Game setup – Static Gamer http://staticgamer.com/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:20:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://staticgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T155850.888-150x150.png Game setup – Static Gamer http://staticgamer.com/ 32 32 UMass holds firm to defeat Colorado at Myrtle Beach Invitational, 66-63 https://staticgamer.com/umass-holds-firm-to-defeat-colorado-at-myrtle-beach-invitational-66-63/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:55:49 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/umass-holds-firm-to-defeat-colorado-at-myrtle-beach-invitational-66-63/ Next game: vs. Murray State/Texas A&M 18/11/2022 | To be determined ESPN2/ESPNU November 18 (Friday) / TBA versus. Murray State/Texas A&M CONWAY, South Carolina – Noah Fernandes scored a game-high 22 points while RJ Luis added a career-high 18 points off the bench as the Massachusetts Minutemen beat Colorado in […]]]>

CONWAY, South Carolina Noah Fernandes scored a game-high 22 points while RJ Luis added a career-high 18 points off the bench as the Massachusetts Minutemen beat Colorado in the Myrtle Beach Invitational opener, 66-63. The Minutemen (2-1 overall) held Colorado 34 percent from the field and under 30 percent in the final 20 minutes of play.

Colorado opened the game 6 of 8 from the field to take a six-point lead less than five minutes into the game, its biggest of the day.

Luis provided a spark from the bench for the Minutemen, knocking down his first four shots for a total of nine points. The freshman added a 3-pointer with just under 13 minutes remaining to give the Minutemen a 16-15 lead, his first since the opening bucket. The Minutemen held a three-point advantage at the break and were shooting 53% from the field behind 13 points from Luis and 11 from Fernandes.

UMass built a lead as big as 11 twice in the afternoon, first after an 11-0 run to go ahead 58-47 that was capped by four straight points for Isaac Kante. Kante continued his streak after a Colorado bucket to extend it to six straight points before finishing with 10 of 5 of 8 points and four rebounds.

After the Minutemen cut their lead to 11 points with 7:31 remaining, the Buffaloes closed their gap and eventually cut their deficit to three points with 4:12 to go. UMass held a two-point lead with 53 seconds left and made a defensive save to set up Fernandes’ free throws with 9 seconds left. Fernandes knocked down one of the two and Colorado missed a pair of 3-pointers as time ticked away.

matt cross had a team-high eight rebounds, while Luis and TJ Weeks Jr. each chipped five boards in the afternoon.

The Minutemen continue to play at the Myrtle Beach Invitational tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 against No. 24-ranked Texas A&M or Murray State.

For complete coverage of the UMass men’s basketball team, follow the Minutemen on Twitter at @UMassMBB, on Instagram and Facebook at @UMassBasketball and online at www.UMassAthletics.com.

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Saints vs Steelers – Game Recap – November 13, 2022 https://staticgamer.com/saints-vs-steelers-game-recap-november-13-2022/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 21:52:14 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/saints-vs-steelers-game-recap-november-13-2022/ PITTSBURGH — — Kenny Pickett and George Pickens ran for one-yard touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers edged away from the listless New Orleans Saints 20-10 on Sunday. Fueled by the return of star outside linebacker TJ Watt, the Steelers (3-6) held the Saints to 186 yards to win for only the second time in eight […]]]>

PITTSBURGH — — Kenny Pickett and George Pickens ran for one-yard touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers edged away from the listless New Orleans Saints 20-10 on Sunday.

Fueled by the return of star outside linebacker TJ Watt, the Steelers (3-6) held the Saints to 186 yards to win for only the second time in eight games. Pittsburgh fired Andy Dalton twice and forced a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions to thwart any hopes of a late Saints rally (3-7).

Watt hadn’t played since tearing his left pectoral at the end of a Week 1 win over Cincinnati. Pittsburgh’s defense sometimes seemed lost without the 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He returned to training two weeks ago and stressed that all of his team’s pre-season goals were still achievable even after the team’s worst start since 2013.

There’s a lot of work left for the Steelers to get out of their first half funk. They came up with a formula against the Saints that lacked fireworks but made up for in effectiveness.

Pittsburgh rushed for a season-high 217 yards — including 99 by Najee Harris and 51 by Pickett — and failed to turn it over for the third time this season. The Steelers are 3-0 in those games and 0-6 when giving it away at least once.

Pickett completed 18 of 30 passes for 199 yards without an interception. He also shrugged off a twisted left ankle to convert some stealth from the late quarterback, including a 1-yard dive with 8:40 left that gave the Steelers a 10-point lead.

