<a href="http://dlb-network.com/2014/01/dlb-network-gaming-podcast-episode-205/"><b>The DLB-Network Gaming Podcast – Episode 205</b></a> <a href="http://dlb-network.com/2013/11/grand-theft-auto-online-reloaded/"><b>Grand Theft Auto Online Reloaded</b></a> <a href="http://dlb-network.com/2013/11/dlbtv-dualshock-4-teardown-custom-white-paint-job/"><b>DLBTV | DualShock 4 Teardown & Custom White Paint Job</b></a> <a href="http://dlb-network.com/2013/10/watch-dogs-and-the-crew-delayed-until-april-2014/"><b>Watch Dogs & The Crew Delayed Until At Least April 2014!</b></a> <a href="http://dlb-network.com/2013/10/dlb-network-review-beyond-two-souls-playstation-3/"><b>DLB-Network Review: Beyond Two Souls For PS3</b></a>
 

Dreamcast on OUYA!

25 December, 2013 Uncategorized 1 comment

What’s going on DLB network. Your boy Damian is back with a Ouya update Dreamcast Emu alpha build. With the Dreamcast being the latest emulated gaming console on the ouya . It brings your old games to the system that you can Injoy from your personal collection.Being this is a early build of the Emu for it I can say that I have played already some classic’s

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Nintendo 2DS – Introduction

28 August, 2013 DS, Nintendo No comments
Nintendo 2DS – Introduction

REVIEW – OUYA: Bridging the Gap // A Solid Gaming Console & A Retro Gamers Heaven

REVIEW – OUYA: Bridging the Gap // A Solid Gaming Console & A Retro Gamers Heaven

Well you can say that the consoles wars have began – well technically. The OUYA has released and I must say it has taken the public by storm with Amazon being sold out and also GameStop sold out too, along with other retailers.

With this new console only being $99 dollars, it’s a steal and you should definitely buy it. Are you asking why should you buy it? Now that’s a good question!

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The Next-gen Consoles & How They Will Look

The Next-gen Consoles & How They Will Look

It’s January 2013 and the rumors and speculation of the new next-gen console versions of the Xbox and PlayStation are running rampant. The big question is, will we see any announcements from these two companies? That is the question, and I believe that we will see announcements.

With Sony having PlayStation destination in February, and possibly announcing the next-generation PlayStation console, will Microsoft make the move to announce something for the next-gen Xbox before this years E3? If either of the companies decide to announce it before E3, will we actually see a form factor of these next-generation consoles at the time of the announcement? To me, that’s the true question, what do they look like? (press “read more” to view the rest of the article).

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Damian’s Rant – Disc Format Or Cartridge-Based

Damian’s Rant – Disc Format Or Cartridge-Based
In 2013, video games are in the stages of next-gen. All current generation video game consoles use disc-based formats (Xbox/PS3 & Wii). With the first next-generation console, the WiiU, being disc format and using DVD Nine as that format I would say they are using last gen’s technology. With Xbox/PlayStation next-generation consoles using possibly both Blu-Ray as their disc format, they are truly next gen and ahead of the game.
With these next-generation consoles using  the disc format and a powerful laser, some wonder about the cooling systems in the next gen consoles too. So now here is where the cartridge theory comes into play, and you’re wondering why I am saying cartridge. With this current generation consoles using laser technology and disc format generates a lot of heat and wear and tear on the systems. This also causing disc read errors and laser failure.
So the year is 1985 and Nintendo launches their home console. The console was a well-built console that had a cartridge based 72 pin connector and hardly any heat Problems. Yes, the NES had its problems, a constant blinking screen not reading of games. Yes, this was due to the cartridge technology at that time. So Sega came out with the Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, and Nintendo dropped the Super Nintendo & N64, which were all cartridge-based. Last year, Sony came out with the PlayStation Vita, which uses a proprietary cartridge for its games.
Yes it is a handheld and yes Nintendo  has been doing it for years too.
Some say cartridge-based technology is outdated, well this is where you’re wrong, current phone technology only uses a proprietary memory card or internal memory which in some ways are considered a cartridge.
What I consider a cartridge is anything that does not use a laser or a disc technology.

So now why can’t video game companies use the memory cards/cartridges in their consoles? Yes, the disc  format is cheaper to make, but having a laser format and a heat sink inside the system causes the system to be hotter and a higher failure rate. How many Red rings/Yellow lights of deaths have you seen? I’ve seen too many. Now don’t sit here and say that the cartridge technology is outdated these days. You have cards ranging from 16 to 32 to 64 & 128gb Of storage. Current generation Blu-Ray discs are only up to 25 to 50gb. With next-gen, there’s no telling what size of Blu-ray will be able to handle. If video game companies were to make a system cartridge-based, they would be able to get rid of all the heat issues that causes the system to either melt overheat or come apart from the inside, Using a memory card/cartridge as its format.

Yes, you can say it’s a stupid idea, but it’s also a good one. You can say it won’t work due to the bootlegs of cartridge games. That’s where you take a page out of Sony’s book and make a proprietary card/cartridge like the Vita has, which forces you to buy the games.

Disc technology, or cartridge, what does the future hold for us when it comes to gaming?

This is my rant.

Evolution of the Controller

Evolution of the Controller

Hello fellow gamers, today I talk  about the evolution of the video game controller. The controller has been a substantial part of the video game industry. From a joystick and one button, to a joypad and two buttons, and the list goes on and on.

Now that it’s 2013 and we are on the brink of seeing new next-gen consoles, Xbox and PlayStation, are we expecting these two companies to stay the same when it comes to the controller? Like most of y’all, I would like to see the same form factor. With previews consoles being shown before the release, the controller was a major factor, showing some ugly prototypes that never saw the light of day. Now, what if Xbox/Sony want to put out new controllers with their new next gen consoles like the Wii U has done with a game-pad? Is it time for the next-gen consoles to take a page from Nintendo’s book and put out a new kind of gamepad/controller? If that does happen, will previous console controllers be backwards compatible a good thing. Maybe they’ll even go proprietary, forcing us to buy new Accessories to use for these new next-gen consoles.
Steps in new controller design

1) Sleek design
2) No new buttons except for existing ones
3) Do not add new buttons/Touchscreen to make it even harder for people to play
4) Rechargeable battery installed/Charge wire being proprietary to every system

Vita System Software Update (v2.00)


 

 

With the addition of PS Plus, and such a great lineup of exclusive games launching by this holiday, now is the perfect time to purchase a PS Vita.