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Ten/10 Western Games and Trends That Never Caught on in Japan

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This three pages Dorkly article tells the "ten/10 western games and trends that never caught on in Japan" -- "In the olden days of gaming, everything worthwhile came out of Japan, as did all of the console manufacturers.

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An old xkcd comic strip: Flash games versus/vs. the most powerful game systems.

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Your overlord agrees with this old xkcd comic strip on web browsers' Flash games versus/vs. the most powerful game systems these days. Your overlord wasted a lot of hours today with them and was supposed to be doing other productive things.

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I Am An Insane Rogue AI/Artificial Intelligence -- A Flash Game.

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Blue's News shares an addicting Flash game titled "I Am An Insane Rouge AI/Artificial Intelligence" on Free Web Arcade and Kongregate (official web site and has the newest/latest version with fixes/changes and new minor features) -- "Play as an evil, insane Rogue Artificial Intelligence/AI! Infiltrate facilities and hack Mainframes to take over the entire world. Choose between violent and pacifist approaches, and pick any combination of 25 powerful upgrades!"

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2000 Versus/Vs. 2010: How the world has changed.

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Blue's News and Laughing Squid share an io9 infographic showing "how the world has changed" between years 2000 and 2010 -- "It's hard to believe how much the world has transformed in the past decade -- but our handy infographic tells the whole story...

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Once upon a time... vintage technologies: Cute French-speaking kids try to make sense of technology from the 1980s/80s.

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Boing Boing shares a three minutes and 25 seconds YouTube video showing children/kids from a school in Québec, Canada, in front of 1980s/80s and 1990s/90s generation technologies. They have to find what are those objects used for.

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The progress bar illusion.

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VideoSift shares a 49 seconds New Scientist video showing a "progress bar illusion. Visual illusions can make download status bars look faster than they really are."

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A history of computing flamewars--in handy graph form!

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Blue's News share an Arstechnica article on "a history of computing flamewars—in handy graph form!"

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Which smartphone do you have or prefer to buy?

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Seven/7 Most Catastrophic World of Warcraft/WoW Moments

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Blue's News share a seven pages Wired article (one page), with embedded videos, showing the "seven/7 most catastrophic World of Warcraft (WoW) moments" -- "... some truly unplanned cataclysms have rocked World of Warcraft in the game's six-year history.

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Are you getting/Did you get World of Warcraft (WoW): Catacylsm?

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Windows Oddities: 25 Years of Microsoftian Weirdness

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Vintage Computing and Gaming shares a fourteen pages/slides Technologizer article showing "Windows Oddities: 25 Years of Microsoftian Weirdness -- Contrary to popular belief, Windows is far from boring. Dig below the surface, and you'll discover a stranger side to the world's most popular operating system. It's filled with twisted homages, forgotten platforms, and dead ends. In a word, it's full of oddities.

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Web Designers Versus/Vs. Web Developers.

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Blue's News share an amusing infographic on Trey Connell whowing the differences between current web designers and web developers.

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Damn You, Auto Correct!

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Neatorama shares "Damn You, Autocorrect!" (has cussings and not safe for work (NSFW)) -- "If you have an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, you know how annoying the Auto Correct feature can be. It changes words without rhyme or reason, and if you're chatting with someone and hit 'send' too quickly, it can really make you look like an idiot.

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Binary of Babel -- An AMD 64-bit Linux demonstration/demo. by Segfault Garden.

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Pouet mentions a shares a three minutes and 24 seconds AMD 64-bit Linux demonstration/demo. titled "Binary of Babel" by Segfault Garden -- "This is a classical-style demo that uses over 20 different programming languges to create the effects...

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The Demoscene Documentary

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Blue's News shares The Scene Documentary's six parts YouTube video playlist (has some nudity artworks) showing its "Demoscene Documentary" in its entirety.

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