On 7/7/07, Momchil Ivanov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Friday 06 July 2007 11:49:51 Peter Boosten wrote:
> Momchil Ivanov wrote:
> > You can try the mame emulator (it is in ports). There were a lot of
games
> > for 8 bit consoles when I was about 8 years old :) and believe me, they
> > were and still are amaizing. There is no such experience as playing the
> > whole night "Tanks" with a friend getting to the last level or so.
>
> True: they don't make them like they used to :-)

21th century :) everything is 3D with surround sound now, no beeps, even the
controls are different now. Have you tried the new Wii console? You have
wireless remotes with built in speakers (they vibrate too) and you just have
to move your hand around or turn the remote..... Boxing with these remotes
is
fun :) though they don`t work with distances greater that 2.5-3 meters,
which
is a but unpleasant when 4 people are playing tennis ( there is just not
enough free space for 4 people moving hands around in these 3 meters in
front
of the tv).
Though computer games are fun, consoles still rock!

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Off topic:

The wii remote references an array of infrared sources, typically
emitted from the supplied sensor bar. However, any two point sources
of infrared light can be substituted. For example, one could ignite
two candles and place them on either side of the television. Common
household candles emit in the infrared spectrum and thus can be used
as reference points by the infrared sensor in the controller. Due to
the fact that they are significantly brighter than those in the
supplied sensor bar, one should be able to use the controller from a
significant distance. Be careful not to burn your house down. You can
probably find some nice infrared emitting diodes at Radio Shack and
hook them up to an AC/DC converter instead.

Be safe. Experiment. Have fun.
-Modulok-
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