Any other collectors of vintage video game consoles on DaniWeb? Or am I really the only person sad enough to have more than 1000 of the things in my house? My collection has even been loaned to a museum for a special history of video gaming exhibition before now. [attach]15691[/attach]To give you an idea of just how dedicated/fantastic/obsessed/sad (delete as appropriate) I am about my collection, I have no less than three examples of the very first home video games console: the Magnavox Odyssey from 1972. All of them are boxed, complete, original and in full working order. I ended …

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Ah, sunny California. Brent Fouch's day starts like many other business owners'. He gets to work, drinks his coffee and slips on a high resolution, neuro-signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset. Flipping on his PC, Brent moves the cursor around his computer, opens programs and goes about his day - all with the power of brain waves. Oh, wait - [I]you[/I] don't do that? Well, you could. No, really. And Brent really does do that every day. See, he's the President of Jedi Mind, Inc. - they develop software that links your brain to your PC; it's available now (yes, …

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I saw a report that read, "Video game sales plunge in April." Software sales dropped by 22 percent and hardware sales dropped by 37 percent. What's the story, folks? Do you have all the gaming miscellanea that you can afford? Are you satisfied with your current array of video games? Are you using free games like the ones found in Linux? Wait, I know what it is, you're playing games off of [URL="http://mamedev.org/"]MAME[/URL] to regain your misspent youth and to try and regain the thrills you used to get when putting all those quarters into a console for three minutes …

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[ATTACH=right]16927[/ATTACH]Famitsu magazine, Japan’s #1 gaming publication, released an interview with a man you may not know, but who’s work you have undoubtedly used at some point in the last 15 years. His name is Teiyu Goto, and he is the designer of the original PlayStation console and the controller that single handedly transformed the nature of gaming peripherals. It all started when he was approached to join the PlayStation project in 1993. "My boss at the time asked if I was interested in some game console work. I liked games and PCs a lot and messed around with them in …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16768[/ATTACH]Last year World Cyber Games brought us a television reality show that crowned the best all-around video gamer [URL="http://wcgultimategamer.com/"]WCG’s Ultimate Gamer[/URL]. Tonight WCG UG Season 2 starts on SyFy and promises bigger challenges, a faster pace, new games and more drama. The winner gets $100,000 cash, a complete Samsung electronics package (any technogeek’s dream), an Alienware Aurora gaming PC and a chance to represent the WCG at gaming events around the world. Each week the players will face-off in a range of video games and real-life challenges while living together in a secluded pen in Los Angeles. Games and game-inspired …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16267[/ATTACH]Indie game developer Jeff Vogel (head of Spiderweb Soft.) wrote a thoughtful [URL="http://jeff-vogel.blogspot.com/2010/07/sometimes-its-ok-to-steal-my-games.html"]piece[/URL] on piracy on Wednesday, for his blog, [URL="http://jeff-vogel.blogspot.com/"]The Bottom Feeder[/URL]. As an industry veteran and most important of all, human, he explains why piracy isn't always a bad thing, and can often be downright justifiable given the right circumstances. No matter where you stand on the issue, he approaches the topic with a realistic mindset, rather than one guided by profits. He admits to feeling reluctant about writing the post, because game sales support his family. It puts food on the table, and clothes on his kid's …

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Soundgarden, one of Seattle’s seminal grunge acts, is breaking new ground in the midst of a comeback, and I’m not talking about headlining the main stage at Lollapalooza this Sunday. With the release of their first album in over 10 years on Oct. 5--[I]Telephantasm: A Retrospective[/I]--the grizzled 90s vets are smashing video game industry guitars on their way back to center stage. [ATTACH]16372[/ATTACH]In conjunction with Activision’s new [I]Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock[/I], due out on Sept. 28, Soundgarden will be bundling their latest album with the initial million shipments of the game, marking the first time a retail CD has …

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[ATTACH]16085[/ATTACH] Capcom held its Street Fighter IV press conference an 12 PST today at Comic-Con San Diego, and as expected, confirmed and debunked a few rumors. In the end, it was a great conference for Street Fighter fans, and a reality-check for fans of the ill-fated Darkstalkers series last seen in 1997 (?) Seth Killian took the stage and announced that there are lots of exciting announcements on the way. Yoshinori Ono then took the stage wearing a robe and slippers, to a round of applause He asked those who follow his twitter feed if they have figured out the …

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[ATTACH]16041[/ATTACH] [B]Comic-Con Round-Up, Street Fighter Edition.[/B] [B]Street-Fighter Mania:[/B] Street Fighter has been the center of much speculation lately. There are rumors of two new titles in the versus-series, as well as character additions to the already announced, Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It was only a few years ago that there was a lull in Capcom's desire to create new Street Fighter titles. Of course, everything changed with the success of Street Fighter 4 and the HD remix of Super Street Fighter II for the PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade. Since SFIV, we have been treated to a “Super” upgrade, …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]15945[/ATTACH]Team Ninja, widely known for their Ninja Gaiden titles, are in charge of the latest entry in the Metroid series, known as Metroid: Other M. The series director Yoshio Sakamoto and two Team Ninja cohorts reveal their intentions and aspirations for the revamp of Nintendo fans' favorite space vixen and her quest for intergalactic peace. In the first video(all fan-subbed by Metroid Database), Sakamoto admits his interest in Samus' human side and strives to create a psychological connection with the audience. In previous games, we are witness to oddly-touching moments between Samus and the embattled Metroid larvae, but he wants …

