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If Loot Boxes are Attacked Legislatively, I'm Leaving TCGs

19 Aug 2019 2 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

Loot boxes are a popular game mechanic which generates revenue for companies that produce games. Recent legislation threatens them. But it also threatens trading card games. I’ve been playing TCGs for a number of years. My first MTG purchase was a...

Tech Thoughts: Beyond the Foveon X3

11 Jul 2019 2 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

  Mark Wieczorek wrote a nice little Ode to the Sigma Foveon Sensor. I came across the sensor years ago, when my father decided to buy a camera with it. Honestly, I think he wasted his money, not because it wasn’t an interesting option, but rather be...

Remembering The RCA 180x: An amazing little 8-bit processor

9 Jul 2019 3 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

  Reading Cabe Atwell’s article on the Z80 CP/M emulator running on Adafruit’s new Grand Central board made me feel nostalgic for my early days with computers. However, Atwell already covered a decent amount about CP/M. I could go into its derivative...

Can Scammy DAPP Games Become Something Really Fun?

7 Jul 2019 1 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

A little while ago I ran across a game called tronbuild.fun, which is essentially an exact copy of other existing gambling DAPPs that have been around for a while now. Most of their code was publicly available, so I decided that I'd like to use it as...

Follow Friday: Gaming

5 Jul 2019 3 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

Another week’s gone by. For some reason the weeks are feeling shorter and shorter. Maybe it’s because I have to make sure to get a Follow Friday article out by the end of the week. But researching articles for this piece is always interesting. I find...

If Streaming Services Are to Survive, They'll Need a Unified Interface

2 Jul 2019 3 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

I haven’t written about UX all that much in the past, but over the last few weeks, I’ve come across enough hassles in my own daily activities that it seems like a reasonable topic to address in more detail. With the rise of high speed internet, numer...

The Power of Blockchain Based Games Lies in Third Party Support

29 Jun 2019 4 minute read comments Daniel Goldman

I’m not a huge gamer so I’ve only recently started getting into blockchain based gaming. However, because of the potential investment opportunities, and the power of having a lot of the assets on chain, my interest has been piqued. The games themselv...