The Saints, hoping to stay in the mix in the disappointing NFC South, spat while giving up their second straight.

Andy Dalton connected on 17 of 27 for 174 yards with a touchdown and two late picks. The first, a deflection trapped by recently activated Steelers safety Damontae Kazee, set up Pickett’s touchdown run. The second — which came a series after Dalton was stuffed with a sloppy quarterback — allowed the Steelers to seal it.

The saints fought extensively. Although the defense sacked Pickett six times, they also committed six penalties that gave the Steelers a first down, including a pass interference call against Paulson Adebo in the end zone that set up Pickett’s score. New Orleans has been flagged 10 times for 74 yards in total, compared to just three penalties for the Steelers.

Errors and a revived running game in Pittsburgh allowed the Steelers to hold the ball for nearly 39 minutes and keep their defense rejuvenated.

INJURIES

Saints: Lost LT Hayden Hurst to concussion.

NEXT

Saints: Host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.

Steelers: Welcome to Cincinnati next Sunday. Pittsburgh edged the Bengals in overtime in Week 1.

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Hales-Buttler stand of the century puts England in charge https://staticgamer.com/hales-buttler-stand-of-the-century-puts-england-in-charge/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 09:56:15 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/hales-buttler-stand-of-the-century-puts-england-in-charge/ Hardik Pandya’s brilliant 33-ball 63 shot helped India post a competitive 168/6 in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final clash against England in Adelaide Thursday. India had a tough start to the innings as they lost KL Rahul’s wicket early. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma tried to build a partnership but some very tight […]]]>

Hardik Pandya’s brilliant 33-ball 63 shot helped India post a competitive 168/6 in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final clash against England in Adelaide Thursday.

India had a tough start to the innings as they lost KL Rahul’s wicket early. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma tried to build a partnership but some very tight bowlers from England bowlers didn’t allow them to score at a fast pace.

Rohit went for 27 of 28 deliveries in the ninth round of innings, while Suryakumar Yadav also perished quickly for 14. But Kohli and Pandya stayed and deepened the game. Kohli was dismissed just after scoring his fifty in the 18th . But Pandya went on and launched an assault to take India to a competitive 168/6 in their 20 overs. Pandya’s efforts helped India add 68 runs over the last five overs, 54 of which came from Pandya’s bat.

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Hardik Pandya reaches half a century with a lucky four as Ben Stokes slides deep.

England must now hunt 169 to book their place in the final. The Indian bowlers, however, hope to defend the total in hand and stage a clash against Pakistan in the final.

Fast bowler Mark Wood (hip) and key hitter Dawid Malan (groin) were ruled out ahead of the draw, with veteran dressmaker Chris Jordan and top hitter Phil Salt named as their replacements.

The loss of Wood in particular is a blow for England, with the pacemaker having already won nine wickets in the T20 World Cup and regularly hitting speeds in excess of 150mph.

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India lose second place after Rohit Sharma beat England’s Chris Jordan in their 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final.

His place in the XI will be taken by Jordan, who is an 82 T20I veteran and last played for England in their series against Australia just before the start of the T20 World Cup.

Salt hasn’t played in that same run, with the 26-year-old’s last game against England coming in their seven-game series in Pakistan in early October.

Buttler said ahead of Thursday’s game that he has faith in everyone on his talented squad.

“We have some fantastic players who haven’t played in the tournament yet, and they’re all desperate to make their mark if given a chance,” Buttler said.

“I have complete faith in every member of our squad, lads, whether they’ve played so far or not.”

India remained with the same XI that beat Zimbabwe by 73 points in the tournament’s final game of the Super 12 stage, meaning southpaw Rishabh Pant is preferred over Dinesh Karthik.

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Suryakumar deals a blow to India’s hopes | T20WC 2022

Suryakumar Yadav deals a blow to India’s hopes of making England a big target in their 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final.

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c, wk), Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan

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Tompkins Claims Sixth Consecutive Victory, Knocks Out Paetow https://staticgamer.com/tompkins-claims-sixth-consecutive-victory-knocks-out-paetow/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 02:52:14 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/tompkins-claims-sixth-consecutive-victory-knocks-out-paetow/ Secured of its own playoff berth, Tompkins’ football team could affect two teams’ seasons on Friday at Rhodes Stadium.The Falcons beat Paetow 45-14 to knock the Panthers out of the playoffs, putting Morton Ranch in the playoffs as well. Playoff implications aside, Tompkins used another convincing win to end the regular season on a six-game […]]]>

Secured of its own playoff berth, Tompkins’ football team could affect two teams’ seasons on Friday at Rhodes Stadium.
The Falcons beat Paetow 45-14 to knock the Panthers out of the playoffs, putting Morton Ranch in the playoffs as well.

