Where to download the Cube Quest CHD?

UPDATE: As widely expected, all the sources quoted in the post are now offering the download for the first laserdisc videogame emulated by MAME, though with various shapes and variously practical modes. The guide has been modified and updated according to the new wider availability.


Guides & Reviews - Friendly and complete guides for software usage, reviews careful about the stuff that matters. In respect of the motto: No Panic! Passed away the emotional fuddle for the news of the emulation of the first lasergame in the MAME history, here it is the question that necessarily follows: where to get the ginormous file in CHD format, of more than 10 Gigabytes, containing the dump of the game laserdisc? What I propose here is a brief yet useful (or at least I hope that) guide to the Internet recesses from which is currently possible to obtain this digital moloch to feed the emulator of emulators with.

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Good Old Games, who wants a beta invite code?

UPDATE: A lucky user writing from the USA has received via mail the invite code that GOG.com has granted me. Happy retrogaming to him, to me and everyone enjoys the experience 😛


Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, tooDunno why (yet), but the beta of Good Old Games, the digital store of retrogaming that would like to become a point of reference for the peculiar audience to which it refers, isn’t closed yet. Not so bad, anyway, personally I’ll profit to continue to test the service, buy some old classic that I still haven’t played and more generally devote myself to my preferred activity after sex. That is retrogaming 😀

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LLOOGG, the essential web access stats

UPDATE (03/28/2014): Unfortunately LLOOGG has been closed down by its creators as explained in this news, hence the following guide has lost all its practical usefulness.


Guides & Reviews - Friendly and complete guides for software usage, reviews careful about the stuff that matters. In respect of the motto: No Panic! Among the offers of free on-line tools for analyzing web traffic one can find anything. There are services capable of giving an embarrassing amount of data and statistics, but who already has a good quality collector on the server of his host maybe could like to use something less verbose, focused more on the (nearly) real-time representation of basic information on the site visitors activities. Something like LLOOGG.

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Dario Argento involved in videogames?

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web No, not yet, but a brief collaboration with the videogames multinational Electronic Arts shows the keen interest of the auteur for the interactive entertainment and its expressive imagery. Dario Argento, one of the true masters of Italian and international motion pictures will give his voice to a characters of the localized edition of Dead Space, the survival horror game with which EA prepares to challenge Capcom and Resident Evil within the next October.

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Slashdot effect… part two

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, tooThe wise says that it’s dangerous to hope for something, because then you risk to get it and have to face it in full. When at the beginning of September the news on DeathSpank has been featured on Slashdot, the blog has been flooded by nearly 18,000 visitors spanned on three, four days, to my great delight for the reaction and the promotion (I mean, it’s Slashdot, not just a z-series site like there are too much in Italy and elsewhere) and above all with no issues for my web host, the already quoted AN Hosting. What has happened in the past days, however, during the second Slashdot effect flowed on Sir Arthur’s Den, has made me rethink my ideas on shared web hosting, AN Hosting itself and the trend I’ve got in the adoption of WordPress plug-ins preferring the ease of use to all the rest.

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IBM will manufacture 22 nanometers chips

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebIn the endless race to the immensely small, a typical trait of the integrated circuits world, the American giant IBM states to be the first chipmaker to having developed a reliable enough process for the manufacturing of 22 nanometers microchips. A technological achievement that, if not quite round the corner, surely pushes the final boundaries for the exploitation of silicon as the transistors’ basic element some years forward.

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New Diablo III screenshots, design triumphs over blackness

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebBlizzard hasn’t yet announced the time within which works on Diablo III will be completed, but one can be sure about the fact that the software house is pretty busy into giving shape and substance to the game. The indiscretions coming from an unknown internal source talk about development resources almost entirely devoted to DIII in detriment of other important projects (Starcraft 2), while new screenshots appear on-line to catch and catalyze the fans’ eye.

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Links & Suggestions # 4: space worms, stingy ISPs, Google and the ancient Persia

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too If there’s something that is clear to anyone would have just washed his feet in the Internet ocean, it’s that in the so-called information society what is never absent are the debate cues, the (exactly) information sources and the events worth of citing. The possible suggestions, indeed, abound, and the problem isn’t to find them but to make a selection and put together the most interesting ones.

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AV-Comparatives, the August tests are on-line

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAs is tradition at the end of summer, from the Austrian labs of Andreas Clementi and the analysts team behind AV-Comparatives come the updated comparative tests on 16 among the most known antivirus on the market. As a recognized industry standard for evaluating the effectiveness of antivirus solutions, the Clementi’s comparatives put in comparison security software against more than 2.3 millions of malware samples variously assorted, further providing useful indications on the capabilities of the programs to avoid false positives and the total scanning speed.

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Xbox 360 is (even) cheaper in Europe. And outsells Wii in Japan

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web Microsoft continues to push on the aggressive Xbox 360 price strategy announced in the first days of September. After having brought the cost of the basic console version below 200 dollars in the United States, Redmond has got through doing the same in the Old Continent where Xbox 360 “Arcade” will have a price of 180 € starting from tomorrow September 19.

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