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Created : 31 March 2022

#561 - I'm Not News

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I'm Not News

#561 - Thursday 31st March, 2022

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Every Thursday,


Hello World

Oh, the batteries died in my Sega Game Gear.
I'm not playing the morning game.
I'm not gonna think that I don't need you.
I don't need you, no more.

You're the reason my controller's dead.
Now I'm not playing anymore with you.
I'm not playing with you anymore.
I'm going through the manual with a big flashlight,
Meanwhile you're at home on your phone.

I'm feeling like I'm wasting my time.
What am I supposed to do?
I wish someone could just take my life away,
So I could feel it again.
And live in the moment for a little while,
Until the batteries die in my Sega Game Gear.

(Been playing with an AI Song Lyric generator, this week. It's not very rhythmic, is it?)


The Need for Friction

Steve has released his face-sliding game.
Can you reach the exit without getting poked by the ever pervasive spikes?

Screen Chaos

Spinal continues to get his Touchscreen Keyboard back into a functional form, and has included some sourcecode so that he doesn't lose it again!

SpikeDislike on the Amiga

Jay's been super focussed on his Amiga, over the course of March, and has finally managed to make a proper game out of it.
If you have an Amiga Emulator at hand, or better yet, a real Amiga, why not give it a go and let him know how well/bad it plays on your system.



Rychan's supposed to be working on his Bee Happy game, but instead is Beeing Happy in his bed.


PHS finds "the best" tortilla chips.
Meanwhile, Dabz lies horribly about Walkers being the best standard crisp, when we all know they're Tayto.


Playstation Not Now No More

Playstation have unveiled their new PSPlus Tiers, replacing what used to be PSNow with extra functionality in the PSPlus environment instead.
Basically, they're trying to outdo Microsoft's Xbox Unlimited thing, by rebranding the PSNow stuff a bit.


Atari Bert

Vitoco has ported QBert to the Atari XL/XE system.
Play it in an emulator, or on the real thing, if you have the methodology to get a modern game onto one of those.
Love this in the instructions...
"Turn the joystick controller 45 degrees clockwise, in order to handle it with the red button centered in the top."
THAT is exactly why QBert clones and isometric games get shunned by modern players.
The 45 degree thing just doesn't work with a modern gamepad.
Gotta grab a good sturdy stick of joy.


Careful Now

There's an exploit in Javascript on various browsers which can cause evil evil things to evilly happen.
Apparently the team at Google are already working on a fix, but just in case, don't go clicking on any dodgy links that might lead to things unknown.


Will Smith slapped a man who was making unfunny jokes involving his wife.
Everyone's going batshit insane over this.
"Brought great shame on the Oscars" and other such crap being banded about, while elsewhere in the movie world, Alec Baldwin actually shot someone dead.


Mic Test

Testing a bunch of microphones.

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Musical Interlude


Bruce Lee

Running on a Commodore Plus/4

Musical Interlude




Musical Interlude



Where's the Fault?

A mystery hardware fault

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What the F!

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Homeowner Pursuits

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And the cost


In a Talking Car

The Pilot of Knight Rider

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80s Cover Corner

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TVCover Corner

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VGRemix Corner

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Pakz Playz Popz

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Friday, 01 April 2022, 11:07

Dabz lies horribly about Walkers being the best standard crisp, when we all know they're Tayto.

Ahhhh... See... Smoky Bacon Walkers I said, I didnt mean all of them... Any other flavour and, meh, not that bothered!

See... See!!! *Waves finger*