Playoff implications aside, Tompkins used another convincing win to end the regular season on a six-game winning streak. A week after dropping a season-high 65 points to Jordan, the Falcons forced four turnovers and scored three rushing touchdowns and three passing touchdowns to pull away.

“We just came out of the fire,” Tompkins primary receiver Matthew Ogunrin said. “We really wanted to make a statement, more importantly, do our job. We have the plan and we have the players. We just wanted to go and execute it.”

Strong points

Tompkins scored on his first drive, triggered by a 31-yard catch and led by Noah Coughran. On the third-and-11, Ogunrin hit a cover catch in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown less than three minutes into the game.

The teams traded turnovers, as Cody Chapman intercepted a through pass for Tompkins and Alexander Kilgore recovered a fumble for Paetow three plays later.

The Panthers capitalized on their turnover, using a 22-yard run on a direct hit to Daymion Sanford to set up a 22-yard touchdown by Koby Truehill.

At fourth-and-one, Truehill burst into the line on a stealthy quarterback and emerged from the pack to score.

Tompkins went 14-7 in his next practice, scoring with five seconds left in the first quarter as Wyatt Young sprinted 24 yards on an option keeper.

After a tackle for loss from Jarra Anderson, Paetow forced another fumble but couldn’t take advantage.

Tompkins rushed for 69 yards in five plays for a 21-7 lead, with 48-yard and 20-yard runs from Caleb Blocker setting up his three-yard touchdown catch with 5:23 left in the half.

Paetow reached Tompkins territory on a 22-yard goalie from Derrick Johnson, but a fumble four plays later was recovered by Sampson Okorafor. Tompkins took a 21-7 lead at halftime.

Tompkins scored on his first two possessions of the second half to extend the lead to 35-7. The tackle sprinted 43 yards from the right tackle, cutting inside a receiver’s block for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage after halftime.

Tackles for the loss of Rotimi Olayinka and Griffin Simonton, among others, helped knock Paetow down in the duels and set up a 68-yard drive that ended with a diving touchdown from Rhys Phillips.

“It’s all about balance,” Young said. “If we balance our attack very well, they never know what we’re going to do. We can catch them a bit off guard, hit them on the pitch. We can do anything with that attack.”

Jhase McMillan and Braden Foor added interceptions to help Tompkins hold on to a sizable lead, overcoming three lost fumbles, including one recovered by CJ Johnson from Paetow in the red zone.

Paetow closed 35-14 on a six-yard touchdown pass from Truehill to Gene Kendall. Caleb Komolafe’s 36-yard touchdown run and Andrew Horner’s 43-yard field goal closed the scoring.

Despite several negative plays against a strong defense, Tompkins finished with 462 yards of offense.

“Coach (Mark) Hopkins and the offensive staff are doing a really good job of being patient,” Tompkins coach Todd McVey said. “You’ve been working on things all week but of course they’re going to design something else. We just had to set up there and the backs ran extremely hard with the receivers blocking the field again. Wyatt came out and threw good balls. Matt had a great game. It was fun to watch these guys come out and perform.

What this means

Tompkins ends the regular season 8-2 overall, 6-2 in the 19-6A district, tied with Cinco Ranch for second place. Paetow concludes his first season 6A 5-5, including a 4-4 district mark. The 2021 Class 5A Division I State Champions rebounded from a three-game losing streak with convincing win streaks for a chance to qualify for the playoffs.

Quotable

“No bouldering, no bouldering,” Ogunrin said of the importance of receptor blocking. “You just gotta do your job. I love when I see my running backs come out and start running. It makes me really happy. It takes 11 guys to make a play and do something right.”

game balls

Blocker had 138 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while Ogunrin had 84 yards and a touchdown on four receptions. Young set multiple season highs completing 13 of 18 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. He also rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Chapman added a pair of pass breakups to his first interception.

Paetow was led by Derrick Johnson’s 74 yards on nine carries, mostly on direct snaps. Anderson was constantly in Tompkins’ backfield, recording several tackles for loss.

next game

Tompkins is playing in his fifth straight postseason and has advanced to the regional semifinals in each of the previous four seasons. The Falcons will face District 20-6A champion Ridge Point in the Class 6A Division II Bi-District Playoffs. It will be the Falcons’ first meeting with the Panthers (8-2), who have also reached the regional semifinals or further for the past two years.

