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Gaming Fact of the Day: In early 90's, Fabtek planned on releasing an add-on for the Game Boy called the WorkBoy. It would have turned the GB into a workstation complete with a stand and keyboard. It was covered in Nintendo Power but was soon cancelled.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: In Animal Crossing, Franklin's birthday lands on October 10th which coincides around the time of Canada's Thanksgiving.


 
 
 

The MST3K Turkey Day Marathon has begun!!!



 
 
 

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Warning: Contains nudity and graphic violence.



 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Zelda: A Link to the Past isn't the only game to get a comic in Nintendo Power. Super Metroid and Star Fox received multi-issue comics by Benimaru Itoh who also illustrated the Mother 2 manga.


 
 
 

So the other day I found out that my town's library now has games. So I picked up two games I haven't played yet along with the 3rd and 4th Distant Worlds albums.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was release 25 years ago today.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend was originally modeled after Lemmy Kilmister. However as development went on the design of Eddie changed to resemble the character's voice actor, Jack Black.


 
 
 

Work on part 2 of the Panzer Dragoon Retrospective has begun. It's been years since I last played Zwei but it's just as good as I remembered.

 
 
 

Charles Manson is dead at 83. Good riddance you son of a bitch!

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: As of yesterday, the Wii U is now 5 years old.


 
 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Sega's origins go as far back as 1940 when it was founded as Standard Games in Honolulu, Hawaii. After WWII, the company moved to Tokyo and changed it's name to Service Games which merged with Rosen Enterprises and became Sega.


 
 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Origin Systems founder and Ultima creator Richard Garriott released his first game, Akalabeth, at the age of 19. Initially it was sold for $20 and came in a ziploc bag with instructions and cover art printed out on copy paper.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Today is Shigeru Miyamoto's birthday! He turns 65.


 
 
 

Just realized it's been over a year since I did a AMA. Maybe it's time for another one.

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: 16 Years ago today the original Xbox launched. At the NA launch event at Times Square, Xbox creator Seamus Blackley proposed to his long-time girlfriend. She said yes and two have been married since.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: In Dead or Alive 4 if you play any match on the Gambler's Paradise or D.W.A Coliseum stages while signed into XBL, you can see your XBL profile motto on signs in the background.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Final Fantasy IX and Skies of Arcadia made their North American debut 17 years ago today. Also Assassin's Creed and Crysis were release 10 years ago today as well.

 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Because Sony debuted Trophies two years after the PS3's launch, many games such as Heavenly Sword, Resistance: Fall of Man and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction still don't have trophy support.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: After Nintendo's disastrous showing of the AVS at CES 1985. Nintendo of America president Minoru Arakawa gave the design team 1 hour to design a new version of the AVS. When they were done the NES was born.


 
 
 

Gaming Fact of the Day: Michael Jackson was a huge gamer with a massive private arcade of over 82 arcade machines, 7 console demo stations, 6 pinball machines and a life-size statue of Lara Croft. All of it was auctioned off after his death in 2009.


 
 
 

I'm happy to announce that the secret blog I've been working on is finished and available. It's the first of a six part retrospective on Panzer Dragoon. It's taken me almost a whole month to finish it and I hope you all enjoy it. Links in the comments.


 
 
 
 


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