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Sony tries to register determination of "Let's Play" as a trademark

1 year, 9 months ago
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The Sony company once again decided to play with fire, otherwise as own trademark it is impossible to call a solution of the company on attempt of registration of expression of "Let's Play".

The American division of Sony Computer Entertainment tries to register the term "Let's Play" as own trademark and, as a result, to acquire the rights for "electronic transfer, loading of videos of game processes through local and wide area networks, and also for stream audio, visual and audiovisual materials through local and wide area networks".

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The joystick for AppleII the hands

1 year, 9 months ago
I got as that after a community work day in a warehouse of the enterprise the Apple IIe platinum computer which is written off probably about 20 years ago. It rolled in a heap of other iron which became obsolete and if I did not take away it in time, it just would go to a dump. I got it without power supply unit, but it is nonsense, an adapter from standard ATX to solder not a problem. It is connected to the TV by normal RCA on a composite and has a little non-standard NTSC therefore all TVs that connected to it showed the black-and-white picture.
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The situation was changed only by a whistle of easycap USB 2.0 which though with jambs but displays color. No "rainbow" as on a screenshot should be below, but anyway it is more interesting to play with a color.
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We play under DOS on the modern computer. Covox+Sneskey

1 year, 9 months ago
Now to play old kind shooter games under DOS anything special is not necessary, the dosbox emulator well copes with almost with all games. Who needs feeling of authenticity find old computers up to Pentium3, the main thing of ISA here the slot which gives the chance normally to connect the audiocard. Leaders here of course are sound blaster AWE 32/64. But there is an option to play also on the modern computer in which not that there is no ISA, and it is rather and PCI too. Now we will also consider it.
First of all we will set DOS 6.22 on usb the USB stick. I use for this HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. We select when loading the USB stick and voila, we will play the majority of games without problems. But one big
NO, without sound. More precisely at most with the speaker, which in the modern PC just a pyezopishchalka. We change it on the normal speaker from an old computer, the sound of course will be better, but after all it is possible to achieve bigger.
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If you still had LPT port on a materinka, or at least will corrode for connection of a level with this port, then we will remember as in the late eighties — the beginning 90kh enthusiasts soldered the unpretentious 8 bit TsAPy on resistors using R-2R the scheme, a name which was COVOX.

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The blind player passed five years Ocarina of Time

1 year, 9 months ago


The blind fan of video games passed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in five years, using for orientation in the huge world of Hyrule only a soundtrack in game.

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To spend $5900 in frimium to a toy? Not a problem

1 year, 9 months ago


Passwords have to be the most difficult, speak about it and write many years. Nevertheless, users turn to similar councils a deaf ear. And it is absolutely vain — can crack not just someone's account from "Vkontaktik", the user can suffer and financially.

The speech here not only about malefactors. For example, the seven-year-old child of the resident of Great Britain remembered the password of the father from Apple ID. Children in general perfectly remember everything and quickly understand, and here, probably, the password still was also not too difficult. Having remembered the password, the bright son got access to finance of the parent.

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"Bad advice" to publishers and developers of games from localizers

1 year, 9 months ago
Author of councils of Epoha3004

If you cool publisher
Or megadeveloper
Also you want the games
To sell around the world,
You need a localizer,
You will not do without it,
Below we will give advice,
How it is necessary to work with it.

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How to earn from Chinese gamers and not only

1 year, 9 months ago
Let's say you are a domestic developer of mobile game who decided to let out the child in domestic market or abroad. Of course, except localization, search of the pablishera-partner (in a case with China) and relationship with a hundred-ramie, you have to think over also monetizatsionny policy of the product. Popularity popularity, but a main objective of any business – to get profit. So, how to earn from mobile players from the different countries?

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Gingva (language for interplanetary communication between proteinaceous humanoids). Part 2, training practical work

1 year, 9 months ago









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Children of the virtual street

1 year, 9 months ago
Parents, if you still sleep, then wake up and at least you will look out in windows. Look where there your child. Houses? You are absolutely sure of it? Double-check all windows, and at the same time all Android and Apple.

Glanced in the virtual Toy Store? The most terrifying beheld horrors and Gehenna Fiery? There is in general an advantage of this devilish invention? I found it and decided to share.

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At Steam of a problem with a caching because of which users see information on someone else's accounts

1 year, 9 months ago
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Steam has big problems with a caching of pages today.

Everything began at start of the 4th day of New Year's sale in Steam. Many users got access to the administrator's tools to Steam.

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