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New Phantasy Star English Patch Was 14 Years In The Making

In 2006 a small group of ROM hackers released a much-improved English translation for Phantasy Star, Sega’s groundbreaking Sega Master System RPG. Now, nearly 14 years later, the same group updated their patch to version 2.0, complete with a revised script and huge quality-of-life upgrades.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Insignia Project Aims To Resurrect Xbox Live For The Original Xbox

Word emerged Wednesday of a new project, called Insignia, that aims to recreate the original Xbox Live service, potentially restoring online play to many dozens of classic Xbox games that fell offline when the original Xbox Live service (hereafter, “Xbox Live”) closed on April 15, 2010.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Insignia Project Aims To Resurrect Xbox Live For The Original Xbox

Word emerged Wednesday of a new project, called Insignia, that aims to recreate the original Xbox Live service, potentially restoring online play to many dozens of classic Xbox games that fell offline when the original Xbox Live service (hereafter, “Xbox Live”) closed on April 15, 2010.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Pac-Man, The Japanese Game That Took Over The World, Turns 40

May 22, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of a moment that shook the video game industry and profoundly changed the way we play: the debut of Pac-Man, which first hit arcades in Japan on May 22, 1980.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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I’m Completely Fascinated With this Handheld Wind-Up Pong Clone That Doesn’t Use Any Electronics

It’s absolutely primitive by today’s standards, but when Pong arrived in 1972, it was a technological marvel. So how did Tomy create a handheld knock-off of the game in 1977 when the electronics needed to miniaturize it didn’t exist yet? It created this mechanical alternative that might be one of the most bizarre…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Completely Fascinated With this Handheld Wind-Up Pong Clone That Doesn’t Use Any Electronics

It’s absolutely primitive by today’s standards, but when Pong arrived in 1972, it was a technological marvel. So how did Tomy create a handheld knock-off of the game in 1977 when the electronics needed to miniaturize it didn’t exist yet? It created this mechanical alternative that might be one of the most bizarre…Read more… Continue […]

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Cult 1998 PlayStation Game LSD: Dream Emulator Is Finally Playable In English

Obscure game lovers got a surprising treat this past week when ROM hackers released an English translation of the cult-classic 1998 Japanese PlayStation exclusive LSD: Dream Emulator.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Porsche’s $1,500 Retro Radio Means Old 911s Can Have OEM Touchscreens Now

Porsche’s going to sell factory-branded touchscreen infotainment systems in both single and double-DIN slot sizes for those of you with older P-cars who can’t live without Siri, Spotify, et al. for the duration of a drive. I bet Stuttgart sells every single one it can make.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Porsche’s $1,500 Retro Radio Means Old 911s Can Have OEM Touchscreens Now

Porsche’s going to sell factory-branded touchscreen infotainment systems in both single and double-DIN slot sizes for those of you with older P-cars who can’t live without Siri, Spotify, et al. for the duration of a drive. I bet Stuttgart sells every single one it can make.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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You Need To Hear This Toyota Funk Song Somebody Found On An Old Record

“You asked for it, you got it, Toyota,” was the Japanese automaker’s big tagline for the U.S. market through much of the 1970s. You might have known that already. But I bet you’ve never heard the full-length funk song based on the slogan that was pressed onto vinyl records! Crank this. No, seriously, it rules.Read […]

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Whoa: A Vintage Land Rover Restomod That’s Not Laughably Garish

Coachwork outfits treating old Land Rovers to large-diameter wheels, Corvette V8s, and quilted-leather seats is one of the more unfortunate automotive trends of our time. But I really like East Coast Defender’s Series IIA “Project Henry.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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