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Golden Knights vs Capitals – NHL Game Recap – November 1, 2022 https://staticgamer.com/golden-knights-vs-capitals-nhl-game-recap-november-1-2022/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 03:06:05 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/golden-knights-vs-capitals-nhl-game-recap-november-1-2022/ WASHINGTON — — Shea Theodore scored 1:35 into overtime to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. William Carrier and Jack Eichel also scored for the Golden Knights, who extended their winning streak to five games. Eichel added an assist and Alex Pietrangelo helped set up […]]]>

WASHINGTON — — Shea Theodore scored 1:35 into overtime to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

William Carrier and Jack Eichel also scored for the Golden Knights, who extended their winning streak to five games. Eichel added an assist and Alex Pietrangelo helped set up all three goals for Vegas, bringing his assist total this season to nine. Logan Thompson made 19 saves.

“We’re a veteran group, so we’ll never be out of action,” Thompson said. “These guys, they know how to win and (we were) confident coming here after the second period that we were going to find a way to get two points tonight.”

Marcus Johansson and Trevor van Riemsdyk scored for Washington. Charlie Lindgren stopped 28 of 31 shots.

After Washington and Vegas traded power-play goals in the first period, van Riemsdyk broke the tie just 1:42 from the start of the second, beating Thompson with a shot on the faceoff to carry the score at 2-1. The goal was van Riemsdyk’s first of the season and his first in 42 games since January 28.

With less than six minutes left in regulation time, Carrier tied the score on a shot that went off the right post and inside.

In extra time, Eichel sent a fine pass to Theodore, who came on and beat Lindgren from close range for the winner and his third goal of the season.

“Great play. Obviously he’s a good player with the puck, and I think if you can read his eyes and get into a good position, he’ll find you,” Theodore said of the pass. d’Eichel on his winner in extra time.

Thompson also held Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scoreless. The Capitals captain is one goal away from tying Gordie Howe for the most team goals in NHL history.

“Obviously we know he’s a good player, don’t we?” said Thompson. “No, obviously he’s got that shot, so that’s something we understood. There’s a reason why he’s got something like 800 goals. He’s a goalscorer and we’ve done a good job of taking him out.

Washington scored a point but was not unscathed, losing Beck Malenstyn to an upper body injury after diving to stop a shot from the point. He joins a long list of injured Capitals, including TJ Oshie, Connor Brown, Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, Carl Hagelin and John Carlson.

Following more adversity, head coach Peter Laviolette wanted to see a better effort from Washington in the final 20 minutes of regulation, where he believed things were starting to fall apart for the injury-riddled club.

“I didn’t like the way we played in the third period. I understand the circumstances, I understand the situation, but that doesn’t mean you have to like the way we played the third,” Laviolette said. “I thought we sat down, we left too many holes and we gave a lot of chances…not enough press and too many chances against.”

REMARKS

Connor Brown will be out six to eight months after ACL surgery. … John Carlson missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. … Phil Kessel is now six games out of 1,000 straight games played. … Jack Eichel and Alex Ovechkin are on three-game point streaks. … Reilly Smith was rocked after a kick from behind by Martin Fehervary, but finished the match.

NEXT

Golden Knights: Continuation of the move from the Eastern Conference Thursday to the Ottawa Senators.

Capitals: Visit the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

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Broncos vs Jaguars score: Live updates, game stats, highlights, analysis, streaming for Week 8 game in London https://staticgamer.com/broncos-vs-jaguars-score-live-updates-game-stats-highlights-analysis-streaming-for-week-8-game-in-london/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 15:27:52 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/broncos-vs-jaguars-score-live-updates-game-stats-highlights-analysis-streaming-for-week-8-game-in-london/ After two quarters, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a 10-7 lead over the Denver Broncos in London, England at Wembley Stadium. The Broncos’ offense struggled to come out, quarterback Russell Wilson nearly throwing an interception on his first pitch of the game, only to get knocked out on Denver’s second drive. The Jaguars capitalized on the […]]]>

After two quarters, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a 10-7 lead over the Denver Broncos in London, England at Wembley Stadium.

The Broncos’ offense struggled to come out, quarterback Russell Wilson nearly throwing an interception on his first pitch of the game, only to get knocked out on Denver’s second drive. The Jaguars capitalized on the turnover and scored a touchdown after the interception as quarterback Trevor Lawrence found Evan Engram for 22 yards in the end zone and with the extra run the Jag took a lead of 7-0.

