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IGN: History of Survival Horror

IGN's article on the history of survival horror is an interesting take on a genre that many feel has been underrepresented in this gaming generation. It is without doubt that some of the best retro games were spine-chilling horror games. Unfortunately, today's games are not made of the same noble stuff.

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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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Neonridr1d 23h 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.

wesnytsfs1d 1h 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.

VenomUK1d ago (Edited 1d 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’.

Cacabunga16h ago

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

Seraphim9h ago(Edited 9h 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.

thorstein1d 19h 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.

DodoDojo21h 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.

Relientk771d 17h ago

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

shinoff21831d 14h 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.

Wretchedstain1d 5h ago

The salt in your saliva is conductive

romulus231d 1h ago

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

Lulz_Boat21h ago

i see what you did there LOL