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The Ghosts of Portables Past is back for the third year, and once again will be hosted on the Bitfix gaming forums. As a means to clear out our workspace desks, storage boxes, and project logs, we dedicate the entire month of October to work on and finish older, neglected, or defunct projects. Will we finish a project in time? Third time could be the charm. If you have an old project you can join in to our unholy witchcraft as well. Read on!
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Things have been slow in the shop lately, as real life beckons as it always does. In an effort to keep the site from getting stagnant in these times, we decided to do some video game reviews every so often, mostly when between projects or waiting for parts. The first game we’d like to do an in-depth, extensive review on is the quirky and unique NES Classic Super Mario Bros 2, of course without mentioning Doki Doki Panic because I’m sure everybody knows about that and is tired of hearing about by now. Each of the four characters has their own strengths and weaknesses, so choose the one best for the situation and it’s on with the review.
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November rolls in and October comes to an end. Witches rode their Broomsticks high and ghosts and goblins filled the sky. Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s Ghosts of Portables Past Event. There was a lot of participation with participants from the Bitfix Gaming Community Forums. While no projects were completed and ghosts vanquished, it was a successful campaign with plenty of work accomplished for each of the contestants. To round out the Event, here is he summary roundup of progress from this year’s four Bitfix Gaming entries, and you can of course check out the progress of our own project, the 80′s NEStop entry here.
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Do regrets of neglected projects still haunt the you to core of your very soul? Does your workbench wail in vain for all eternity waiting for a new project? Search the depths of your Toolbox to gather Something of the Thread, Something of the Head, Something of the Body, and Something of the Dead for a Soldering Iron voodoo doll to participate in the Second Annual Ghosts of Portables Past Event, hosted this year at the Bitfixgaming Community!
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Another Year, another Midwest Gaming Classic in the books, and what a show it was. With ~364 or so days to go until MGC 2016, time to scour the internet for articles, tweets, recaps, tours, interviews, and any other content to relive the best weekend of the year. As we await the future, we present to you This Year in Pictures, MGC 2015.
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The internet is an ever evolving beast. Interests shift, communities die. Digg, Yahoo, YTMND, Myspace, any successful website can fall from favor in an instant. Such an environment is especially tumultuous for modders, hobbyists, and content creators as helpful tutorials, worklogs, projects and even friends can fall by the wayside. What is there to do when sites close and information lost? There is of course The Internet Wayback Machine, but it only saves snapshots of certain pages and not every forum thread, so Google Cache is an alternative worth a try.
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