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Pokemon Crystal for Nintendo 3DS Release Date December 14, 2017

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A few months ago, Nintendo released the original Generation 2 Pokémon games, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, on the Nintendo 3DS’s Virtual Console service. Since then, a lot of people have been wondering why the third game from that generation, Pokémon Crystal, was not released with it. Pokémon Crystal had several features not found in Gold or Silver including animated sprites in battle and the option of playing as a female trainer. Well, I’ve got some great news for people who have wanted to play Pokémon Crystal on a modern system.

Today, Nintendo has announced they will be re-releasing Pokémon Crystal, arguably the best game of that generation, on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Here’s the official announcement trailer.

Pokémon Crystal is already out on the Nintendo Game Boy Color. It will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on January 26, 2018.

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Tales from IT – Connecting a FireWire 800 MacBook Pro to a Thunderbolt 3 iMac December 11, 2017

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If you need to get your data copied off of a Mac without taking it apart, Apple built a feature into the OS X operating system called Target Disk Mode. Simply hold down the “T” Key as you turn the computer on and your Mac instantly becomes an external hard drive capable of being read by other Mac computers.

However, certain older Macs have limits on what ports can be used while in Target Disk Mode, and many of those older ports are no longer used in modern Macs like the recent iMac. The 2010 MacBook Pro, for example, can only use its 9-Pin FireWire 800 port in Target Disk Mode, and in order for another computer to connect to it in Target Disk Mode, it needs to be compatible with that port. Newer Macs no longer offer FireWire ports in their computers, and instead include newer Thunderbolt-branded ports. While faster and more capable, Apple users need to purchase an adapter to make the Thunderbolt port work with a FireWire device. Thankfully, Apple does make a FireWire To Thunderbolt adapter, its really expensive, and it doesn’t fit the new Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports included in all new iMac models. You would need to get a second, even more expensive adapter, to connect a Thunderbolt 2 device to a Thunderbolt 3 port.

So it came to be that in order to perform a direct peer to peer data connection between two Macs with just seven years in age apart, Maniac would need to buy no less than one cable and two separate adapters. Maniac called every Apple Tech Support, Genius and personal friend he knew familiar with Apple products and not a single one of them (on either coast) admitted to attempting what he wanted to do, although a few admitted it would probably work on paper.

So what happens when your 2010 MacBook dies and you want to get the files off of it? Will nearly $100 worth of Apple cables do the trick? Watch and find out!

The Last of Us Part II – PSX 2017 Panel December 10, 2017

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No game coming out for the PS4 is more anticipated than The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog. At this year’s PlayStation Experience, the two lead actors of the original game (Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson) are joined by three all-new cast members along with the game’s writer and director. They’re going to sit down with host Hannah Hart as she tries to get them to spill as much information about the game as she can. Sit back, relax, and prepare to rock.

The Last of Us Part II is coming exclusively to PS4.

Uncharted 10th Anniversary Panel – PSX 2017 December 10, 2017

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2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the incredible Uncharted franchise. To celebrate, the organizers of PlayStation Experience 2017 brought the incredible cast together including Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Claudia Black, Laura Bailey, Graham McTavish, Robin Atkin Downes, and Troy Baker. Its an incredible panel full of behind the scenes information that all Uncharted fans need to watch.

Rest In Peace, Gordon Hunt.

Shadow of the Colossus – PlayStation Underground Preview December 9, 2017

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PlayStation Underground videos were included on demo discs for the original PlayStation, and now they are responsible for publishing video previews of new and upcoming PlayStation games. PlayStation Experience 2017 is in full swing, and during today’s live feed, PlayStation Underground broadcast a preview of the upcoming PS4 version of the PS2 classic Shadow of the Colossus.

Shadow of the Colossus is already out on PS2 and PS3. It is coming out on PS4 soon.

Spider-Man PS4 – Behind the Scenes PSX 2017 December 9, 2017

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During the PlayStation Experience 2017 live feed earlier today, Sony showed this behind the scenes video of the upcoming Spider-Man for PS4. In this video, the developers at Insomniac Games talk about their personal history with the character and give a closer look at the game’s main villain. If you’re as excited about this game as I am, you should give it a watch.

Spider-Man is coming to PS4 exclusively in 2018.

Bayonetta 3 Announced December 8, 2017

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This was just shown at The Game Awards, enjoy.

I’ll just leave this right here.

Bayonetta 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Tales From IT – Restoring Time Machine Backups to a New Mac Using Migration Assistant December 6, 2017

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We’ve got an all-new Tales from IT, where we follow-up on an IT story we previously talked about.

Maniac’s girlfriend had a 2010 MacBook Pro which recently died on her. Thankfully, she had kept regular Time Machine backups before the computer died, and while they didn’t include files she had made in the last two months, the vast majority of her programs and documents were safely on her time machine drive.

Mac data is not compatible with Windows PCs, so to recover her data she needed to buy a new Mac. Macs have an internal program called Migration Assistant which is designed to copy data from older Macs using three possible methods: Ethernet, Target Disk Mode, or Time Machine. The first two options were not possible, so we attempted to move all the data from her Time Machine backup.

Here’s how it worked, some tips for what not to do, and some errors you can expect if you decide to perform this procedure!

Generation 3 Pokemon Announced For Pokemon Go December 6, 2017

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Big news for Pokémon Go players! Niantic has just announced that Generation 3 Pokémon, the kind of Pokémon originally found in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, will start entering the wilds of Pokémon Go.

Take a look at the official reveal trailer:

Niantic has also announced Pokémon Go will soon feature a dynamic weather system which will adjust itself to the immediate weather of your location. This will have an effect on which Pokémon you’ll be able to catch in the wild, and how well your Pokémon’s attacks work during the weather conditions.

Pokémon Go is out now on Android and iOS devices.

Mega Man 11 Announced December 5, 2017

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Mega Man has always been considered one of the most important classic franchises from the NES Generation. It defined what we view as a 2D action platformer and inspired countless other games over the decades. We haven’t seen a new Mega Man title since the release of Mega Man 10 nearly a decade ago, but if you watch the trailer embedded below I think Mega Man fans across the world will rejoice.

Mega Man 11 is coming Late 2018 to PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch,