I talked a couple times last week about home theatre and more specifically my love affair with Monster Cable. I got lots of mail from people with questions about home theatre stuff. I think as more and more games come out with support for things like Dolby digital sound and progressive scan more and more gamers will be beefing up their systems. I don’t have time to answer all the questions myself and quite honestly I don’t think I’m even qualified to answer many of them. Have no fear though because I know someone who is. After my love letter to Monster Cable I got an email from a guy who actually works there. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when I find out that PA fans are everywhere. I have no doubt that many of you have infiltrated the highest levels of our own government and are even now merely waiting for my signal to bring the whole thing crashing down. So anyway, I have been talking to Josh for a few weeks now and we have had a lot of really good conversations about gaming and home theater stuff. The man is a well of information when it comes to that sort of thing and he even gave me some tips on how I could hook up the components I already have in a way that would get me a bit more bang for my buck. I asked him if he would be interested in answering some of the technical questions I was getting and I’ll be goddmaned if he didn’t jump at the opportunity. So it is with great pleasure that I give you the Hook up. In this first installment we learn about component video and switch boxes. Feel free to send your questions about televisions, speakers, receivers, wiring or whatever to Storm Shadow ( any man who picks cobra’s deadly ninja assassin as his handle is okay in my book) and he will answer them as he has the time. If he answers your question on the web site he will also send you a Monster Cable game cable for the system of your choice. Now that’s pretty nice of him I’d say.
Those of you who remember the days of Pitfall and River Raid with fondness would do well to check out Activision Anthology for the PS2. The guys at Contraband Entertainment have created a time capsule that leaves the 80’s child inside me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Get yourself some Garbage Pail Kids stickers, some Tang and play some fucking Atari games.