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CANON SONIQUE: a mixtape (16)

continuing the online mixtape.
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song (16):

Morrissey“Certain People I Know”

this song is the 3rd single off of the 1992 album, “Your Arsenal”.
morrissey your arsenal album art

Morrissey. well… i think most people know who he is. he was in the smiths, ya know. and even reel big fish have covered his songs (here’s proof), so you know he must be at least as well known as ah-ha.

here’s a video. look how fucking ROCKABILLY these guys are. i usually HATE rockabilly guys, but i LOVE these babies. hey! nobody’s perfect.

scott

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mac vs pc ad

since matt has been writing a lot of computer posts lately, i thought this 1996 ad would be an appropriate addition:

GREAT STYLE MAC ADDICT!!!

COOL “SEINFELD-CUT”!

OH BOY! THAT WACKY WATCH JUST LOOKS SO COOL!

AND I JUST HAVE TO GET A DEMIN SHIRT!

 

i love the mudslinging advertising campaigns. and i love that they’re basically still using the same campaign to this day.

 

scott

image stolen from geeksugar

Fighting gamez iz dead?

The heyday of the fighting game was definitely the 1990s. Sure, some are still released but most of the high profile releases are new installments in franchises that began in that period plus a bunch of low-profile games with anime licenses. For some reason, there are a lot of high profile fighting games due out this year, many of them featuring some biggish licenses. Here they are!

CAPCOM
Street Fighter IV (arcade)
Capcom vs Tatsunoko (arcade) – the VS. series returns, this time pitting Capcom against the many Tatsunoko characters that are household names in Japan but almost unknown in the US.

MIDWAY
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (PS3/X360) – omg I can make Batman kill Sub-Zero.

NAMCO BANDI
Tekken 6 (PS3) – already in arcades
Soulcalibur IV (PS3/X360) – featuring guest appearances from Star Wars characters.

KONAMI
Castlevania Judgement (Wii) – huh?

SQUARE ENIX
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) – huh?

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-AM- Old Computers Sidebar: “You Got Your Gaming Console In My Computer!” or “You Got Your Computer In My Gaming Console!” or “You Got Your Dick In My Floppy Drive!”

In ye olde days the guts and capabilities of home computers and gaming consoles weren’t that different. Actually, on several occasions one or the other was converted in some way. Examples . . .

In the early 80’s, Atari decided it needed a new console to replace the 2600 so they took their Atari 400 computer, redesigned it, and released it as the Atari 5200 Super System. Unfortunately, the dumbfucks changed the cartridge slot size so Atari 400 cartridges weren’t compatible. STUPID!

Atari tried this again in the later 80s. They took their Atari XE computer, removed the keyboard, redesigned the case, and called it the Atari XEGS game console. This time around they were smarter, as the XEGS played XE (and Atari 400) cartridges. However, the XEGS was almost COMPLETELY unnoticed.

In the early 90s, Fujitsu took their FM Towns computer, remodeled it, and released it as the FM Towns Marty, which officially has the best name for a system ever. It was also the first console to use CDs as its main medium.

Amiga did something similar with the Amiga CD32 in 1993 or so. Its guts were exactly like the Amiga and a 3rd party even released a keyboard to make it a full computer.

Finally, during the video game crash of 1983/84, Coleco discontinued the Colecovision and decided to turn it into a computer, known as the Coleco Adam, by adding a keyboard and printer. This computer was a fucking piece of shit and a disaster and BANKRUPTED Coleco. Just as a fun fact, Coleco was the company behind the Cabbage Patch Kids but the Adam lost more money than the Kids made – so Coleco died. Another fun fact, Coleco is short for Connecticut Leather Company! WTF

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