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You’d be looking forward to it for weeks.
You’d be looking at the magazines to see what games could be in the arcade, and saving the pocket money for it.
When you’d become closer and closer to the place, you’d get that smell of the beach, and the faint sound of that fairground theme becoming louder, and louder, and louder.
Then you’d have arrived.

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Emulation on a Macbook Air.


Nothing is more prominent then discovering something you haven’t seen in years, and as soon as you see it, memories long forgotten come back.

Games have the same effect, and with emulation, it only makes it easier.

Its been two years since I’ve owned my MacBook Air, and I’ve still been using an emulator called ‘Dolphin‘ throughout this time.

A very short article I did of how well it ran back in July 2013 is one of my most viewed pages, and without fail  there’s always a visit to the page each day.

Since the start of the year, it ascended to another level when the Rogue Squadron games became playable after forever being unable to, due to some unique graphics that the developer, Factor 5 created for the series.

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‘There’s an App for that.’

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There’s one question that I get asked every week without fail:

How do you know how to go about this? How do you make it look so easy?

I only answer that it’s the same as someone knows how to kick a ball, or how one knows how to play a piano, you just know.

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The Wrist.


Anakin: “You know the Dark Side?

Palpatine: “Anakin, if one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace, a larger view of the Force.

I feel this quote from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith rings true to the smart wrists of our current time.
I’ve been curious about smart devices on the wrist since I first came across them a couple of years ago. I even wrote a short article on how watches and televisions weren’t the next big thing.

But I think they are now.

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I’m writing this as I drink a large coffee and people watching, noticing people I recognise evey so often. Spring seems to have finally appeared in Lincoln,with the sunshine finally bringing warmth as well as light, and that familiar first of many regrets of leaving the flat with a coat and gloves.

I’m in the middle of reading Roger Ebert’s autobiography, ‘Life Itself’ (iBooks link), and reading his experiences about walking around London, and this first day of spring heat brought me back to the same thing I did when I had time free in my first year of University.

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My Link to the CANCELLED

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Last year spoke of the games that you were familiar with, but could have taken a different path with levels and cut scenes removed.

This year, it’s about the games that ceased to exist. Some that were long rumoured, while others were barely known to exist. With this feature about my past experiences, its the five that I had heard of during their time and whats been discovered since.

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