20 years ago I was the store manager at a Babbage’s Software store. Now long gone and replaced with places like GameStop, Babbage’s was one of a few retail locations where you could get software and the latest gaming systems.
When Windows 95 launched on Thursday August 24th 1995 (Windows95) Start buttons everywhere!! Windows 95 would set the tone for the future Windows operating systems. Even to this day users can let go of the START button.
It’s interesting to hear that Samsung’s profits are down again. It’s said they forecasted much higher than what their demand was on the new phones. I got news for you Samsung, you are not Apple with a cult like following. In Apple’s defense their new phones were a significant change over their previous phones. Their larger screens gave users what they wanted. Although the new Samsung phones are top quality I feel that the Android market is flooded with new and better devices far too often to keep up, let alone the ability to upgrade as often as something new hits. They are just too expensive to repeatedly replace them.
One of the biggest problems facing video games as an artistic medium is one of preservation. Thanks to HD remasters, digital distribution and the Internet Archive that’s becoming less of an issue. But we still need to do more to keep a record and constant catalog of gaming’s past moments. That’s the idea behind the awkwardly named “Intellivision Gen2 Video Games for PC & Mac” on Kickstarter. As you might imagine, it’s modernized versions of Intellivision titles. Astrosmash, Nightstalker and Shark! Shark! will get the new pixel art, expanded levels and scope should the project reach its $100,000 goal.
This robot was adorable and they were going to send him inside to get blasted away by a crazed killer. Not so. The robot inched along the street, then up the path to the house. It opened the locked door with ease and proceeded to follow and film the killer. He shot at it. It kept going. He went upstairs to escape it. It climbed up right behind him. He shot at it again.
Captain America: The First Avenger Here we meet the first Avenger and the beginning of their story. We are introduced to the Starks and the weapons they’re developing for the war. And, at the end, we meet S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury…and the story begins…
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season 1 This series was inspired by the Captain America films, so it only makes sense to watch this one in coordination with ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and early on in this list. It is intertwined with Howard Stark and set in 1940s America.
Iron Man Here the story of the Starks, specifically Tony Stark, develops. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, Tony creates his weaponized suit of armor to battle against evil; Iron Man is born.