Friday, 31 August 2012

Inside a NES Cart...and It's Not What You'd Expect

If you were to open up an old school NES cartridge what would you expect to find? The most likely answer is not much besides the circuit boards that sit inside the plastic casing. Well check out the image below which shows the casing of a cartridge which contains not only the PCBs inside but also $5,000!

I wouldn't start cracking open all your old games yet though as I'm sure this is just a one off.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

So true...

Gaming has changed over the years. Gone are the days of having a large cupboard full of video games and blowing the dust off the PCB sticking out the bottom of a game cartridge to get it to work. Gaming is digital now with online distribution and cloud gaming. This image perfectly conveys my feelings on gaming in its past and current state.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

3DS XL Sports a Little See Through Number

It's obvious that at this blog we like video games and circuit boards, you only have to look at the logo to tell that. Since it's Mario's hat up there it's safe to say that we are also Nintendo fans. So if you combine video games, PCBs and Nintendo into one image, well, that's going to be an image the VideoGamesandPCBElectronics blog likes.

Monday, 27 August 2012

The *NEW* Monday Screenshot Quiz: Number 22

So how did you get on last week with the new and improved Monday Screenshot Quiz? Well it's that time again so have a look through this disassembled PCB and work out what game it is.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Funny Video Game Website

I recently stumbled across this humorous video on a website called the Ultimate Condensed History of Gaming (UCHG) website. The website looks at video games with a very funny tone and some more content for the more mature audiences. They are also a very talented bunch of guys when it comes to digital image and videos. Check out this one:

Love the way they refer to removing the old circuit board parts as “ripping out the capacitors like an electronic cancer”.

Great humour. Great execution. Great video.
Keep them coming UCHG.

Monday, 20 August 2012

The *NEW* Monday Screenshot Quiz: Number 21

We recently teased you with the return of the Monday Screenshot Quiz and that it would be back with some sort of twist. Well its Monday. And its here.

As you can see the twist is that now the image is partially blocked out by a printed circuit board. So can you focus past the PCB parts and work out what game it is beneath the board?

Hint: Since this is the glorious return of the Monday Screenshot Quiz, the game in question was a glorious return to gaming for one of video games few leading ladies.

Friday, 10 August 2012

The Return of the Screenshot Quiz

It's been a while since we've done the 'Monday Screenshot Quiz' since our wrap up of the top 20 but rest assured because it will return.

That's right, each Monday starting next week we will be testing your gaming knowledge with a circuit board sized image but this time it will be slightly different.

So stay tuned for Monday when the quiz returns...with a twist.