Monthly Archives: June 2016

Camera Link – MadCatz’ handy little device

The Camera Link software makes saving Game Boy Camera pictures to your hard drive quick and easy.
Only one thing stops the Game Boy Camera from being like its full-fledged digital camera brethren: PC connectivity. Well, unless you also consider resolution, graininess, and monochrome-only to be major differences as well. MadCatz is the first to bridge the Game Boy to PC gap, notably with the Camera Link, but, in the effort, they managed to throw in a few hitches and some fairly lackluster software. Aside from a few nitpicking problems, however, we have to admit — if you want to transfer Game Boy Camera pictures to your PC, this is a great way to do it.

The Camera Link packaging contains an installation CD-ROM and one 6-ft. bluish-purple printer cable with a Game Boy game link connector at one end. Assuming that your printer port is set to “Auto” or “Bi-directional” in your system’s BIOS, just connect the parallel port connector to your PC. We mistakenly assumed that the printer port was set this way on one of our test machines which caused a temporary — albeit easily fixable — headache. Eager to see our goofy pictures on the big (ger) screen, we slipped in the Windows 95/98 installation software, which fills less than 3 MBs of the 650 MB CD-ROM (more on that later). Soon we were prompted to choose printer information and select an image-editing program (the Camera Link does not come with one, but Windows Paint will do).

The Game Boy Camera has the ability to use a game link cable to transfer images with friends, but the Camera Link requires users to “print” the images to the PC in BMP form. All of the control of the images is done at the Game Boy end. The Camera Link software sits idly by and accepts images — images cannot be transferred from a PC to the Game Boy Camera. The possibilities then become endless, as you can add color or edit your pictures in any way you wish. Once the image is transferred to the PC, feel free to click on the “E-mail” button in the Camera Link software, which will automatically attach the picture to a blank email (sorry, AOL users, your email program must be MAPI compliant, like Outlook Express or Eudora).

Those that have problems will find nothing in the help file that they won’t find in the enclosed “help sheet.” Sadly, if the wrong printer information is selected, users will have to do a full uninstall and reinstall to correct the problem. MadCatz’ Camera Link did a fine job of transferring our Game Boy Camera pictures to the PC, but perhaps that is one of the biggest letdowns; it could be so much more. The hardware is there. Why not add some software on that nearly empty CD-ROM to let us trade our Pokemon over the Internet? How about an across-town or across-continent head-to-head game of Mario Golf? Perhaps Nintendo is a little skittish about allowing that ability to become widely available — and, of course, it’s important to avoid the possibility of some sort of piracy or risk of damaging the games. [Not to mention the engineering required to develop software that would negotiate an Internet connection and the Game Port connection, or the cost of launching and maintaining a matchmaking service for online players, or the cost of marketing… Damn the laziness! -ed.]

Game Boy Camera enthusiasts and those that have a few precious pictures on the GB Camera that they want to save eternally would make a wise investment in the Camera Link. A demonstration of this use can be seen at with a twist of free gems for the user’s account. Setting up the software and hardware will nearly handle itself, but be forewarned that the novelty may wear off sooner than you think.

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Penny Stock Tips For Beginners – The Fundamentals:

What is a penny stock
Aren’t these risky? Why would an investor ever want to trade these?
How much risk is actually involved?
How do I hedge myself against losses?

Penny Stock Tip #1: Understanding what a penny stock really is.

A penny stock is a stock that is typically traded on the Over-The-Counter (OTCBB) Market and costs $5.00 a share or less. These lower priced stocks tend to be more speculative and subject to manipulation, are associated with smaller companies, and do not meet the listing requirements for the NASDAQ or NYSE/AMEX. Smaller companies use the OTC Market the same reason any other company uses the NASDQ or NYSE, to raise money to fund growth and expansion. The goal of most of these companies is to grow and move their way up into bigger capitol markets through up-listing where more capitol is available (more capitol can lead to more growth). These Exchanges are essential building blocks for public companies to utilize pools of capital in today’s capital markets. It is the core of the free market system at work. When you trade even 1 share of stock you have just participate in this process.

