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『 レトロゲーまー Load 40 』




So, the 40th issue of Retro Gamer is out and, and has been for quite some time now, and as usual, it's packed with great articles for retro freaks and regular gamers alike. Don't get me wrong. Nothing has changed. It's still 90% retro.


The 40th issue continues the series of retrospective articles about classic platforms. This time it's Nec's PC Engine / TurboGrafx. As usual, a nice in depth article reviews the platform history, groundbreaking titles, different versions and revisions of the PC engine, and of course current prices.


Cover story of the issue describes the rise and fall of one of the most popular and controversial beat 'em up series ever created. Every character and every possible version of the game are discussed. We can also read about future developements and plans for the series, starting with some impressions of the latest Wii game.


Part three of SNK history is also here. The story of SNK's struggle against superior technology of its competition continues. This time the issue of piracy is also discussed.


Something you might not want to miss is the history of ID. This article will take you on a journey that started with a few friends and a diskmag. If you want to know how Quake came about and how much blood, sweat and tears went into the project, get your copy of Retro Gamer - Load 40 NOW!

『 Wiiのための光がありません。 』


This has been bugging me for a while now. Did you notice what every Wii ad has in commom? That's right. The Wii drive light is on. Nice blue glow leaks out from the inside of your precious Wii to bring joy to everyone, who think that blue lights are cool.



I am one of those people. I think that Wii looks incredibly cool with the drive light on, but wait... Is there something wrong with the Wii, or is every single ad wrong? My Wii drive doesn't glow. It blinks, with extremely short blinks on very rare occasions. It blinks once when you turn it on and insert a disc, and it blinks once when you reset it. And you'd better not blink yourself during the reset, or you'll most likely miss it!



Below you can watch a short video I've made, that shows you the Wii blinking. I cut out the waiting times to make it all about the blinking drive. You can't power the Wii up, reset and take the disc out this fast. It needs its time.



By the way, the four small photos were stolen from an official Nintendo Wii website. Did you notice that on the photo with a hand holding the Wii, the Wii drive still glows, even though it's not connected to anything? And yes, I'm aware that the drive will glow upon an incoming email, but that just doesn't do it for me.
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