The Other, Lesser Known Ways Ajit Pai is Destroying the Internet…


Date: November 26, 2017

01) The Other, Lesser Known Ways Ajit Pai is Destroying the Internet


“It’s no secret that the current FCC Chairman hates net neutrality and is set to unravel Obama-era regulations on December 14th, but that’s not the only way he’s ruining the internet. He’s also opening the door to less reliable, more expensive internet that’s accessible to fewer people. In this segment we’ll discuss the other ways Ajit Pai is destroying the internet.”

The Ultimate Sega Dreamcast Documentary – Retro Gaming Commonwealth…


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Date: November 25, 2017

01) The Ultimate Sega Dreamcast Documentary – Retro Gaming Commonwealth


The Dreamcast is a great system…

…But they highlight something here, which I think explains why Sega was never really at the forefront for me…

…Sega was primarily about arcade ports, and arcade-ish games…

However much I loved spending time in an arcade as a kid…I totally sucked at playing the games…

I never tended to get into them…because my personal make up left me bad at them…Well…If I’d had an endless supply of quarters, I might have gotten a lot better…but…

We had Chuck E. Cheese’s, which I remember going to a healthy handful of times…But we wasn’t really encouraged to play video games, nor much enabled to do so…Our parents wouldn’t even buy us one of those “Pong” type systems, that played nothing other than “hit the ball back and forth” games.

Consequently…I’ve always tended towards slower strategy games, and longer story games…stuff that engages the mind, rather than just the reflexes…RPGs and strategy games…simulators…

The Dreamcast [and so much of what Sega put out over the years] was honestly tailored to arcade gamers…With a little bit of content thrown in, to woo RPG players…They did have Phantasy Star, and Shining in the Darkness, after all…

I didn’t even buy a Dreamcast, until several years after it was gone from store shelves…I bought one online…and primarily because I needed it to play Fire Pro Wrestling D, which was exclusive to the Dreamcast…It both looked and played phenomenal on the Dreamcast…In the subsequent years, I’ve been able to explore what RPGs are available for the system…like Skies of Acadia…I picked up one or two others…

…But the reason Sega systems have always been a bit alien to me…is because I’m not part of it’s primary target audience.

Even when Sega was the leader in the U.S…I still leaned a bit more towards Nintendo…I think even the SNES had a stronger RPG/Strategy library, than the Genesis ever had.

It’s too bad…because I basically enjoyed Sega systems and games…but I could get bored of them, after so long.

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