Internet Television is still a thing, but back in the 90s, Microsoft was predicting the future of television with a product called WebTV, where it became common in Windows 98 and ME. There are some WebTV consoles made during the 90s, but in the 2010s and 2020s, there’s not one single mention of it anymore, and the service was shutdown permanently.
Michael MJD shows you some WebTV and MSN TV nostalgia, and how computers changed the face of live television. Any comments are welcome! (Have you used internet television in the 1990’s?)
I’m sure most of you went to GameStop (EB Games in Canada) as your favourite place to buy or rent video games and consoles. Did you know that there’s a backstory when you trade in your PS5? Well, Jacob R will show you:
Like I quote from Monty Python: GameStop is pining for the fjords. (Which means that GameStop isn’t the same anymore!)
What was your experience at GameStop? Let me know, and take care!
With my PlayStation 3 Super Slim from my 4k Home Theatre, I usually update to the latest version of the system software to keep things more modern as time progresses, but Jacob R really got his hands on an old PlayStation 3 off eBay that appears to be running a very old firmware that is prone to security vulnerabilities:
Do you update your PS3 to the latest system software if at all possible? If so, let me know down in the comments, and take care!
I have a PlayStation 3 Super Slim attached to the 4k Home Theatre since the late 2010s, but getting a working machine can be very expensive. That’s why Jacob R went to Goodwill, and this is the result:
Here we have an untested PlayStation 3 FAT model that appears to be in a very sorry state of condition. Did any of you come across broken FAT model PlayStation 3’s at your thrift store? If so, let me know down in the comments and take care!
P.S. If your FAT PlayStation 3 is not powering on, but there’s a disk inside, I’ve provided a video from My Mate Vince in an earlier post for you to check out!
There were some leaked Windows 98 Beta 2.1 copies found online. One thing I found interesting is that they were the first to include the What’s New tour for users upgrading from Windows 95 at the time.
Build 1602 was the earliest known prototype of the tour. It was filled with placeholders, but there is completed narration in it. The intro was a little too generic, but the main sections appears to be outstanding and was included in the next build of Beta 2.1.
Build 1619 started including a near-final graphical appearance of the menus for consistency. It also has an exclusive opening music clip with near-final voice re-recording (other sections are the same as the last build) that was quickly replaced in Beta 3. All of the placeholders were filled, except for the Desktop Themes and Windows Update. (IMO It seems to be much more fancy in the intro than the last build.)
Beta 3 had final updates of the opening music clip, and all of the voice narration of the other sections have been re-recorded. Windows Update and Desktop Themes placeholders have been filled. Otherwise, most of the other sections are the same.
RC 0 is the same as Beta 3 mentioned above, but with updated graphics.
RC 4 had a final minor update of the voice narration and graphics (with final utility titles such as Maintenance Wizard instead of Tune-Up Wizard from earlier builds), which carried over to the Retail build of Windows 98. Production was complete, aside from a removal of Front Page Express in the Second Edition of Windows 98.
Let me know what you think! These were provided by Reychando on YouTube. Any comments are welcome!
Some guy on YouTube did manage to get a PlayStation 5 when it was launched back in late 2020 at a steal which is the Digital Edition to see if optical discs of all kinds are compatible.
You’d be better off getting the Disc Edition of the PlayStation 5 if you have the extra cash so that you can play 4k Ultra-HD Blu-rays like my Rocky Mountain Express IMAX and backward compatible PlayStation 4 games without the tedious trial and error of the Digital Edition with an external drive. It’s also due to the global chip shortage, so finding a PlayStation 5 would be even harder. Good luck finding one! I hope you would be lucky!
*Some games are Xbox One X enhanced for use on modern equipment such as 4k TV’s with HDR10 and Dolby Atmos surround systems. Please refer to the list of compatible games linked above for more information.