that was created for a coding competition but still looks like great vertical shooting fun for the SMS with a groovy soundtrack to accompany it:

Mecha-8 Homebrew SEGA Master System

More info & download: http://www.smspower.org/Homebrew/Mecha8Demo-SMS

 

Technology Headlines

Why I’m Thankful For The GIF Format / I Want This Guy To Be My ASL Translator

Smartphone Speedtests Are Usually FAAAAAKE

John McAfee To Launch The “Most Private Smart Phone Ever” – Just make it 100% offline and that’ll do the trick 😛

Microsoft Hardware Continues To Stumble Thanks Mainly To Windows Phones and Surface

NASA Creates A “4D Printed” Chain Mail – The 4th Dimension is ‘function’ in this case

Satellite Tech For Always Tracking Planes

Gossip App Yik Yak Closes

The Rocketeer Lives!

Battle Of The Sexes In Education Through One Image

TECHNOLOGY

Western Digital Begins Shipping 12TB, Helium-Filled Hard Drives – That’s right, Hard Drives are now being filled with Helium as a way to reduce friction and vibrations within the drive. With that you get the ability to house eight platter drives sporting plenty of bit space per square inch. This is not the first helium HDD that WD has created, a 10TB version is out there and Seagate will also be shipping soon.

Four Generations of Helium: Hello 12TB

It took 4 generations and 8 disks to deliver 12TB in an industry-standard, enterprise-class 3.5-inch HDD. It’s the industry’s highest capacity HDD that’s drop-in-ready for capacity workloads in the data center. Find out how did we did it…and more importantly, why.

The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard –  For that sneaky Russian Hacker in your life, although the hacking here is about customization, not exactly cracking into barely secure networks of Democrat operatives

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard trailer

For more information please visit https://UltimateHackingKeyboard.com

Hollow Dice – Perhaps this belongs in gaming but with Hollow Dice, you can roll with the lightest dice ever made. For dank RPGing I suppose :

HOLLOW DICE

World’s First Empty Metal Dice. Weighing ONLY 1.5g Custom RPG D6 Die for The Collector in You. Available on Kickstarter: http://HmbnqOzB.kckb.st

Space Pr0n of the Week: Cassini’s Grand Finale Continues – The mission at Saturn doesn’t have much time left to it but as the Cassini probe inches closer, so do the photos and the spectacle. This particular image is from the RAW image archives, which you can browse through here

 
Spartan Hero

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