50 years ago today, Ham the Chimp travels into outer space aboard Mercury-Redstone 2. Ham (whom was named this only after he survived the flight) was the first ape to fly into space. Note that apes include chimpanzees, gorillas, and humans, but NOT monkeys.
On this day, 23 years ago Final Fantasy VII released on the Sony Playstation in Japan. This year we’ll see the remastered version on Playstation 4. Square Enix plans to release the game in episodic installments, with the first scheduled for release on April 10, 2020.
‘Toyo Cork Kogyo’, which would eventually become Mazda, was founded by Jujiro Matsuda in Hiroshima, 100 years ago (January 30, 1920). The company, which produced cork, was saved from bankruptcy by Hiroshima Savings Bank in the late 1920s. The near death experience allowed the board of the company to reconsider their product offerings. They reorganized […]
Tesla Cybertuck may be the ugliest truck that has ever seen the light of day. But everyone wants it! Besides being ugly, it is a real power pack and it has no problems in a tug of war against Ford’s F-150. Nor does it have any problems accelerating away faster than a Porsche 911.
Six years after the launch of the super successful Windows XP, the now infamous operating system, Windows Vista, was released to an unsuspecting public. For various reasons, the launch of Vista was marred by numerous incompatibility, stability, and otherwise onerous problems. While Microsoft actually made Vista much more palatable after 2 Service Pack upgrades, the damage […]
Sideshow presents The Child Life-Size Figure, created in partnership with Legacy Effects to bring you the galaxy’s most sought-after bounty. Lovingly referred to by audiences as ‘Baby Yoda’, the mysterious alien known as The Child has quickly become the breakout fan-favorite of Star Wars. Buy your own here:https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/star-wars-the-child-sideshow-collectibles-400369
Yesterday, Blizzard released their long awaited remastred version of Warcraft 3. Have you had a chance to play it yet?
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was a game that changed perception of the industry. The grit and cruelty of the GTA franchise has not only brought controversy, its also brought the fans. One bit of controversy was the “Hot Coffee” minigame within GTA. Hot Coffee was a euphemism for sex. In the minigame, the main […]
30 years ago, Disney’s DuckTales released on the NES. The story involves Scrooge McDuck traveling around the globe collecting treasure and outwitting his rival Flintheart Glomgold to become the world’s richest duck. Did you own it?