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Lost Media – EA’s Alternate Reality Game About Conspiracies, Majestic January 29, 2022

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Maniac discusses a completely unremembered game from the year 2000, Majestic. Published by EA and priced like an MMO, Majestic had no game engine or executable. Players received phone calls, video messages emails and faxes, all to assist or hinder them in their quest to protect themselves and their in-game allies from whatever was coming.

Five episodes and a demo were released over the course of the game’s lifespan. They ranged in length from three to six days of real-time gameplay each and could not be replayed once completed. A second season was announced after the fifth episode concluded, but was cancelled due to low subscription numbers of the first season. Since it’s release, no one remembers it, and since most of its gameplay revolves around streaming video messages, emails, faxes and phone calls, next to nothing of the game was preserved.

What was the game about, and where might this content be? Let’s let our host tell you a story.

Magic Mouse Unboxing January 28, 2022

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You didn’t think the M1 Mac Mini was the only thing we unboxed did you? No, especially since the Mac Mini does not ship with a keyboard or mouse. For the longest time, Mac computers only shipped with a single-button mouse, while PC users enjoyed multi-button mice equipped with scroll wheels. By the mid-2000s, Apple finally released their own multi-button mouse that offered users the ability to scroll…with the caveat that it still looked like a one-button mouse. It was called…the Magic Mouse!

Many years have passed since that original Magic Mouse released and it has undergone many hardware revisions in the intervening years. Today, we’ll be looking at the most recent version which retails for $79.99 US.

If you’re a Mac user and need a mouse, then the Magic Mouse is what you want to pick up!

iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 15.3 Released January 26, 2022

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Earlier this week, a security issue was found with the Safari browser that worked in nearly every platform the browser was used on. Today, Apple has released an enormous and wide ranging fix on every platform they produce. That includes updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

So if you own an Apple device ranging from the Watch to the Mac, please update it as soon as possible. The update will weigh in between 670-970MB for the iPhone and iPad to 2.5GB for the Mac.

FAIL : How Steve Jobs Returned to Apple After Palm Messed Up January 26, 2022

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Settle in everyone, Maniac is going to share a story with you. After Steve Jobs returned to Apple in the early 2000s, he went on to revolutionize the world. However, most people don’t remember Jobs was actually fired from the company he co-founded some time in the mid-80s. The circumstances that saw his return to Apple are just incredible and it all rested on several poor decisions made by a company called Palm. Let’s take a look at what happened in this epic FAIL.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus – Nintendo Overview Trailer January 25, 2022

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Nintendo has just released their own new overview trailer for the upcoming RPG game Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The game is less than a week away but that week just felt a little bit longer.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2022.

TRIANGLE STRATEGY Trailer 2 January 25, 2022

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Nintendo has been on the ball as of late by releasing some incredible RPGs for the Switch. Today, we got a good look at the spiritual follow up for the unique Octopath Traveler with this new trailer for TRIANGLE STRATEGY. Let’s check it out!

TRIANGLE STRATEGY is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Mac Mini M1 Unboxing and Startup January 23, 2022

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A few weeks ago we revealed our intention to do some videos about our experience switching to Mac. Today, the first of those videos is being released. In it, we unbox the 2020 M1 Mac Mini and fire it up for the first time.

What’s included in the box and what do you need to get it running? Enjoy this unboxing in glorious 4K HDR and your questions will be answered.

Conversations with Curtis Episode 10 – Interview with Jen Taylor January 23, 2022

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Today is going to be a weird step into the expanded Microsoft publishing universe. The lead actor of the classic PC horror adventure game Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh, Paul M. Stetler, will be interviewing the lead actress from the Halo franchise, Jen Taylor who played the iconic character Cortana.

The interview is scheduled to begin in two minutes but the feed is currently live. You can watch right now on the embed below!

Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is out now for PC. Halo: Infinite is out now on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Lost Media – Star Trek: My Experience January 20, 2022

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In 1998, Star Trek: The Experience opened at the Las Vegas Hilton. Even thirty years later it was a venue that major theme parks are still playing catch up to. It closed in 2008. In 2010, a REFERENCE-QUALITY documentary about the history of Star Trek: The Experience was published on the (now defunct) website Blip. It was called Star Trek: My Experience and was created by Vernon Wilmer, a former cast member and megafan.

In 2012, Blip was purchased by Disney and shut down. All content hosted on it that was not archived was lost. Among the lost content was Mr. Wilmer’s incredible documentary which to this day has not been reposted online.

Here’s a video with my thoughts about the documentary and a plea to Mr. Wilmer for its return. Enjoy.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Official Preview Video January 14, 2022

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It’s just a matter of weeks until Game Freak releases a major new game in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Legends: Arceus. In this prequel game you will take control of one of the first Pokémon trainers in the Sinnoh region.

However, other than a trailer and some screenshots we haven’t seen very much of the game leading up to release. That ended this week as Nintendo and Game Freak released this official preview video. Take a look!

I wish the preview had been longer, or we had seen this preview earlier and more previews were still to be released. The gameplay is entirely different from any of the Pokémon games we’ve seen before, and that can be a good thing. Movement and gameplay appear to be in real-time. Oh, and I’m so happy to see there will be quests! This reminds me of playing an MMO, except in single-player and that suits me just fine.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is coming January 28th, 2022 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.