I wrote about stumbling upon a copy of Dreamcast multimedia email software DreamFlyer for $1, learning about the PinkRabbit family of software it’s based on and compatible with, and liberating the computer versions from time bomb code. Hope you enjoy! https://jessicastokes.net/blog/2021/06/10/unlocking-pinkrabbit/
Jessica’s playing a Dreamcast golf game, and it has the most “Sonic Adventure” feeling music? It’s incredible. https://youtu.be/9D7TgPBq580
OpenSSL fix is out. Patch if your server is running 1.1.1h or later. https://mta.openssl.org/pipermail/openssl-announce/2021-March/000198.html
Gofundme collected a set of verified fundraisers to help those affected baby the Atlanta shootings: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate
Wow, Sakaguchi’s new game looks gorgeous. It’s built using real-world dioramas that have been digitized, and the whole thing really does look like a set of miniatures. https://www.theverge.com/games/2021/3/2/22309074/fantasian-diorama-rpg-apple-arcade-hironobu-sakaguchi
Holy shit, Micro Cabin are still around? I thought they were one of those companies that had gone under in the late 90s or early 2000s. Looks like they only do pachinko now, not sure if they still own their back catalogue. https://www.microcabin.co.jp
Flugfeld Simulator: I Like Simulator (Actalogic/UIG Entertainment, PC, 2010) https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/airport-simulator
Pebble Beach Golf Links Plus (T&E Soft/Softbank, PlayStation, 1996) https://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation/pebble-beach-no-hat-plus
Just found out that the composer of one of my favourite computer RPG soundtracks (Advanced Fantasian) later moved on to golf games, where she did some genuinely fantastic work?? These are some A+ golf tunes. https://youtu.be/cZHm5VlkV1A?list=PLasdjh5uMq2QRg2PGNflEk_zNfD4NFjBc
for all your copyright-free shitposting needs: jon manning has created CC0 versions of the expanding brain meme https://secretlab.institute/2021/02/15/cc-0-licensed-galaxy-brain-images/
via twitter (https://twitter.com/desplesda/status/1360743216832606210)
Just found out there was a Garfield JRPG for mobile phones and it uses the FF6 dialogue box format and font. https://www.mobygames.com/game/j2me/garfield-2-royal-adventure
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