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SNES Mini has been Hakchi’d

A 3D printed Mini Cart adds to the nostalgia.

3D Printed Chrono Trigger Cart

I’m still loving the SNES Mini two weeks after launch. I’ve even been spending time with this device at the expense of Destiny 2.To make it even more addictive, the guys at Hakchi2 have managed to crack the kernel to allow us to load our own ROMs onto the device.

The software is really slick; getting your own games installed is a breeze. I loaded up Chrono Trigger and even 3D printed a dummy cart for some extra authenticity.

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3D Printed Oculus Rift Desk Mount

So, I made a thing…Over the weekend I spent some time messing around with a CAD modelling package and managed to come up with a workable storage solution for the Oculus Rift Headset.

These brackets are modelled specifically to hold the headset by the hinges, avoiding any potential damage or scuffs to the faceplate foam and fabric cover. Continue reading

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New Project: A Book of Drabbles

Can you tell a story in 100 words?

An indie author friend of mine, PT Muscutt, recently turned me onto the flash fiction website www.drablr.com, which tests a writer’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space: every drabble story must be told inside of 100 words. You need a beginning, a middle and an end; a setting, characters, conflict and resolution.

The concept is easy to learn, but devilish to master. I’ve found it can be great for flashes of inspiration, forcing you to cram a narrative into such a constricted format. I’m constantly impressed by what the contributors to the site can achieve.

Pete has used the site for quite some time and has generated enough drabbles to compile into an eBook, Chrristmass Stokkkings For Terribble Childrenn. He has now suggested a joint effort of 100 drabbles set in the fictional seaside town of Skaggerston (working title). Continue reading

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A Very Special Humble Bundle

All Proceeeds will go Directly to the Brandon Boyer Cancer Treatment Relief Fund

This is the best bundle I’ve seen for a long time and it’s for a very special cause.

Do the right thing, people; promotion ends Friday 21 March 2014 at

[UPDATED 3/14/14] Games and soundtracks included in the Humble Bundle of Love for Brandon:

  • Anomaly Warzone Earth + SoundtrackNEWLY ADDED!
  • Funky Smugglers + SoundtrackNEWLY ADDED!
  • P3 BioticNEWLY ADDED!
  • ReceiverNEWLY ADDED!
  • Samorost 2 + SoundtrackNEWLY ADDED!
  • Sleepwalker’s Journey + SoundtrackNEWLY ADDED!
  • “Feel Life and Be Strong” compilation, dedicated to Brandon BoyerNEWLY ADDED! Continue reading
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Sony Reveals “Playstation Now” Cloud Gaming Service

Streaming technology will bring Sony back catalogue to entire Playstation family

PS Now

Sony has finally unveiled its plans for Gaikai, the online streaming service it acquired in July 2012. Rebranded “Playstation Now“, the technology allows gamers to stream interactive content to pretty much any device with an internet connection. The PS4 is currently able to stream games directly to the PS Vita over a Wi-Fi connection via remote play with no noticeable lag, but the next iteration of this service will allow global streaming to all platforms. Continue reading

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Darkstation Reviews

Darkstation

Happy 2014!

Over the New Year period I was officially accepted onto the Darkstation.com review team. From now on, I will be submitting reviews directly to that site and providing link-backs here on my personal blog. Continue reading

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