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Now you can play practically any classic video game ever made, all in your browser


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Remember how excited you were a couple of years ago when Web Watch told you about the ATARI ARCADE website, where you could play any number of classic Atari games online?

How would you like something a little better?  It’s not quite Minecraft, but its pretty darn close.

Atari 2600
Atari 2600
Continue reading NOW YOU CAN PLAY PRACTICALLY ANY CLASSIC VIDEO GAME EVER MADE, ALL IN YOUR BROWSER

What TV, movie and game torrents are most popular?


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Bittorrent is a way to share digital files on the Internet by sharing little bits of those files among dozens upon dozens of other people’s computers.

While a legitimate way to circulate large files legally, computer-savvy folks have taken to using torrent files to distribute copyrighted material illegally. Continue reading WHAT TV, MOVIE AND GAME TORRENTS ARE MOST POPULAR?

How much did you pay for your video gaming console system? (Probably too much)


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How many video game consoles have you owned over the years?

If you’re of a certain age, we’ll assume at least one Atari, one Playstation, and one XBox – but there were dozens of other systems that you likely have rotting away in your closet right now.

Intellivion Greatest Hits
Intellivision Greatest Hits
Continue reading HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR YOUR VIDEO GAMING CONSOLE SYSTEM? (PROBABLY TOO MUCH)

How to make up to $25,000 in 60 days or less


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Congratulations!  You have a new job!

…and you find out you hate it.  Like, really really really hate it.

Do you hate your job so much that you despise going to the office and working with the other people there, and every day is a struggle just to show up and do your assigned tasks?

And yet you continue to go through the motions, because you kinda like your assigned duties – it’s the environment and everything around that’s really not agreeing with you.

Quit Your Job & Move To Key West: The Complete Guide
Quit Your Job & Move To Key West:
The Complete Guide
Continue reading HOW TO MAKE UP TO $25,000 IN 60 DAYS OR LESS

You’ll never guess which video game was named the Best Video Game of All Time!


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When one thinks of VIDEO GAMES, you don’t really think that POPULAR MECHANICS would be considered an authority on the subject.

You’d be wrong.

Continue reading YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHICH VIDEO GAME WAS NAMED THE BEST VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME!

Would you like to own the World’s Largest Video Game Collection?


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Michael Thommason has something that he doesn’t want anymore.  And YOU can be the person to take it off his hands.

Guinness World Records - Gaming Edition
Guinness World Records – Gaming Edition
Continue reading WOULD YOU LIKE TO OWN THE WORLD’S LARGEST VIDEO GAME COLLECTION?

50% of mobile gaming revenue comes from 10% of the players


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How much money do mobile game makers take in on their games?

Like Web Watch has told you before, Candy Crush was pulling in around $850,000 a day from just a handful of their users.

But we’ve uncovered a bit more information about how the mobile gaming financial numbers are playing out across the board when all revenues are looked at.

Mobile & Social Game Design: Monetization Methods and Mechanics, Second Edition
Mobile & Social Game Design: Monetization Methods and Mechanics, Second Edition

Continue reading 50% OF MOBILE GAMING REVENUE COMES FROM 10% OF THE PLAYERS

Rent your own arcade machine


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Have you ever wanted to own your own arcade machine in your basement?  (Notice how we refuse to use the term MAN CAVE here?

How many hundreds (or thousands) of dollars in quarters have you thrown into one of these electronic marvels, only to end up dying on the final level because some idiot jostled your arm at the last moment?

Wouldn’t you like to own your own arcade machine?  We know what you’re thinking — we don’t want to own a single game.  What would happen if we ever got bored of playing Ms Pac Man?  That’ll just be a total waste of money.

Arcade Legends 3 Upright Multi-Game Video Arcade Game Machine
Arcade Legends 3 Upright Multi-Game Video Arcade Game Machine

Continue reading RENT YOUR OWN ARCADE MACHINE

What was the best video game system ever made?


