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Here's your Gaming Fact of the Day! Sorry if the lettering is wonky, I'm using these posts to practice with.


 
 
 

So for the Panzer Dragoon Retrospective, I'm playing Saga for the first time and it's fantastic. I'm loving this battle system and it's also the shortest RPG I've ever played. I got through the first disc in 2.5 hours.

 
 
 

We're gonna celebrate Christmas like it's 1990.



 
 
 

Sorry for the late Gaming Fact of the Day. I thought I'd do something different for today.


 
 
 

Lately I've been catching up with the AVGN. I stopped watching during the 5th season, after the ROB episode which turned me off from the series. So far I'm liking them than the later seasons though I still think season 1&2 were better.

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: The Atari 7800 was originally set to be released in 1984. However due to payment issues with the console's developer General Computer, the console was shelved. It wasn't released until 1986 after Atari finally paid the devs.


 
 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Contrary to popular belief LJN was a publisher, not a developer. Many of their infamous games like Jaws, Karate Kid, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th were developed by Rare and Atlus.


 
 
 

So I started playing MGS5 a few days ago and well it's bland and boring. I get that that whole mission structure worked for Peace Walker but that's because it was on the PSP. Sometimes what works on a handheld just doesn't work on a console and vice versa

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Continuing from the other day, Galaxian 3 wasn't the only large arcade machine Namco made. In 1993 they released Ridge Racer Full Scale which used 10 screens, 3 projectors and a modified Mazda MX-5 Miata to control the car.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Today is Satoru Iwata's birthday. He would have been 58. RIP


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: The largest arcade game released was Galaxian 3. Originally it was an 28 player attraction at Namco Wonder Eggs theme park. Though they later released a scaled down 6 player version that used two laserdisc players and projectors.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Former Nintendo of America vice-president Howard Lincoln is an Eagle Scout. As a young boy he was one of the four scouts that posed for the Norman Rockwell painting The Scoutmaster.


 
 
 

So I picked up two other games from library, MGS5 and The Last of Us which I haven't played in years. Though I keep having loading issues with TLoU. So I might as well skip that until I can get the PS4 edition and go straight to MGS5.

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: After Uncharted 3's release, Naughty Dog had started development on Jak 4. It was supposed to have a realistic take on the series. However because the game was too much of a departure, it was cancelled in favor of The Last of Us.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: What does Pitfall!, A Boy and His Blob and Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit all have in common? They were all developed by Activision co-founder David Crane.


 
 
 

It's Friday night. Sit back, relax and enjoy some nice City Pop.



 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: At E3 1996, Nintendo showcased a new puzzle-platformer for the Virtual Boy called Dragon Hopper. However due to the demise of the system, it was cancelled. To this day the game remains elusive as no prototype carts have surfaced.


 
 
 

Lately I've had an interest in reading old gaming magazines. I've been collecting PDFs of Nintendo Power, EGM and Official Dreamcast Magazine. Though sadly there's not many PDFs of my favorite gaming mag Expert Gamer.

 
 
 
 

I really want to slap the idiot who designed Grumblump Inferno in Super Mario 3D World.

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: In 2007, KDND held a contest called "Hold your Wee for a Wii". Contestants had to keep drinking water without peeing to win a Nintendo Wii. Sadly contestant Jennifer Strange died hours later of water intoxication, she was only 28.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: The Sega NetLink adapter for the Saturn didn't require servers, instead it used dial-up modems to call players looking for games. This means you can still play certain Saturn games online...that is if anyone is still playing.


 
 
 

Alright guys Part II of the Panzer Dragoon Retrospective is now up. Hope you all enjoy it! https://www.destructoid.com/--474855.phtml#post


 
 
 

Panzer Dragoon Retrospective: Part II: Zwei

  Chapter IV: Team Andromeda Strikes BackWith the success of Panzer Dragoon, Sega gave Team Andromeda the green light for a sequel. Of course the team wanted to expand upon the universe they had created. So by late Spring of 1995 ...

 
 
 


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