Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:38 UTC
Games At an event earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the next Xbox - the third model, but confusingly named Xbox One. The big focus was TV, integrated Kinect, and all the other stuff we all expected to be forced down our throats. I think it took them 25 minutes to actually come to what should be the core of the story: gaming. Nothing groundbreaking in the gaming department, except for how Microsoft intends to handle the used games market and borrowing games from friends: pay up, buddy!
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 09:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

It's a great "idea" from Nintendo and it makes you wonder why others haven't adopted this. Not only is this good for the customers, but I think it makes them sell more consoles too. I'm sure most people have a few favorite games they'd surely miss if they buy a new console that can't play them.

You have pretty modern Game Boys. I have a Game Boy Color!

I also have a Game Boy Pocket, which I was playing Donkey Kong Land on almost causing us to miss the bus in Spain back to The Netherlands.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Morgan on Wed 22nd May 2013 10:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Somehow I expected you to have older portables than me. ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 10:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

No to disappoint you, I recently acquired this one:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=753

It runs on 4 AA batteries and has a cell backup battery. The cell battery just drops on a big hole, which led to some confusing on my part if I had the right battery. Of course this doesn't work really well and I had to shuffle it around in the hole a few times before the computer stopped complaining about the weak battery.

Even stranger, it didn't work very well at all. Some keys didn't seem to work and when I managed to get in to a diagnostics mode it turned out some keys send different codes each time pressed.

But the next day it started to work better, the day after that I could do even more with it and the final day all the keys worked. So now it's fully operational!

It includes BBC BASIC!

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