Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Hello All

K-Tel Classics. Step back in time. via

MPAA Goes After More Bittorrent Site Operators. via

In a poll of 4,000 British movie fans conducted by video rental giant Blockbuster, John Cleese's rant demanding ?What have the Romans done for us?? has been named the funniest movie scene of all time. Too right. I've seen it countless times and i still laugh out loud.

Gary Arnold's Novelty Radio Page. via

Kids review old video games. Cheeky twunts! via

Check out the amazing Asimo robot running. via

Lycos' Top 100 search terms of 2004. via


Merg said...

Re kids-with-old-games thang.

Ever noticed they always choose thick kids?

ILuvNUFC said...

Are'nt they all these days? ;)

mmChronic said...

I got one of those Namco joystick plugin to tv arcade things for Christmas. It had Pacman, Galaxians, DigDug, Bosconian and RallyX. The bairn was only (slightly) interested in Pacman and thought the rest were 'boring'.

Incidentally, whilst I was looking to for the joystick thing on Gadget shop to link it I found this which is an object lesson in how to sell a 300 quid PC for £5,000.

I'm off to borrow Hippy Tony's carpentry skills.

ILuvNUFC said...

It would be very easy to build the box thingy if you could take care of the computer bit. This time next year we WILL be millionaires.

mmChronic said...

The only sticky point is the software. They have 50 Capcom games bundled with the box which I'm guessing they've licenced.

When we give them a a marker pen labelled DVD-R with several thousand ROMs on we may be a teensy weensy bit in breach of copyright law.

ILuvNUFC said...

That old chestnut again eh?

Merg said...

That's easy, we just sell 'em from a country that doesn't recognise copyright law together with a disclaimer that it's up to the buyer to "ensure compliance with local laws".

Freedonia, here we come!

(ps it's easy to get those Capcom ROMs quite reasonably in a legal fashion, and we'd still have lots of profit!)

mmChronic said...

Do you reckon they are really cheap? I though that may have been the bulk of the cost - it certainly isn't the hardware.

Right I need a shit PC, some plywood and MAME. I'm off to become this millenium's Namco.

Merg said...

yeah, they were availble last year with some other stuff for about 80 quid, IIRC -- fully licensed, legit copies.