Category Archives: Club Diamond Arcade

The Forgotten Capcom Console !? – The 1994 Capcom CPS Changer – Gaming History Documentary…


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Date: September 09, 2021

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“In 1994 Capcom entered the console hardware market with the Capcom CPS Changer. Capcom’s arcade-perfect mail-order game console that functioned as the company’s answer to the Neo Geo MVS. Lets look at how this obscure part of history unfolded”

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Activision Blizzard YEETS J Allen Brack After PR DISASTER…

Date: August 05, 2021

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“Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack has stepped down from his position as President of Blizzard today as revealed on Blizzard’s site. Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra (the latter formerly of Microsoft) will now head the studio.

Citation:
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/blizzards-j-allen-brack-is-stepping-down-as-president-2000122702

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The Valve Steam Deck…


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Date: July 16, 2021

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“Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Mitchell Saltzman to talk about Valve’s new handheld gaming system, the Steam Deck, and how it compares to the Nintendo Switch. And, Tom got to go hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch OLED model, and he shares his thoughts on the new and improved screen. Plus, Skyward Sword HD launches this week, and the panel talks about impressions of Nintendo’s latest HD remaster.”


Steam Deck – The future of Linux gaming has never looked brighter
https://tube.metalune.xyz/tilvids.com/videos/watch/a9d0f066-046b-43cb-a4e3-7a66be8badc3/?quality=360

I’m kind of in the same boat…I’d love to have one, but I don’t even pick up my old hand held units often.

That’s a lot of money to be spending…on something I’m not sure I’ll get a lot of use out of…Yet, having a genuine tiny PC and being able to fiddle around with my Steam account and games is attractive…

Though, the one game I’m deep, deep, deep into [Fire Pro Wrestling World] is notorious for having it’s save file corrupted in the cloud…which, given the way the game functions, is essentially a death sentence for my own FPW projects…should I ever open the door to allowing cloud saves, and one gets corrupted.


Valve Announces Their Own Switch Pro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S35RzSi8z0w

“Today Valve announced a new system called the Steam Deck. This device is a hybrid model similar to the Switch that will also have a dock for connecting to a TV. The Steam Deck is much more powerful than the Switch leading to comparisons of not just the Switch but also the long rumored Switch Pro.”


We NEED To Talk About Valve’s New STEAM DECK…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl0MVShJn4I

“Another week, another console. While one whelmed, this foray by Valve has me pumped! It answers the bell to many things we have wanted in handheld gaming, but for me it’s a lot of the aspects outside of the SteamOS that have me excited. Retro games, xCloud streaming, and SKYRIM MODS IN BED! Think of the possibilities!”

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SALTY Game Journos BLAME YouTubers for Their Own Failures…


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Date: June 07, 2021

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“Salty gaming, anime and comic book journalists seem to be taking their frustrations over the IGN situation out on YouTubers on Twitter. YouTubers didn’t lead to the decline of interest in gaming journalism… journos did it to themselves.”

This is post 100, in Club Diamond Arcade!

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PS3 players reportedly unable to download key game patches ahead of store shutdowns…


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Date: April 12, 2021

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“Following Sony’s announcement that it will be shutting down the PlayStation 3 storefront later this summer, fans are now reporting that they’re unable to download essential patches for certain PS3 games.

Sony recently confirmed that it will be shutting down its PS3, PS Vita, and PSP stores later this year, making it impossible to purchase new digital games across those storefronts. Sony explains that users will still be able to re-download any digital purchases made through the store, but they will be unable to buy new games following the closures.

Sony has yet to comment on the issue, and it’s currently unclear if it’s a deliberate decision on its part.

Players still have time to get games across the aforementioned platforms. The PS3 and PSP stores are set to close on July 2, 2021, while the PS Vita store is due to shut down on August 27, 2021.”

I’m sure there are a lot of working PS3s out there…Mine works great, and I’ve no intentions of being done with it…

There are also lots of used PS3 games out there in the market…It would be insane for Sony to render them un-patchable.

Sony decided to partner with all these game developers employing this awful business model, of releasing games by a set date and patching [aka worrying about fixing them] later…so, they need to continue supporting the patches at the very least.

I recently purchased a few PS3 games…and I expect them to be patched, when I get around to installing them.

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The CREATOR of THE ELDER SCROLLS Talks About His New Game & Time at Bethesda (Full Interview)!…


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Date: February 03, 2021

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“Today we have an Interview with Ted Peterson one of the original creators of The Elder Scrolls Series. In this interview we will talk about Ted Petersons time at Bethesda Game Studios, his opinion on Skyrim gameplay and lore, Morrowind, Oblivion, Arena, Daggerfall, Skyrim mods, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), it’s DLC, Tamriel’s other locations like Akavir and Yokudaand, the Dwemer and what he wants to see in The Elder Scrolls 6!

The 2nd half of the Podcast interview we will discuss Ted Petersons new studio ‘Once Lost Games’ and their new Elder Scrolls spiritual successor game ‘The Wayward Realms’. The studio Once Lost Games is composed of the same 3 original creators of TES; Ted Peterson, Julian Le Fay and Vijay Lackshman. You can follow the progress of their new game.

