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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Reviewing A Cheap Chinese Fox Plushy Ripoff I Bought On Ebay

I take a look at a cheap fox plushy I found on Ebay !

Friday, December 8, 2017

Intv System 3 Game Console - Cash In The Trash

Recycling an old game system from Mattel .

Zanmgt Pulls Plug On It's Innovative Game, Blockade Runner

 It's a sad day today. I found out that Zanmgt, the creators of Blockade Runner, have shut down the DRM server, the game's official web site, and discontinued developing their games.
 Most of you may not have heard of Blockade Runner, but this game was groundbreaking for it's time ( 2011 ) and directly influenced many games to come. Blockade Runner was the first 3D fully customizable space ship building simulator, and inspired other games such as Space Engineers. Players would build their own ship ( MineCraft style ), add weapons, thrusters, stabilizers and other components, than fly around a fully destructible universe ( ships included ).  This game even had multi-player support.
 One of the major downfalls, in my opinion, was Zanmgt's decision to completly scrap their custom game engine half way through development! This completely reset progress, and allowed many copycat games, such as Starmade, to be released.  Over time, Zanmgt decided to add more complicated game mechanics to a game they already were VERY behind on. Eventually they ran out of money.
 As of when I posted this:
 Anyone who still has this game installed can only play the demo. "Offline Mode" requires a key, which was never given to the folks who payed for early access, myself included.

Official trailer:

Old Let's Play from early development ( 2011 )

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Reviewing A Cheap Chinese USB Microscope I Found On Ebay

Review of a cheap USB microscope I found on Ebay !

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sega Dreamcast Light Guns - Cash In The Trash

Scrapping light guns for a Sega Dreamcast.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Scrapping A Tablet - Cash In The Trash

Ripping open a tablet pc to see what's inside.

Friday, November 17, 2017

TI-99 4A Computer - Cash In The Trash

Here is an old Ti-99. This use to be a fast PC for it's time, but now it's a broken mess.