The Broncos defense struggled to slow the Jaguars, who were falling back into the red zone. Even when Denver stopped Lawrence and Co., a defensive penalty would backfire. Denver managed to put up a huge play, when Justin Simmons intercepted Lawrence’s pass in the end zone intended for Zay Jones.

The Broncos finally got on the board with a touchdown with just under three minutes left in the half. Jerry Jeudy set the score with a 25-yard run, then caught a 6-yard pass from Wilson.

With a minute left at the half, Wilson had the chance to shake things up deep in his own territory with two timeouts. The attack was approaching field goal range, but Wilson was sacked, finally ending their chance for points before half-time.

Travis Etienne leads the way on the Jacksonville offense after rushing in for 94 yards in the first half on 8.5 yards per carry.

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Mavericks vs Nets – NBA Game Recap – October 27, 2022 https://staticgamer.com/mavericks-vs-nets-nba-game-recap-october-27-2022/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 02:38:27 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/mavericks-vs-nets-nba-game-recap-october-27-2022/ NEW YORK — — Luka Doncic had 41 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, setting up three 3-pointers in overtime to send the Dallas Mavericks to a 129-125 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. Doncic found Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber and Reggie Bullock for 3 seconds in the extra period as Dallas […]]]>

NEW YORK — — Luka Doncic had 41 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, setting up three 3-pointers in overtime to send the Dallas Mavericks to a 129-125 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.

Doncic found Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber and Reggie Bullock for 3 seconds in the extra period as Dallas built a nine-point lead en route to their first road win of the season.

Doncic also had two field goals in overtime to become the 10th player in NBA history with three 40-point triple-doubles.

Kyrie Irving scored 39 points and Kevin Durant had 37 for the Nets, who faced some of the most dynamic players in the NBA this week and came up short each time. First it was Ja Morant with 38 points in Memphis then Giannis Antetokounmpo with 43 on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.

This time it was Doncic, who had scored over 30 points in each of the first three games and now has his first 40-point game of the season.

The game was briefly delayed in overtime when a fan threw what appeared to be an ice cup which landed on the field near the Dallas bench.

The Mavs led by two with less than a minute remaining in regulation and appeared to have an insurance basket when Durant was called for the goaltender on Doncic’s drive. But the call was overruled on the replay, allowing the Nets to tie it when Ben Simmons stole the ball from Doncic and set Durant up for a dunk with 8.8 seconds remaining.

But Doncic scored 16 seconds into overtime to give the Mavs the lead for good, then found Hardaway for a 3. After Irving made two free throws, Kleber and Bullock hit back-to-back 3s to make it 123 -114.

Simmons finished with seven points, eight rebounds and four assists. He matched his season high for points despite firing an airball on a short first-half attempt.

TIPS

Mavericks: Dallas begins a five-game homestand that ends in the rematch with the Nets on Nov. 7. … Hardaway scored 18 points after missing the loss at New Orleans on Tuesday with right foot pain.

Nets: G Seth Curry, who hasn’t played this season while recovering from left ankle surgery, trained with the Nets’ G League side on Thursday. Coach Steve Nash said he’s getting closer to the game and the team will see how he feels on Friday.

NEXT

Mavericks: host Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Nets: Open a two-game series against Indiana on Saturday.

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Every American PlayStation 2 game manual is now scanned in 4K https://staticgamer.com/every-american-playstation-2-game-manual-is-now-scanned-in-4k/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/every-american-playstation-2-game-manual-is-now-scanned-in-4k/ Physical game manuals are hard to come by these days, especially as the industry begins to rely heavily on cloud streaming and early digital infrastructure. But if you remember those good old days when game boxes came with bulky brochures to peruse before you jumped into your recent purchase, a Games curator called Kirkland seeks […]]]>

Physical game manuals are hard to come by these days, especially as the industry begins to rely heavily on cloud streaming and early digital infrastructure. But if you remember those good old days when game boxes came with bulky brochures to peruse before you jumped into your recent purchase, a Games curator called Kirkland seeks to preserve that nostalgia for posterity by creating high quality scans of old textbooks. In fact, it just finished downloading his full set of US PlayStation 2 hand scans.

Launched in the United States in October 2000, 22 years ago on Wednesday, Sony’s PlayStation 2 was one of the most popular consoles of all time. With over 4,000 games worldwide and selling approximately 158 million units worldwide, almost everyone had a PS2. games like Jack and Daxter and Sly Cooper helped popularize the console with kids and tweens, while titles such as Solid Metal Gear 2 and Onimusha continued to grow in a more “mature” market. devil may cry 3, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Ratchet & Clank, Silent Hill 2 (which is happening again now), Okami, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3-the list of PS2 hits goes on and on, all bangers.