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Sales for the latest Tiger Woods PGA Tour titles from Electronic Arts have plummeted 68% from last years edition of the game and people have begun pointing fingers at the entitled golfer's promiscuity. It sure is easy to pass the buck when the accused is steeping in scandal, but that isn't the only factor at hand. [ATTACH=RIGHT]15911[/ATTACH]Doug Creutz of Cowan & Company believes Tiger caused permanent damage to the franchise, but he recognizes that he isn't entirely to blame. In a note to investors, he states, “Although this is probably due in part to the fact that last year's version …

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A recent study by Texas A&M International University found that contrary to popular belief, violent video games can actually aid in alleviating stress. The beneficial findings are a sharp contrast to the otherwise bleak shadow cast in recent years by narrow-minded big wigs trying to get ahead in the polls or by the attorneys hired by the parents of vacant-minded teen killers looking for a “Get Out of Jail Free” card from public scrutiny. Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, associate professor at the university, has spent a large portion of his career conducting research that deflates any substance behind the rationale …

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My name is Melandra and I am probably a bit unusual in that rather than being any kind of a computer technician myself, I work for a company that supplies you technicians with translation of your video game text, software and help files etc. when you want to reach overseas markets. I work from home and have many interests myself, including Runescape, playing the drums, guitar and violin, writing songs, painting and playing computer games on my PC after work. I like strategy games best and can waste hours on them if unchecked. I also love cooking and being outdoors …

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Computer freezes/crashes when running games. Hello. I am currently having a little technical issue with my computer when I run games. My computer specs are attached or you can go to [URL]http://220.245.216.180/computer.html[/URL] to see. It is a bit different with different games. Soldier Front: Can do 1/2 a game up to 2 game until it freezes. Left 4 Dead: Get 1-10 seconds into the game and then freezes. S.U.N.: Choose character and then 5-20 seconds later it freezes. A.V.A.: Rarely ever freezes. Once or twice so far. Runescape: Anywhere between loading and just after login it freezes. Godwars Online: Freezes …

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I want to get to GameStop and the overall video game market, which finally seems to be losing steam. But tech is going nowhere until we straighten the banking mess out and this week’s earnings report from perhaps the biggest bank out there - Citi – is being falsely touted as a harbinger of a big bank rebound. For the first quarter of 2009, Citi claimed a first-quarter profit of $1.6 billion – which, on the surface, would appear to be good news. But if you include the dividends on the preferred shares that Citi paid the government, it actually …

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It’s like the 1990’s again, with all of the big name merger and acquisition activity. We’ve read about Microsft and Yahoo in the last few weeks and now comes wind of a proposed $1.0 billion deal between video game titan Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive Software. EA is known for its “Madden” and “Need for Speed” video games, while Take-Two is the developer behind the popular “Grand Theft Auto” video game. If EA were to pull this deal off, it would surpass Activision as the largest video game publisher in the world. But it won’t be easy. Activision has already …

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You guys know how big I am on video game makers as solid stock plays. But what about video game retailers? One of the big ones -- GameStop -- has seen its share price double to $58 during the past year. One of the big reasons why is the mushrooming market for used video games, which analysts say is a busienss that is growing into the billions of dollars. I'm hardly alone. Zacks.com retail analyst Rob Plaza thinks GameStop is at the top of the list of holiday season retail winners this year. "The list is getting thinner and thinner. …

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There was a kind of cult of C-list celebrity surrounding Adam Lyons a few years back, but only amongst teenage boys who asked him for help with cheat codes on the UK [URL="http://www.skyone.co.uk"]Sky One[/URL] TV video gamers show [URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428117/"]Gamezville[/URL]. Back then he was known simply as the Games Guru, but since leaving the show he has been [URL="http://www.attractionexplained.com/"]setting himself up as an expert player[/URL] of a different kind. I was rather bemused to get a press release detailing how Adam had turned his attention from cracking the hardest games to finding the cheat codes for picking up women. Apparently, by …

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Who would have thought, before the Nintendo Wii came along, that the idea of controlling a video game by waving a lump of plastic around in the air like a deranged loon would gain such mass appeal so quickly? Which is why I am not writing off the latest thinking in video game control that could be heading for the Wii, interactive underwear. [URL="http://www.jennylc.com/intimate_controllers/"]Jennifer Chowdhury[/URL] has been demonstrating her innovative idea of building game controllers into knickers, boxer shorts and even bars to pretty much anyone who will listen without falling to the floor in a fit of laughter. She …

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Rockstar Games has released a game patch to counter the problemattic 'Hot Coffee' mod which landed them in hot water! The version 1.01 patch not only corrects a few game bugs, it also adds display options to suit its use on HD display devices and completely disables the 'locked' offensive content which recently led to the game [url=http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry276.html]being banned[/url] from sale in many places about the globe. I don't know about you, but to me that kinda sounds like the little boy with his finger in the dyke! There were millions of copies of the game sold, and most of …

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