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Web Watch has owned a fair number of home video game systems over the years.

Among others, we’ve had your basic PONG machine, the classic Atari 2600, a Nintendo Game Boy, Turbografx 16, Xbox, various Playstations, and a Wii.  An entire industry could be devoted to the number of random game cartridges we have lying around for defunct (or soon to be defunct) systems.

Continue reading WHAT WAS THE BEST VIDEO GAME SYSTEM EVER MADE?

Dragon’s Lair chosen the most overrated video game of all time


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If you’re like Web Watch, you’ve likely spent hundreds – if not thousands – of quarters at the local mall arcade playing Pac-Man, Defender, Smash TV, Zaxxon, Spy Hunter, any number of pinball games like the Addams Family machine, iRobot, and many others.

And while you may have your own personal favorite to play because you were good at the game or you liked the storyline, there’s that one machine that everybody seems to love (or at least, think nostalic about) but everyone hated to play.

Except for That One Guy who knew all the right moves at all the right times.

Continue reading DRAGON’S LAIR CHOSEN THE MOST OVERRATED VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME

How much do fictional houses cost in the real world?


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We’ve all played our fair share of board games and video games over the years, and have watched any number of movies and TV shows.

The one thing all of these have in common is that they take place at some location, somewhere around the world.

And we’ve all pretty much wondered the same thing:

Continue reading HOW MUCH DO FICTIONAL HOUSES COST IN THE REAL WORLD?

Whatcha doing on October 6th? Why not take the Caine’s Arcade “Cardboard Challenge”?


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Hopefully by now, you’ve heard the story about Caine Monroy and the arcade he made in his dad’s shop, where all the games were made entirely out of cardboard.

No?  It’s a phenomenal story.  Here – watch this, then continue…

Continue reading WHATCHA DOING ON OCTOBER 6TH? WHY NOT TAKE THE CAINE’S ARCADE “CARDBOARD CHALLENGE”?

What PS3, Xbox360, and Wii owners really do with their systems


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Xbox 360 with Kinect
Xbox 360 with Kinect

So Web Watch is in the process of packing up some of our video game systems and putting them away.  The PS2 and Xbox Classic are no longer needed, and don’t even get us started on the TurboGrafx or Sega Genesis that were also taking up precious shelf space.

We’ll leave the Wii and PS3 where they are as we still use those regularly, as we anxiously await the long-rumored Xbox 720 to come out to replace the Xbox 360.

So what does all this mean?  We’re not the only ones with older gaming systems still hanging around and being used.

But what are they being used for?  It’s not always what you think. Continue reading WHAT PS3, XBOX360, AND WII OWNERS REALLY DO WITH THEIR SYSTEMS

The 25 Worst Cities to Live In


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Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto

If you’re a video game addict — and let’s face it, if you have at least two “sequel” games in your game library you probably qualify — then you may have sometimes used video games as a way to escape your mundane, humdrum life.

Because who wouldn’t want to be that guy in Grand Theft Auto who can just run around and carjack whatever he feels like sometimes?  Drive around and run bad drivers off the road?

Yeah, feels kinda good, doesn’t it? Continue reading THE 25 WORST CITIES TO LIVE IN

Decorating the office with Post-It Notes


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Post-it Notes
Post-it Notes

When non-destructive, office pranks can be fun.

Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with inflated balloons?  Fun.  Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with Silly String?  A little bit of a mess to clean-up, and usually left to the victim to do so on their own.

Web Watch has even covered an entire office’s items in tin foil and wrapping paper.  Definitely time-consuming and an absolute waste of money, but entertaining.   The best one we did was sheetrocking over the boss’s office door and painting the wall so it looked like the office was never there in the first place.  Oh, we’re still laughing about that one.

But sometimes it’s nice to include others in your office shenanigans. Continue reading DECORATING THE OFFICE WITH POST-IT NOTES