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Were Gaming Magazines Always Destined To Die, Or Did We Help Kill Them?

As print is dying a slow and prolonged death, it's taking one of the gaming community's most important pillars with it.

Skuletor47d ago

I mainly bought them for the demo discs, PS2 ones especially. When those stopped being included, I stopped buying them

anast47d ago

Articles like this will be written about the good 'ol days before AI in the future.

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The 'Kawaii' Is A Nintendo Wii The Size Of A Keychain

Modders have cooked up something pretty special – a Wii console which is small enough to fit on your keys. A wee Wii.

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Humble Games Lays Off Entire Team

Another studio has held layoffs, this time its Humble Games letting go of its entire QA team according to social media posts.

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aaronaton22h ago

Why QA a game when the general public do it now....

anast20h ago

They will rehire cheaper labor during the restructuring. The stupid thing is that they are struggling and the first thing they do is lower the quality.

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Debunked: Blowing On Nintendo Game Cartridges Never Worked

We have all been there! Blowing on a Nintendo video game cartridge when the game we were playing just would not launch or appeared to be glitching.

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Neonridr6d ago

I mean it worked for me. Regardless if it was just a poor connection between the cartridge and the console or some random bug that was preventing the game from loading properly, the placebo effect of knowing your breath is what fixed the game is dead set in the minds of plenty of 80s gamers.

wesnytsfs5d ago

Blow on the game and then use something about hte thickness of a deck of cards in my case it a was plastic sport card holder of about 20 cards that would keep the mechnaism all the eway down. Ahh and the famous left to right shuffle hoping the contact would touch.

VenomUK5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Stupid Zoomer tries to debunk a technique used successfully by millions of people over many years.

Look out for they/them’s next article ‘DEBUNKED! Why the Xbox 360 towel trick is all a myth’.

Cacabunga5d ago

It did work, not only Nintendo but sega genesis and saturn as well

Seraphim5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

I mean, sure it worked, but did it work every single time? If the answer is yes then you were probably just lucky, or more likely, not remembering correctly. Regardless, it did work be that luck or scientific reasons.

wesnytsfs1d 15h ago

I literally have the same nes from when i was a kid and it still works doing these things. Played on multiple nes consoels when i was a kid always did the same thing and it would always work eventually. PLayed a ton of tecmo bowl with on diff consoles we all did the same thing to get the contacts to register.

thorstein6d ago

Clearing the dust from inside the cartridge by blowing on it did work.

Perhaps YOU are unfamiliar with how easily dust can disrupt electronics, but entire generations of gamers and computer users are.

DodoDojo5d ago

Yup. The pins would get dirty and dusty, anyone that's cleaned a game with a q tip knows that. Blowing the cartridge out would had have to helped.

Relientk776d ago

It worked for me and my cartridges. So I refuse to believe it's just a myth

shinoff21836d ago

It definitely works. They can go on and on about how it didn't but I was there for 100s of games. It was pretty damn common.

Wretchedstain5d ago

The salt in your saliva is conductive

romulus235d ago

Pretty sure people were supposed to blow on the cartridge not hawk tuah on it.

Lulz_Boat5d ago

i see what you did there LOL