Internet superstar, GameDaily editor-in-chief and Dan Ackerman "better half" Libe Goad joins us and we take this rare opportunity to talk video games for the entire episode! We hear Libe's holiday game picks, discuss rumors of a PSP2 and marvel at the ingenuity of a college student whose 360 was stolen from his dorm. Calls from the Public after the break fuel an intense discussion about the future for the PS3. Enjoy!
Dan the Mantern here. Something we talked about on the show needs to be settled once and for all. Remember "blowing" on game cartridges to make them work? Everybody had their own method. Some will say that dust was the culprit but it was my understanding that the most effective technique was to exhale hot air into the game cartridge, because warm metal is a better conductor.
However, according to Play Messiah, it's the console itself that causes complications: "The problem originated with the early consoles that had poor internal connector design. Moisture from your breath allowed the metal parts of the game to conduct electricity better with the deck for a limited time, but all that blowing would eventually cause metal-deterioration and oxidation of the game cartridge." Man, I wish the Internet was around when I still had Nintendo, I would have saved a lot of breath...
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