• Shane R. Monroe

    by Published on 12-13-2010 01:04 PM
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    2. Reviews,
    3. Homebrew,
    4. Classic
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    It's amazing the stuff you can find at your local drug store. Stuff that just can't be legal, and yet somehow - they are selling it right there on the shelves like a Malaysia piracy kiosk. I've found some remarkable gems before, but this is the brass ring ... the golden chalice of portable emulation devices - The One the Suit Was Made For (sorry, sometimes I just throw in references for myself). ...
    by Published on 12-06-2010 07:17 PM
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    2. Nintendo DS,
    3. Reviews,
    4. DS,
    5. DSiWare
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    Introduction

    The year is 1983. Arcades were filled with video games considered archaic by today's standards; Mario Bros. (the original), Spy Hunter, Track and Field, Cloak & Dagger and Food Fight - just to name a few. The home video game market was collapsing and the NES had just hit Japan, but wouldn't hit our shores for another two years. Theaters were playing movies like Risky Business, Scarface and The Dead Zone. Michael Jackson was still black and groups like Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Prince topped the music charts. Chicago elected the first black mayor, Sally Ride was the first woman in outer space and a suicide bomb attack in Beirut killed 241 Marines.

    Are you firmly dialed back into the '80s now? Good - because video games like Space Ace and it's older brother Dragon's Lair are "period pieces" - and they require a proper mindset to be enjoyed fully.
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    by Published on 10-31-2010 10:05 AM
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    2. Reviews,
    3. Wii
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    The year is 1983. Arcades were filled with video games considered archaic by today's standards; Mario Bros. (the original), Spy Hunter, Track and Field, Cloak & Dagger and Food Fight - just to name a few. The home video game market was collapsing and the NES had just hit Japan, but wouldn't hit our shores for another two years. Theaters were playing movies like Risky Business, Scarface and The Dead Zone. Michael Jackson was still black and groups like Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Prince topped the music charts. Chicago elected the first black mayor, Sally Ride was the first woman in outer space and a suicide bomb attack in Beirut killed 241 Marines.

    Are you firmly dialed back into the '80s now? Good - because video games like Dragon's Lair and its ilk are "period pieces" - and they require a proper mindset to be enjoyed fully.
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    by Published on 10-29-2010 10:22 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews,
    3. Wii
    Dragon's Lair with TV on top for spectators

    The year is 1983. Arcades were filled with video games considered archaic by today's standards; Mario Bros. (the original), Spy Hunter, Track and Field, Cloak & Dagger and Food Fight - just to name a few. The home video game market was collapsing and the NES had just hit Japan, but wouldn't hit our shores for another two years. Theaters were playing movies like Risky Business, Scarface and The Dead Zone. Michael Jackson was still black and groups like Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Prince topped the music charts. Chicago elected the first black mayor, Sally Ride was the first woman in outer space and a suicide bomb attack in Beirut killed 241 Marines.

    Are you firmly dialed back into the '80s now? Good - because video games like Dragon's Lair and its ilk are "period pieces" - and they require a proper mindset to be enjoyed fully.
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    by Published on 09-10-2010 01:27 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Editorial,
    3. Classic,
    4. Movies

    Before we look at twenty five of the greatest TV show introduction videos, I'd like to put forward that these aren't THE TOP 25 intros of all time. Obviously, these lists are always subjective - usually determined by what the writer remembers from his own frame of references. Much like video games, music and other forms of entertainment - you're always going to be more likely to target those examples that you favor. As a child of the 1980s, TV was a huge part of my youth.
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    by Published on 07-07-2010 11:05 AM
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    2. PC,
    3. Editorial
    Dial Up

    Anyone that's been using Usenet long enough knows just how far it's come over the decades. From the origins as a discussion group service to the unstoppable piracy jauggernaut it's become, Usenet (and the ways of accessing it) have changed dramatically through the years.

    For those coming into this article not quite understanding what Usenet is, let me give you a brief run down. The old timers might want to skip ahead a bit while I cover the history of Usenet. ...
    by Published on 07-06-2010 10:10 AM
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    Welcome to Android! I'm assuming you're reading this article because you just got an Android device (or you are planning on getting one in the near future).

    It occurred to us here at Monroeworld that there really isn’t a power-user introductory guide for the Android - so we’re taking a stab at it. We’re going to cover information, usage and of course, recommended apps that we have found useful (and why).

    This guide is for what we call “power users”. If you’re interested in making calls, SMSing and downloading fart apps - this isn’t the guide for you. However, if you’re interested in harvesting the most bang for the buck on the Android phone (this article is written around the Motorola Droid cellphone) - you’re in the right place.
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