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Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #45 – Now With 45% More Dinosaurs

What Are You Playing This Week?

In case anyone round here is gaming on top of their politics, tell us what you’ve been playing lately. I got in some Splatoon 2, some God Eater 2 Rage Burst, played a few different games on Taito Legends for the original Xbox (Space Gun, Operation Wolf, Bubble Bobble and Rastan) along with a small amount of EDF 4.1, grinding on Inferno levels as you tend to attempt on that game.

Gaming Headlines

Steam Has 67 Million Monthly Users – That’s quite the Master Race you’ve got there, Valve

Metroid: Samus Returns Teaser Site Opens

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced For PS4 & Switch

Two Persona Dancing Games Announced Between the 3DS, PS4 & Vita – Pump up the jam, pump it up…

Mobile Game Gear.Club To Bring Realistic Driving To The Switch In Q4 

Conan Exiles Port Coming To XB1 Next Week; PS4 Later On

Night Trap  25th Anniversary Edition Was Going To Be On Switch

Unused Mission Mode Discovered In Mario Kart Wii

It’s Essentially Virtua Racer, With Today’s Hardware

Season 2 Of Telltale’s Next Batman Game Launches Tomorrow

Switch Continues To Get More Arcade Love With Gunbarich & Strikers 1945 + More NeoGeo MVS Incoming

Remembering The Apple Pippin, Apple’s Failed Game Console

Wireless Transfer Between Two Atari 2600 Consoles – Because We Can ™

Basketball Meets Mortal Kombat:

Chris Ashley on Twitter

FinishHim ! https://t.co/4pEC3pkoIg

GAMING

SAURIAN Released To Steam Early Access – This game has you playing as a dinosaur, hearkening back to Savage Quest for the arcade while adding in the survival element to it. You might think of this one as a grown up The Land Before Time. Without the singing. Official website for the game is here.

SAURIAN Steam Release Trailer

We are Saurian, an independent game project who’s goal is to provide the most captivating dinosaur experience ever developed for commercial gaming by recreating the Hell Creek ecosystem of 66 million years ago through the Unity 3D Game engine, giving the player the first true chance to live like a dinosaur.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Combat Gameplay – In case you wanted to see more from the upcoming Mario game that isn’t Odyssey:

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Combat Gameplay Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Team up with Mario and his friends to take on this turn-based combat adventure. Armed with an arsenal of unique weapons and special abilities, can you restore order to the Mushroom Kingdom? Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is Available 8/29! https://goo.gl/On7EfU #NintendoSwitch #MarioRabbids #MarioRabbidsKingdomBattle Subscribe for more Nintendo fun!

New Footage For Crytek’s Hunt Showdown (PC) – Crytek has not had a smooth ride in recent years but perhaps their upcoming ‘co-op survival horror’ game Hunt Showdown will turn things around for them. We’ll see when it comes around next year.

Hunt Showdown – NEW Gameplay Trailer (Co-op Horror Game 2018)

Crytek’s Hunt Showdown – NEW Gameplay Trailer (Co-op Horror Game 2018) https://www.huntshowdown.com/ Like my page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mathchief/ SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/14hihfM Gaming News: http://bit.ly/1dpZsqd My twitter: https://twitter.com/MathChief11

Bloody Zombies Brawler Crawls Its Way To Release On Sep. 12th (PC, PS4, VR, XB1) – I mainly care about sharing this because brawlers are still uncommon since they stopped showing up in arcades in the 90s. That said, the graphics aren’t anything to write home about and another zombies infestation the UK game is nothing close to original; I also am not sure what VR is supposed to add here. But if you don’t care about that stuff and enjoy beat ’em ups and zombies, then maybe its for you.

Bloody Zombies – Announce Trailer | PS4, PS VR

Team up. Bash brains. Save London. Watch the official announce trailer for Bloody Zombies, a new co-op brawler coming to PS4 and PlayStation VR later this year. Learn more about Bloody Zombies: * Website: www.ndreams.com/BloodyZombies * Facebook: www.facebook.com/BloodyZombies * Twitter: www.twitter.com/nDreamsVR #BloodyZombies * Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/ndreams www.ndreams.com/BloodyZombies ©nDreams. nDreams and the nDreams logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of nDreams Ltd.

When Checkpoints Suck – I’m sure we’ve all played a game where the game has a checkpoint that takes place right before an  event that ends up killing you almost right away. This pokes fun at that gaming irritant :

LaughOverLife’s video – BAD VIDEOGAME CHECKPOINT | Vidme

Vidme – the world’s most creator-friendly video platform

Game Music Of The Week: Robo Aleste, Inside The Mine (Sega CD) – Shoot ’em ups are always a great source for some muzak, let’s go with Robo Alesta from the Sega CD this week:

Robo Aleste – inside the mine (SEGA CD)

Composers: -Katsumi Tanaka -Satoshi Shimazaki LMS RECORDINGS LMS MUISC INC. HIT FACTORY JAPAN

Homebrew of the Week: Alex Kidd In Miracle World 2 (Sega Master System) – If you had a thing for Sega’s ‘other’ platforming mascot Alex Kidd, then this fan made effort is for you. Technically this is a ROM hack of the original but heavily modified to create this sequel in its place. You can download it (for now) via this page.

