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Gaming/Tech Thread #97 - Nintendo Galore; EU Declares War On Internet Freedom

What Are We Playing This Week?

I’ve been playing a tiny bit of Hyrule Warriors while spending more time on Wyvern Tales, a homebrew title for the Atari Lynx. While not perfect or a system seller, it’s nice to finally have a proper RPG on Atari’s big handheld.

Gaming Headlines

These will be a little light up top as the main body has a ton from the Nintendo Direct.

Big Buck Hunter Arcade Headed To Switch - Adapted from the Big Buck HD released in 2012

Razed Launches For PC/XB1, SW Coming Later This Year

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn Coming To IAAPA 2018 Event In Orlando

DICE Blaming An AI Algorithm Error Over Banning The Phrase “White Male” In Games Like Battlefield V

Atomic Heart Showcases Ray-Tracing On nVidia

Grim Dawn Forgotten Gods - Shattered Realm Preview

Witch Thief Offers Bullet-Hell Action In A Slightly Different Way

AMD Confirms That They Are Working With Sony & Microsoft On Their Next Consoles

Code Mystics Has No Idea When Atari Plans On Releasing Their Atari Flashbacks Game On Switch

Gaming stuff today brought to us by, the Japanese-Italian plumber who is really a red-blooded American at heart:

Supper Mario Broth on Twitter

Unlicensed Mario backpack.


Nintendo Direct 9/13 - If you ask me, this Direct was far better than Nintendo’s E3, but I’m sure a major Smash fan wouldn’t agree. That’s because E3 spent way too much time on Super Smash Bros., while this one was varied and full of something for everyone. I also think that the announcements have more impact. If you don’t have time to watch, here are the announcements:

Nintendo Switch Online Features Detailed; NES games will be available & will run in HD. But overall fans are not very happy with the various restrictions and odd decisions regarding cloud saves.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Coming to Switch in 2019

Animal Crossing Coming To Switch in 2019

Square Enix going all out for Switch, Final Fantasy 7,8, 9, X/X-2, XII, XV Pocket Guide, Crystal Chronicles

Capcom Beat ‘Em Bundle Announced (also coming to PC/PS4/XB1)

NES Controllers Coming To Switch, Can Only Be Used Detached & For NES Games

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn For 3DS

Switch Becoming Board Game Haven With Catan, Pandemic, Carcassonne & LOTR: Living Card Game

City Skylines Released For Switch

Splatoon 2 Getting Major Update In October

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Announced (Link is video to gfx comparison)

Civilization VI Confirmed, Getting A Retail Release In The West

Katamari Damacy Coming To Switch

Daemon X Machina Coming In 2019 - “Advanced Gameplay trailer”

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Cloud Version Coming To Japan

Warframe Switch Edition Releases Nov. 20

Super Mario Party Trailer

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Bundle; the bundle is $360

Arcade Beat ‘Em Ups Grow Up With Risk One’s Neck (PC/PS4/SW/XB1) - The beat ’em up genre has been enjoying more love and attention in recent years, apart from the release of the new TMNT arcade game. Now, Risk One’s Neck looks to give us a truly modern take on the genre with solid graphics and arcade style play. Slated for July 2019 & hopefully will find it’s way to arcades:



‘Violence due to revenge’ carries an unreasonable effect in which it tries to use magic to restore what in reality has already happened. by Erich Fromm

Homebrew of the Week: Sheep It Up! (Atari 2600) - One of the most vibrant homebrew development communities around belongs to the Atari 2600. Here is a unique game where you play as a jumping sheep that has to jump from one flying piece of velcro to another. Weird, but that’s how we liked our games back-in-the-day (Joust, Q*Bert…we could go on forever). This one will be released on cartridge through

Sheep It Up! - Atari 2600 Homebrew Game

Sheep It Up! is an arcade game where a sheep has to climb up by hanging himself to flying velcro straps. Press the button to jump! While in air, you can use left/right to move the sheep. Jump on the velcro straps (i.e the flying black bars) to move higher and higher.

Technology Headlines

US Army Is Planning On Rolling Out Laser Powered Drones By Next Year

NASA & Roscosmos Release Statement In Effort To Tamper Down Conspiracy Theories on ISS Drill Hole

The Saga Of Why You Should Buy Physical Copies Continues - Apple deleting purchases, giving no refunds

Verizon Touting 5G Home Internet With Limited Roll Out Next Month

Sunspot Observatory To Reopen After FBI Investigation - Oh boy did UFO conspiracy theorists lose their minds over this one

This Is Why You Should Try And Have A Little Security On Your Travel Bags

Apple’s History Of Engineering Failures (Video on

Brought to you by: American Grit combined with tech:

U.S. Truck Drivers on Twitter

No Fuc*s given


EU Declares War Against Free Speech & Thought With Article 13 - This week the EU was in the news for their celebration over passing the “Copyright Directive,” something that they hope makes memes illegal and collects sweet tax revenue from links, among other things. How did we get to this point? It’s a symptom of kowtowing to a generation of thin-skinned sycophants who find offense at everything. Dave Cullen has more about this directive:

Computing Forever

EU Copyright Directive Passed: Is This How It Ends?

Windows 10 To Warn Users About Using Competitor Browsers Like Chrome & Firefox - I’m old enough to remember when Microsoft became thisclose to being broken up as a monopoly, in part due to them pushing IE over the Netscape web browser. Now with the latest Windows 10 update, they either forgot, or don’t care, about the lessons that should have been learned in the past as they are now proclaiming that their competitors might be malicious & unwanted software. Of course, whether we’ll see legal action taken against them for this is something that remains to be seen, but my guess is that they’ve had plenty of meetings about this where they decided that it would be worth the risk to see how much they can get away with along with getting more suckers on board with Edge.

Uakitite, a Mineral Harder Than Diamond - Perhaps this can server as our “space pr0n” of the week, as a new mineral was discovered in a meteorite find that apparently outclasses diamond on the hardness scale. Deemed “uakitite” (pronounced “walk-i-tite”), this nitrogen-based mineral was formed in space, showing that celestial processes can create more materials than we’ve found on our little oasis Earth. I’m curious to know if there could be a connection with Venus…or if not, how Venusian materials fare on the hardness scale, since the unique & extreme atmospheric conditions there certainly have a unique effect on the elements and possible atomic combinations. Anyways, here’s some talk about this discovery:

UAKITITE - Did This Asteroid Bring a Mineral Harder Than Diamond?

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Spartan Hero

Written by Spartan Hero

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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