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Gaming’N Tech Thread #96 - Samurai Spirits; Polymega Console & ’80s Lamborghini’s

Hey, we’re almost at 100 of these threads. How time flies

What Are We Playing This Week?

I’ve mainly been playing Hyrule Warriors (Switch). How about you?

Gaming Headlines

Nintendo Direct Delayed Due To Japanese Quake

By UK Charts, Spider-Man (PS4) Is The Fastest Selling Game Of 2018 (So Far)

The Witcher Movie Goes Full-Blown SJW

Civilization VI Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

Microsoft To Release Limited Edition “Grease-Proof” Xbox Controllers - If there’s one thing they seem to have their eye on, it’s new controllers

THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdom Of Amalur IP

Microsoft Has Big Hopes For Forza Horizon 4 This Holiday Season

A Games-On-Demand Service Was In The Works For The Atari Jaguar in 1995

A Brief History Of Megaman By IGN - Bonus: Mega Man 11 Demo Out On The Consoles

Atari & Time Warner Cable Tested Out A Games-As-A-Service Box In Orlando Back in 1995

A Library Of 151 Gameboy + GameBoy Color Game Logos

Doom Slayer Chronicles Pushes The GZDoom Engine To The Limits - Who knew that the original Doom engine could look this pretty?

Get Ready For A New “Diversity & Inclusion” Policy Is Coming To Ruin Entertainment From Warner Media

Taito Wants You To Know That SNK Tag Team Heroines Is Also Coming To Japanese Arcades

Licensing Departments Can’t Like Tiny Cartridges

South Korean MMO Maker Pearl Abyss Acquires CCP Games (EVE Online Guys)

TGS2018: Kingdom Of Hearts III Short Trailer

Left Alive Non-Gameplay Trailer (Launching Feb. 2019)

New Ace Combat 7 Trailer


SNK Bringing Samurai Shodown Back With Samurai Spirits - While it’s not the most popular fighting series to have graced the scene, SNK’s Samurai Shodown has enjoyed many releases over the years. Now, the game is headed to market in 2019, although interestingly enough, there is no mention of which platforms this will be found on…yet. I’m hopeful that it will find its way to arcades, but we’ll have to wait and see. Possibly NSFW due to violence/blood

SAMURAI SPIRITS - Teaser Trailer


IOC Prez Shoots Down Esports In The Olympics Due To Video Game Violence - Speaking of violence, violent games were in the news again this week. Now, I have no problem with video games not becoming official Olympic events. But I do have a problem with this guy lumping all video games together as “violent”. He’s the kind of dope who envisions games and gamers as belonging to that arcade scene from Robocop 2. Of course, don’t mention that there are “violent” Olympic events, from archery, to the biathlon to fencing and so on. But since he doesn’t know about the existence of games like Tetris, I’m sure that’s all lost on him.

Polymega Console Announced - Looking for a multi-console emulator box that supports the Sony PlayStation, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Turbographx-CD and more? Then the Polymega might be for you. Supporting CD games out of the box for up to 32 game consoles, you can also enjoy cartridge play for consoles such as the NES, SNES, Turbograpx-16 and Sega Genesis support via the “Element Module,” helping this cover most systems of the late ’80s through the mid-’90s. Although for me, is it too much to ask for Atari Jaguar/Jag CD and 3DO support? 😛 Of course, there is some skepticism - in part due to vaunted efforts like the Coleco Chameleon. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed in this trailer below, that instead of using Saturn footage of particular games like Sega Rally, they used the arcade. If you’re interested, you can pre-order here as the console is promised to launch “early 2019.”

Polymega™ Official Launch Trailer

The world’s most compatible game console has arrived. This is Polymega™. Pre-order now at Play PlayStation, Saturn, Neo Geo CD, TurboGrafx-CD, Sega CD right on the Base Unit. Expand your compatibility with Element Module Sets for cartridge based systems like NES, SNES, TurboGrafx-16 / PC-Engine, and Genesis / Mega Drive.

Super Combat Fighter Dreams Of Mortal Kombat - Between 1988 and the release of NARC, to about 1995, a graphics technique known as digitization graced the scene of gaming. Few games gave as strong a spotlight to the technique as Midway’s Mortal Kombat did, it falling to the wayside as soon as texture mapped 3D polygons became good enough. Still, such games were around long enough to create nostalgia for us old fogies to crave down the road, so here is a new project on Kickstarter that looks to bring a digitized fighter to market. It should be noted that this is not the first project of it’s kind in recent memory; the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL has been working on their own digitized fighter called Dark Presence since 2006, although given the amount of time that one has taken, I wouldn’t be surprised if SCF makes it out first.