My favorite part of buying a new PS2 game was always reading the manual to see what tips, tricks, and cheats I could use. Although that era is long gone, Kirkland has preserved just over 1,900, downloading every US PS2 manual at Archive.org in full 4K resolution for your downloading and scrolling pleasure. The set contains about 17 GB – it was 230 GB before compression. It’s stupid.

Read more: Every SNES manual in English is now available online

Each manual is as cool as you might remember from the 2000s, with high-quality scans highlighting the often striking art. It really is a portal through time! I mean, navigate the square enix manual Musashi: Legends of the Samurai (one of my favorite PS2 games, of all time) fills me with nostalgia, taking me back to my grandma’s house when I stayed up until 3am carving goons as the protagonist wearing the Miyamoto Musashi crop top. Obviously, things haven’t changed much for me.

“The goal is to raise awareness of game preservation efforts,” Kirkland said. Kotaku. “So many games growing up have shaped how we look at and experience the world. wanting our kids to enjoy what we’ve done. The whole ‘read the books your dad read’ offer. And there’s been a big effort to preserve the games: VGHFthe fort museumand local efforts like MAME, redump.org, no introand Good tools from Cowering before that. What I always thought, ‘That’s great! We will have everything preserved. But without the manuals, we won’t know how to play them.’ »

Read more: The decade-long struggle to fund Oakland’s Scrappy Video Game Museum

Unfortunately for textbooks, scanning can be quite a difficult process. “My process is horrible. I pull the staples and pass almost everything through my Epson DS-870 sheet-fed scanner. As a die-hard perfectionist, using a document scanner is disappointing for the quality, but a necessity due to the volume,” he said. I spent seven months scanning SNES manuals and only reached the letter “E” with three flatbed scanners. With this configuration, I was able to scan nearly 75,000 pages in the last year alone.

After the tedious work of scanning each page, Kirkland used a host of applications, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Textpad and PDF Combiner Pro, to make them as clean and pristine as possible before uploading them all to Archive. .org in 2K. and 4K resolution. “I spent whole summer vacations scanning textbooks, only to throw them away because I got better equipment or better treatment,” he said. “Lots of late nights.”

Kirkland said he lost about $40,000 on his US PS2 collection as he methodically bought up every US release over the course of 22 years. “I picked up new releases when they dropped to $20 for about the first 800 releases, then started buying used sports games in good condition, then researched the weird variants ( which is endless).”

Kirkland US PlayStation 2 4K Scan Bundle is probably the largest collection of the highest quality video game manual scans available to the public, but to him, that doesn’t quite constitute “archival” quality.

Read more: Video Game History Foundation walks away on Nintendo’s ‘destructive’ retro policies

“I’m considering this ‘functional preservation’ for now,” he said. “Since I blew the staples, I can always toss them on a tray to keep them properly. But that comes down to my perfectionist nature. What’s ‘good enough’? 2400 dpi in 48-bit color ( more than a gigabyte per page). When do we archive ink rather than images? There is no easy answer.”

Perhaps new advances in technology will eventually make it easier.

“In the future, I’d like to have an AI that can really reconstruct text and images as they were intended, correcting for skew and descreening properly without blurring line art,” he said. “As it is, nobody really wants a 600 dpi scan with staple holes and black edges, they just want the finished, polished project. »

And of course, getting there requires incredible work on the part of the archivist. While completing over 1,900 PS2 manual scans may seem like the work of a lifetime, it’s actually just another milestone for him. He has already finished the full set of US SNES manuals in 2K (collecting the ones to scan cost him $8,000), and is snacking Atari 2600 and game boy. “I’ve scanned about 300 of the original PlayStation manuals in the past few weeks,” he blurts casually, as if it were nothing.

Kirkland says he has about 7,500 manuals on hand, of which about 3,000 have already been preserved. He just hopes that this job doesn’t have to fall on the backs of exceptionally motivated individuals like himself. “In a perfect world, companies would step in and release their original artwork sent to presses for preservation,” he said. “But many of them have been lost to history and hard drives over time.”

Kirkland's gigantic collection of PS2 games, date unknown.

Hella hours and hella money later, that’s quite a collection.
Photo: Kirkland

But collaboration brings its own challenges.

“At the moment it’s mostly a solo effort – which I hope to change as I move to systems that I 100% can’t,” he said. “I’ve been burned out in the past by collaborations, so I’ve been a bit leery of tying myself to other projects, hoping to have a bit more quality control. and leadership.”

