I, like many people, welcomed compact discs as the video game medium to replace cartridges. They were thin, shiny, and fit the vision of utopian futurists. The benefits included high storage and low and production costs. A 750 MB compact disc could be injection-molded and stamped for about a nickel whereas the cartridges required a memory unit, bus, and housing resulting in low storage at a high cost. But unlike CDs, cartridges were durable and data loading was instant. How important was storage though? The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, released on Nintendo 64 cartridge, was one … Read more
If you forgot about Valentine's Day and your maybe-not-so-significant other is into retro games, there may still be reason to take heart--as long as your PayPal account has at least $15,000 in it.
That's because that figure is the going rate on eBay for a Nintendo World Championships 1990 Gold Cartridge, which Uncrate calls "the Holy Grail of video game collecting." It could go even higher before the auction closes on Feb. 20.
Hewlett-Packard is accusing European print supply maker Pelikan Hardcopy of unfair business practices in an ongoing legal spat over ink cartridges, the company announced Monday.
HP's German subsidiary, Hewlett-Packard GmbH, said in a second lawsuit filed in a German court that Pelikan's German subsidiary is selling two models of color inkjet print cartridges labeled as remanufactured products, when they are actually new. HP says it discovered Pelikan's supposed violation as part of the Imaging and Printing Group's worldwide testing efforts. HP one of the largest suppliers of printers and ink in the world. Pelikan is based … Read more