Super Combat Fighter - August 2018 Sizzle KS Trailer

Now on Kickstarter! Come support and kick some ass with us! - Join the Discord and talk fighting games with us! -

Starlink: Battle For Atlas Dogfighting(PS4/XB1) & Starfox Gameplay (SW): Ubisoft’s space battle game looks to be on a pretty good track, but with some of the footage released this week, one can see why the company was so eager to get Nintendo involved as it seems to be a perfect fit with the Starfox IP. Of course, only the Switch version will enjoy that, but by the looks of it, Nintendo won’t have to worry about bringing Starfox Zero over to the platform any time soon.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Dogfighting with Outlaws in Space Gameplay

Getting trapped by outlaws in between planets in Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Starlink: Battle for Atlas Developer Demo - Gamescom 2018 Subscribe to IGN for more! ——————————­—- Follow IGN for more!

Industries Of Titan, The Industrial/City Building Sim (PC) - Can you manage to build an industrious city set on Saturn’s mysterious and fascinating moon of Titan? That’s the challenge of this game. It does seem like they sped things up a bit for this “combat” trailer, so it might be slightly confusing. If you’re into anything of this nature though, you can add it to your Steam wishlist here.

Industries of Titan Combat Trailer

Industries of Titan is an industrial city building sim/strategy game, set on Saturn’s moon Titan. Wishlist now on Steam!: Developed by Brace Yourself Games, creators of Crypt of the NecroDancer!

A New Secret Is Found In Doom 2 - As the “last” secret to be found, this one obviously eluded gamers for many years. Here it is:

Pain Elemental reveals the last official secret of Doom 2

Runner: Zero-Master Date: 2018-08-30 IWAD: Doom2.wad Category: UV-Max Map: 15 (Industrial Zone) Source Port: Crispy Doom 4.3 Time: 8:20 Description: A true UV-Max demo of map 15! Skip to 3:00 to see the trick, I wouldn’t recommend watching the rest as it’s slow and mostly just for the purpose of showing 100% kills, items and secrets on the intermission screen.

Technology Headlines

Amazon’s New Model Fire HD 8 Will Always Have Alexa On

400Gb Ethernet Spec Revealed

Huawei & 3DMark Get Into A Spat Over Huawei Cheating

Russian Investigators Say ISS Damage Might Have Been Sabotage - Not of the Beastie Boys kind

DARPA Robotic Servicing Of Satellites On Track For 2021 Launch

A Step Forward In Cryogenics?

Apple Making It Easier For Police To Request Data

Popular Ad Blocker For Macs Has Been Sending Data To China - The app has since been removed from the App store

Samsung Lists 256GB DDR4 RAM Modules

AMD Keeping The Athlon Name Alive With New Zen-Based $55 CPU

Autonomous Sailboat Successfully Crosses The Atlantic Ocean

Dubai Looking Into Antarctic Icebergs To Quench The Populace’s Thirst

Want To Keep Windows 7 Secure? Pay Up

LA Dodgers To Hand Out Digital Bobbleheads & Crypto Tokens This Season

Want To Make $1 million? Just Come Up With An Efficient Way To Make Glucose Out Of CO2

British Airways Breach Compromises 380,000 Customer Card Accounts

Award Winning Robot Swims Through Pipes To Find Leaks

Italian Wins $20k Award For Drone Ambulance Design

Facebook Accuses BlackBerry Of Violating Their Patents


I couldn’t really find much in the way of tech videos this time, but as you can see, there are plenty of headlines.

The Engineering Behind The Most Exotic & Iconic Sports Car Of The 1980s - You’ve probably never driven one of these cars - nor seen it in person - but you know the look of the 1989 Lamborghini Countach. Here’s why it is worth $300,000:

Here’s Why the Lamborghini Countach is Worth $300,000

GO READ MY COLUMN! THANKS TO PERFORMANCE AUTO WHOLESALERS! The Lamborghini Countach is one of the most iconic supercars of all time. I’ve reviewed this 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary to show you why the Countach is worth $300,000. FOLLOW ME!

Space Pr0n Of The Week: Galactic Tails - Comets have tails; planets have tails and now we see that galaxies have them too. Granted, just like planets, the tails tend to not be visible to the naked eye, this image here combines data from both the Hubble and Chandra X-Ray. For the galaxy we call ESO-137-001, you can see blue star clusters being formed in the wake as the dance of creation continues:

This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. As well as the electric blue ram pressure stripping streaks seen emanating from ESO 137-001, a giant gas stream can be seen extending towards the bottom of the frame, only visible in the X-ray part of the spectrum.

Spartan Hero

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