The work is meticulous and many of the textbooks most in need of preservation are stuck in private collections or drive up the price by “investors”. But Kirkland plans to continue with his digitization plans because, he says, this work simply needs to be done before it becomes impossible.

“The internet has had 25 years to get there, and all we have are the same digitized manuals from 2004 that look like they came from a fax machine, or fake NES manuals because NintendoAge Alumni were so paranoid that they were going to counterfeit their precious holy grails that they themselves won $5 at a garage sale in the 90s. It just doesn’t sit well with me that you have to pay $200 to have the privilege to read the trigger of a stopwatch really readable manual.

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5 questions with the enemy: Kevin Knight of The Falcool https://staticgamer.com/5-questions-with-the-enemy-kevin-knight-of-the-falcool/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/5-questions-with-the-enemy-kevin-knight-of-the-falcool/ In a rare clash of teams, Cincinnati hosts the Atlanta Falcons for the first time since 2014. The Bengals have been on the winning side more times than not in this rivalry, but this game offers different challenges. We tapped into insights from SB Nation’s Atlanta Falcons site, the Alcoholic, for more insight. Kevin Knight […]]]>

In a rare clash of teams, Cincinnati hosts the Atlanta Falcons for the first time since 2014. The Bengals have been on the winning side more times than not in this rivalry, but this game offers different challenges.

We tapped into insights from SB Nation’s Atlanta Falcons site, the Alcoholic, for more insight. Kevin Knight there made us answer our questions.

1.) AC: Marcus Mariota appears to be having a fine career revival under Arthur Smith. Is the style of play and plan they use sustainable for long-term success and what has been their daily bread with him on offense?

KK: The Falcons’ style of play has been durable for six games, but no one knows if it can hold up for an entire season. In reality, this team should be 4-2 with a chance of being 5-1 if not for “official interference” at the end of the Bucs game in Week 5.

So it’s been a successful plan for Atlanta so far, and one that’s kept them in one-score games every week. Ultimately, the current plan is to limit Mariota’s passing attempts as much as possible, pound the rock with Allgeier and Huntley, and have Mariota rip off big runs whenever he gets favorable looks. .

Given Atlanta’s investment in the receiving corps (Kyle Pitts, Drake London), you have to think the plan is for the passing game to eventually become a bigger part of the offense. Maybe it’s about Mariota continuing to shed some rust and getting comfortable with those receivers, or maybe it’s just trying to build a successful offense until the ” QB of the future” is coming. Either way, the system works, and Arthur Smith deserves a lot of credit for turning this into a top-10 offense.

2.) AC: Cordarelle Patterson is on IR, but Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley both provided some nice sparks to complement what Mariota is doing. What is their plan of attack with the guards this week against the Bengals, in terms of potential play calls and workload sharing?

KK: The Falcons will run the ball as much as possible. It’s really up to the opponent to force him out. Even that didn’t always work, as the Falcons managed to close the gap to the Bucs in Week 5. Without Patterson, the running game doesn’t have quite the same dynamic element, but they did. managed to replace some of that by running Mariota more frequently and shuffling Specialist Avery Williams back in.

Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley are both hammers who are very good at avoiding negative runs and tacking after contact. This is a physical and punishing racing game with these two taking over 15 races.

Given Cincinnati’s strong pass defense and weak run defense, I’d expect the Falcons to try and make 40+ runs in this one, just like they did. did against San Francisco. Obviously, the Bengals can make this much more difficult by getting points on the board themselves.

3.) CA: The Falcons employ arguably the largest wide receiver corps in the league, top to bottom. They are third in the league in yards per reception as a team. Are they mostly on deep routes or shorter routes and their use of group size to maximize yards after catch?

KK: It’s a mix of both so far. The two essential elements of Arthur Smith’s offense are establishing a dominant running game and hitting deep offside-action shots. So far the running game has gone well, but not the deep shots. So far, the only consistent threat on the field has been Olamide Zaccheaus, who is actually the shortest of the receivers, and he’s mostly made his mark on the middle routes with a few yards added after the catch.


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Clearly, Kyle Pitts is extremely dangerous as a threat on the pitch, but he hasn’t gotten enough accurate targets so far. Rookie Drake London has been the main target and the driving force behind the chain, and he’s also dangerous after capture. Atlanta’s passing game is very weak, but it’s been effective thanks to the receivers’ post-catch ability. If they can finally start hitting those deep shots, watch out.

