Those players who really like to immerse themselves…
A SNES devotee has completed a quest to find and archive all 844 English-language manuals for games on the console. It took eight years, though nearly half of the work was completed in the final two years.
The collector, who goes by the handle Peebs, originally concentrated on playing (and beating) SNES games on Twitch. He found it wasn’t always easy to find game manuals online, so began leading the quest with a team of volunteers.
As well as searching for scan files on old copies of websites through the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, they tracked down and scanned physical manuals as well as receiving nearly 100 scans from users who answered a plea.
Unlike instructions uploaded by Nintendo for SNES games on the Switch service, these are the original manuals, complete with rusted staples, spills, promos for other games, and nostalgic safety warnings not to clean cartridges with “benzene, paint thinner, alcohol or similar solvents.”
The final manual added to the collection was 90 Minutes: European Prime Goal, a revamp of a Japanese game originally based around the country’s J. League.
Like any true obsessive, completing a project is simply a cue to start another one, so Peebs and colleages are now turning their attention to manuals for the Super Famicom, N64 and Virtual Boy.
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–Community – The Complete Series – Blu-ray –
A delightful piece of fan fic about The Addams Family renting their house to broke college kids. Read on!
From Binging with Babish:
This week, we’re taking a look at Bobby Hill’s brilliant (and age-appropriate) idea of doubling the butter in a factory-standard chocolate chips cookie. How can we prevent paper-thin, floppy, ineffectual cookies as a result of all the added richness? We need only listen to the wisdom of Lama Sanglug: let the wind take the world away, and make sure the butter stays emulsified.
A silo of sand could be the key to using renewable energy more efficiently according to an experiment in Finland. The first commercial “sand battery” could store heat for several months before using it to heat water.
The project aims to tackle one of the big problems with energy generation methods such as solar and wind that have varying outputs. Ideally any excess could be stored for future use, but doing so with lithium batteries has financial and physical limitations.
The Finnish project uses electricity derived from solar and wind energy, which would otherwise go to waste, to heat up a silo of low grade sand to 500 degrees Celsius. This can be kept for several months with little heat loss, then discharged as hot air. This then heats a district heating network in the town of Kankaanpää, which circulates hot water to heat homes and offices.
The main limitation is that using the stored heat to directly generate electricity is far less efficient, meaning at the moment it’s more useful as a replacement source for situations where electricity is normally used to generate heat. As well as water-based building heating, this includes several industrial processes.
Artist Stephen Byrne has created an alternate version of the MCU called the Marvel Chums Universe, and as you’ll see in the animation above, it couldn’t get more adorable than this! I just love that he recreated key moments from the history of Marvel movies using his very own personal touch, putting humor and adorableness thought the whole thing. Check it out!