The team are currently looking for 3D Artists and Animators: info@oncelostgames.com

➖ Time Stamps ➖
0:00​ Important Context
2:04​ How did you start working at bethesda
9:47​ For those that don’t know what was your role on the elder scrolls series.
12:18​ How Arena became an RPG
13:44​ Daggerfall VS Arena
16:34​ LORE: Dragonbreaks & Daggerfalls Endings and their effect on The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
23:15​ What’s Your favourite book you wrote?
26:05​ Exploring The Other Continents & Lore/World Building
30:03​ Did Yokuda Sink?
32:30​ LORE: Daedric Prince Malacath & Orcs
37:05​ D&D Elder Scrolls Sessions
39:10​ Was Shaogorath Role Play Inspired
42:05​ Who is Shaogorath to you?
43:17​ Do You Like Shaogorath in the current games?
45:00​ Skyrim: What’s Your Favourite piece of lore you did not write?
48:23​ Re-Published Books & The Lusty Argonian Maid
50:16​ Is M’aiq the Liar is Akatosh?
52:09​ The Origin of The God Akatosh
54:56​ What do you think of Skyrim?
1:00:05​ Did You Try Any Skyrim Mods?
1:04:18​ What do you think of The Elder Scrolls Online
1:07:41​ What’s Your Favourite Elder Scrolls Game you did not works on
1:09:31​ Why did you leave so much of Daggerfall Secret?
1:13:15​ Are you Excited for The Elder Scrolls 6
1:15:25​ If you will still working at Bethesda where would you base The Elder Scrolls 6
1:17:25​ What would you want to see in The Elder Scrolls 6
1:23:00​ Why did the Dwemer Disappear

THE NEW GAME
1:25:40​ The Wayward Realms
1:26:06​ Tell Us About Your New Studio & Who Works Their?
1:29:38​ How will the game look Graphically?
1:31:38​ LORE: Where is the Wayward Realms Set?
1:33:40​ LORE: The Great Library of Logos?
1:36:40​ LORE ART: Who are the Faction Leaders Within The Library?
1:39:15​ How Long will you be in the Library?
1:40:01​ LORE ART: Secret Language
1:43:10​ Working Culture at Bethesda VS Now
1:45:32​ LORE ART: Moons
1:48:28​ TES MORROWIND Simplified Character Creation
1:49:32​ LORE ART: Tell me about the Wall?
1:51:58​ Language Skills like in Daggerfall
1:53:50​ Denouncing ARENA’s Front Cover
1:55:41​ Language Translations
1:56:51​ Morrowind included a lore encyclopaedia, will you?
1:59:32​ Playable Races: Cambion
2:02:11​ Playable Races: Orcs
2:05:00​ Character Creation: Race Identity
2:09:55​ What is the Tentacle Lore Master?
2:10:27​ Who are the Inquisition faction?
2:13:02​ COMBAT: Realistic Weapons
2:17:50​ COMBAT: Magic Systems
2:19:59​ Will You Have Spell Crafting?
2:21:17​ How Will Combat Feel?
2:26:06​ Using Machine Learning g to Create AI
2:31:02​ Can You Get Godlike Powers?
2:36:57​ Faction Systems
2:40:37​ Will Factions Battle Each Other Unscripted?
2:45:38​ Issues With Procedurally Generated Quests?
2:51:56​ How Big are cities be?
2:53:38​ Castle Sieges VS. Skyrim
2:56:42​ Voice Acting
3:01:35​ Can You have groups or companions
3:05:05​ Can You Have Relationships
3:08:34​ Can You become a Whereboar or Vampire?
3:12:54​ Will You Have Modding Support?
3:16:31​ Will You Have Paid Mods like Bethesda?
3:17:50​ Working With Fans
3:20:52​ D&D Sessions for The Wayward Realms”

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Daggerfall Unity Remaster in 2021 ► Graphics Mods & Elder Scrolls Gameplay in Hammerfell & High Rock…


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Date: January 19, 2021

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“The classic Elder Scrolls game Daggerfall is now running on Unity and the graphics mods have overhauled the game! Let’s play some of this old school RPG set in Hammerfell and High Rock and see how the gameplay is both weird and unique. To see Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim remastered with mods check out the full 202X playlist here:
https://www.gamerzakh.com/202X

Timecodes
0:00 | Intro
4:16 | Character Creation
18:19 | Cinematic
21:24 | Starting Dungeon
51:04 | Wilderness & First Town
1:01:55 | Daggerfall Questing
2:25:30 | Conclusion

Daggerfall Unity Download
https://www.dfworkshop.net/

D.R.E.A.M. Mod Nexus Page (Other mods and settings explained on this page)

https://www.nexusmods.com/daggerfallunity/mods/5

This looks so good!

I really miss playing this game.

It’s wrong that you can automatically fast travel, though…A major part of the game, was the exploration and advancement…You always had to travel manually on foot, horse, etc, to any destination before it became available in fast travel. You get to discover the world this way.

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There Was a Lock for the NES – Gaming Historian…


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Date: January 06, 2021

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“In 1989, parents’ concerns for their children’s video game habits were at an all-time high. One eclectic inventor thought he had the perfect solution: Homework First. It was a literal lock that blocked the cartridge slot of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Was Homework First the ultimate solution to Nintenditis? Learn the story behind the first parental control system for video games.”

Evil!…Evil, I Tell You!

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