4.) CA: The Falcons are in the top ten in the league in rushing yards allowed, but are bottom in passing yards allowed on defense. What type of passing attacks have been their Achilles heel?

In the first five games of the season, the Falcons really struggled to cover the zone. Then, against the Bucs, they couldn’t stop Tom Brady’s dink-and-dunk offense that moved upfield with more than 10 passes to Leonard Fournette out of the backfield. Against the 49ers, Atlanta gave up two quick TD drives in the same way, but then tightened up in the second half. It’s a very hot and cold defense that, as you mentioned, tends to allow for a lot of yardage.

What they didn’t do was give up a ton of points — Atlanta is 19th in scoring defense — and they accomplished that by playing stingy red-zone defense and creating takeaways. Cincinnati is one of the best passing offenses Atlanta will face all season, and I’m interested to see how they respond to the challenge.

Atlanta struggles to get pressure with the blitz, and they’ve tended to struggle in the zone. Not a good setup against the Bengals, on paper at least.

5.) CA: Currently, the Bengals are 6.5-point favorites this week, according to DraftKings. What is your opinion on this line and how do you predict this one?

KK: As has been the case all season, the Falcons are going to keep this one close and keep both fans sweating until the clock strikes 00. Their opportunistic offensive and defensive style of play sets up these finishes on a score.

I think the Bengals are clearly the more talented team, but Atlanta’s offensive game plan fits well with Cincinnati’s weakness on defense. I’m still going to predict a Bengals win because I don’t know if Atlanta can really slow down Burrow and the passing game, but it’ll be closer than the gap. Bengals 27-24.

Our thanks to The Falcoolique and Kevin Knight for the chat! Check out their site for our end of conversation!

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The post-game setup in “SD Gundam Battle Alliance” is surprisingly solid https://staticgamer.com/the-post-game-setup-in-sd-gundam-battle-alliance-is-surprisingly-solid/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 05:24:10 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/the-post-game-setup-in-sd-gundam-battle-alliance-is-surprisingly-solid/ “SD Gundam Battle Alliance” definitely has legs. Ollie Barder It’s been a few months since SD Gundam Battle Alliance is out, and after completing the game, there’s still a surprising amount of post-game content. Ignoring the DLC for a while, though I’ll get to that later, the main game has opened up a bit since […]]]>

It’s been a few months since SD Gundam Battle Alliance is out, and after completing the game, there’s still a surprising amount of post-game content.

Ignoring the DLC for a while, though I’ll get to that later, the main game has opened up a bit since release.

With successive updates, you can now max out your character and mobile suit up to level 100. On the latter, you need to acquire level 4 and 5 parts to unlock upgrades, all of which are elusive and expensive .

To get these coins, you need to unlock the EX missions. These only become available once you’ve completed all of the game’s missions on normal and hard difficulty.

Luckily, this excludes Chaos missions, as some of them can be quite tricky on Hard mode, but once all regular missions are completed, EX missions will become available.

In addition to allowing access to upgrade parts, EX missions give you a lot of money, which makes maxing out each mobile suit pretty simple. Also, the higher experience level of EX missions is such that other characters will quickly level up, even if they come on a mission or not.

There are also the various parts that modify your mobile suit and the EX missions offer many level 9 and 10 parts, with really special abilities.

You’ll also need to reassess your skills, as I’ve found allowing your teammates to share your health packs really helps in difficult missions.

The DLC is also very good, from Gundam AGE at SD Gundam and Moon Gundamthe missions and mobile suits available are really well done.

You also get decent money from completing the DLC missions, which again helps with any upgrades.

The post-game also allows you to unlock any mobile suits you missed the first time around. Naturally, I returned to my pillar of the Hi-Nu Gundam (pictured above), but unlocking it required blueprints for a lengthy Chaos mission.

Blueprints are also scattered across the game, with many of them split between various Chaos missions. Unlocking all the mobile suits is arguably one of the biggest undertakings once you’ve finished the game, but they’re still worth it as many of them have a unique range of powerful and interesting attacks.

While game balancing is definitely an initial issue, the game is by no means impossible. Using parts equipped with abilities like Auto Guard is also a good starting point for post-game content, but with prolonged play you will very quickly abandon those kinds of parts in favor of attack boosts. As you will learn when enemies leave themselves open and how to read and block incoming attacks.

I really enjoyed the game on my first playthrough when I reviewed it, but post-game content in SD Gundam Battle Alliance kept me engaged for a surprisingly long time.

SD Gundam Battle Alliance is currently available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.

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