About two years ago, I went through an agonizing and frustrating bout with the internet in general and Amazon in specific while trying to obtain the hot-yet-unavailable NES Classic. Nintendo either had underestimated the interest in an all-in-one retro gaming console or (more likely) deliberately underproduced stock to drive up interest and demand. In any case, no matter how diligent I was in trying to nab one, I never could — and I certainly wasn’t going to pay scalper prices. So I played the waiting game. That was eased by last year’s release of the SNES Classic, a console which I had wanted much more anyway. Since then, I have hooked up the SNES in my office where it enjoys a lot of play from me, my kids, and anyone else in the church who has a hankering for nostalgia and genuinely fun games. Hearing my kids talk about Mario, Zelda, Starfox, and Street Fighter II puts a lot of happy in my heart, since I can share some of my own childhood with them. I wasn’t … [Read more...] about NES Classic finally joins my home arcade
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I’ve been meaning to write this list for a while, especially since I’ve done my top 10 SNES, PlayStation, and Atari 2600 games. What makes coming up with a list of my favorite 10 Nintendo Entertainment System games a little weird is that unlike the other game systems I’ve done, I never owned a NES. Instead, all of my friends did, and so my experiences were always bumming off someone else’s system. Even so, I had my favorites! Here goes nothing. 1. Ikari Warriors II I’ve seen this on some “worst of” lists, but for me it was always a fave because my friend and I would play co-op on this shooter for hours when I went over to his house on Sunday afternoons. Yes, occasionally we’d get stuck in the levels and end up shouting at the other person, but that was half the fun. 2. Super Mario Bros. My first NES game and my introduction to the 8-bit era. It really blew me away at the time with its graphics, its tight platforming, and all of those … [Read more...] about My 10 favorites NES games
City of Heroes is undoubtedly the most surprising shut down of the year, not to mention the show of support for the game by its community during its last days. You didn’t think that the drama surrounding City of Heroes was over just because the servers had shut down, did you? Well think again. MMORPG.com has posted an article today detailing exchanges between NCSoft and a former Paragon Studios employee over the fate of City of Heroes, and as usual the two pieces of information directly clash with one another. According to the source from Paragon Studios, City of Heroes had been profitable even before the transition to free to play, bringing in twelve million annually compared to four million in operating costs. NCSoft apparently wanted $80 million to sell City of Heroes to another developer, however they valued the game at $3 million for tax purposes. Ultimately, however, the game was shut down as while the game was profitable, the profits were not “what they needed to … [Read more...] about NCSoft Breaks Silence, Paragon Studios Wasn’t Profitable
40 But there's a better way - Using ping services. Ping service allows you to notify search engines that your blog has been updated. Ping is an XML-RPC-based push mechanismby which a blog notifies a server that its content has been updated. When I started blogging, I used to ping my URL manually to get quick index. But manual pinging is boring and time-consuming. Then I came to know about WordPress Ping Update Service. WordPress Ping update service works automatically. Whenever you publish a new post or modify an old post, ping services notify search engine and blog directories to index it. In this post, I will be sharing an updated WordPress Ping List for 2017. And I will also show you how to update WordPress ping list. Read: How to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours Here is a list of working Ping sites which will help you to ping more services. This is the same list that I am using here at RoadToBlogging.com. http://rpc.twingly.com http://api.feedster.com/ping … [Read more...] about Updated WordPress Ping List 2017
In last couple of months, we have seen lots of improvements and features added to Facebook. Facebook subscribe button is the latest in additions. Needless to say, it’s an attempt from Facebook to cut down the migrating social media junkies to Google+. Moreover, with Google+ emerging as the sole competitor to Facebook, new set of features and improvement become a requisite of the time. Looking at some of new features like Subscribe buttons for feeds, Facebook ticker feature, New Fb privacy settings and many more, Facebook is integrating some of the popular Google+ features. In coming days, according to some screenshots, we will have status sharing count feature that is again a Rip-off of Google+ feature. From an End user perspective, this will give me ample amount of reasons to stay tuned to Facebook, as I will be getting all the major Google+ features inside Facebook. When Facebook launched new privacy settings where you can set your privacy settings to public and this more … [Read more...] about How To Use Facebook Subscribe Feature For Marketing?