MS Alex Kidd In Miracle World 2

Support Shiryu on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Shiryu https://www.facebook.com/ShiryuVideoGames/ Released back in May, what else is there to day? A brand new Master System game in 2017 and a fan made sequel to none other than one of the finest games in the system: “Alex Kidd In Miracle World”!

Technology Headlines

In Case You Are Wondering How A “2nd Korean War” Might Shake Out

More People Calling For Elon’s Sweet Gubmint Cheese To End – Having a high charm skill certainly gets you farther in real life than in RPGs

Youtube Resists Free Speech With Content Policing, Sites Like Vid.me Have An Opening

Hyperloop-One Has A Successful Inaugural Test

Apple Discovers The Amazing New Idea That Price Drops Can Drive Sales Up

IBM Sets Record With New 330TB Magnetic Tape Storage – That’s a lot of recorded radio, amirite?

Microsoft Drops The Focus On Mobile In Favor Of AI Research

UK Hacker Who Stopped Wannacry Ransomware Indicted In The US For His Own Trojan Horse Malware

HBO G3t2 Hack3d

No, The Tesla Solar Roof Is Not Cheaper Than Standard Roofing

Improving Soldier Supply Lines Through Wearable Tech

James Webb Telescope Probably Delayed Again, Which Means A Bigger Price Tag

T-Mobile Creates A Mobile Data Plan Just For Seniors 

Format Wars Revisited: Beta VS. VHS, Was Beta Really That Much Better? – Flame suits at the ready!

Naturally, The Pious Media Are Treating The Google Tech Memo How Would Expect; Pay Attention To The Writers:

That GlΔm Pooka on Twitter

This article on #GoogleManifesto was written by one of the architects of “Gamers are Dead”. https://t.co/qsZNoGcfbL

TECHNOLOGY

Foxconn To Build A Plant In MI Too – Amazing what can happen when you put a businessman into the Presidency with an American First mentality + sensible ideas on international trade, isn’t it? How many libertarian and liberal Open Borders/One World geniuses told us that these jobs would “NEVER” come back? Granted, without Trump, it’s pretty much guaranteed that they would not have.

Charles V Payne on Twitter

Breaking News Foxconn announces 2nd American factory Multi-billion $$$ factory in MI to focus on autonomous cars #ManufacturingRenaissance

Ruger’s Silent-SR ISB For .22 Rifles – This is one way to make your .22 rifle look meaner while bringing the sound down. Of course, silencers aren’t where Hollywood likes to pretend they are (with the nearly silent ‘zip’ foley) but this still sounds like it does a great job at suppression.

Check out Ruger’s new Silent-SR ISB

We can’t stay silent about their new integrally suppressed barrel. The Silent-SR ISB offers a great looking barrel option for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown model. All you have to do is screw the barrel on at the breech. The company claims the Silent-SR reduces sounds pressure levels of .22 long rifle to an average of 113.2 decibels using standard velocity ammunition.

DOE Awards 2nd Voucher To Transatomic For Continued Experiments With Molten Salt Fuel – That headline is a mouthful but suffice it to say that when Trump said that we would be supporting nuclear energy, the administration is sticking with that promise so far. Transatomic is a start-up company that has designed a new kind of nuclear reactor, described in the video below. The video doesn’t mention the molten salt fuel however, which is something that will be tested on further by the Argonne Lab outside of Chicago:

Can This Startup Rethink Nuclear Power?

Dr. Leslie Dewan and her team at Transatomic are designing a nuclear reactor that can produce much more electricity than a conventional reactor, while creating much less nuclear waste. But to implement their vision, they’ll need to take on a deeply entrenched energy industry and convince a cautious public that Transatomic can safely harness the most powerful energy in the world.

The Pup Pocket Scanner – I could actually use something like this and not just because it uses lasers. Running a small business you have to frequently scan documents in but in my case I don’t really need to have a fully stocked office so I end up waiting until I get home to scan in certain things…if I remember 😛

Pup : the connected pocket scanner

Join us on Indiegogo, early birds discounts right now ! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pup-the-connected-pocket-scanner–3/reft/15178855/youtube-01 The Pup is the first ever connected pocket scanner. It is mobile: tiny, lightweight, wireless, with a long-lasting battery. The Pup is very simple to use thanks to its unique button.

The Decline Of Radio Shack – For those who remember when Radio Shack was useful, before giving up and trying to become just another smartphone retailer before the bitter end:

The Decline of RadioShack…What Happened?

RadioShack has been on a tremendous decline over many years. It’s been much longer and more severe than I realized. But what exactly happened? What happened that turned the successful company RadioShack into what it is today?

Space Pron Of The Week – Cylinder Mountains On Venus: Here is a strange geologic phenomenon seen on Venus that we don’t really understand. Best guesses are vulcanism (not of the Spock variety). Seems like another interesting reason to send a rover to the planet as well (the squares on the image are radar artifacts)

Spartan Hero

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I'm a gamer and a small businessman. A native of Utah, I also enjoy writing, researching politics & religion and spending time with the family when I have the chance.

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