RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
From: pablo zapata giraldo (*******@demasiado.com)
Subject: Nerdy question
I been reading you for quite a while, and I have a short
question: How the hell do people to figure out the game
codes and secrets? Well, secrets doesn't seem too difficult,
but "in the menu screen press triangle, X, circle and tap (fast)
L1, L1, R2" Damn! Do they really sit down for days and begin
the festival of good old "trial and error" method? Since I
dont live in the U.S. this is like a total freaking mistery
to me. Holy Giant Robots, please answer me (and I don't mean the
ones from Evangelion or Xenogears -go Weltall go!-)
Lector Revolucionario Pablo.
Hey what's up Pablo,
How do we find out the button
codes? Oh, it's simple. Anyone can do it.
First you reverse the polarity on
your trusty Ion Conductors. Then take some spare Uranium 14, compute
the beta decay, transverse your positron callibrator, and you're done!
Oh, don't forget to press 'Start.'
Legos, Erector Sets and Tangoes
From: "Sharon Stinett" (*****@catc.net)
a game where u build a cat and a game where u scramble
up the cat and u slid the pieces back together to make the cat
Great game idea. Unfortunately,
there already is a game with this premise. It is called "Tangoes"
by Rex Games Inc.
We are not joking! They
don't pay me enough to make this stuff up.
Absolute Cosmic Power!!
Subject: I have to have the most extensive roster for
WWF Attitude I just completed putting together my roster
for my WWF Attitude game for my Sony Playstation, and
not counting the superstars already included in the game,
I have created an additional 210 wrestling superstars,
past and present, ranging from the late, greats (Andre
The Giant, Brian Pillman, Rick Rude, etc.), to the
legendaries (Ted DeBiase, Ultimate Warrior, etc.), and
into today's stars from the WWF, WCW, and ECW (Goldberg,
Rikishi, Sandman, etc.). God, I love wrestling!!!
Wow! That is incredible.
You have achieved what most of us could only dream of. I can't even
comprehend the fame, wealth and social status that you now command.
Creating those wrestlers is like transcending time and space, elevating
your consciousness beyond that of mortal men.
Man, you're like...like Orko
from He-Man or something.
'No One Likes Sony'
From: "Wheelers" (******@dreamscape.com)
Subject: ps2 no anti-aliasing bad??
I read your article on the ps2 and didn't like a part
of it, where you said the dreamcast was better than
the ps2 in graphics because of anti-aliasing. all
anti-aliasing is, is a technical name for blurring
the picture. If you want that, get a TV where you
can change the picture between soft and sharp and
make the picture soft. and the ps2 has direct Mem
to share(32mb on ps2, 16mb on dreamcast),
the 8mb vram to 4 Mb vram doesn't matter all that
much unless the game only uses the 4mb. Also which
one has dvd, oh yeah the ps2 there you go digital
over analog also dvd can have about 6.2 gig games
on one disc, lets see dreamcast try that. Sony also
says the ps2 is getting a modem but feels that regular
56kbs will be the past in a little while so they
don't want you to be stuck with the Slow old 56k
while the x-box boasts a t1 line or dolphin gets
fiber op.(usb ports, Type III PCMCIA Card Slot)
it has room to grow. just give it time and you
will see the true power of the ps2. As for the
giving away a dreamcast, its just a last resort
on a sale of the console even though it does
sound tempting I'm not going to get one of those
pieces of junk (I've seen better graphics on some
of the psx games, RE3's beginning was awesome,
the cops looked real, hopefully they weren't or
I'm locking myself in my basement).
Yeah, I feel the same way
you do; Sony sucks.
Speaking of Sony, how much are they paying you over there?
P.S. "all anti-aliasing
is, is a technical name for blurring the picture." Damn
straight. And a fax machine is just a toaster with a phone attached!