Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Things They JUST Found Out: Blowing On Nintendo Cartridges Was Bad

First off, I have no fucking clue what that second picture means, at all. Secondly, "Daily Blow" and "No Abuse" could have been termed a little differently. Thirdly, Smash Brothers.

Let's brush aside the fact that this study was released a smooth 12 years after the last cartridge was ever blown and think about how preposterous this shit is. Games didn't work, we blew them and they worked. Simple as that. Don't need beakers and Bunsen burners to figure that out. Sure there were more extreme methods, but blowing it got it done at least 85% of the time (I've never been more confident in a completely made-up percentage).

Did those scientist know about the "alignment" trick? I bet that wasn't in the lab report. You remember when games wouldn't work unless you angled the cartridge in correctly? Pretty sure Donkey Kong was straight up broken unless it was at a 177 degree angle. Eff what you heard, science is stupid.

FYI, "Extreme Methods" included:

-licking your finger and dusting the cartridge yourself

-involving rubbing alcohol for no reason

-asking Mom to buy Q-Tips

-crying until things fixed themselves

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  1. Anonymous said... September 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Had a game at school that you had to lick to get to work.

  2. Dub Jeezy said... October 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    How many people licked it? How many diseases do you have?

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