The PS1's Secret Feature No One Knew AboutDid you grow up playing a PS1 console? Did you ever delete your saved games by accident? It was pretty traumatic, I'm sure. You may have raged about it for a while, and then chalked it up to lessons learned, and sometimes awful things happen that you can't do anything about. But now you just may feel that adolescent rage all over again when you find out that the early PS1s had a secret feature they didn't bother to tell anyone about, and was never included in the manual. What's more, they dropped the feature in later models. Why? Maybe because no one used it... because they didn't know about it! I wonder how the shirts at Sony feel about that now. Sure, let the rage sweep over you again. But then, you are an adult now, and the lesson about starting over and not making the same mistake again is a good lesson to have at your age. -via Boing Boing#playstation #PS1 #delete
Sega Mega Drive Mini 2: Retro Console with 50 Classic GamesFor gamers in the 1980s and 1990s, Sega would be the most popular name among many. Now, these fans get a chance to relive the games of their youth because the Japanese game maker is back with another Mega Drive Mini, simply named Mega Drive Mini 2. The console is a smaller size of the retro Mega Drive game console, as reported by Liliputing. Preloaded with 50 games from their classic catalog, Sega just reawakened the nostalgia of their heydays and reintroduced it to the modern era.Among the games included in the machine are beloved titles such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Virtua Race, and Bonanza Bros.Images: SegaThe Mega Drive Mini 2 will start retailing in Japan October 27 for ¥9,980 ($75).#Sega #videogame #gameconsole #MegaDrive 
Raiders of the Temple Where Everything is Labelled with Some Sort of Allegorical MeaningYou need time to devote to your favorite game. You can't take that time away from work, or you'd lose your job. However, everything else in your life is negotiable, especially sleep. Surely we don't really need to sleep eight hours, do you? Maybe four will do, just this once. Until tomorrow, that is.
Street Fighter Toys: Ryu vs. Ken vs. Chun LiIt's rather common to recreate video game action scenes by animating action figures, but how does one animate non-articulating figures? With lots and lots of motion! Stop-motion animation, that is. And some really fast-paced editing. John Huang and associates made this Street Fighter battle sequence to advertise Fanhome figurines. They don't move, but they kick ass anyway. Especially Chun Li. -via Geeks Are Sexy#Streetfighter #stopmotion #Ryu #Ken #ChunLi #figurine
Hup: The Jump Sound of Shooting GamesWhen a player character in a first-person shooter (FPS) game would jump, the player would hear the character grunt as it does the action. This sound is sometimes known as the "the Hup," and it was first seen (or, in this case, heard) in Id Software's 1996 game Quake. The sound can be heard in the video above.While we now consider the over-the-top jump sound of shooter games iconic, the people behind Quake did not think much about it. It was kind of an afterthought for them. They also deny that the sound they created influenced the games in the genre. However, the FPS games that followed Quake had variations of the Hup. But why? Because the sound was a crucial element in games and FPS games especially needed sound to convey something to players.(Image Credit: Elgu_ / YouTube)#FirstPersonShooter #FPS #SoundEffects #SFX #GameDevelopment
This Furby Xbox Controller Is Unleashed upon the WorldWho is to blame for this unholy abomination?Chad Etzel made it. But he blames Ben Bayliss, who gave him the idea for the Furby-wrapped controller.I say that both of them are to blame, but let the righteous condemnation of the saints fall more heavily upon Etzel, who actually unleased the beast upon the world. He disemboweled a live Furby and wrapped his mewling, pulsing flesh around an Xbox controller. Then, as madness consumed him, Etzel merged the two to function as one. It is neither animal or machine, but a depraved convergence of the two.-via Technabob​#Controllers #Xbox #Furby