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Penny Stock Tip #2: Know why investors trade these pink sheet stocks in the first place.

Unlike stocks traded on the larger and more popular exchanges, Penny Stocks offer a quick profit due to there inherent speculation and volatility. Penny Stocks are traded thinly traded (low volumes and/or traded infrequently) and a sudden increase of buying demand can make a company’s stock value quickly increase (or decrease). Penny Stocks can make quick gains, sometimes as high as 1000%. So timing the market correctly can reward an investor with huge returns.
Penny Stock Tip #3: Know the risk.

Investing in the stock market involves risk. This is no different with Penny Stocks. In fact, Penny stocks are considered much more speculative than larger stocks. This speculative nature can lead to rapid gains or losses. It is important that you seek professional advice from your registered financial advisor or a stockbroker when making an investment.

I am not registered as an Investment Adviser or broker dealer in any jurisdiction whatsoever. Smart Penny Stock Tips is simply a free online resource covering the basics I created after answering countless question about penny stocks. While Penny Stocks provide a the opportunity to gain financially, you should never invest more than you can afford to lose.
Penny Stock Tip #4: How to protect yourself against potential losses.

Plain and simple, there is NO WAY to guarantee profit in the stock market. There will always be risk involved when investing. I will do my best to provide you with foundational information and awesome products that will get you results, but you need to do the leg work yourself too.

Also, make it a practice to perform your own Due Diligence on any company that anyone mentions, or you see as a potential investment. Check out our Due Diligence section for some ideas on this process.

Lastly, the best penny stock tip is to always consult with your registered financial adviser or stockbroker when making an investment decision.


The whole time I was waiting for Mirage’s Mortyr to be released in the good old US of A, I was fondly remembering the archaic Wolfenstein 3D (I also thought back fondly to the original ’80s titles as well) and how much fun it was to kill goose-steppin’ Nazis. Then I got Mortyr and played it. All hope was lost. It’s an absolutely terrible game. Wolf 3D, which was released in the early ’90s, had better gameplay! Hell, the original 1980s titles had better gameplay, and they only required 64K of RAM! So after the horrific experience of playing in Mortyr’s fairyland of blandness and Nazilike automatons, I greet the news of id Software’s third part proposed Return to Wolfenstein 3D, or Wolf 3D in Quake 3’s clothing, with open arms and a song in my heart. I love the idea, but Mortyr stains the memory; shooting Nazis in a castle environment seems less fun than it did earlier — like December.

But the real reason we should hold our enthusiasm for this new title is the fact that former members of Xatrix (now called Gray Matter Studios) are developing it. Remember Xatrix? Remember Redneck Rampage? Remember Kingpin? Great, just great…. Nazis capable of flatulence and cursing like sailors, all with Cypress Hill looping in the background. Ugh.

PCData’s Top Five Computer Games

1. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – Disney magic kingdoms cheat online Interactive
Mike Ely of Firaxis used one of Sid’s Dino Diaries to wax philosophical about why the TV show is so popular. Perhaps the same logic could be applied to the game’s success? Read it here.

2. Centipede – Hasbro Interactive
Was there a price drop or something? Must’ve been a price drop. Yeah. Either that or the whole world has gone mad. Must be a price drop.

3. Parker Brothers Classic Card Games – Hasbro Interactive
Of course, it makes perfect sense that a card game CD-ROM would blow into the chart at number three. Perfect sense. Someone, please tell me why this makes sense.

4. Milton Bradley Classic Games – Hasbro Interactive
Aaaah! Aaaaaah! What’s going on? Is Hasbro bussing elderly PC owners to Best Buy or something?

5. Roller Coaster Tycoon – Hasbro Interactive
Still Hasbro. Hasbro is God. Everyone loves Hasbro. Their symbol is a smiley face. They spread happiness. I feel tingly.

Rounding things out we have the indefatigable Age of Kings (6), Quake III (7), Deer Hunter III (9), Hoyle Board Games (10 — from Havas, thankfully, but I suspect the same elderly buyers are involved) and at #8 we have RCTycoon: Corkscrew Follies, from … Hasbro …